10 – Lifeline Canberra’s bootcamp
Head along to Lifeline Canberra’s second annual Bootcamp! There’ll be two sessions, an earlier one for the serious bootcampers, then a family bootcamp at 9:30. Warm up with some of Canberra’s favourite mascots! Get ready to sweat and enjoy lots of activities like rowing, rope pull, kettle bells, lunges, squats and more.
Saturday November 2, 8:30am and 9:30am
University of Canberra Oval 6
Cost: register on the day $26 per person (kids under 16 free)
9 – Spooky Stromlo
Wondering what goes on at Mount Stromlo after dark? Head along to an adults-only, after-dark Halloween tour of Mount Stromlo. Your guide will lead you through the historical web of Mount Stromlo, with a few spooky stories and encounters. Be prepared for some scares, spooks, and of course, some surprises. Registration is essential and costumes are encouraged.
Saturday November 2, 9:10pm and 10:20pm
Mount Stromlo Observatory Visitor Centre
8 – Makers and Shakers Market
Shoppers can check out over 60 stalls of established and emerging makers of beautiful homewares, stunning lifestyle products and delicious food. From vegan donuts, ceramics, candles, to original art and more, the event features a curated line-up where shoppers access to the very best in locally, handmade products. Appreciate where things come from and how they’re made, while supporting local business.
Saturday November 2, 10am – 3pm
21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
7 – Community Tennis Day
Help kick start the summer of tennis in Canberra! There’ll be heaps of free tennis activities for children and adults, with the first 100 kids through the gates, to get a free racquet! Nick Kyrgios will be there to have a hit with kids, and visitors can also get their photo taken with Australian Open trophies. There’ll also be a fundraiser BBQ, cardio tennis demonstrations and more!
Saturday November 2, 10am – 12pm
Canberra Tennis Centre
6 – Hills of Hall Spring Wine Festival
Get ready for the Hills of Hall wineries to knock your socks off at the Spring Wine Festival, with a fantastic variety of cool climate wines and food to match. Be the first to taste new releases and take advantage of huge discounts! Listen to live music, visit each venue and enjoy one of the most picturesque areas of Canberra.
Saturday November 2 and Sunday November 3
Wallaroo and Hall
5 – ESA Open Day
A fun family event to showcase all aspects of emergency management in the local region. Meet the people who keep our community safe and learn how you can take care of what matters most during an emergency. Enjoy a jam-packed day of entertainment, helicopter rides, food, skills demonstrations and hands on activities.
Sunday November 3, 10am – 3pm
ACT Emergency Services Agency
4 – UC Capitals vs Sydney Uni Flames
The UC Capitals hope to get back to their winning form, when they take on the Sydney Uni Flames in round 4 of the WNBL. They hope fans pack out the AIS Arena to cheer them to another home victory! The Caps are coming off back to back losses, so will hit the court, leaving no stone unturned! It’s the Indigenous round as well, with the Caps donning a special uniform.
Saturday November 2, doors open 4pm, game at 5pm
Cost: tickets from $10
3 – Fetes
It’s fete season – with two big ones in Canberra this weekend! There’ll be heaps of bargains and treasures to be found at the Radford College Twilight Fete! Visitors can enjoy a wide range of tasty treats, a petting zoo, live entertainment, rides, sideshow games, market stalls and more. There’s also great prizes up for grabs!
Saturday November 2, 3pm – 7pm
You can also take a trip to France at the La Grande Fete at Telopea! There’ll be French food and wine, homewares, books, a cake stall, a daylight dance party, a 12+ zone, games, rides, showbags, the Canberra French Car Clubs display, sideshow alley, market stalls, live entertainment and more!
Saturday November 2, 12pm – 6pm
Telopea Park School
2- Day of the Dead Fiesta
Experience the vibes and atmosphere of a Latin American Fiesta at this family friendly celebration of music, dance and art over one huge day! It’ll feature live bands, cultural performances, market and food stalls, Mexican wrestling, a kids pinata, face painting for everyone and more!
Saturday November 2, 12pm – 8:30pm
Polish White Eagle Club
Cost: Adult $32.74, Concession $27.46, Child $16.91, Family $85.49
1 – Classic Yass
The event features a sensational motor show of classic cars, motorcycles and historic racing cars, as well as all the thrills and spills of the very popular Rotary Billy Cart Derby. Sydney band ‘The Hips’ will play favourites from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. A vintage fashion competition will also be a highlight in the park amongst the cars and market stalls. Dress in your favourite vintage and soak up the atmosphere!
Saturday November 2, 9am – 4pm
Banjo Paterson Park