10 Things To Do this Labour Day Long Weekend in Brisbane

Labour Day long weekend Brisbane
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This year the Labour Day long weekend public holiday falls on Monday 3rd May 2021. If you’re looking for things to do in Brisbane with your kids this Labour Day long weekend, we’ve got you covered!

The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. With that in mind, we’re here to help you make the most of your daily eight hours of recreation this Labour Day long weekend in Brisbane.

1. Check Out the Sea Monster’s | Queensland Museum

QLD Museum - Sea - Monsters swimming

This is your last weekend to see some of the largest, fiercest, and most successful predators that ever lived in Earth’s oceans. The Sea Monsters exhibition combines real fossils from millions of years ago, gigantic replicas including a 13m long Elasmosaurus and 9m Prognathdon, 180-degree immersive video that puts you right inside the action, hands-on interactives, and much more.

What can their fossilised bones tell us about how they lived? How do they compare to today’s top ocean predators? Discover the secrets of these monsters of the deep in this new exhibition that will delight all ages! Bookings required.

2. The Great Moscow Circus | Caboolture

The Great Moscow Circus is back with an all new extreme show. Featuring Australia’s top trial riders, “The Flair Riders”, extreme high wire and the world’s best dare devil motorcycle cage riders. Breathtaking aerial performances and much more. See a Circus at its best, in air conditioned comfort. A circus not to be missed! Find out more here.

3. On the Move | Ipswich Art Gallery

Ipswich Art Gallery

Here’s a hot Families Magazine tip! Do your family a favour and bookmark the Ipswich Art Gallery as a place to visit this Labour Day long weekend in Brisbane. In fact, we highly recommend you go the whole hog and schedule a visit every chance you get.

Planes, trains, and automobiles! Transport is the theme of On the Move, a new interactive children’s exhibition at the Ipswich Art Gallery. This family friendly exhibition explores transport in all of its wonderful forms. Read our full review here.

4. Snow White LIVE on Stage | Brisbane Arts Theatre

This Australian children’s musical interpretation of the classic fairytale, returns to the original tale of the wicked Queen, so jealous of her beautiful step-daughter, that she orders her into the forest to be killed.  When the royal huntsman fails to complete the job, the Queen uses her own evil magic to try to kill Snow White, who is helped along the way by some very unusual dwarfs. Book now.

5. The Sound Society | Roma Street Parkland

The Sound Society Roma St Parklands

Relax and listen to smooth, live jazz tunes for FREE at The Sound Society, between 11am-2pm, Sunday 2 May. Roma Street Parkland is Brisbane’s biggest sub-tropical backyard! The venue is licensed from 10am – 8pm, however to consume alcohol you must be 18 years and over and have food to accompany your drinks. You can pre-order a delicious hamper from The Garden Room or feel free to pack your own picnic. Find out more here.

6. FREE Movie in the Park | Manly Harbour Village

From 6pm on Saturday 1 May, head along to Little Bayside Park to watch The Lion King. Get there early and take a walk along Cambridge Parade to view the twinkling lights and great takeaway options. Be sure to pack folding chairs, a rug and cushions so you can settle in for a great evening of entertainment. Pack a picnic or visit the nearby local Manly Harbour Village restaurants to get a selection of delicious take-away options from fish & chips to pizza and Gelato.

7. Mother’s Day Market | Rocks Riverside Park

It’s Mother’s Day on the 9th May so why not get organised and buy Mum a special gift this Labour Day long weekend! At the Mother’s Day Market there will be a huge assortment of handmade and new stalls including homewares, plants, personalised giftware, adults & kids clothing, games, food, coffee and vendors will have some extra specials Mother’s Day gifts too!

8. Redcliffe Market’s Street Party

Redcliffe Markets Street Party is turning Redcliffe Parade into a good ol’ fashioned fiesta this Sunday May 2nd and boy are you in for a MUY BUENO day! From 8am to 2pm the Latin American Street Food will have you ready to bust into bachata! Think arepas, ceviche, choclos, nachos, empañadas, alfajores, Mayan herbal teas… even if you don’t know what they mean, don’t they sound delicious.

9. The Caxton Hotel Seafood Festival

There’s something for everyone at The Caxton Hotel Seafood Festival on this Sunday 2 May from 10am. They’ve taken the best bits from the beloved street festival and jammed it into the entire venue. Reserve a table and treat yourself to a Deluxe Seafood Platter! FREE entry. Live music across two stages plus food trucks and Darren Middleton from Powderfinger.

10. Monster Trucks, Sprintcars, Fireworks | Archerfield Speedway

Monster Trucks, Sprint Cars, Fireworks, Super Sedans, AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars and Stock Cars! That’s just a taste of the excitement waiting for your family at Archerfield Speedway this Labour Day long weekend! Early racing will kick off from 3pm on Saturday 1 May with the main program commencing from 6pm. Get the details here.

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