10 – ACT 2017 Springtime Antique & Collectibles Fair
Check out the huge range of antiques and collectables at the Fair – all at realistic prices. The Rotary Club’s raising money for CanTeen – supporting young people aged 12-24 living with cancer.
August 19 10am-5pm & August 20 10am-4pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla
Cost: Adult $8, Concession $6, Kids under 12 are free
9 – Party in the Park
Bring your friends and family for the official public launch of the brand new nature play Tuggeranong Town Park. Check out the new equipment and facilities! Have your face painted and grab a snag at the sausage sizzle!
August 20 10am-12pm
Tuggeranong Town Park, Greenway
8 – Australian Beard Day
Watch as Canberra’s best beard gets decided at King O’Malley’s! Do you know a bloke with a beard? If so, tell them to get in the running – there’s lots of prizes! Categories include longest beard, full beard, styled beard, partial beard, moustache, best beard in costume and Canberra’s Best Beard! There’ll also be live entertainment from 1pm! All money raised goes to White Ribbon Australia.
August 20 11am-9pm
King O’Malley’s, 131 City Walk, Canberra
7 – Kids Cushion Concert
BYO cushion for the little ones to sit on and get ready for a morning of fun and shenanigans! Comedian Sean Murphy will create the party for adults and kids aged 5-12. You’ll laugh till your tummy hurts and learn how to tie a balloon sword! Sean’s show of stand-up and storytelling educates and entertains!
August 19 10:30am-11:30am
Nishi Grand Stair, 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra
6 – Science Week
There’s still lots to see and do in Canberra for the remainder of Science Week! Among the spectacular events is Strictly Science. This one is just for the adults! Some off Canberra’s most fabulous performers join renowned scientists explaining what on earth – or in space – they are doing. Learn astronomy with Dr Brad Tucker and blowing things up with Dr Graham Walker – to name a couple!
August 19 7:30pm-10:30pm
Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
Cost: Adult $28, Concession $20
5 – John I Dent Cup Grand Final
The peak of the club rugby season kicks off on Saturday at Viking Park as the 2017 Champions will be decided across six grades. Canberra Royals and Wests will go head to head and play for the John I Dent Cup. There’s also plenty of interest in the lower grade comps! A great day of footy.
August 19, main game kicks off 3:25pm with other games starting from 9:35am
Viking Park, 4 Amsinck St, Wanniassa
4 – Freyja’s Footloose Fundraiser
Head along to help raise funds for A Cure for Freyja – A Mother’s Story. Five-year-old Freyja’s family are trying to raise money to send her overseas for urgent cancer treatment. Local artists will provide some great entertainment, including The Voice’s Amber Nichols! Tickets include finger food.
August 19 7pm
Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St, Weston Creek
3 – Big Boys Toys – The Ultimate Playground
This is THE event for boys who love their toys! Check out Drone Indoor Racing Action, the Pinball and Arcade Amusement Zone, the Nerf Arena, Shannons Cars and Bikes, the Mini Paintball Firing Range, the Strength Test Hub, the Remote Control Car Racing Track and heaps more!
August 19 & 20 10am-4pm
Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: Adults $20, Children $10, Kids under 6 are free! Tickets at the door only.
2 – Geoscience Australia Open Day
Enjoy the diverse program of free hands-on activities, science displays, talks and fun for all ages! Find out how earthquakes are detected, learn how your smart phone works and talk to real scientists! By the end of it, you may consider a career in geoscience!
August 20 9am-2pm
Geoscience Australia, Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston
1 – Raiders vs Panthers
Expect plenty of fireworks when the Panthers take on the Raiders at GIO Stadium! Penrith will be looking for revenge after the Raiders knocked them out of the finals last season. Cheer our guys on as they fight to keep their finals hopes alive! And don’t forget to pick up a FREE bottle of the new Raiders Choc-Mint Milk!
August 20, gates open 11:30am with the main game kicking off at 2pm
GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce
Cost: from $15