Top 10 Things to Do 1st & 2nd July

10 – Nerf Game at Stage 88

Head to Stage 88 for some fun in Human vs Zombie! Darts are supplied for a gold coin on the day and there’ll be limited blasters to borrow. There’ll also be pizza and drinks to keep you going for what’s sure to be an epic battle!

July 1 11am-3pm

Stage 88, Commonwealth Park West, Canberra

Cost: $8 for 2 slices of pizza, drink and darts



9 – Warm Trees at the Arboretum

Check out the largest installation of knitting and crochet on trees in the world, right here in Canberra! Hundreds of volunteers have created the large cherry blossoms, huge flowers and bright scarves that feature in various forests and in the Village Centre.

July 1-30

National Arboretum, Forest Drive, Weston Creek

Cost: free!



8 – Superhero Masterclass school holiday program

Do you enjoy wearing capes? Are you good at helping people? Discover your inner superhero at this hands-on workshop! Design and make your own superhero costumes out of recycled materials! Then you’ll be ready to save the world and check out the superhero museum trail!

July 3-7 9:30am-11am

Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes

Cost: $8 per child including entry fee



7 – Hall Markets

The Hartley Hall Markets are celebrating 30 years this weekend! Check out the huge range of local products like unique gifts, artwork, home baked goods, dog/cat beds and treats, plants, jewellery, fresh produce, woodwork, crafts and more. There’ll be over 200 stalls! You can also enjoy live music, great food and kids entertainment.

July 2 10am-3pm

Hall Village Showground, Hall

Cost: entry by gold coin donation



6 – Flix’N Dickson Outdoor Movie Night

Celebrate Christmas in July at an outdoor family movie event! White Christmas will be screened and there’ll also be food stalls and music. The Dickson shopping square will be transformed into a magical white Christmas for the event with themed music and decorations. Bring a blanket, esky and comfy seating!

July 1 5:30pm-9pm

Dickson Place, Dickson

Cost: gold coin donation



5 – Winter Dark Beer Festival

If you love your beers on the darker side, then this event is for you! Nine taps at the Durham will be dedicated to dark beers. Expect a bit of everything from a delicate coconut brown ale, to a coffee flavoured Porter, an easy drinking stout and a black India Pale Ale.

July 1 from 12pm

The Durham, Green Square, Kingston

Cost: free entry



4 – Dinosaurs in the Gardens

Experience what Australia was like when dinosaurs ruled! Discover life-sized dinosaurs among the flora and learn about fossils. A fun school holiday activity!

July 1-16 9:30am-4:30pm

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St, Acton



3 – The Forage

Make sure you head there with an empty belly as there’ll be heaps of local delicious goodies on offer. This event has its biggest line-up of food ever including stalls from Bombolini, Pialligo Estate and Lazy Su, to name a few. Keep warm by the fire pits while sipping mulled wine, enjoy live music and keep the kids entertained with a range of activities.

July 1 2pm-7pm

Little National Hotel, 21 National Cct, Barton

Cost: free entry



2 – Skating at Garema Place

Check out Canberra’s winter wonderland at Garema Place! Visitors can enjoy an open air ice-skating rink with falling snow, a super fun real ice slide, a giant blow up slide and a jumping castle. A fun winter experience everyone can enjoy – couples, families and kids big and small.

June 23 – July 16

Garema Place, Civic

Cost: Adult $18, Child (8-13) $12, Child (3-7) $6



1 –  Raiders vs Cowboys

Both clubs will be looking to secure a win as they start to make their run into the remaining rounds and hopefully an NRL finals appearance. It’ll be the 38th time the clubs have gone head to head – with many contests going right down to the wire. Our guys would love a strong home crowd!

July 1 gates open 3pm with main game at 7:30pm

GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce

Cost: tickets from $15

Top 10 Things for 24 & 25 June 2017

10 – Kippax Monster Garage Sale

Check out the thousands of items available at bargain prices, like furniture, clothes, books, craft supplies and homewares. There’ll also be a jumping castle, morning tea and a sausage sizzle! Help support the work of Kippax Uniting Church.

