10 – Canberra Small Business Market

Support local small businesses by shopping! There will be over 45 different local stalls selling everything from fashion, beauty, homewares, foods, toys, crafts, food & drinks, mens wares and more!

Sunday August 18, 9am – 3pm

Canberra Fitters Workshop, Kingston


Cost: free entry and parking



9 – Tales of Lake George

What are your tales of Lake George? Did you once swim in the lake? Have you seen anything particular? Do you know a story about the speed race? Take your tales and any photographs to the session! Head along for a fun family morning with Tim the Yowie Man and hear a few of his ‘tales’.

Sunday August 18, 10am – 12pm

Lake George Winery


Cost: Adults $20, kids free


8 – Craft & Quilt Fair

The Craft & Quilt fair is returning to EPIC for 2019! See a range of crafters and their products, demonstrations and have a go yourself in the workshops. Meet your friends, spend the day seeing it all while taking time for the things you love to see.

August 15 – 18, 10am – 4pm

Exhibition Park


Cost: tickets range from $7 – $44






7 – Rutherglen in the City

Rutherglen in the City offers wine lovers the chance to taste more than 100 rare and boutique wines from one of Australia’s most undiscovered and alternative wine regions. Discover something different at each pop-up cellar door and get up close and personal with 16 wine producers to find a new favourite! Expand your wine knowledge and palate at masterclasses, or sit-back and enjoy live music and artisan food before stocking up on wine to take home.

Sunday August 18, 10am – 5pm

Pialligo Estate


Cost: $35 pre-purchased ticket


6 – Dirrum Festival

The Dirrum Festival, organised by Radford College Year 12 students, sees world class speakers at the top of their field joined by young voices practising small, effective acts of social change. The annual event has become so popular, it’s been moved to a bigger venue! Among the speakers – Caitlin Figueirido, Simon Illingworth, Ahed Tamimi, Ian Chubb, Melissa Breen, Kevin Hines, Valerie Browning and Sophia Hamblin Wang. There’ll also be pop-up markets, food, fashion, live music and art!

Saturday August 17, 1 – 9pm

Boiler House Lecture Theatre, University of Canberra


Cost: check website for details













5 – Kids and Families Bike Riding Day

Haig Park Experiments and the Physical Activity Foundation invite kids and their families to bring their bikes and helmets for a free fun-filled day at the temporary bike skills track in Turner Parklands. There’ll be free bike maintenance checks, free bike riding safety sessions, you can chat with local bike riding experts and try out the track!
Saturday August 17, 10am – 2pm

Turner Parklands


Cost: free



4 – CBR Brave vs Newcastle Northstars

A game not to be missed – CBR Brave’s last home game before the boys go to the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League Finals! Get amongst all the excitement at the Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre!

Saturday August 17, 5:30pm

Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre


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



3 – National Science Week

Science Week wraps up this weekend with lots to see and do around the capital! Among the events – a science-themed Treasure Hunt, science pub trivia, an art class with a science twist and new science from the tombs inside the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

August 10 – 18

Various locations


Cost: check website for details






2 – Canberra Wines Fireside Festival

To celebrate one of the best times of year to enjoy award-winning cool climate wines, head along to the New Acton precinct! You can meet the makers, sample their wines, graze on food, groove to some tunes and purchase bottles to take home. Among the extensive line-up – Contentious Character Winery, Lerida Estate Wines, Mount Majura Vineyard, Murrumbateman Winery and Pankhurst Wines, just to name a few!
Saturday August 17, 3pm – 6pm

Nishi Grand Stair and Makeshift, New Acton


Cost: free


1 – A Chequered Past – National Museum Vehicles

Some of the Museum’s most significant vehicles will hit the track at Wakefield Park Raceway. This is a rare opportunity to see the vehicle collection in action. It’s also your chance to get up close to rarely displayed iconic vehicles, including the Model-T Ford truck used to promote Aeroplane Jelly and the 1948 Daimler landaulette, used by the Queen during the 1954 Royal Tour. Don’t miss out on this family-friendly celebration of Australia’s motoring history!

Saturday August 17, 10am – 3pm

Wakefield Park Racetrack, Goulburn


Cost: free

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