The Brickworks centre is set to host the Gold Coast’s ultimate gourmet pop-up picnic, as the hugely popular Inside Out festival returns next month to showcase the shopping precinct’s wide-variety of delicious food and drink offerings.
Taking place on Sunday, 10 September, Brickworks Inside Out will see Southport’s leading retail and lifestyle precinct transformed into a thriving hub of in-store and outdoor experiences amid a buzzing festival atmosphere set to the vibrant soundtrack of talented local musicians.
A free, all-ages event, the annual celebration features an eclectic array of street food along with plenty of options to wet the whistle, with guests invited to settle back for an epic Sunday session, or get involved with the many lively attractions spread throughout the precinct.
Guests can take part in kids’ workshops and yoga classes, or get their culture fix on with art exhibitions, cooking demonstrations and fashion shows featuring collections from popular local designer Lisa Brown.
Brickworks Centre brand manager Georgia Dal Broi said the event was an opportunity for Gold Coast residents and visitors alike to discover the diverse offering of the centre, which was renowned as one of the region’s leading food, fashion, and fitness destinations.
“We invite the young and young at heart to come along to Brickworks Inside Out to experience a fascinating array of attractions and activities, as our traders join forces to present this full-day showcase, free of charge for visitors,” Ms Dal Broi said.
“Guests can expect a party for their palette, with a selection of pop-up food stalls and bars, tantalising Ferry Rd Market sampling stations, and beer and wine tastings, while little ones will find a haven of fun with face painting, magic shows and even free ice cream at our Play Patch.
“Inside Out is truly an interactive adventure for all the senses, and a great family Sunday out exploring the Brickworks Centre from the inside out,” she said.
Brickworks Inside Out’s central Gourmet Eats & Drinks hub showcases every taste from rustic bakery treats and artisan cheese to spectacular salads, poke bowls and fresh seafood, while pop-up bars will quench festival thirsts with Aperol, Asahi and Veuve premium bubbles.
At the award-winning Ferry Rd Markets, guests can sample beautiful flavours from Providore, The Standard Market Company, The Source Bulk Foods and The Tea Centre.
Then take a stroll to the Stone and Wood Beer Garden at Salt Café Bar, an area dedicated to ‘Beers, Beards & Beats’ thanks to flowing craft beer, Lost Boys Barber Beard Cuts, and a mix of DJ beats all day until late.
Kid central is the Play Patch, an interactive space featuring Hurley Burley toys, face painting, a live magician and complimentary Quench ice cream.
More family fun can be found in the craft alleyway, with a colourful assortment of free creative workshops hosted by Fleurus and The Craft Parlour, including flower crown making and pom p om tote bag creations.
The Craft Alleyway is licensed, allowing parents to sip on a beverage from the bar while enjoying some quality creative time with the kids.
Culinary types can savour a series of free cookery demonstrations in the Miele Experience Centre.
Normally valued at $90 per person, the three 45-minute sessions will take participants on an exploration of seafood, Sous Vide and divine desserts while serving up delicious samples along the way.
Fashionistas won’t want to miss a minute of the St Barts catwalk show, while art buffs can see Aboriginal Visual Artist Goompi let his imagination run wild across the canvas at Gallery One.
Need balance? Soul Centre hosts yoga sessions where both you and the Animal Welfare League’s canine companions can get your downward dog on.
Soul Centre will stage two dog yoga sessions, with proceeds going to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland.
Soul Centre will also present three free yoga classes, for humans only, throughout the day.
Inside Out guests can also win an $8000 home style pack from high-end furniture store Max Sparrow simply by popping an entry form into the barrel at the event.
For more information or to view full event program (released August 15), please visit www.brickworkscentre.com.au