If you like a little Brazilian flavour, you might want to keep Saturday 10 October free for the Brisbane Brazilian Day Street Festival in Fortitude Valley.
Close to 3000 people have already signed up to attend the colourful event which promises great music, authentic food and live entertainment.
Musical talent such as Favella Beat, Afrobeat, Brazil Australia Band (Axe Micareta), Eddie Gazani (Forro), DJ Pedro, and DJ Rafael Xavier will keep you moving. You can also expect to hear some traditional drumming, and learn some new moves with Baque Australis, Sombasha, Xango, Afrobeat, Brazilian Dance Gold Coast, K&L Dance and Mivida Movement.
Oh, and bring your appetite — Navala Churrascaria, the pros at Brazilian barbecue, will be on hand, and you have to try the delicious Samba Paella by Samba Catering Co.
If street food is more your thing, try Brisbane food trucks Ipanema and Vira Lata. Other stalls to check out include La Casa Chilena, Tapioca House Di Bella Coffee and Paleta Mia, before you stop by Donut Boyz for your sugar fix.
To wash it all down, go to the cocktail tents, where they’ll be an endless supply of Caprioska, Caipirinha and Batida.
The kids will be fully occupied colouring in, dancing, making arts and crafts and storytelling, all under the guidance of the Brisbane Brazilian Early Learning Centre. There’ll even be balloons!
At 7pm Alden Street will transform into the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. All the entertainers will take to the streets in their colourful costumes and finish the night with a bang!
Official afterparties will be held at GPO, The Met Bamboo Bar and The Wickham Hotel.
For more information, visit the event guide.