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MELT Picnic

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Grab your picnic basket and join us for a fun event for all the community. Best of all it’s free! We will have a licensed bar and your favourite food trucks back in action! 

We’re celebrating all forms of love at MELT Picnic with a host of fun events and performances, all held in our beautiful parklands.

Families, friends and lovers are invited to picnic, participate and perform. Strut your stuff in the Dog & Owner Costume Parade, behold the Dykes on Bikes row, judge the Hot Boi Contest, help create live art and enjoy free performances.

Come and celebrate love with us this summer.

Please note that BYO is not permitted at this event. We strongly recommend public transport with both bus and ferry options available.

This event is part of MELT: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture 2016.
Inspired by
Brisbane Pride’s Fair Day, Sydney’s Mardi Gras Fair Day / Melbourne’s Midsumma Carnival / San Francisco’s Castro Street Fair

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane