5 Week Festival Over 20 Events Family friendly Prizes to Win Flower Explosion
What's on at Spring Fling
As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, The Prince Consort blossoms into a vibrant Spring Oasis for Spring Fling 2023! Picture yourself stepping into a real-life botanical garden, where over 40,000 flower stems adorn the venue, creating an enchanting five weeks of activations celebrating the arrival of Spring. With endless attractions and Instagram-worthy moments around every corner, indulge in one of the over 20 events taking place with something for everyone’s taste!
Every Saturday | From 7pm
Saturdays spring to life at The Prince during Spring Fling! Join us in our enchanting botanical garden every
Saturday for an unforgettable evening. Thousands of blooming flowers set the scene as roaming performers
captivate your senses.

Our Prince residents will keep you dancing into the early hours, ensuring you a Saturday night that will not
disappoint. We call it “Saturdaisy” – the perfect way to spend your weekend. Dress your bests, bring your
friends and immerse yourself in the magic of our botanical garden this Spring Fling.

Let the blossoms guide you, the music move you and the night inspire you. Don’t miss out on this weekly
spectacle at The Prince.

FREE Event

October 15th | 1pm Start
Indulge in the epitome of springtime revelry for Queens & Canvas during Spring Fling! Picture this: the warm embrace of the sun, your closest friends and a glass of exquisite wine in hand. But that’s not all – for this celebration, we’ve added an extra dash of panache!

Prepare to be dazzled and delighted as you unleash your inner artiste, guided by none other than a captivating Drag Queen, whose discerning eye will critique every brushstroke, every hue and every daring artistic flourish you dare to make. With your ticket, you’ll receive your very first glass of wine, a pristine canvas eager to capture your artistic journey, a palette of vibrant paints and, of course, the pièce de resistance: the mesmerizing entertainment provided by our fabulous Drag Queen host.

The stage is set, the canvases await and the wine beckons. Tickets are available now, so ignite the group chat and secure your spot for this Spring Fling soirée. An unforgettable afternoon of artistry awaits!


October 19 | Starts 7:30pm
Kosheen returns to Australia this October as they celebrate 25 Years of Kosheen. Breaking out of Bristol in the era of Roni Size, Massive Attack and Tricky – Kosheen exploded onto the scene with their debut album ‘Resist’. Featuring the anthemic single “Hide U”, which peaked at #6 in the UK, before the album went on to reach #8 in the UK and top 30 in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Greece.

After touring extensively, Kosheen has become a successful live act and festival favourite. By 2002 the band had recorded enough new material for their second album. ‘All in my head‘, the first single released from ‘Kokopelli‘ went straight into the charts at #7. 2019 saw Kosheen’s resurgence on the festival circuit, performing to thousands of fans at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Revolution Festival and more across UK and Europe.

Kosheen celebrate 25 years of huge hit singles like "Hide U", "Catch" and "Hungry" with 25th Anniversary Tour across UK and Australia. Tickets are sure to move for this show, so be sure to lock yours in early to avoid disappointment.
October 22nd | From 11am
Prepare for a seafood extravaganza like no other as our annual Spring Fling Seafood Festival returns this October 22nd. This family friendly event promises a culinary journey through the ocean’s bounty, featuring a delightful array of seafood delights that will tantalize your taste buds.

Multiple stations adorned with finest seafood await, each with its own unique offering. Indulge in fresh range of seafood, savour the rich flavours of paella and witness the artistry of our roaming oyster shuckers as they skilfully prepare these ocean gems right before your eyes. Plus, get ready to be inspired by a cooking demonstration that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to master the art of preparing the finest seafood spreads at home, ensuring you are summer-ready!

To avoid missing out on this seafood bonanza, bookings are essential. Secure your spot ahead of time and consider pre-ordering a sumptuous seafood platter to kickstart your day. It’s a chance to bask in the sun and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of spring with family and friends. Come join us as we celebrate the seas bounty for the Spring Fling Seafood Festival!

