Where is it: Centred around Brisbane’s cultural heartland of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, but also in other venues across Brisbane!
Why we love it: Such a varied range of films as well as a peek behind the scenes, live entertainment and showbiz excitement!
Tell me more: The Brisbane International Film Festival is the largest film festival in Queensland and it features over one hundred short and feature films packed into nearly two entertaining weeks. While there is a focus on locally produced or influenced cinema, there are movies from all over the world and covering all genres. It’s an exciting time for lovers of cinema, and it’s fantastic to be able to take part in some of the excitement! We were very fortunate to be able to share in the experience of the world premiere of ‘The Wishmas Tree’, a fantastic animated movie made right here in Brisbane!
Where is it: Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane
What's it all about: A fun and educational program aimed at children!
Tell me more: The Queensland Museum is one of our favourite spots – little kids are so inquisitive, sometimes it seems that it’s impossible to quench their thirst for learning, so a museum is the perfect place to satisfy their curiosity! But sometimes a museum might seem a little intimidating for our littlest explorers – so the guys at Queensland Museum have come up with a super fun program for the little guys – Discovery Day, aimed at ages 2 – 6! There are heaps of things to get involved in to give the little guys a different view of science, engineering and the museum, including dancing and crafts, and as well as that the museum is always entertaining and intriguing! Plus it’s free!
Where is it: South Bank Parklands, Brisbane
What's it all about: A whole weekend of food, wine and more! Queensland's premier food celebration!
Tell me more: Regional Flavours is a celebration of food, cooking, produce and more, held over 2 days and incorporating cooking displays with renowned chefs (including a few from Masterchef!), kids activities, a huge marketplace of local food (over 80 stalls) and more! And all of this is spread out over the awesome South Bank Parklands, so you can be sure that a day out at Regional Flavours won't disappoint! There a two specific areas for the kids which have crafts and games as well as the chance to plant and grow your own plants! Just make sure that you come ready to eat!
Where is it: South Bank, Brisbane
What's it all about: A whole weekend celebrating and learning about France and French culture!
Tell me more: For over 7 years now, Brisbane has been able to forward to a weekend of enjoying and experiencing the sights, sounds and perhaps more importantly the tastes of France with the Brisbane French Festival, or Le Festival! as it is now known. South Bank transforms into a sea of the tricolours of red, white and blue for the festival, and although there are lots of different things to experience - the food is definitely a highlight! Live music, dancing, roaming performers and even a dedicated kids area -'le mini Festival' round out a great day's entertainment! Another really popular aspect (and with good reason) of this festival is the wine tasting pavilion, where you can browse or sample from a large range of French wines by river! Je m'amuse tellement!
Where is it: Museums all over the world!
What's it all about: It's a day where heaps of museums around the world throw open their doors to the public to better highlight the importance of museums in society!
How can I join in: Check out your favourite museum to see what's on! Or better yet, try visiting a museum that you've never been to!
Tell me more: Every year around the 18 May, museums around the world take part in International Museum Day! There will often be free entry and special activities, and generally all museums will be coordinating around a set theme! There are some great museums in and around Brisbane, so keep an eye on their programs to see what's on offer. It's a great opportunity get to a museum - there's sure to be something of interest for everyone!
International Museum Day at Queensland Museum 2017
Brisbane Family Explorers