10 – Abstractions
Renowned and diverse local photographer, Martin Ollman presents a unique view of Canberra through close ups, nature, people and places. Abstractions is on display in Gallery 1 until 28 July – so go in to see his striking images!
July 6 – 28
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway
9 – Truffles, Wine and Jazz
Back again for the 3rd year – the delicious and entertaining Truffles, Wine and Jazz Night! Enjoy wine tastings from local wineries such as Mount Majura Vineyards, Lerida Estate and Long Rail Gully Wine. The Chef’s menu has been inspired by Macenmist Truffles with a range of options available. To top off the night, live music from Jazz Band Tilt Trio Band. Family Friendly event.
July 14, 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Mercure Canberra, Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave, Braddon
8 – Mt Stromlo Observatory Site Tour
Learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites that’s rich in history! The Mount Stromlo Observatory has been carrying out astronomical observations for over 100 years and has grown into one of the great observatories. It’s weathered two devastating bushfires and earned a Nobel Prize!
July 14, 9:30am – 11am
Mount Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Rd, Weston Creek
Cost: General Admission $5
7 – STOMP
Head along for a 1920’s inspired evening of speakeasy cocktails and casino gaming for prizes at this charity dance event. Dress up for a night of amazing performances, fun activities and plenty of dancing. Funds raised will go Pets in the Park, Daintree Rainforest Trust and Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin projects.
July 14 from 6:30pm
Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla
Cost: general admission $41.35, Concession $26.03
6 – Mid Winter Nights at Questacon
Explore Questacon after dark! Celebrate winter with tasty food, stargazing, winter crafts and science shows in addition to the eight action-packed galleries. Immerse yourself in the ultimate winter activity these July school holidays with Mid-Winter Nights @ Questacon!
July 14, 5:30pm – 9pm
Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Adult $15, Concession $10, Child (4-16) $10, Child under 4 FREE, Family $40
5 – EPIC Day Out
A great day out for the family! There’ll be a nerf arena, reptile farm, magician, bubble artist, mirror maze and more! Graze the Indulge Coffee and Chocolate booths, enjoy live music and the Demonstration Stage. Or if you’re feeling decadent, book a spot in the High Coffee Lounge! Also in the Rustic Room – there’ll be wine and beer samples, dried meats, olives and oils, hobbies and crafts – even a caricaturist!
July 14 – 15, 10am – 4pm
Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: Adult $20, Child $15, Under 6 are free, Family $60
4 – Skating At Festival
The open-air ice rink offers fun for the whole family with music, rides and delicious food! Ideal for people of all ages and skill levels. Parents can join the kids on the ice or watch from the sidelines with a hot coffee or snack from one of the vendors. For kids who need a bit of help, the world’s first ‘Kanga’ skate aid will help keep them balanced! A great school holiday activity.
June 29 – July 22
Garema Place, Civic
Cost: Adult $25, Child $18, Family $79
3 – Lifeline Bookfair
Grab some bargains and help Lifeline Canberra raise money for it’s crisis support service! There’ll be over 250,000 items for sale with a wide range of books, magazines, comics, maps, records, DVDs, CDs, games, puzzles and more!
July 13 – 15, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm
Southern Cross Basketball Stadium, Pitman St, Greenway
Cost: entry by gold coin donation
2 – World Curry Festival
The World Curry Festival is back for its fourth year – dishing out a wide variety of curries and cultural performances, as well as a chilli eating competition! There’s an exciting program of entertainment lined up to accompany the array of warming dishes, including Bollywood dancers, the African Orchestra and even a flash mob!
July 13 – 15, Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
City Walk, Canberra
Cost: free entry
1 – Raiders vs Cowboys
The Raiders return to GIO Stadium for the first time in over a month on Saturday night, to take on the Cowboys! Our guys need a win to keep their finals hopes alive, so they’d love as many fans there cheering them on as possible! There’ll be heaps happening on and off the field, including your chance to win a signed Raiders jersey and cap!
July 14, gates open 6:15pm with main game at 7:30pm
GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce
Cost: tickets from $25 for an adult and $17.50 for a junior