The Teneriffe Festival is back. Now in its seventh year, the one-day event incorporates markets, live music, family-friendly activities and the suburb’s best food. Here’s what you should check out.
Green Beacon Brewing Co
Green Beacon is running one of two riverside bars directly in front of the Newstead Series River Stage. Teneriffe’s favourite local has a core range that includes pale ale, kolsch, amber, porter, IPA and a hoppy American ale. The brewery will be joined by local Thai favourite LongTime, which will serve a short menu to complement the beer.
Brisbane Cheese Market
The Brisbane Cheese Market returns to the festival, and artisanal cheesemakers The Frolicking Goat and Casa Motta will supply the goods. Located in Ethel Laneway, next to the London Woolstores, you’ll find cheese boxes, condiments and croquettes on sale. Haloumi and raclette will also feature. There will be plenty of demonstrations, tastings and masterclasses offered.
Newstead Brewing Co
Also at the River Stage will be Newstead Brewing Co. It will peddle its usual range of ambers, porters and session ales. If you’re peckish, match a brew with freshly roasted peanuts – owner Michael Conrad made the return journey to Kingaroy to handpick the produce himself. And it’s for a good cause: all proceeds from the gold-coin cost of the nuts will be donated to Beyond Blue.
Defiant Duck Laneway Party
Each year the festival’s laneway party is one of its best parts. This year The Defiant Duck is hosting. It will serve hearty American fare such as fried chicken and slow-cooked beef ribs. Ethel Street will be transformed by the Duck’s generous selection of 24 tap beers and music.
Teneriffe Festival Rocks the River
Don’t be put off by the limp name, the festival’s line-up of music is actually very, very good. There will be live music across three different venues but the River Stage is the main event. It will host The Belligerents, Dan Kelly, Eden Mulholland and Quintessential Doll.
A staple of the festival, this year the market will feature more than 70 stalls. You'll find clothing, homewares, homemade foods and stalls run by local organisations. The market will line the road from the corner of Vernon Terrace and Commercial Road right through to the Merthyr Village Street Stage.
Magical Mystery History Tour
Teneriffe might these days be a playground for Brisbane’s bright young things, but the area is rich with history. The festival’s Magical Mystery History Tour is perfect for the local history buff. The heritage tour explains the riverside area’s transformation from its industrial roots through to the recent urban renewal. Several historical displays will be scattered throughout Vernon Terrace.
Teneriffe Festival takes place this Saturday July 2 from 10am–9pm. Entry is $2 for adults, free for children under 12