FREE Event

October 27th | Starts 6pm
Lillian Lace and The Prince Consort present Vanguard Burlesque at La La Land Brisbane!
It's time for another round of glitz, glamour, and a touch of spookiness this Halloween with Vanguard Burlesque at La La Land! Featuring the Daughter of the Moon: Evana De Lune, plus Sian Brigid, Kim Schotte, Phoenix Knight, Frankie Fontaine, Autumn Daze, Archie Arsenic, Delores Cumbridge, and special guest MC Clara Cupcakes!

With previous shows selling out, book early to avoid disappointment!
LOCATION: La La Land – The Prince Consort Hotel, 230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
DATE: Friday, Oct 27th 2023
DOORS: 6pm (Dinner + Drink packages available)
SHOWS: From 8pm

Bruschetta (gfo,dfo)
w/ spanish onion, crispy basil, basil oil, Stracciatella cheese, lemon powder, apple balsamic

w/ sweet potato purée, minted peas, red wine reduction

w/ pickled mushrooms, charred asparagus

w/ rosemary salt

w/ flaked almonds

w/ berry compote, mango coulis, toasted coconut

From $40

October 27 | Starts 10pm
Missed out on a ticket to the boat? Never fear! We have limited tickets available to the second leg of the show in La La Land. As the sun goes down and the stars twinkle above, expect nothing short of sheer audio alchemy, as Farina deftly navigates through genres and eras, fusing cutting-edge productions with classic anthems to create a dynamic yet cohesive narrative.

The Zen & the art of House Afterparty ft. Mark Farina promises to be a milestone event, cementing his status as a luminary whose talents continue to inspire and awe countless devotees worldwide.

Don't miss out a second time - grab your tickets today!
October 28th | Starts 12pm
This Halloween, prepare to embark on a journey like no other as we bring you a day of the Dead inspired Margarita Party, Halloween Boo-gie set against the backdrop of our 2023 Spring Fling celebrations.

Revel in an afternoon of flowing Margaritas and feast on a delectable array of tacos. To enhance your experience, we’ve summoned a live Mariachi band, their enchanting melodies weaving a musical tapestry that transports you to the heart of Mexico’s Day of the Dead festivities.

As twilight descends, our residents DJs will assume command, guiding you through the night. Marvel at the roaming performers and dance into the early morning with a Margarita in hand. To complete your look and truly immerse yourself in the event we have Sugar Skull face painters at the ready to take your costume to the next level.

So, break from convention and join us for an experience like no other where celebration meets tradition and the spirits of the night come alive!

FREE Event

November 4th | Starts 11am
Get warmed up for the Melbourne Cup with Derby Day at The Prince Consort! The $2 Million dollar group features the best fillies in a nine-race program, showing LIVE & LOUD on the big screen!

If you don’t back any winners on the day, never fear! Throw your losing tickets into our loser’s raffle and go in the running to win prizes including tickets to Melbourne Cup at the Prince Consort, venue vouchers and more!

Book your table today and wear your best monochrome attire for Derby Day at The Prince Consort.

*Our Derby Day loser’s raffle is not intended for excluded patrons or minors. The Prince Consort practices responsible service of gambling.

FREE Event

November 5th | Starts 3pm
Calling all queens and dance enthusiasts! Brace yourself for an electrifying Sunday Garden party during this year’s Spring Fling. Join us in the Garden Bar, where The David will be your musical guide, curating the most irresistible anthems to soundtrack your Sunday afternoon.

Sip on expertly crafted cocktails, soak up the spring sun and let the beats transport you to a world of pure euphoria. Don’t wait a moment longer – rally your crew, fire up the group chat and RSVP today! Your RSVP ensures a complimentary cocktail upon arrival with The David taking you right through until the night beckons. Spend your Sunday the right way - it would be rude not to!

FREE Event

November 7th | Starts 11am
Saddle up and Gather 'round, race enthusiasts, as we gear up for the most exhilarating and opulent event of the year - The Melbourne Cup at The Prince Consort! 

