Top 10 Things to do in Canberra Sat 29 & Sun 30 June 2019

10 - Canberra Kids Market

This is THE place to find quality goods for your 0-12 year olds with clothes, toys, babycare, prams, cots, strollers, basinettes, car seats, party supplies, etc. A great alternative to mall shopping, with a huge range of items at budget prices!

Saturday June 29, 9am – 12pm

Exhibition Park, Mitchell

Cost: Adults $4, kids under 12 free


9 – Nerf Game

All ages, girls, boys and birthday groups are welcome to take part! Loaner blasters and safety glasses will be available. Mod blasters are allowed but must be checked by admin for safety reasons. Arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in. Games include Free for All, Humans vs Zombies and Quick Draw.

Saturday June 29, 12pm – 3pm

Telopea Park, Barton

Cost: gold coin for darts or $5 BBQ deal includes darts and drink


8 – Warm Soup Cool Jazz

Head along for a relaxing evening sipping on warm soup and listening to cool Jazz from the Tilt Trio Jazz band! Mulled wine will also be available. A family friendly event!

Sunday June 30, 5:30pm – 9pm

Olims Bar and Bistro

Cost: free entry and parking, $5 for soup and $10 for mulled wine


7 - Midwinter Arts and Crafts Show

Check out the range of fabulous arts and crafts show featuring makers from all over the Canberra region. The Committee retains a 20% commission which all goes to various charities and appeals. There’ll also be musical concerts on the Saturday and Sunday.

June 28 – 30

Yarralumla Uniting Church

Cost: gold coin donation

6 - Taylor - Something for Everyone

Head along to gain all the information you need to build your dream home. From the first home buyers grant to sustainability and building tips, a team of experts will guide you through the process. You’ll also be among the first to see new blocks in the growing suburb of Taylor.
Saturday June 29, 10am – 3pm

Margaret Hendry School

Cost: free


5 – Monet: Impression Sunrise

From waterlilies to seascapes, city scenes and rural landscapes, experience the beauty of natural light, colour and fleeting moments captured by Monet and other Impressionist masters including Turner, Boudin, Sisley and Morisot. Discover the story behind Monet’s ground-breaking masterpiece, Impression Sunrise, and the artists that influenced him and learn how it inspired a moment.

June 7 – September 1

National Gallery of Australia

Cost: tickets from $17


4 – Swingin’ Through Time

The Canberra Big Band Collective presents their second event for 2019, "Swingin' Through Time!” Featuring two of Canberra's finest bands and a guest appearance by the Canberra Swing Katz, traXion and Blamey Street Big Band will take you on a journey through the ages from early swing through to the best of the modern era. Listen, eat, drink, dance and have a great night!
Saturday June 29, doors open from 6pm, performance 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Harmonie German Club

Cost: Tickets from $10 - $125


3 – Handmade Markets

Three halls at EPIC will be packed with unique designs and local produce, so head along to try, taste, shop and relax. If you’re looking for unique gifts and souvenirs, designer homewares, bespoke fashion or intricate jewellery, Handmade has 270 stalls of artisan Australian pieces. The Gourmet Food Hall will also keep you happy and fed!

Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 30, 10am – 4pm

Exhibition Park, Mitchell

Cost: free entry, gold coin donations encouraged


2 - Junior Groovers Disco

Kids will be entertained with dancing the afternoon away to all their favourite music while you sit back enjoy a meal from the restaurant or a drink from the bar. You can even organise to have your kids party there!
Sunday June 30, 1pm – 3pm

Harmonie German Club

Cost: entry is free with a packet of chips and a flashing trinket on arrival


1 - Brumbies vs Jaguares

The Brumbies will be playing for a chance to compete in the Grand Final when they face the Jaguares in Buenos Aires! There’s lots of viewing parties at various pubs and clubs around the capital. The Dock is one of them – hosting a semi-final breakfast party with Brumbies, beer, bacon and eggs!

Saturday June 29, kick off 9am

The Dock, Kingston Foreshore

Top 10 Things to do in Canberra Sat 22 & Sun 23 June 2019

10 - Kippax Monster Garage Sale

The Kippax Monster Garage Sale is a West Belconnen institution. You'll find great bargains on items including books, clothing, furniture, homewares, electrical and much more. There's also morning tea and activities for the kids. The sale supports the work of the Kippax Uniting Community.

