The Prince Consort Spring Fling 2023: A Blooming Extravaganza

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, The Prince Consort is set to transform into a vibrant Spring Oasis for Spring Fling 2023, a five-week extravaganza celebrating the arrival of blooming season.

The pub on Wickham Street will bloom with 40,000 flower stems during this festival, creating a vibrant and picturesque atmosphere. Each Saturday during the event will be dubbed “Saturdaisy,” offering patrons the chance to dance in a botanical garden setting.

From Thursday, 5 Oct 2023, to Saturday, 11 Nov 2023, The Prince Consort will be the place to be, hosting more than 20 events to cater to a wide range of tastes. Guests can look forward to disco fun in the Garden Bar, burlesque performances at La La Land, a seafood festival, and a Halloween margarita party.

A standout feature of the festival is the reunion of the legendary Monastery nightclub, which once graced Ann Street in Fortitude Valley.

Monastery, which has been closed for over a decade, will make a comeback on the floating bar Oasis and continue at The Prince Consort for an unforgettable after-party. Felix Da Housecat and DJs who once rocked Monastery’s decks will be part of the lineup at both events.

Here are the highlights of the activities for Spring Fling 2023:

  • Queens and Canvas (Sunday, 15 October): Unleash your inner artist guided by daring drag queens with vibrant paints and delightful cocktails. | BUY TICKETS
  • Kosheen 25th Anniversary Performance (Thursday, 19 October): Enjoy a live performance featuring Kosheen’s hit singles.
  • Spring Fling Seafood Festival (Sunday, 22 October): Savour a selection of seafood delights, including roaming oyster shuckers, cooking demonstrations, and paella.
  • Halloween Margarita Party (Saturday, 28 October): Embrace the spooky season with mouthwatering margs, Mexican-inspired treats, and live Mariachi band performances. | FREE EVENT BUT BOOKING REQUIRED
  • Sunday Garden Party (Sunday, 5 November): Sip on unique cocktails, soak up the spring sun, and enjoy a soundtrack curated by David Subritzky.
  • Melbourne Cup Celebrations (Tuesday, 7 November): Attend a glamorous race-day event with cocktails, delectable dishes, and captivating live performances.
  • Urban Wine Walk (Saturday, 11 November): Embark on a wine-tasting journey through Fortitude Valley with self-guided visits to nine local watering holes and meet the winemakers. | BUY TICKETS
  • Felix Da Housecat Performance (Saturday, 11 November): Dance to the beats of Felix Da Housecat’s unique blend of house, techno, and electro music.

In addition to the exciting events, Head Chef David Blackman will revamp the pub’s menu with a spring-themed twist.

The Prince Consort is located at 230 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. till late. For more information and event details, visit the Spring Fling 2023 festival’s website

Published 2-Oct-2023