What’s on this weekend

What’s on this weekend

Wondering what you’re going to do this weekend? Here’s your guide to what’s on in the Moreton Bay Region, just north of Brisbane.

Here are some ideas to get you started, with a little bit of everything to keep the whole family happy.

Earth Hour - Night with the owls

Celebrate Earth Hour by turning off your lights at home and heading along to Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre on March 27, 6-8pm.

The centre’s popular evening raptor demonstration will give you the opportunity to watch birds of prey showcase their free-flight behaviours. You'll also learn about different habitats, threats and feeding techniques of our Moreton Bay owl species.

This is a family friendly event and remember to dress warmly. Bring along a chair or picnic blanket.

Bookings are essential. Find more details here

Strathpine State School P&C Flea Market

This typical second-hand market is a treasure trove for the bargain-hunter or collector with a choice of more than 150 market stalls. It is one of the most popular markets near Brisbane and there’s more on offer than merely market shopping with food, coffee, buskers, fortune tellers, massage and even haircuts. The market is on Saturday, March 27 from 6-11am at Pine Rivers Showground. Entry is free.

Find more details here

Free Family Fun Day and Movie Night

Central Lakes Neighbourhood Watch is organising a free family fun day and movie night on Saturday, March 27 from 5.45-8pm at Central Lakes Park, Joyner Circuit, Caboolture.

There will be displays, food stalls and prizes for best-dressed child and adult. The movie How to Train Your Dragon will be screened from 6.45pm. The event is sponsored by Moreton Bay Regional Council and Queensland Police Service.

Find more details here

Bribie and District Woodcrafters Association Open Day

Discover what happens in the shed, when Bribie and District Woodcrafters Association opens it up for its open day at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on Saturday, March 27 from 8am-noon. Entry is free.

The group fosters and promotes an interest in the history, development and artistic expertise of working in wood.

Find more details here

Check out the markets

There’s no shortage of markets across the Moreton Bay Region, north of Brisbane, and they start on Friday night, with Bite Markets at North Harbour from 4pm. If you can’t get there Friday night, the markets are on again on Saturday night.

On Sunday, take your pick of markets at Caboolture, Old Petrie Town, and Redcliffe.

Football action

See local football team Pine Hills Capital 1 take on Annerley Capital 1 at James Drysdale Reserve on Saturday, March 27 from 6pm.

Find more details here

Check out these exhibitions

Capturing the Light: See the work of Tricia Taylor, a master pastellist with 20 years’ experience at Old Redcliffe Fire Station Gallery. The gallery is open 10am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

It’s Personal: Moreton Bay Regional Council is lifting the lid on taboo items from across the decades at the It’s Personal exhibition on display at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum. The exhibition explores make-up, grooming, tattoos and even what’s been inside handbags over the years. The museum is open 10am- 2pm on Saturday; and 9am-2pm on Sunday.

Goodnight, Sleep Tight: From sleepwear to chamber pots, nightcaps to coconut mattresses, discover the history of sleep, how we sleep today and how people might sleep in the future through this exhibition at Redcliffe Museum. The museum is open 10am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Get outdoors

If this list still hasn’t inspired you to get outdoors, perhaps the Moreton Bay Region’s natural attractions will. Plan a visit to the hinterland, a morning by the bay, or a day on the water. Head here for inspiration.

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