Saturday June 22, 8am - 1pm

Kippax Uniting Church, Holt

Cost: free (donations encouraged)


9 - Indigenous Experiences Tour at Parliament House

Hear the stories of Indigenous parliamentarians and staff, explore the site history of Parliament House, gain insights into how Australia’s First Peoples are participating in the nation’s democratic processes, and enjoy significant artworks from the Parliament House Art Collection by celebrated Indigenous artists.
Saturday June 1 - Saturday August 31, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Parliament House Marble Foyer

Cost: free


8 – The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2 continues the story of Max and his pet friends – following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day. Max faces some major changes after his owner Katie gets married and now has a child named Liam. Meanwhile, Gidget tries to rescue Max's favourite toy from a cat-packed apartment, and Snowball goes a mission to free a white tiger named Hu from a circus.

In cinemas now

Cost: check with your local cinema for ticket prices and session times


7 - Kulture Break's fundraising expo - HOLLYWOOD

The expo will showcase dance performances from over 300 students across Kulture Break's north and southside studios. Funds raised will support Kulture Break's well-being and social inclusion initiatives with young people in Canberra. A broad range of genres will be performed, including ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, breakdance and more.

Saturday June 22, 1pm and 6:30pm

Erindale Theatre, Wanniassa

Cost: tickets start from $22


6 - Disney on Ice

Grab your mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate interactive event at Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends. See Moana on a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui. Follow Dory through the unexplored seas of the Pacific Ocean, join the Toy Story pals on an exciting adventure and discover true love with Elsa and Anna. The much-loved Disney Princesses will also take to the ice! An event not to be missed, to commemorate 90 years of Mickey Mouse!

June 19 - June 23

AIS Arena, Bruce

Cost: tickets start from $33


5 – Netball Junior Championships

Help support Canberra's keen young netballers at the 2019 Junior Championships! It brings together the best junior representatives from across the five netball districts in Canberra - Arawang, Belconnen, Canberra, South Canberra and Tuggeranong to compete across two-days. There's food stalls on site.

Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23

SolarHub Netball Centre, Lyneham

Cost: free for spectators


4 - Goddess

A night of dance, song, performance, beauty, burlesque, variety, ballet, original music, comedy, drag, diversity, inclusion, art and visibility. This show seeks to challenge the perception of what makes a Goddess through the medium of performance. A highly entertaining show that showcases the talents of humans who embody Goddess energy inclusive of any gender, orientation and cultural background. Hosted by the up and coming Commercial Dance Troupe, the show includes group performances, local Canberra art scene fixtures, special interstate Guests and above all, a sense of Diversity and Inclusion.

Saturday June 22, 8pm – 10pm

Ainslie Arts Centre

Cost: $31.68


3 – World Dachshund Day - Canberra

To celebrate World Dachshund Day which falls on June 22, the Canberra Dachshund Group will be holding a walk the day after, through the Parliamentary Triangle. They’ll be stopping at national institutions such as the Museum of Australian Democracy Sausages; the home of our Wienerminster System of Government, Parliament House and the Not-Very-High Court of Australia. There’ll also be an opportunity to raise funds for Dachshund Rescue Australia. Non dachshunds are also welcome and there’ll also be Dachshund themed cupcakes for sale!

Sunday June 23, 1pm

National Library of Australia, Parkes

Cost: $5 for the first non-furred attendee and $2 for each subsequent one


2 - Toy Story 4

This much-anticipated film is the fourth instalment in Pixar's popular Toy Story series. Woody and Buzz, along with their other toy friends, have found new appreciation after being given by Andy to Bonnie. They are introduced to Forky, a spork that has been made into a toy and embark on a road trip adventure.

In cinemas now

Cost: check with your local cinema for ticket prices and session times


1 - Brumbies vs Sharks: Quarter Final

After being crowned as the 2019 Super Rugby Australian Conference Champions, the Brumbies have secured a home quarter-final, urging members and fans to #FilltheFortress! The curtain raiser sees Yass take on Braidwood at 5:30pm, before the main game at 8:05pm.

