We’re back Brisbane!
That’s right, the Finders Keepers Spring / Summer season rolls on – we’re back at The Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds THIS WEEKEND! You’re invited to join the Finders Keepers for three MEGA days of slowing down to shop small. Kicking off this Friday from 12 noon, we’re counting down to one of our best line-ups yet, featuring local heroes and interstate must-sees! It’s not just a room full of independent Australian art & design either, there’s also incredible local food plus a killer entertainment program AND one very big colouring-in wall for the kids by Lunch Lady magazine and Melbourne artist Beci Orpin!
From 12 noon, Friday is still the winner for escaping weekend crowds. Perfect for families as well as parents n’ prams to conquer a creative day out! We’ve got the lovely team from Lunch Lady magazine joining us this year with their interactive stall of mags – and massages! That’s right, the kids can come along and have a go at colouring in the GIANT wall by Beci Orpin while parents jump in the free massage booth! There’s also magazine and merch to be found all weekend.
It wouldn’t be Finders Keepers without live music from some amazing local musicians and DJs. Team your Friday night drinks with live entertainment and shopping ’till 9pm! Following Friday’s fun we’ll be open all weekend – check for hours below and don’t forget we’re doing Espresso Martinis at the main bar this year thanks to Allpress! That oughta keep you finding.
We also celebrate and welcome our Indigenous Program recipient CHABOO. This design duo has a seriously beautiful set-up install. Showcasing Indigenous Art on handcrafted wooden bowls and platters plus totes and tea towels, CHABOO is storytelling via form and function.
Friday 8th November : 12pm – 9pm
Saturday 9th November : 9am – 5pm
Sunday 10th November : 9am – 5pm
Some sneaky highlights above to warm you up and get you ready to meet this season’s clever stallholders. Finders Keepers are so thrilled to bring you over 180 independent designers, artists, makers and foodies all under one roof, making shopping small business in a BIG way super easy and rewarding. Want more? The full design directory is right here.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Finders Keepers Post Stop this season! Slow down and tell someone you love them – then pop it in the post box! We’ll be sending the first 500 then invite you to spread the love by taking a postcard home for keeps or sending on your way home.
Spot a frankie – pick it up! That’s right, FREE frankie magazines will be scattered around The Marquee all weekend as part of frankie in the wild. Don’t forget to post your frankie magazine on Instagram and tell everyone about your find by using the hashtag #frankieinthewild #brisbanefinderskeepers – FINDERS, KEEPERS!
PLUS! frankie have their annual FK exclusive subscription offer available RIGHT NOW! Get some frankie in your mailbox and subscribe here.
Food & Drink:
This line-up had us at burger bus! We’ve got you sorted from breakfast to dinner and all the snacking you can do in between, so you can spend the whole day shopping small. Highlights include Bill’s Burgers served in their double-decker burger bus, Espresso Martini’s at the main bar all weekend and top of our list, Gluten-Free Donuts served hot with cinnamon sugar at the G-FREE Donuts stall! Check out the full food line-up here.
PLUS be sure to visit Stone & Wood’s The Gatherer Bar for a taste of their new summer beer – and get excited because this is beer not as you know it! The Gatherer is brewed with watermelon, cucumber, and mint and is being served on ice with a sprig of mint all season at Finders Keepers! The sun’s begging you to give it a go!
Take a break from the stalls and discover local music all weekend. We’ve curated smooth tunes, from DJs to indie up-and-comers.
There’s also kids three piece Red Rocket 3 not to be missed on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am.
Hello Lunch Lady:
An absolute smash in Melbourne, Lunch Lady is hitting Brisbane with a fresh colouring-in wall for the kids plus their stellar stall packed with mags and merch! TIRED PARENTS: Be sure to stop by for a free massage in the Tired Parents Booth!
Xero x Finders Keepers:
Our 2019 partner Xero, proudly sponsoring our debut stallholders, have you sorted if you’re looking for a place to re-charge – both your phone and your body! Find comfy chairs alongside charging stations at the Xero re-charge lounge so you can *breath* and reboot! PLUS sign-up to our newsletter before you leave for the chance to win an AMAZING summer stallholder pack full of handcrafted goodies for keeps!
Don’t forget you can follow along at the market OR from home on our social media pages all weekend! This season is all about finding, loving and KEEPING! Look out for the signs and snap a keeper! Plus we’ll be perusing the Marquee all weekend, snapping stallholders and sharing their stories.
Be sure to check out our GIFs on Instagram by searching ‘finders keepers’ and share your Finders Keepers experience with us – we’ll be sharing adventures all weekend. Just be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #findlovekeep!
We also have our Facebook Event here (hint: invite your friends!) and as always, we will be posting live updates from the Finders Keepers market all weekend on our Instagram page,and we’d love you to do the same.
Gather your friends and make your way to The Marquee! See you soon Brisbane!