10 – Gungahlin Jets Family Fun Day

Enjoy free entry to local footy and experience a great community club! There’ll be 7 junior footy games, side show alley, a netball shootout, white elephant stall, a BBQ and cake stall, raffles, the ACT Rural Fire Service truck will be there, and heaps more!

May 13 10am-2pm

Amaroo District Playing Fields, Horse Park Dr, Amaroo


Cost: free!


9 – GIANTS Netball vs Melbourne Vixens
Watch GIANTS Netball take on the Melbourne Vixens in Round 12 of 2017 Suncorp Super Netball at the AIS! There’ll be plenty of entertainment on and off the court, so get there early to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun!

May 14, fan fun begins at 12pm with the game starting at 1pm

AIS Arena, Leverrier Cres, Bruce


Cost: from $26


8 – Toddlers’ Prom – Kids & Family Concert

Kids aged 2-8 can experience live ensemble music, learn about instruments and even have a go at conducting! The ANU Music Society’s Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra bring much-loved tunes like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! A fun time for kids and parents!

May 13 10:30am-12pm

Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera St, Braddon


Cost: Child $6, Adult $10, Family (of 4) $25


7 – Canberra Kids Market

There’ll be a huge range of goods on display with everything from clothes to cots, prams, bassinets, bikes, strollers, toys, and accessories galore. There’ll be around 100 stalls offering everything you need for the little ones!

May 13 9am-12pm

Fitzroy Pavilion, Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell


Cost: $4 (kids are free!)


6 – Mother’s Day Classic

Walk or run 5km or run 10km to help raise funds for breast cancer research. There’ll also be stacks of activities for kids and adults including warm-up aerobics, roving performers, a food court, free massages, a kids activity area, face painting, a jumping castle and more! There’ll also be coffee carts and a sausage sizzle! A great day out for a good cause.

May 14 from 7am

Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park


Cost: Entry fees range from $30-$170


5 – Canberra Royals Polocrosse Club Women’s Carnival

An action-packed event raising money for the Breast Cancer Network Australia and Ovarian Cancer Australia. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family – everyone is welcome. Compared to being rugby on horseback, this sport is great fun to watch! There’ll also be a fundraiser dinner and live music.

May 13 & 14 from 8:30am

Bungendore Showground and Camping/Caravanning Park, Mathews Lane, Bungendore, NSW


Cost: spectator entry is free!


4 – Campbell 5 Community Festival

Head along to see the progress of the C5 precinct, help raise funds for Solider On and enjoy a glass of wine and wood-fired pizza. Yum! There’ll be heaps of family activities like face painting, live music, Kristen and Rod from MIX 106.3 will be there from 10am-1pm, as well as Brumbies players!

May 13 11am-3pm

Hassett Park, 6 Chowne St, Campbell


Cost: free!


3 – Comedians at Canberra Theatre: Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live AND Akmal – Trial and Error

Comedian Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir ‘The Happiest Refugee’ to life in a moving stand-up show combining humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces. Accomplished comic Akmal also brings his new show to Canberra where he canvasses topics like his Arabic heritage, religion and immigration in his usual fresh and funny way!

Anh Do: May 13 7:30pm, Adult tickets: $54.90

Akmal: May 13 8pm & May 14 8pm, Adult tickets: $15

Canberra Theatre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra



2 – Motorcycle Blanket Run

The Blanket Run is an annual event to raise money and goods for those in need of support during winter. Organisers are calling for donations of new warm blankets, cash, non-perishable foods and used riding jackets for the Salvation Army. Families invited to watch riders depart and return to Parliament House. Food and drinks available.

May 13 meet at 8:30am for a 10am departure

Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes


Cost: donations encouraged


1 – Happy Birthday Telstra Tower

Celebrate Telstra Tower turning 37! There’ll be lots of activities like face painting, glitter tattoos, fairy floss, popcorn and much more! A celebration the whole family will enjoy.

May 14 10am-2pm

100 Black Mountain Drive


Cost: free entry from 10am-12pm, $3 per person for the rest of the day

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