10 – The Queanbeyan Market

Check out the huge range of stallholders, mouth-watering food and giant board games! If you fancy yourself a bit of a wordsmith, take part in the giant Scrabble play off! Enjoy fresh produce, crafts, handmade goods, kids activities and more, with a focus on supporting regional farmers and local businesses.

February 18, 9am-1pm

Queanbeyan Town Park

https://www.facebook.com/QueanbeyanMarket/

Cost: free!

 

9 – Having A Baby In Canberra Expo

Meet and chat with local professionals! See what options and support is available for expectant parents, from planning your pregnancy through to being at home with your new baby, including where to have your baby.

February 17, 10am-3pm

“Brindabella Room” at the National Library

Home

Cost: free!

 

8 – Canberra’s Biggest Fancy Dress Party

If you love dressing up, then this event is right up your alley! Celebrating German Fasching Carnival, there’ll be adult face painting, magicians, DJs mixing up a Euro Dance Party, German Beer, Schnapps, food and more! There’ll be prizes for best dressed too!

February 17, 7pm – 11:30pm

Harmonie German Club

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/canberras-biggest-fancy-dress-party-tickets-41514491963

Cost: $20

 

7 – Mysterious Queanbeyan by Moonlight Tour

Local author and historian Nichole Overall leads you on a journey through the mysterious and historic backroads and byways of Queanbeyan. Hear stories of tragedy and mayhem, myth and murder, as well as ghost tales. Explore some of the city’s least seen locations and buildings after dark, including the most haunted building in Queanbeyan. You’ll also visit the oldest public cemetery in the region! Currently ranked the #1 thing to do in Queanbeyan on Trip Advisor!

February 17, 9pm – midnight

City of Queanbeyan

https://www.facebook.com/events/2030901493787883/

Cost: $60 (including supper)

 

6 – Cupid Undie Run

Be part of something great and join dozens of half-naked or fancy-dressed runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumour Foundation! Once you’ve completed the run, head back to the yacht club for food and drinks while enjoying the post run celebrations! There’ll be games, music, prizes for the highest fundraiser and best dressed, raffles and more!

February 18 from 10am

Southern Cross Yacht Club

Canberra

Cost: $60

 

5 – Diner En Blanc

An elegant affair where thousands of people dressed in white all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space. The secret location is revealed at the last minute! Enjoy a night mingling with people from diverse backgrounds, with no disruptions! With a focus on the glamour of high French society, watch as passers-by look on with awe from afar!

February 17

Location: secret!

https://canberra.dinerenblanc.com/

Cost: $58 + $12 membership

 

4 – Goulburn Rodeo

Celebrating 50 years, there’s heaps happening at the Goulburn Rodeo! There’ll be special performances, food and drinks as well as free camping! Help the organisers make this rodeo the best one yet, all while supporting the local community! Check out the open bull ride, saddle and bareback bronc rides.

February 17, gates open at 9am

Goulburn Showground

https://www.facebook.com/events/153874898503688/

Cost: Adults $15, 7-16 yrs $10, Families $40, under 6 are free!

 

3 – Gunning Show

There’ll be heaps to see and do at the Gunning Show! It has an Emergency Services theme, celebrating a century of the RFS in Gunning. The kids will be kept busy with activities like a rock-climbing wall, patting paddock, balloon twisting, the Gecko Gang, candle rolling, face painting, novelty events, reptile shows and skateboard demonstrations! There’ll also be yard dog trials, horse competitions, a shearing competition, farmers challenge and more!

February 18, 9am-7pm

Gunning Showground

http://www.gunningshowsociety.com.au/

Cost: Family $25, Adults $10, Under 18’s $5, Pensioners $5, Parking $10

 

2 – Big Canberra Bike Ride

More than 1000 people will ride on Sunday in Canberra’s annual celebration of cycling! Participants will ride in 5km, 20km, 68km and 120km events. Family and friends can relax as they wait for their rider to cross the finish line, with plenty of food and family entertainment as well!

February 18, registrations 12pm-4pm on Saturday & from 6am Sunday, with entertainment from 10am

Rond Terrace, Lake Burley Griffin

https://www.bigcanberrabikeride.org/

Cost: spectators are free!

 

1 – Multicultural Festival

One of Canberra’s biggest events is back this weekend – the Multicultural Festival! Over 200,000 people are expected to flock to Civic to enjoy the huge array of food and entertainment. Among the headliners – Leo Sayer, rapper Baker Boy, celebrity chef Poh and star of The Voice – Canberra’s Lucy Sugarman. There’s also a Children’s Sanctuary, street parade, live music and more!

February 16 – 19

In the centre of Civic

https://www.multiculturalfestival.com.au/

Cost: free!