It's time to unleash your inner glamour with dazzling fascinators and bold bowties. Get ready to witness a spectacle like no other, where delectable dishes, crafty cocktails, and an electrifying Melbourne Cup Afterparty in Brisbane will take centre stage.
 Step into our prestigious Parlour Bar and bask in the glory of The Garden Bar - an outdoor oasis that will transport you to the heart of the race. With a massive state-of-the-art outdoor stadium screen, multiple TAB terminals, multiple top-notch bars, and screens galore, you'll be immersed in the heart-pounding action without missing a single moment.

With every ticket sold, we are contributing $3 to Life with Horses to support our beloved retired racehorse, Prince Brinky, in his remarkable rehabilitation. Despite facing some challenging injuries during his racing career, we are thrilled to be part of his transformation into a blissful retirement, all thanks to your support and generosity. Together, we are making a tangible difference in Prince Brinky's life, ensuring he gets the care and love he deserves for the rest of his days. Join us in this noble cause, as we unite to create a brighter future for our magnificent four-legged friend.

Your ticket to this luxurious affair grants you access to a day of pure indulgence. Starting from 11:30 AM (doors open at 10:00 AM), you'll embark on a 4-hour journey of epic proportions.

Quench your thirst with a selection of premium beverages that'll leave you feeling like royalty.
Champagne courtesy of G.H Mumm Champagne
Mouthwatering cocktails like Aperol Spritz, frozen Margaritas, Old Fashions, French Martinis
Exquisite Wines; Little Angel Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ, Howard Park Chardonnay WA, Bouchard Aine & Fils Rose FR, Rouleur Pinot Noir VIC, Torbreck Shiraz SA.
For the non-alcoholic enthusiasts, fear not, as Lyres will tantalise your taste buds with their crafted mock-tails.


As for the culinary delights, be prepared to indulge in a gastronomic adventure of a lifetime.
Oyster station and roaming oysters
Sweets station
Yiros station including chicken, lamb, & falafel
Lamb Biriyani station, with saffron rice, poached sultanas, coriander, yoghurt
Grazing Station including cured meats, assorted cheese, fruits, and locally sauced condiments.
Taco station
- Coconut & Lime Crumbed Fish Tacos, with avocado mousse & tomato salsa
- Harissa Shredded Chicken Taco, with shredded lettuce, corn salsa, sour cream & coriander lime gremolata

Potato Hash Cakes with mushroom ketchup & Grana Pandana powder
Double Smoked Salmon Pate Vol au Vent & Salmon Pearls
Sun-dried Tomato & Pumpkin Arancini, with basil verde
Spanish Spinach Croquette, Smoked Romesco
Salt & Pepper Chicken Bites, with lime & coriander mayonnaise

Wagyu Beef, with sliced spanish onion, swiss cheese, BBQ & american mustard
Karaage Chicken, with pickle slaw & chilli lime mayonnaise
Mushroom Shawarma, with raw tahini, shredded lettuce & zhug
New England Shrimp Roll, with burnt butter mayonnaise, compressed celery & dill

As the sun sets and the races conclude, the party is far from over. The festivities will soar to new heights with Brisbane's Official Melbourne Cup Afterparty, featuring the sensational live performances of Imessa (Live), Brisbane's best 5-piece party band. You'll groove to the beats and dance the night away, celebrating the thrill of the races and the unforgettable memories made.

Prepare to dazzle the crowd with your impeccable style in our 2023 Fashions on the Field. Strut your stuff and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes fit for champions. Make-Up touch-ups will be at your service throughout the event, ensuring you look your best from start to finish.

So, what are you waiting for?
Secure your place at this extravagant celebration of sport, luxury, and entertainment. The Melbourne Cup at The Prince Consort promises an extraordinary experience you won't want to miss. Get ready to witness the race that stops the nation in the grandest fashion imaginable!


November 11th | Starts 12pm
Get ready Vino Lovers! The Urban Wine Walk is returning to Fortitude Valley! Taste, Walk, Explore!

