10 – Queanbeyan Swap Meet

This family friendly event is must for car enthusiasts and collectors. Last year there was about 500 sites and goods sold ranged from all eras of car parts to collectables, books, magazines and antiques. Site holders travel from all over Eastern side of Australia to sell their goods. The Big 3 Car show (incorporating the American Car Nationals) will be held on Sunday.

Saturday September 15 from 6am & Sunday September 16 from 8am

Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Ave, Queanbeyan


Cost: entry is $4 per day and children under 14 are free!
9 – Canberra Short Film Festival

The Canberra Short Film Festival is recognised as one of Australia’s oldest and best film competitions. Attracting an audience from all over Australia, the festival is known for selling out every session. CSFF represents the boundless talent that makes up Australia’s film industry and exposes guests to the best of short cinema from home and all over the world.

September 9 – 16


Check website for location & cost details


8 – BMX National Series Round 6

A thrilling series with seven rounds, more racing and more riders. From riders as young as five all the way through to Masters riders, current stars and future talents hoping to one day follow in the footsteps of Aussie Olympian Caroline Buchanan, when the series lands in the ACT, it will be captivating for competitors and spectators alike!

Saturday September 15 & Sunday September 16

Tuggeranong BMX Club, Sulwood Dr, Kambah



7 – Community Sports Gala

Ginninderra Athletics has partnered with Belconnen Community Service, UC Sport, the Capitals, Brumbies, Canberra Raiders, and the Canberra Cavalry to deliver a Community Sports Gala. Visitors can participate in the many sporting challenges being run around the field. Meet sporting stars, challenge yourself to an obstacle course or take on the Sprint Zone, firies will be there with their truck, there’s a Mascot Race, cheer on your local school in the Primary Schools Team Challenge or grab a bite to eat and enjoy a massage!

Saturday September 15, 9am – 12pm

Charnwood District Playing Fields


Cost: free for spectators


6 – Snow Dogs Day Out at Corin Forest

Corin Forest will welcome our four-legged friends back to the snow for the final weekend this year! Pooches and their owners can frolic in the snow and enjoy the Spring sunshine. Last weekend’s event was loved by more than 400 dogs – so if you’re keen to get involved, you’ll need to book quick!

Saturday September 15 & Sunday September 16

Corin Forest, 1268 Corin Dam Rd, Paddy’s River, ACT


Cost: $22 per person, dogs no charge


5 – Irish and Celtic Music Festival

Enjoy traditional Irish and Celtic music plus Australian folk, Celtic markets, a Poets Soiree, heaps of entertainment and special workshops. Yass has a long Irish history of Irish settlement which is the inspiration behind this festival. Held throughout many of the venues within Yass.

September 14, 15 & 16

Various venues within Yass


Cost: check website for details


4 – Mexican Fiesta Independence Day

Don’t miss one of the best parties and renowned Mexican events of the year! Celebrate through the sound of music, folklore, dancing and delicious traditional food. Wear a traditional Mexican costume and you may be eligible for a surprise!

Saturday September 15, 6pm – 11pm

37 Constitution Ave, Reid


Cost: Tickets at the door $20, kids under 12 are free

3 – Canberra Vikings vs Western Force

NRC action is back in Canberra this weekend! Cheer on the Canberra Vikings as they take on the Western Force at Viking Park. Our guys are coming off a big win over the Sydney Rays.

Sunday September 16, 3pm – 6pm

Viking Park, Amsinck St, Wanniassa


Cost: free!


2 – Big 3 Car Show & American Car Nationals

This family friendly event is must for people who love cars. If you have a Ford, Holden, Chrysler or American you’re invited to bring it along and show your pride and joy. There are a wide range of trophies on offer. No extra charge to enter your car in the show. Judging commences at 10:30am. It’s part of the Queanbeyan Swap Meet.
Sunday September 16, 10am – 2:30pm

Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Ave, Queanbeyan


Cost: $4 per day and children under 14 are free


1 – Floriade

Australia’s favourite Spring festival is back for another year and this one’s set to be bigger and better than ever! Visitors are invited to take a trip down memory lane as Floriade celebrates the best of pop culture. Key highlights include Nightfest, Greenhouse Workshops, Pialligo Urban Café, Dogs Day Out and of course, the huge array of stunning flowers.

September 15 – October 14 (every day from 9:30am – 5:30pm)

Commonwealth Park, Canberra


Cost: entry is free

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