What’s On at Southbank
Brisbane’s Southbank precinct is an entertainment hotspot and one of the city’s most vibrant areas. Check out the list of the Top 5 things to do when you are in Southbank – and best of all, they’re all free!
Streets Beach: There are not many places you can take a dip in the ocean or soak up some sun in the middle of a city. Southbank’s Streets Beach is the world’s only man-made city beach and is even patrolled all year round to ensure the safety of all the family. Escape the hustle and bustle and sunbathe on the sun-drenched sand or cool off in the infinity saltwater pool.
State Library: Don’t be fooled by its name because there is so much more to the Queensland State Library than books. The constant stream of events and exhibitions that suit all ages means there is always something to see, do, or listen to. The Auditorium turns into a cinema on Sundays, showing a range of free films across all genres. The 4th level has been transformed into a gallery, showcasing ever-changing quirky exhibitions.
Southbank Lifestyle Market: From Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, the streets along Stanley Plaza transform into a market wonderland. Each stall contains their own hidden treasure from handcrafted items and jewelry, to homewares, fashion, and art. The market is also a great way to experience the multicultural depth of the city, with gourmet foods, ethnic snacks, and entertainment in the mix.
The Seed Project: Experience the next big thing in music at the Seed Project. The Friday night concerts at the Melbourne Street Green feature upcoming artists, bands, and musicians across a range of musical genres. Kick back on a chair, lounge around on a picnic blanket, and grab a beverage from the licensed bar for unforgettable live music under the stars.
Picnic Island: Hidden on Southbank’s east end is Picnic Island green, a man-made Tropical Island paradise. The kids will be occupied by the giant fig playground while you prepare lunch at the BBQ pavilion. Whether it’s for an event or just looking for somewhere different for a family day out, Picnic Island is a relaxing haven in the heart of the city.