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

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