10 – Easter in Queanbeyan

The 1000-egg hunt is on again in the Queanbeyan Town Park! Take the kids to meet the Easter bunny, play giant lawn games and check out the boutique handmade and homegrown market stalls!

March 17 from 9am

Queanbeyan Park, Lowe St


Cost: free!


9 – St Patrick’s Day

Join in on the biggest Irish celebration of the year – St Patrick’s Day! Canberra’s largest Irish pub is the place to be with live Irish music, Irish dancing and the freshest Guinness and Kilkenny going around!

March 17, 11am till late

King O’Malleys, Civic


Cost: free!


8 – Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition

Check out the display of over 30 bonsai by local and interstate artists! There’ll be a raffle and demonstrations at 2pm each day – showcasing the techniques involved in training Australian plants as bonsai. Join guided walks and visit full sized versions of species represented in the exhibition.

March 17 9:30am-4:30pm & March 18 9:30am-4pm

Australian National Botanic Gardens


Cost: Adults $5, Concession $3, children under 12 are free!


7 – Bungendore Harvest Festival

There’s heaps to see and do at the Bungendore Harvest Festival! Visitors can enjoy food, farming and fibre related activities designed to promote all the great things our region has to offer! There’ll be wine tastings, cannoli, cooking demonstrations, farm tours, a dachshund fashion parade and more!

March 16 – 18

Various locations in Bungendore


Cost: free!


6 – Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Enlighten wraps up this weekend – with the Canberra Balloon Spectacular one of the highlights! More than 30 hot air balloons take to the skies of Canberra, including Kermie the frog and a colourful hummingbird. Pilots will inflate their balloons from 6:15am each day, weather permitting, on the lawns of Old Parliament House. Spectators can also enjoy a delicious hot brekkie on site from the Belconnen Lions Club.

March 10 – 18 from 6:15am

Lawns of Old Parliament House, King Edward Terrace, Parkes

Cost: free for spectators!


5 – Art, Not Apart 2018

A free festival packed with performance art, music, installations, a street party, mash ups of art and science and after parties! The festival theme “Climax” will see an outburst of culture at several locations including NewActon, the Shine Dome and NSFA. Organisers have also stepped up the food and drink offerings, with some big names on board like Bar Rochford, Morks and the Cannoli Brothers, to name a few!

March 17 from 1pm

NewActon, the Shine Dome, NFSA and surrounds

Cost: free, with some events ticketed


4 – Yass Show

The 2018 show will once again feature the usual favourites like antique farm machinery, shearing competition, yard dogs, woodchopping, vintage and veteran cars, show jumping, PBG bullride, a magician and lots of baby animals! You can also take your pets for the Pet Competition!

March 17 & 18

Yass Showground


Cost: Adults $20 for Saturday & $15 for Sunday, Children 5-18 $5


3 – Handmade Markets

This fantastic event brings together over 260 talented artists, designers and producers from all over Australia to Canberra to showcase their handmade designs. Find something unique and well-priced. There’s everything from fashion, furniture, ceramics, sculpture, kid’s toys and clothes, jewellery, accessories and more. And of course, the gourmet food and wine pavilion!

March 17 & 18

Exhibition Park


Cost: free! Gold coin donations encouraged.


2 – Raiders vs Knights

The Raiders kick off the NRL season in Canberra with a big clash against the Knights! Newcastle’s recruited heavily for this season and our guys are fired up, so it’s set to be a tough clash. Help cheer our guys to victory!
March 18, gates open at 5:15pm with kick off at 6:30pm

GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce


Cost: tickets from $17.50


Brumbies vs Sharks

Support the Brumbies as they take on the Sharks in their first home game of the season! Our guys will have their work cut out for them, as the South Africans have a side jam-packed with quality talent. A clash you don’t want to miss!

March 17, 7:45pm

GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce


Cost: tickets from $12.25

RAIDERS & BRUMBIES COMBO TICKETS – Adult double pass $40


1 – Skyfire

Skyfire celebrates 30 years as Canberra’s best attended, free outdoor community event! There’ll be plenty for the family to see and do, including great on-stage performances, food vans, the Family Fun Zone, displays by Australia’s Federation Guard at Gallipoli Reach, a RAAF fast jet handling display overhead and the spectacular fireworks display! An event not to be missed!

March 17 from 2pm

Lake Burley Griffin


Cost: free entry

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