Queensland (week) wins again!
Has tonight’s Origin showdown left you feeling particularly patriotic? Are you left with the sudden urge to shout â€˜QUEENSLANDER!â€™ to strangers in the street? Has it been a XXXX instead of a VB lately?
It sounds as though you may be afflicted with Maroon fever.
Luckily, there is a cure. You see, Queensland Week is on right now and runs until Sunday 9 June. Thatâ€™s three whole days to celebrate our great state and show your Queensland pride!
There are lots of activities going on. Hereâ€™s just a sample:
Queensland Day in the Office
For those who could do with a break away from the computer screen, then the Queensland Day in the Office event is just for you. Host a ‘Queensland’ themed event and celebrate our official escape from the cockroaches down south. Why not host a morning tea with some great local produce like macadamias and pineapple?
So take some time off this Thursday – even the government says you can!
When? All day, Thursday 6 June 2013
Indigenous Music Showcase
The Brisbane Powerhouse is hosting some of the stateâ€™s best indigenous performers on Friday night. Unwind from a hectic week with a glass of red (or should that be maroon) and some great music from Sue Ray, Slip On Stereo, Djun Djun Jarra and Cy.
When? 8pm, Friday 7 June 2013
Where? Turbine Platform, The Brisbane Powerhouse, 1119 Lamington St, New Farm
How much? Free
More information?Â Visit the events Facebook page.
Government House Open Day
Head over to see the Queen (or at least her official representative) at Queenslandâ€™s Government House. There will be a community fair, live music and even a chance to take a sticky-beak look inside one of Brisbaneâ€™s finest homes. Pack a romantic picnic for you and your loved one to enjoy on the lawn and fantasize about your past lives as members of the British aristocracy, a la Downton Abbey.
When? 10am – 3pm, Saturday 9 June 2013.
Where? Government House, 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington
More information?Â Visit the Government House website.
The Great Queensland Week Adventure Trail
Amazing Race fans pay attention. This next event is for you!
Grab some mates and set off on a giant treasure hunt in and around the Brisbane CBD. Youâ€™ll be asked to solve logic puzzles, visit checkpoint and answer quiz questions all about Queensland. There are lots of prize up for grabs for best team name, best costumes and best cheer. The finish line is at the Suncorp Piazza, where celebrations marking the end of Queensland Week will be in full swing.
Hurry, team registration ends today!
When? From 9am, Sunday 9 June 2013
Where?Â The Courier-Mail Piazza, Southbank Parklands
How much? $10 for a team of up to ten.
More information?Â Available here.