A beautiful lagoon at South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

Image credit: Queensland. 

With a full calendar of local events and activities, there’s always something for West End residents to do, especially during the summer.  

From strolling through South Bank Parklands and having a swim at Streets Beach to exploring the latest exhibitions at GOMA, here’s what’s happening this summer in West End and surrounding suburbs. 


  • Take a dip in Streets Beach, Southbank 

To beat the heat this summer, Streets Beach is where you’ll want to be. Imagine sitting by the city oasis on a warm summer’s afternoon, cooling down with an ice cream in hand and feet dipped in the sparkling blue lagoon. Sounds perfect, right? Once you’ve cooled down, why not go for a stroll through the South Bank parklands or grab a meal at one of South Bank’s delicious restaurants. With plenty of food options and cuisines available, you’re sure to find something bound to make your mouth water. 



People sitting on the grass by the river enjoying a picnic.

Image credit: Eat South Bank 

  • Sunday Social on the Green 

Sunday Social is the ideal weekend winddown, featuring live music and picnics by the river. Each week, Brisbane’s best up-and-coming musicians perform against the backdrop of the CBD skyline while you sip and nibble the afternoon away. Picnic hampers can be booked ahead of time, or you can bring along your own. Why not invite your friends along too and enjoy an afternoon together watching the sunset by the water.  

When: Every Sunday, 2pm – 5pm.  

Where: River Quay Green 

Find out more here. 


  • Visit the latest exhibitions at GOMA and the Queensland Museum 

A magical exhibition has landed at GOMA and it’s definitely worth checking out. The exhibition, Fairy Tales, will transport you to the land of fairytales and make you feel like you’re living in one. There are paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, props, costumes and filmic elements that explore an array of fairytale characters. Once you’ve wandered through the exhibition, why not continue the artsy adventure by heading over to the Queensland Museum to have a look at the fantastic Jurassic World by Brickman exhibit. 

When: On now until 28 April 2024 

Where: GOMA, South Brisbane 

Find out more here. 


The interior of a modern cafe in West End, Brisbane.

Image credit: Picnic Cafe West End 

  • Eat your heart out at brunch 

Summer wouldn’t be summer without taking time to dine at your local cafes. And thankfully, West End is known for its incredible cafes that dish up some seriously delicious food and coffee. This means that for Pradella residents, some of Brisbane’s best food spots are right here on your doorstep.  

From the apple and rhubarb French toast at Picnic Cafe, Szechuan style fried chicken and waffle at the Gunshop Cafe or a breakfast bowl at Morning After, all the best brunches are right here in West End. Be sure to head to these cafes and check them out. 


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