Saturday June 22, gates open 5:15pm, kick off 8:05pm

GIO Stadium, Bruce

Cost: tickets from $12.25

Top 10 Things to do in Canberra Sat 15 & Sun 16 June 2019

10) Canberra Pirates vs Flyers
Cheer on the Canberra Pirates as they take on the Flyers in the second weekend of home games in the IHNSW Women’s Ice Hockey League! Canberra’s women’s ice hockey team the Canberra Pirates are looking to continue their winning streak, with their last home games seeing them smash the Canterbury Eagles. See Canberra’s best take to the ice!
Saturday June 15, 12:15pm and 3:45pm
Phillip Ice Skating Centre
Cost: free entry

9) 121st Philippine Independence Day Celebration
The Filipino Community Council of the ACT invites you to help celebrate the 121st Philippine Independence Day. There’ll be a three course dinner, a fashion parade of Philippine inspired costumes, dance, music performances and a raffle draw. Prizes up for grabs too!
Saturday June 15, 6:30pm – 11:30pm
Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden
Cost: $75

8) Glow in the Dark Tennis
As the sun goes down the Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club tennis will be transformed into a 'glow in the dark' wonderland! This event is suitable for kids aged 6-12, with a teens event later this year. There’ll be a variety of tennis games run by coaches, a disco, party food, pizza and soft drinks. Parents can attend to supervise.
Saturday June 15, 6pm – 8pm
100 Campbell St, Queanbeyan
Cost: $30 (limited numbers available)

7) Waterloo at Murrumbateman
Be transported back to 1815 and witness the Battle of Waterloo! You will see a full Battle Reenactment, camp life and demonstrations of life during the Napoleonic Wars. Do all this whilst enjoying the food and wine on offer at Shaw Wines. Supporting local charity – Yass Valley CanAssist.
Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 at 10am
Shaw Wines, Murrumbateman
Cost: $10

6) A Pooch Affair
Celebrate the 5th birthday of Canberra’s favourite Doggie Day Out! There’ll be High Tea with Dogs, a Doggie Day Spa, the Doggie Mall, stage shoes, adoption lane, loads of entertainment, best dressed competitions, a ball pit play area, pin the tail on the cat and heaps more! There’ll also be plenty of canine-compatible snacks and human treats on site.
Saturday June 15, 10am – 4pm
Exhibition Park
Cost: Adult $15, Concession $10, Kids under 12 free,

5) Bend and Beers Yoga
Bend and Beers will combine traditional asanas (yoga poses) while knocking back a brew. The session ends with a thirst for more beer and a tour of the new brewery. The class is suited for all levels, including newbies! All you need is an open mind, a yoga mat and a love for beer.
Saturday June 15 from 10:45am
Capital Brewing Co
Cost: $36

4) Canberra Truffle Festival
Beat the Canberra chill and indulge in a feast for the senses at The Truffle Festival! Savour the flavours and aromas of truffle creations at local restaurants, cafes, bars and wineries. Enjoy the thrill of a truffle hunt and be amazed at the talented truffle dogs as they hunt for these highly prized gems at nearby truffle farms. Learn from accomplished chefs at a cooking class or demonstration, then visit a market and buy some black truffle for yourself.
June 15 – August 31
Cost: check website for details

3) World Juggling Day
The event will be hosted by JuggleHub (Canberra’s Community Juggling Club) to celebrate all types of juggling! The day will feature a fun collection of juggling activities including juggling workshops, passing, volley club, juggling olympics and open space to do your own juggling. If you haven't juggled before there will be plenty of opportunities to give it a try! To cap off the day will be a combat juggling extravaganza called Fight Night where jugglers compete to be the last juggler standing!
Saturday June 15, 1pm – 7:30pm
Kaleen Community Hall

2) Brumbies vs Reds
The Brumbies are hoping for a strong vocal crowd when they take on the Reds in the final home match of the Super Rugby regular season! Our guys are in a good position – finishing at the top of the Australian conference after beating the Waratahs. The atmosphere is expected to be electric at GIO Stadium – so don’t miss out on your dose of Saturday night rugby!
Saturday June 15, 7:45pm
GIO Stadium
Cost: tickets from $12.25

