Rivermakers Heritage Quarter: Brisbane’s Newest Riverfront Precinct Holds Exciting Open Day

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Mark your calendars! The Rivermakers Heritage Quarter in Morningside is hosting its official Open Day packed with BBQs, beers, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family and pets!



On Saturday, 9th of April 2022, come down to the heritage-listed gem sitting on 30 hectares of riverfront land to dine, drink, or dance. See and experience what this unparalleled destination has to offer Brisbane’s east side.

The exciting Open Day at HQ will kick off at 11:00 a.m. with a slew of live music on the lawn, DJs and pop-up bars overlooking sweeping views of the Brisbane River. The whole family can discover a lineup of workshops, art showcases and guided brewery tours with food trucks and cocktail vans lining the heritage-listed walls.

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This is Morningside’s answer to James St Food & Wine Festival!

Children are free to roam the green spaces, play in the jumping castles at the Heritage Playground, or join in the lawn games. 

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Revel Brewing Co, which opens its second digs at HQ after the success of its Bulimba outlet, will impart some tricks of the trade through their guided brewery tours and tasting sessions running throughout the day. The site is well equipped with a production site, beer garden and eatery serving up modern pub bites. 

Incidentally, the Revel team is pouring for the cause, donating a share of the proceeds from their Sunset Haze IPA to support flood relief.

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Next door to Revel is the soon-to-open Bavay Distillery, which will be offering the first sip of their artisan spirit range with tasting paddle specials inside their moody, century-old stillhouse. They’ll be rolling out their pop-up gin bar to get their outdoor space cranking.

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Gourmet BBQ and butcher Low n Slow Meat Co are pulling out all the stops with free sausages from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Throughout the day, Low n Slow Meat Co will conduct yummy steak workshops, hamper giveaways. and all their low n slow-style meats being sold to the hungry punters.

Finally, tap into your creative side at the stalls for the mother/daughter duo behind Mas & Miek Ceramic House and the brother/son team of Jesse-Jack De Deyne, the Indigenous art curator behind A Secondary Eye. 

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History buffs and Morningside natives can sift through memories of a bygone era in the HQ archives exhibit, plus information sessions will be available throughout the morning, where the community can have their say and give input into future plans for Rivermakers.

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Donations during the Open Day, which will go towards the flood relief efforts in Queensland and NSW, will be welcomed. The proceeds will go towards flood relief (QLD & Northern NSW). 

This is just the beginning of a series of events at Rivermakers Heritage Quarter! For more information head to the official site