June 24 8am-1pm

Kippax Uniting Church, Hardwick Cres, Holt

Cost: free (donations encouraged)


9 – Roller Derby

Game 4 of the Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2017 home season sees last year’s premiers the Red Bellied Black Hearts take on the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles. Watch our homegrown heroes roll out at Southern Cross Stadium in what’s sure to be a fiery and entertaining match!

June 24 6pm

Southern Cross Stadium, 7 Pitman St, Greenway

Cost: Adult $15, Child $7.50, Family $30


8 – Despicable Me 3

Gru meets his long-lost charming and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. The pair try to steal the diamond Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, has stolen. A film the kids will love!

In cinemas now

Cost: Check with your local cinema for ticket prices & session times


7 – CanCheer cheerleading competition

CanCheer will see over 470 cheerleaders from 8 local clubs battle it out on the cheer floor. Watch amazing routines that combine dance, stunts, jumps and tumbles with kids from as young as 5 through to adults. See what the excitement is all about!

June 25 9am-5pm

University of Canberra Sports Hall, Bruce Campus, University Drive, Bruce

Cost: Adult $10, Child $5




6 – Skating At Garema Place

Three weeks of wintery fun is underway at Garema Place, with visitors able to enjoy an open air ice-skating rink with falling snow, a super fun real ice slide, a giant blow up slide and a jumping castle! Skating At is set to be the fun winter experience everyone can enjoy – couples, families and kids big and small. And what better timing with the school holidays just around the corner!

June 23 - July 16

Garema Place, Civic

Cost: Tickets from $18 for an adult, $12 for a child aged 8-13 & $6 for a child aged 3-7


5 - Classic(al) Hits

The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire and the Strange Weather Gospel Choir are coming together at The Q with Classic(al) Hits! The show will feature gospel music, classical numbers and some 70s and 80s hits. Let two of Canberra’s best choirs take you on a musical journey through the music of Queen, Abba, David Bowie and more.

June 25 4pm-6pm

The Q Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Crawford St, Queanbeyan

Cost: Adults $30, Concession/Pensioners, Seniors & Students $25, Children $15


4 - NSW KZ2 Super Series Round 2

Watch the best kart racers battle it out in their quest to claim the NSW KZ2 Super Series crown for 2017. Drivers from all over Australia will be in Canberra for the event. Will the local contingent of drivers be able to hold off the outsiders? Make sure you’re trackside to find out!

June 25 9am-5pm

Canberra Kart Racing Club, 703 Pialligo Ave, Majura

Cost: free for spectators


3 - Australian Latin Dance Championships

Watch Canberra’s best latin dancers compete onstage for their chance to qualify for the Australian Latin Dance Championships in Sydney. There’s also social dancing so you can get amongst it! Dancers compete in Salsa, Samba, Bachata, Cha Cha, Zouk, Reggaeton and Mixed Latin in couples, duets, teams or as soloists.

June 24 7pm-midnight

Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah

Cost: Tickets are $30


2 - Night of Magic and Laughter

SuperHeroesACT are on another mission for Camp Quality to raise funds for children and their families living with cancer. Head along for a night of wonderful comedy and spellbinding magic performed by the amazing Jack Black! See why laughter really is the best medicine.

June 24 7pm-11:30pm

Olympus Room, Hellenic Club, Callum St, Woden

Cost: $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10


1 - Raiders vs Broncos

The Raiders and Broncos have a history of gripping encounters and this match is shaping up to be another blockbuster! There’ll be plenty of action, with both teams looking to secure what’ll be an important win at this stage of the season. A great family event too, with the earlier kick-off of 5:30.

June 24, gates open at 3pm with the main game kicking off at 5:30pm

GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce

Cost: Tickets from $15