There is so much to do in and around Brisbane this weekend that there is no reason whatsoever for anybody to be moping around at home. In fact, there is almost too much to choose from for one weekend, with festivals galore, pop culture gatherings, music performances and community celebrations in the city and suburbs.

Bris Vegas

The following is a snapshot of what is on offer during the first weekend of spring:

Brisbane Festival
Where: Multiple venues
When: September 6 to September 27
What: Music, Theatre, Circus, Comedy, Dance, Visual Art

Redcliffe Festival
Where: Pelican Park and Redcliffe Avenue
When: September 5 to September 7
What: Music, Carnival Rides, Kite Festival, Markets, Fireworks, Entertainment, Historical Re-enactments

Oz Comic Con Brisbane
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: September 6 and September 7
What: Celebrity Appearances, Demonstrations, Screenings, Cosplay, Autograph Sessions

Redlands Spring Festival
Where: Redlands Showground
When: September 5 to September 7
What: Music, Carnival Rides, Fireworks, Children’s Entertainment

Brisbane Writers Festival
Where: Cultural Precinct, Southbank
When: September 3 to September 7
What: Seminars, Readings, Industry Forums, Workshops

Kurilpa Derby
Where: Boundary Street, West End
When: September 7
What: Community Festival, Billy Cart Races, Demonstrations