There’s nothing quite like four days off! But with that much time on your hands, you might be wondering what to do this Easter long weekend. Here are our picks of the best ways to spend your time around Brisbane over the 2019 Easter weekend!

Bluewater Festival

The Good Friday Bluewater Festival showcases the best of the northern Bayside, with plenty of food, markets stalls, free entertainment and activities to enjoy as you watch the boats go by for the famous ‘Brisbane to Gladstone’ yacht race.

Bluewater Festival

Easter at Lone Pine

Just 12km from Brisbane, the famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will host their annual Good Friday party – with FREE entertainment on offer outside the park, including jumping castles, easter craft activities, and of course plenty of koala cuddling and kangaroo feeding if you chose to go inside!

Easter at Lone Pine

Redcliffe Festival of Sails

There’s something for everyone up at Sutton Beach on Good Friday, with the Festival of Sails featuring sky diving, rides, market stalls, free workshops and easter activities, plus a pop-up ice cream fair not to be missed!

Redcliffe Festival of Sails

Vic Park Easter Eggstravaganza

Bring the whole family to Victoria Park on Easter Saturday and Sunday to enjoy loads of eggciting interactive activities such as an egg hunt, egg and spoon race, a petting zoo and plenty of choccy treats to keep the party going.

Vic Park Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Twilight Markets

The Design Collective are hosting their first ever Thursday evening market down at Burleigh on the eve of Good Friday, with plenty of market and food stalls, live music and some classic cars and bikes on display. Entry is free, with plenty of parking. Head down to Burleigh on Easter Thursday join the fun!

Easter Twilight Markets

Bleach Festival 

This year’s Bleach Festival kicks off in the Gold Coast over Easter weekend, with heaps of activities and events happening up and down the coast!

Byron Bay Bluesfest

There’s still tickets available one of Australia’s premier music festivals in Byron Bay, although accomodation might be limited to camping! This year’s lineup includes Iggy Pop, Kurt Vile, George Clinton, Jack Johnson,  Hozier, and Mavis Staples.

Toowoomba Streets & Lanes

This decentralised festival takes place over the Easter weekend, and transforms the streets of Toowoomba into an artistic celebration of life! Check the website for details, and experience  performance stages in laneways, music in local cafes, street theatre, buskers, markets, and art exhibitions. Meantime, check out the incredible autumn leaves in Australia’s Garden City (here are details on that).

North Brisbane Easter Festival

Head down to West Mitchelton RLC for this free, classic community Easter event. It’s a great event for families, boasting an Easter egg hunt, inflatables, food trucks, photo booth, chai tent, live music, and more.

Oracle Boulevard Broadbeach

The Beach will be hosting free screenings of kid’s movies on Easter Sunday and Monday afternoon in the open air cinema.

Donut Decorating

There’s Donut Decorating workshops at Krispy Kreme stores in Pac Fair and Redbank throughout the school holidays for all you donut lovers.

About Tim Beau Bennett

Tim is an ex-journalist and radio presenter, and has been a professional writer for over a decade. He regularly writes about technology, lifestyle, and smart cities, and has written for news site including the ABC and SBS.