Top 10 Things to do in Canberra July 29 & 30

10 - Charles Conder Winter Wonderland Fete

There’ll be loads for the whole family to enjoy at this community fete! Check out the rides, market stalls, wood fired pizza, BBQ, games, music, coffee van, café stall, Tombola and showbags!

July 19 11:30am-3:30pm

134 Tom Roberts Ave, Conder

Cost: ride tickets can be pre-purchased online


9 - Calisthenics ACT Preliminary Teams Competition

Head along to Erindale Theatre to see what Calisthenics is all about! Watch the tinies, juniors, intermediates, sub-juniors and seniors in action with gymnastics, marching, singing, ballet and dance.

July 29 & 30 from 9am

Erindale Theatre, McBryde Cres, Wanniassa

Cost: entry is free both days!


8 - Canberra District Wine Tasting

Taste wine from 12 of the best producers in the District as well as delicious locally-made chocolate from Robyn Rowe. Warm up with mulled wine and listen to tunes by Capital City Soul DJs. Numbers are limited.

July 29 2pm-5pm

New Acton Courtyard, Marcus Clarke St, Canberra

Cost: $25 (price includes tasting glass)


7 - Meet Patty Mills

Meet one of Canberra’s sports stars - Aussie basketballer and US San Antonio Spurs player, Patty Mills! Patty is a triple Olympian, the only Indigenous Australian to win an NBA championship and currently represents the Australian Boomers. He’s helped create a series of books called ‘Game Day’ which aim to inspire kids to achieve their goals through sport. Get an autograph and photo!

July 30 2pm-4pm

Dymocks at Westfield, Benjamin Way, Belconnen

Cost: free!


6 - Santa Speedo Shuffle

Dust off your speedos and join the Shuffle to help raise money for Canberrans living with cystic fibrosis. Join dozens of Santas as they descend on Lake Burley Griffin to run the western basin as many times as possible in 65 minutes. For those less daring, there’s also a 5km fun run. The event wraps up with a Christmas in July themed festival at the Southern Cross Yacht Club.

July 30 10am-2pm

Southern Cross Yacht Club, Mariner Place, Yarralumla

Cost: check website for details


5 - Ultimate Women's Weekend Expo

Treat yourself to a day out and empower the woman in you! There’ll be over 50 free seminars, classes and workshops, special guests, free showbags for the first 2000 through the door, pampering, prizes, and 90+ exhibitors from industries like craft, Mind Body Spirit, homewares, wellbeing, fitness, health and more! 100{574d531d5fc467f25e34179971194f57f82ed0fcc8bb5ce3f07badc5570e102e} of the profits go to a local domestic violence charity or women’s shelter.

July 29 & 30 10am-5pm

Coorong Pavilion, Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell

Cost: Adults $12, Students, seniors & concession $10, Children $8, kids under 12 are free!


4 - Hart R8 for Hartley Indoor Cycle Challenge

Get your heart rate pumping during the 3 or 6 hour indoor cycle challenge! Your support will help children and adults with physical and complex disabilities in our community. Professional gym instructors will lead the fun filled sessions.

July 29 – check website for time slots & locations

Cost: Individual 3 hour ride $32, Individual 6 hour ride $58, team 3 hour $130, team 6 hour $200


3 - Queanbeyan Christmas in July Market

Stock up for Christmas in July celebrations at the market in Queanbeyan! There’ll be Christmas food, gourmet treats, handmade Christmas gifts, a dog sledding demonstration, santa pet photos and more! Sip on mulled wine while you shop and get your goodies wrapped. There’ll also be lots of free entertainment and activities!

July 30 10am-4pm

Queanbeyan Showgrounds, Glebe Ave, Queanbeyan

Cost: free entry


2 - The Winter Shnapps Fest

Head along to the Harmonie German Club to enjoy everything Bavarian like schnapps, german beer, wines, ciders, great winter food and entertainment from Canberra’s own world class accordionist Anton Wurzer! Party late into the night with The Masters off Oompah! Online tickets are sold out with limited tickets at the door.

July 30 from 6pm

The Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah

Cost: $20


1 - Towers of Tomorrow

See 20 amazing skyscraper models constructed by the Southern Hemisphere’s only certified LEGO professional, Australian Ryan McNaught. Create your own towers with more than 200,000 loose bricks in the hands on construction area! A fun activity for kids big and small!

July 28 - October 8 with 45 minute sessions on the hour from 9:15am to 4:15pm

National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton Peninsula, Canberra

Cost: check website for details

Top 10 Things to do in Canberra July 8 & 9

10 – Insaneasylum17

Insane Championship Wrestling returns to Canberra this weekend to present the 17th annual Insaneasylum. Watch male and female champions battle it out in what’s sure to be an entertaining night out for the whole family!

July 8 5:30pm-8:30pm

Tuggeranong Community & Function Centre

Cost: Adults $10, Kids $5, Under 5’s are free!



9 – Cars 3

This is sure to be a popular one with the kids during the school holidays! Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

Check with your local cinema for session times & ticket prices



8 - Eye Gazing at Glebe Park

Connect with others to help reduce stress and anxiety. Silence your mind and sit amongst likeminded individuals in a safe environment. How do you eye gaze? Find a partner and sit with them, let go of any expectations, be present, then move on to the next person. It can have deep therapeutic effects!

July 9 12pm-2pm

Glebe Park

Cost: free!



7 – Freewheeling Family Fun Day

Decorate and ride your bike to the National Museum to celebrate all things wheels at their Freewheeling family fun day! Join in on craft activities and workshops, see some awesome bikes and meet talented bike riders.

July 9 10am-1pm

National Museum of Australia

Cost: free (some activities may incur a small charge)



6 – Mid Winter Nights at Questacon

Explore Questacon after dark! Celebrate winter with yummy food, stargazing, winter crafts and science shows, in addition to their 8 action-packed galleries. A great winter activity these school holidays!

July 6-9 5:30pm-9pm


Cost: Adult $15, Concession $10, Child (4-16) $10, Family $40 & kids under 4 are free!



5 – Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

Learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites! Mt Stromlo Observatory has been carrying out astronomical observations for over 100 years. Learn about the history, the science, and the future of the Observatory.  Be sure to take a warm jacket!

July 8 10am-11:30am

Mount Stromlo Observatory

Cost: $6.22



4 – Eat Canberra Food Tour

A day of food and fun! Participants will walk their way around Braddon and the city, stopping at 5-7 hot spots and hidden gems sampling food, drinks, and learning about Canberra’s foodie scene. Expect to eat lots, have fun and meet new people!

July 8 1pm-5pm

BentSpoke Brewing Co

Cost: $135 per person



3 – Open Day for EPIC Advance Dog Sports Extravaganza

Are you a dog lover? Meet hundreds of dogs, chat with owners and watch world-class displays and competitions. Dogs will be judged on things like agility and obedience. A great day out for the whole family!

Exhibition Park in Canberra

Cost: check website for details


2 – Lifeline Southside Bookfair

Get there early to check out the huge range of fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, pamphlets, sheet music, comics, maps, records, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles! Saturday is Family Day with fun activities for the kids! Funds raised go to Lifeline Canberra’s crisis support service.

July 8 9am-5pm & July 9 10am-4pm

Southern Cross Basketball Stadium

Cost: entry by gold coin donation


1 – World Curry Festival

Enjoy the celebration of all things curry! Foodies from far and wide come to Canberra to experience the tastes of Asia, Europe and Africa in the city. There’ll be over 30 food stalls, traditional dance performances and a chilli eating competition!

July 7-9 11am-8pm

City Walk, Civic

Cost: free to attend!