1) The Forage
Don’t miss this showcase of street food by local cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries in a fun, festival style environment! It’s a chance for Canberrans and other visitors to sample what’s happening in our city, and gives vendors a platform to engage with the public. Enjoy more entertainment this time around too, with the same chilled out street party vibes!
Saturday June 15, 2pm – 7pm
Dairy Road, Fyshwick
Cost: free entry

Top 10 Tings to do in Canberra Sat 8 & Sun 9 June 2019

10 - Bus Depot Markets Kids in the Shed
Enjoy a family fun day out at the markets! There’ll be a lively atmosphere with lots for the kids to see and do. You’ll find stacks of products that kids love like handcrafted toys, bedroom accessories, artworks and lots of bright coloured kids clothes. There’ll also be lots of delicious treats to eat!
Sunday June 9, 10am – 4pm
Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston

9 - Braidwood Book Fair
Calling all book worms! The ever-popular Braidwood Book Fair is back! There’s a huge variety of books, DVD’s, CD’s, records and magazines – lots of treasures to be found. A local community event organised by the Anglican Parish of Braidwood.
June 7 – 10
National Theatre, Braidwood

8 - Sri Lankan Food Fair
Do you love traditional Sri Lankan food, or have always wanted to try it? Take your appetite to the Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple and enjoy a lunch of hoppers & egg hoppers, thosa, samosa, curries, short-eats, pan rolls, wade and more! There’ll also be free tea and coffee.
Saturday June 8, 11am – 2:30pm
Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple, Kambah

7 – Murrumbateman Village Market
A friendly market close to Canberra and Yass on the Barton Highway specialising in local fresh food and crafts. Check out the arts and crafts, fruit and vegies, bread, cakes, pastries, jams, sauces, farm fresh beef, pork and lamb, salami, olive oils, native plants and fresh produce straight out of local gardens. A number of local wineries are represented plus a wide range of crafts.
Saturday June 8, 9am – 1pm
Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds

6 – Born or Built
Questacon has another exciting and innovative exhibition – ‘Born or Built’. It examines the similarities and differences between humans and machines, explores our overlapping shared future and questions the choices we will make to get there. A must see!
On now at Questacon
Cost: free with normal entry fee

5 - World Wide Knit in Public Day
Local charity knitting group, Good Omen Goodeze is inviting members of the public to join them for a day of knitting! Take the time to knit or crochet a square for a blanket to be donated to the Canberra Hospital ICU or take your own project. They will have wool and needles available for beginners, as well as French knitting spools and pom pom makers made from recycled cardboard for children to learn a new skill and join in the fun!
Saturday June 8, 10am – 3pm
Westfield Belconnen
Cost: free

4 - Dragon Boat Festival
A festival celebrated by Chinese people to avoid bad luck and summon good luck for the year. There are prizes to win for fun games, traditional hand-craft activities and performances. Head along with the kids and have fun! Supported by local businesses and community artists.
Saturday June 8, 1pm – 3:30pm
2 Emu Bank, Belconnen

3 – Doggo Day Screening at Limelight Cinema
Take your pooch to the movies! Don’t miss this special dog friendly screening of ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’. Treat your dog to a round of pupcorn! Get in quick with tickets selling fast.
Sunday June 9, 8:30am
Limelight Cinema, Tuggeranong
Cost: Dog $10, Owner $20

2 - Queen & Country Music Festival
This year’s Queen & Country Music Festival promises to be bigger and better than the last, featuring some all-stars of Aussie country music! Enjoy performances by Jayne Denham, Hayley Jensen, Chalkie White, Rose & Co feat Lianna Rose, Jake Sinclair and Leanne Castley. There’ll be fire pits to keep you toasty, plenty of beers on tap and sweet tunes playing from 12pm till late.
Saturday June 8, 12pm till late
The George Harcourt Inn
Cost: presale $27

1 – CBR Brave vs Sydney Bears & Melbourne Mustangs
The CBR Brave have a big double header this weekend, taking on the two teams just below them on the Australian Ice Hockey League ladder! Our guys would love another strong home crowd to cheer them to victory!
Saturday June 8 at 5:30pm, Sunday June 9 at 4:30pm
Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre
Cost: Adult $22.50, Child $15, Family $60, Taste of Braddon $40