10 – Children’s Week at Boundless

Celebrate Children’s Week with a day of fun at Boundless! The National Capital Authority and Marymead are hosting a free Children’s Festival with a sausage sizzle, Lego activity, gardening with Bunnings, book giveaways, face-painting and a jumping castle!

Saturday October 19, 10am – 2pm

Kings Park, Parkes


Cost: free


9 – Tour of Duty Rock Concert

Aussie Rock Legend Swanee headlines the Tour of Duty Rock Concert in support of the local community. Supported by Beats Working, Matt Dent and Juggernaut. Food and drinks will be available on site, with a free shuttle bus in the Queanbeyan area too.

Saturday October 19, 4pm till late

Queanbeyan Showgrounds


Cost: $20


8 – Garage Sale Trail

If you love a good garage sale, this event is for you! The Garage Sale Trail is a national event, where thousands of community groups and householders hold garage sales, to help reduce landfill. There are hundreds of garage sales registered in Canberra, with plenty of bargains up for grabs!

Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20

Various locations (check website for sales near you)


Cost: free


7 – Tennis Carnivale

Have a great time while helping raise money for Ronald McDonald House Canberra! There’ll be free adult and junior coaching clinics, a dress up comp, prizes and giveaways, jumping castle, face painting, Wilson racquet demo, speed serving competition, social tennis, a BBQ and more! There’s also 3 hours left of the 24 hour cardio challenge – also raising money for RMHC.

Saturday October 19, 1pm – 4pm

Weston Creek Tennis Club


Cost: free


6 – Braddon Busking Festival

Enjoy a day filled with music and performance in the vibrant streets of Braddon! Visitors to the Festival will vote for their favourite buskers with special ‘voting coins’ – available from participating stores in Braddon on the day. Visitors are also encouraged to tip their favourite buskers with real money! This is the first Canberra festival dedicated to music and other performing buskers, run by local community group – the Braddon Collective.

Sunday October 20, 11am – 7pm



Cost: free


5 – Canberra Riesling Challenge

The 20th Canberra International Challenge has attracted 502 entries from 228 wineries across nine Riesling producing countries. Enjoy this delicious showcase of the finest of all white wine varieties. There’s a special event to wrap it up – a Riesling Consumer Tasting on Saturday, where visitors have four hours to taste their way around the world! It’s a unique opportunity, with many of the wines unavailable unless you visit the region they come from.

Saturday October 19, 11am – 3pm

Albert Hall


Cost: $50



4 – Canberra Treasure Hunt

The hunt is on Canberra! Will you be able to complete the Hunt and discover Canberra’s treasures? Get a team together to uncover the capital’s hidden history, as you race to solve riddles and discover Canberra’s hidden gems.

Saturday October 19, 10am – 1pm (registration from 9am, team briefing 9:45am)

Start: Public Place, Chisholm


Cost: check website for details



3 – Canberra Vikings vs Fijian Drua

It’s a crucial knock out match for the Canberra Vikings, who are hoping for a strong home crowd at Viking Park to cheer them to victory against Fiji in their semi-final! Our guys warmed up this week with some unusual preparation, channelling their inner-Viking by doing some axe throwing! Game day will also be the Vikings Family Fun Day with a jumping castle and face painting from 2pm.

Sunday October 20, 3pm kick off

Viking Park


Cost: gold coin donation with all money raised going to Rural Aid



2 – The Forage

In true Spring style, The Forage will bring you the best street food, beverages, entertainment and some surprises! So grab your mates, celebrate the turn of season and get amongst Canberra’s biggest street party!

Saturday October 19, 2pm – 7pm

1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick


Cost: free entry



1 – Murrumbateman Field Days

Enjoy a country experience for the whole family! 20,000 people are expected to flock to Murrumbateman for this big annual event. There’ll be over 450 exhibitors showcasing a range of lifestyle and home products, fashion, farm machinery, solar alternatives and more! Visitors will also enjoy music and dance, helicopter rides, animals galore and heaps of kids activities.

Saturday October 19, 8am – 5pm and Sunday October 20, 8am – 4pm

Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds


Cost: Adult $16.89, Concession $9.72, Child 12-16 $4.60, Children under 12 free

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