WHAT’S ON IN WEST END THIS SPRING
West End Markets at Davies Park
Just 1km from The Lanes, you’ll find the iconic Davies Park Markets, offering a laid-back riverside vibe every Saturday morning. Dogs and shopping bags are a common sight as market stalls encircle Davies Park oval beneath the shade of fig trees.
Start with a chai tea near the Montague Road entrance, shop for fresh produce and unique goods, and enjoy a coffee from the organic cart. Feeling hungry? Try Japanese pancakes, African meatballs, tofu wraps, or hot bananas with toasted coconut and maple syrup. For other food options, head to the Nest courtyard in the Leagues clubhouse midway through the market. The markets are accessible by bike or foot via scenic river paths and the Kurilpa Bridge from the city.
Armakeggon Craft Beer Fest 2023
West End’s Archive Beer Boutique is keeping tradition alive with its annual craft beer festival, Armakeggon, returning on Saturday, October 14. While the event is a special occasion, Archive Beer Boutique remains a fixture on Boundary Street. During the festival, you can enjoy a wide array of exceptional beverages on tap, including new, rare, and classic brews. Beyond the drinks, there will be games, live music, and comedy throughout the day to keep the entertainment going.
Entry is free from 11:30 am, or you can opt for a $35 VIP ticket, allowing you to start sipping at 10 am before the general public arrives. The VIP ticket includes a tasting paddle with four brews and a bacon and egg roll to keep you fuelled.
Weekend vibes at Victoria Park
Spend a relaxed Saturday enjoying the Park Vibes, Victoria Park’s lively music series, where you can lounge, indulge and catch up with friends. Taking place on Saturday, October 7, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, Park Vibes features performances by popular Brisbane artists, including Katanak and Brother Fox. Don’t miss the delicious offerings from Fritz Weiners and Dippin Dots food trucks for sips and snacks. And for the little ones, there’s free colouring activities and lawn games.
No reservations are required, and Park Vibes is a free event. Simply head to Victoria Park through the Gilchrist Avenue entrance.
Undercurrents, Metro Arts, 79 Boundary Street, West End
Delve into the hidden depths of Yuggera Djara through an immersive exhibition crafted by Jody Rallah at Metro Arts in West End. “Exchange” embodies an ever-evolving process, much like the intergenerational conversations that endure through time. Jody’s work uncovers the undercurrents of life on Yuggera Djara, capturing the essence of our connection to the land and the reflective stories woven between the sky, the earth, and our responsibilities as custodians of this land. Through immersive and intimate art forms, including a constellation installation, a soundscape, and ceramic vessels, the exhibition fosters a profound sense of belonging to the land and offers contemplative insights into our sense of place and identity. No bookings required. View the Metro Arts website for further details.
Every Saturday in October
Yoga in Orleigh Park
Discover the path to a more flexible, toned, and stronger body through Prana Healing Therapies yoga classes. Their 45 minute session, that takes place every Saturday at 10am, incorporates targeted postures to get maximum benefit. No reservations are needed and the class is $10. Simply bring along your yoga mat and towel. The group meets on Orleigh Street at Orleigh Park, West End.
West End is a treasure trove of activities, sights, and discoveries. You’ll find a wealth of bars and restaurants, charming markets, and one-of-a-kind shops lining its streets. Plus, the vibrant allure of South Bank and the city are just a stone’s throw away, ensuring endless entertainment.
For future residents of The Lanes within Pradella’s Riverside West End precinct, all this and more is within easy reach. You can read more about apartments for sale at The Lanes and register your interest here.