10 – Gungahlin Sri Lankan Food Fair

Enjoy authentic delicious food cooked with Sri Lankan spices. There’ll be samosas, rice with traditional curries, pan rolls, egg hoppers and much more. All proceeds go towards a new Buddhist temple in North Canberra.

Saturday August 18, 10:30am – 2:30pm

Gungahlin Community Centre


Cost: nothing over $9


9 – CBS Youth Blues Jam

Each August, the Canberra Blues Society runs its Youth Blues Jam to promote younger musicians to wider audiences. The Bundah Blues Band from Narrabundah College will do the opening set, following by several fine musicians, ending with Muddy Wolfe – a Canberra-based blues/rock band. Enjoy a fun afternoon of live music!

Sunday August 19, 2pm – 5:30pm

Harmonie German Club of Canberra

Cost: CBS members $3, General Admission $5, Kids under 12 are free


8 – Psychic & Lifestyle Expo

Be amazed by Australia’s best Psychic Mediums live on stage, PLUS over 100 fantastic stalls of spiritual products, readers, artists and practitioners, 2 stages with 3 days of continual live presentations and entertainment.

August 17, 18 & 19

AIS Arena


Cost: $15 one day or $30 for a 3-day pass. Kids under 14 are free


7 – Antique & Collectables Fair

23 recognised antique dealers will exhibit and have for sale quality furniture, maps, prints, jewellery, dolls, fine books, china, pottery, clocks, watches, glassware and bric-a-brac. There’ll be a raffle of a collector’s item, to be drawn at 3pm on Sunday. Proceeds will go to local charity CanTeen.

August 17, 18 & 19

Albert Hall


Cost: Adult $10, Concession $8, Children under 14 are free


6 – National Science Week

There’s a couple of days of National Science Week left – with plenty to see and do! On Saturday at 1pm at Mt Stromlo, Dr Jonathan Fraine, who’s working on building NASA’s new space telescope, will talk about measuring the atmospheres of exoplants. At Questacon, there’s also a unique telling of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity but with a twist – jokes, a piano and a guest rapper!

August 11 – 19

Various locations


Cost: check website for workshop costs. Many are free!


5 – Fireside Festival

Warm your soul and fill your hearts with fine wine and food beside a roaring fire this winter at Canberra District’s Fireside Festival! There’ll be heaps to see and do during the two-week program of wine, food, music and fire. It runs around the region at selected member venues.

August 18 – September 2

Various locations


Cost: check website for details


4 – CBR Brave vs Sydney Ice Dogs

It’s the final CBR Brave home game of the year – so be sure not to miss out! It’s the purple jersey charity game – helping support Menslink. Get amongst the exciting atmosphere and enjoy an afternoon at the ice hockey!

Sunday August 19, 5pm

Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre


Cost: Adult $22.50, Child $15, Family $60


3 – Circus Oz

The Circus Oz production of ‘Model Citizen’ explores what it means to be a ‘model citizen’ in Australia today through satire and amazing acrobatics. Be wowed by mesmerising aerialists, daredevil acrobats, cigar box juggling, hula hooping and more.

August 16 – 18

Canberra Theatre Centre


Cost: tickets start from $45


2 – Raiders vs Roosters

The green machine plays at home again this weekend, hoping to defeat the Roosters! The team will wear special themed jerseys designed by local kids, as part of the #AutismWellbeing round. The jerseys will be auctioned off online after the game, to help raise money for the Ricky Stuart Foundation. Help cheer our guys to victory while enjoying a great afternoon at the footy!

Sunday August 19, gates open at 2:55pm with main game at 4:10pm

GIO Stadium


Cost: tickets from $25 for an adult and $17.50 for a junior


1 – Canberra’s Biggest Barn Dance

Kristen & Wilko are hosting Canberra’s Biggest Barn Dance to help raise money for drought relief. There’ll be live music, dancing, a petting zoo, rides, great food and much more! Don’t miss this chance to unite with other Canberrans while raising money for a great cause. Kristen & Wilko will be broadcasting live!

Saturday August 18, 3pm – 8pm

Thoroughbred Park


Cost: entry costs one bale of hay through the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners

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