10 – Birman Cat Club of Canberra All Breeds Cat Show
Check out the wide range of breeds like Abyssinians, Sphynx, Selkirk Rex’s, Birmans, Maine Coons, Siberians, Exotics Ragdolls, American Shorthairs and more. There will be food for sale and raffles for the public and the exhibitors. Listen to what the judges have to say about the beautiful cats. Chat to breeders and learn more about the cats.
Sunday May 19, 10am – 3pm
6 Gritten St, Weston
9 – World Bee Day at Parliament House
Celebrate World Bee Day at Parliament House, where it will be a hive of activity! Get up close and personal with bees, hear experts talk about them and even taste their honey.
Sunday May 19, 9am – 12pm and 2:30pm – 5pm
The Great Hall, Parliament House
8 – Absolutely 80’s Concert
Let your hair down at a rocking 80s dance party starring Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-men), Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen), Sean Kelly and the sensational Ally Fowler (Chantoozies). See 80s rock legends performing their hits then experience the ultimate Aussie super group as they join forces in a high octane two-hour concert. Grab a friend and dance the night away in awesome 80s style.
Saturday May 18, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia
Cost: VIP $60, Adult $35, Concession $30, Museum Friends $30
7 – ADF Rugby Championships & Defence Open Day
A free event for the whole ACT community in support of Soldier On. Five games to watch involving Navy, Army, Air Force, Australian Police/Border Force and Classic Brumbies. There’ll be as much action on the field as off with hot air balloon rides, armoured vehicle and Navy RHIB to climb into, obstacle courses for kids, three different bands to listen to, many giveaways, lots to eat and drink and more.
Saturday May 18, 9am – 5pm
Gungahlin Enclosed Oval
6 – MOAD’S Election Festival
This election day, Old Parliament House is an Australian Electoral Commission super booth for local and interstate voters. Before you cast your vote there’ll be lots to entertain the whole family. Little ones can even be part of a mini-election in PlayUP. And don’t worry – you can still get your democracy sausage – with your second biggest decision for the day being onion on top or underneath!
Saturday May 18, 8am – 6pm
Old Parliament House
5 – Academy of Interactive Entertainment Open Day
Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Open Day! The day will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and visitors can chat to teachers.
Saturday May 18, 10am – 3pm
Block E, Canberra Technology Park, Watson
4 – CBR Brave vs Sydney Ice Dogs
Our guys are second on the Australian Ice Hockey League ladder with five wins and just one loss so far this season! They’d love a strong home crowd to cheer them on to another victory!
Saturday May 18, 5:30pm
Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre
Cost: Adult $22.50, Child $15, Family $60
3 – Election Day Sausage Sizzles
There’s nothing quite like a democracy sausage on Election Day! There’s BBQ’s, bake sales and cake stalls at a range of locations, including Queanbeyan East Public School, Charles Conder Primary, Bonython Primary, Gilmore Primary, Wanniassa Hills Primary, Taylor Primary, Farrer Primary, Melrose High, Arawang Primary, Garran Primary, Red Hill School, Duffy Primary, Macquarie Primary, Kingsford Smith School, Charnwood Dunlop Primary, Mount Rogers Primary, Giralang Primary, Kaleen Primary, Lyneham Primary, Downer Community Centre, Majura Primary, Palmerston District Primary, Margaret Hendry School, Ngunnawal Primary, Burgmann Anglican School and more.
Saturday May 18
2 – Raiders vs Rabbitohs
The Raiders hope to continue their impressive form when they take on the Rabbitohs at home this weekend! They’d love to hit the field in front of a sea of green at GIO Stadium, after going down to the Roosters in Brisbane last week. Enjoy all the fun of game day in Canberra!
Saturday May 18, gates open 5:05pm, kick off at 7:30pm
GIO Stadium, Bruce
Cost: tickets from $20
1 – Million Paws Walk
Register now and walk to fight animal cruelty at Australia’s biggest dog walk! This year more than 2,000 dogs will be at the Lake Burley Griffin precinct to show their support for local animals in need. There’ll be live entertainment, stalls, delicious food, giveaways, activities with your pooch and a whole lot more! Everyone is welcome, including your four-legged friend regardless of the breed, size and age. Help the RSPCA continue their vital work of caring for animals in their time of need.
Sunday May 19, 9am – 2:30pm (walk starts 11am)
Patrick White Lawns, Parkes
Cost: check website for details