10 – Watson Preschool: Winter Wonderland Fete
Feast on cupcakes and bake stall goodies with a coffee or two. Savour the sausage sizzle and buy a book or three. There’ll be lots of fun activities like face painting and dance shows by Lucy Sparkles, as well as the lucky dip and jumping castle. A great way to entertain the kids on the first day of winter and support the community at the same time.
Saturday June 1, 11am – 2pm
Watson Preschool
https://www.facebook.com/events/1262137407276229/
Cost: free entry

9 – Mini Festival of Classical Music
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon then listening to classical music as you take in the sunset over Lake Tuggeranong. Hear some of Canberra’s finest up and coming young musicians in the opening concert (3.30-4.30pm) followed by the main concert (5.00pm) featuring the celebrated New England Ensemble and guests performing a program of classical favourites.
Sunday June 2 from 3:30pm
Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Mini-Festival of Classical Music


Cost: Adults $40, Students $25, Under 12’s $15, Family of 4 $100

8 – ICW: Chill Factor
Insane Championship Wrestling returns to Belconnen with Chill Factor! Featuring ICW champion Gimpy, Dozer, Mike Kelly, Rex, Sam Driver, Benny Whiplash, Nyx Jade and many more. All ages are welcome – enjoy a fun night for the whole family!
Saturday June 1, doors open 5:30pm, show starts 6pm
Belconnen Community Centre
http://communityswitch.com.au/events/view/20311/icw-chill-factor/
Cost: Adults $10, Kids $5, Under 5’s free

7 – Pets in the Park
All people and pets are invited to head down for an afternoon party to celebrate your neighbourhood and the animals that live in it. There will be fundraising opportunities available for the RSPCA. This event is being organised by the Mingle Team for the residents of Wright and Coombs. Enjoy live music, coffee and food cans, as well as a pop up bar!
Sunday June 2, 1:30pm – 4pm
Link Park, Wright
https://www.facebook.com/events/549950385531059/
Cost: free

6 – Radford Art Show
The popular Radford P&F Art Show is on again! This event has been running for more than 30 years and draws strong crowds from the Radford and Canberra district communities. Exhibition and 400+ works for viewing and for sale by Canberra and Regional artists.
Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2
https://www.radford.act.edu.au/community/p-and-f/art-show/

5 – TNA Turns Pink
TNA Turns Pink is a huge fundraising day based around a continuous netball game. There will be food stalls, monster raffles, photo booths, visits from emergency services and more. Teams, often in fancy dress, challenge friends, colleagues, family etc to a 12 min social netball match as part of the continues game. No experience needed. Be part of an attempt for a word record for most players in a netball exhibition match, while raising money for Marymead and Bosom Buddies ACT.
Saturday June 1, 8am – 6pm
Tuggeranong Netball Association
https://www.facebook.com/events/595523700922338/
Cost: competitors donate $5 each per game

4 – Canberra Lakeside Scavenge
Do you like getting out in nature? Listening to live music? Cleaning up trash, learning about conscious consumerism and hanging out with passionate individuals who are out to make a change? Then head on down and get amongst it! The scavenge is a litter clean-up where your trash, once sorted, becomes the currency in a pre-loved market to purchase the funkiest of threads, books, toys and more that have been donated by local community!
Saturday June 1, 9am – 1pm
Bowen Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/2199137733481397/
Cost: free

3 – CBR Brave vs Perth Thunder
Take the friends and family to the ice hockey to embrace the start of winter! A double-header at the Brave Cave means a double-dose of hockey and a double-up of pre-game goodness thanks to Grease Monkey and Bentspoke! Get a burger, beer and game ticket for just $40 – online only.
Saturday June 1, 5:30pm and Sunday June 2, 4:30pm
Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre

Home tickets


Cost: Adult $22.50, Child $15, Family $60, Taste of Braddon $40

2 – Hudson’s Circus
Hudson’s Circus presents a 2 hour traditional style Circus with a modern twist featuring daredevils, hilarious clowns and beautiful animal acts in a fast paced show for the whole family. All this and more presented by Australia’s foremost Ringmistress Jane De Goldi.
Workers Club Grounds Goulburn: May 30 – June 2
Queanbeyan Showgrounds: June 5 – 16
https://www.hudsoncircus.com/
Cost: tickets start from $15

1 – Perisher opens early!
Good news for local skiers and snowboarders! Thanks to a larger than expected dumping of fresh snow this week, Perisher is opening a week early! Staff are expecting a cracker weekend with the best early opening conditions in years! Front Valley will be open for skiing and boarding with the Village Eight Express making its debut, and a carpet will be running too for the beginners.
From May 31
Perisher Ski Resort
https://www.perisher.com.au/
Cost: check website for details