10 – Canberra Kids Market

Discover new, handmade and pre-loved clothes, toys, books, games, accessories, furniture, prams, strollers, equipment for babies, toddlers and young ones! There’ll be heaps of stalls and great bargains. Food and coffee available. Free parking.

Saturday September 1, 9am – 12pm

Fitzroy Pavilion, Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell


Cost: $3 entry fee (kids under 12 are free)


9 – #Yoga4Dignity

Over 200 yoga instructors around Australia have donated a class to raise funds for the work Share the Dignity do to help bring dignity to the lives of women affected by homelessness and domestic violence. Enjoy yoga with like-minded women while supporting a worthy cause.

Saturday September 1 (check website for location and session times)

Classes in Bonython, Greenway, Torrens, Phillip, Kingston, Barton, Turner, Bruce & Nicholls


Cost: $20


8 – Father’s Day Beer & Burgers at Hotel Kurrajong

Celebrate dad on Father’s Day at Hotel Kurrajong with Capital Brewing Co. beers, live music by Tom Harrigan, dad sized burgers and loaded fries for the family to share. There’ll be games in the courtyard for the kids, sliders and bubbles for mum to relax and a selection of locally crafted beers for dad.

Sunday September 2, 12pm – 3pm

Hotel Kurrajong, National Cct, Barton


7 – The Rat Bags tribute to Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin

‘The Rat Bags’ will perform their classy tribute to swing Kings Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin on Father’s day. Start spreading the news. $65 pp Includes a delicious country style roasted dinner, dessert and the The Rat Bags Show. Tickets are limited. They can be purchased at ACT Tyrepower in Belconnen (ask for Neville) or online by emailing andrew@lemvis.com

Sunday September 2, 6pm – 9:30pm

Gold Creek Station, Victoria St, Hall


Cost: $65


6 – GoBoat Canberra Drought Fundraiser

100{574d531d5fc467f25e34179971194f57f82ed0fcc8bb5ce3f07badc5570e102e} of proceeds from every GoBoat booked for Saturday the 1st of September will be donated to the One Bucket campaign to support drought-affected families. GoBoat will also donate $20 from every gift voucher purchased up until Father’s Day. If you’ve been thinking about jumping on board a GoBoat, there’s never been a better time, because you’ll be having fun and making a difference.

Saturday September 1

Wharf 2, Trevillian Quay, Kingston


Cost: check website for details


5 – 80 Days of Earth Discovery

Geoscience Australia has lots of interesting events planned as part of 80 Days of Earth Discovery! Some of the many events include mineral and fossil collection tours, Earth Science Week, the Australian Geoscience Council Convention and more.

August 1 – October 20

Geoscience Australia, Corner of Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Dr, Symonston


Cost: check website for details


4 – Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Check out this new free exhibition celebrating the life and work of one of Australia’s most acclaimed and beloved actors. Explore film costumes and props, Heath’s own character research journals, celebrity portraits, acting awards, costumes, a number of rare objects and more! Curated in collaboration with his family, this exhibition offers a rare insight into the man behind the camera.

August 10 – February 10

National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Cct, Acton


Cost: free (bookings essential)


3 – Canberra Vikings vs QLD Country

The National Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend with the Canberra Vikings to welcome QLD Country in a rematch of the 2017 NRC grand final! The Vikings squad features a core group of Brumbies players, other top local talent and young guns ready to make their debut. Local rugby fans will be able to attend the trio of home matches for FREE in September. Volunteers will be collecting donations for drought relief and Marymead.

Saturday September 1, 5pm

Viking Park, 4 Amsinck St, Wanniassa


Cost: free!


2 – Canberra Raiders Cup finals

There’ll be a new winner of the Canberra Raiders Cup this season as South Canberra rivals Tuggeranong and Woden face off in the Grand Final. Tuggeranong’s never won a First Grade Premiership, while Woden’s last Premiership was in 1996. In the Katrina Fanning Shield (Women’s Tackle) competition, the Yass Magpies and Goulburn Stockmen will attempt to claim the Premiership. The Mawson Club CRC Ladies League Tag will once again be between the West Belconnen Warriors and Goulburn Workers Bulldogs. Elsewhere, the Queanbeyan Blues and West Belconnen Warriors will face each other in the Reserve Grade Grand Final for the second year running. The Blues will also look to claim the Under 18’s Grand Final as they take on the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs.

Sunday September 2, first game at 9:20am with main game at 3:30pm

Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan


Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Pensioners and Free Entry for Children Under 16


1 – Flying High in the Googong Sky

A colourful free event that attracts hundreds of kite flyers and spectators every year! With the event landing on Father’s Day, it’s the perfect opportunity for a great family day out. The visual feast will include a giant jellyfish, a humpback whale, flying bunnies, piglets and the family favourites, while local chef Harish Chocha will be feeding the crowd with some of the best burgers in town.

Sunday September 2, 11am – 2pm

Rockley Oval, Rockley Parade, Googong


Cost: free! Take your kite and picnic rug.

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