The streets and laneways of Fortitude Valley will come alive this Spring as a line-up of incredible venues each transform into an Urban Cellar Door and host a winemaker for you to visit on a self-guided wine trail!

- Dirty Sultan Ft. Witches Falls (QLD)
- Gerard's Bar Ft. Break Free Wines (WA/SA)
- Mr Valentine Ft. Paralian Wines (SA)
- Osbourne Hotel Ft. Vino Intrepido (VIC)
- Soapbox Beer Ft. Konpira Maru (QLD/VIC)
- Stone & Wood Ft. La Petit Mort (QLD)
- The Parlour Ft. Mino & Co Wines (NSW)
- The Prince Consort Ft. Rollick Wines (SA)
- The Wickham Ft. Corduroy Wines (SA)

Vino Lover - $77 + Booking Fee (Limited Availability)

Prior to making your way to the starting location specified on your ticket you will need to collect your event wristbands, tasting glasses & vouchers. The offical registration/collection point is:
Where – The Prince Consort (230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley)
When – Saturday, 11th November (11am to 1pm)

Sorry no refunds, unless the event is cancelled / postponed by the organiser

Aside from the incredible wines, one of the best things about the Urban Wine Walk is that it's a completely self-guided day out! What that means is once you've been to your nominated starting location you can go where you want, when you want!
**Sorry kids, Urban Wine Walk is strictly 18 Years and Over!

From $81.54

November 11th | Starts 6:30pm
Get ready, Brisbane – One of the biggest names in house music is returning to Australia, Felix Da Housecat will bring his unique blend of house, techno, acid & electro beats for a reunion of the highest order – that’s right, the iconic MONASTERY crew are back in full effect for two incredible reunion shows!
MONASTERY was one of the great night clubs that ushered in a second golden era for house music in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Felix Da Housecat was a firm favourite, playing the venue twice over the years – his track ‘Silver Screen’ was a Monastery anthem and was amongst the final music that was played on the closing night.

With a career spanning over three decades, multiple Grammy nominations, and countless hits under his belt, this iconic DJ is sure to deliver two unforgettable experiences for us all. Felix's breakout hit 'Thee Dawn' on William Orbit's Guerilla label was just the beginning. Quickly followed by 'Thee Underground Made Me Do It,' and 'In Thee Dark We Live', Felix cemented himself as a force to be reckoned with in the techno community. Continuing to release highly acclaimed tracks throughout the 90s, he also founded Radikal Fear Records, a world-renowned tech / acid house label featuring Chicago greats such as DJ Sneak, Mike Dunn & Armando, not to mention Felix himself.

We’ve selected some of the DJ’s who featured heavily at MONASTERY over the years to support. Come and reunite with all your favourite MONASTERY DJs, bar/door/security staff, managers, owners and promoters – the gang’s all here for an epic night of memories to cherish forever. Get ready to groove, Brisbane, because Felix Da Housecat is coming for you!!! Tickets on sale now – be quick as these will not last long!

Monastery Reunion ft. Felix Da Housecat 11.11.23
OASIS BOAT PARTY (6:30-10:30pm)
Felix Da Housecat (USA) + Matt Kitshon / Rousey / Neroli / Dope & Dusted / Big Jeff / Chrissy Mac / Rasp / Paul Pedrina / Andrew Lynch.
Felix Da Housecat (USA) + Baby Gee / Habebe / Niko

From $55

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Frequently Asked Questions
Spring Fling runs for five weeks from October 5th through until November 11th
Spring Fling is an annual event celebrating all things spring with unique events and activations spanning over a five week period.
Particular events during Spring Fling are family friendly such as the Spring Fling Seafood Festival. Most events ate strictly 18+ though. Get in touch at for more information.
The full list of our activations and events are listed above, with more to come. Use this page as your guide.
Some events are ticketed and have a cover charge. A wide range of our events are also free to attend such as the Spring Fling Seafood Festival, Saturdaisy, Halloween Boo-gie and Disco Debauchery.
If you wish to get involved with Spring Fling as a brand or partner please email to discuss opportunities.