News | 13 August 2021

Friday Five: Things starting with ‘B’ for a bumper weekend

Plan yourself a busy, bustling, bumper weekend with our list of boredom busters - all starting with the letter B.

A man and a woman sitting at a long wooden table, smiling and cheersing each other with glasses of beer with the Beervana logo on them.

1. Brew up a storm at Beervana 

Aotearoa’s biggest and most popular beer festival is back for two thirst quenching days across four sessions at Sky Stadium, Friday 13 to Saturday 14 August.  

From fantastical brewery displays, to special festival brews, delicious Wellington food and art-meets circus entertainment, it's an immersive celebration of good beer. 

Find out more on the Beervana website

2. Blow off some steam with BMX 

Get the blood pumping and go check out the BMX track in Ian Galloway Park. The 400m track is a great challenge for both beginners and elite riders and it’s free!

If you enjoy yourself, why not sign up to the Capital BMX Club and enjoy training and inter-club races every summer.

Check out our website for more information.

The Atlast Burger containing buttermilk fried chicken with caviar, housemade seaweed hot sauce and Zany Zeus crème fraîche in a housemade potato bun.

3. Take a big bite out of Burger Wellington 

Get the whānau, work team, or friends together and start planning your Burger Wellington bonanza! From Friday 13 August to Tuesday 31 August, businesses across the region will be serving delicious burgers with a Garage Project beer match. 

Whether you’re into beef, chicken, tofu or prefer something sweet, there’s a burger for everybody. 

Check out the huge selection and pick your favourites here

4. Be bemused at BATS Theatre

If you’d prefer a treat for your brain, why not head to BATS Theatre for a show!

From comedies about gay astronaughts to surreal improvisation, there’s always something fun and batty on at the Bane Austin Touring Society (who knew that was what it stood for!). 

Book your tickets on the BATS Theatre website.

Pukehuia Park in Newlands is due to be officially opened with a blessing and ceremony

5. BBQ at Pukehuia Park 

The newly upgraded Pukehuia Park has a picnic and BBQ area that is ideal for a whānau lunch in the sun.

Keep an on the MetService forecast, find a gap in the clouds and BYO sausages down to the park. 

Find out more about Pukehuia Park on our website.

Watch out each Friday for a fun list of five great activities to do, places to explore, or things to discover in our awesome city.