10 – Kids Outdoor Play Day in Haig Park

Kids can try a range of play activities designed to get them moving including tree climbing, slacklining, an obstacle course, nature play, circus skills and aerial sports. In between all the active fun, take a break to enjoy the arts and crafts, live music and performances. Visit one of the food stalls to complete your play day with a picnic in the park. Everyone is welcome! (Play activities recommended for ages 5 to 12.).

Saturday July 20, 11am – 3pm

Haig Park


Cost: free


9 – Chinese Festival Day

Celebrate Chinese art, culture and history and be inspired by the ‘Historical Expression of Chinese Art’ exhibition. There’ll also be dragon dancing, music and art and craft activities.

Sunday July 21, 10am – 1pm

National Museum of Australia


Cost: free entry

8 – Subsdance Open Day

Want to warm yourself up this winter and looking for something new to do? Head to the Subsdance Open Day to try half hour free taster classes on what’s on the timetable in Term 3, including new kids and fitness classes! Among the styles on offer – Reggaeton, Afro Fusion, Afro Brazilian, Samba, Brazilian Funk, Caburlesque, Dancehall, Sass Femme Hip Hop and After Dark Boudoir Technique. Sign up on the day to get a 15% discount on term fees!
Saturday July 20, 9am – 3pm

Subsdance Dance Studio


Cost: free


7 – CBR Brave vs Newcastle Northstars

The CBR Brave are back in Canberra this weekend, hoping to get another strong vocal crowd to cheer them to victory against Newcastle! Our guys are in a strong position, coming off that double win against the Melbourne Ice. The Northstars are in second place behind CBR Brave on the ladder.

Saturday July 20, 5:30pm

Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre


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


6 – Beard & Beer Day

The famous Beard and Beer Day is back and bigger than ever! With over $3000 in prizes, face painting, local beer on tap and live Irish music, you can’t go wrong! Beard categories being judged include longest beard, best full beard, most styled beard, best bearded team and the best beard of 2019!
Sunday July 21, 11am – 11pm

King O’Malley’s


Cost: free


5 – Wintervention

There’s no need to spend winter indoors with Canberra’s only open-air ice rink in Civic! More than just skating – Wintervention is bursting with activities including markets, ice shows, a life-size snow globe and live entertainment. It wraps up this weekend, so be sure not to miss it!

July 5 – 21

Civic Square, Canberra


Cost: check website for details


4 – Aussie Night Markets

Head along for a winter fest of fabulous hot meals and delicious dessert! There’ll be street food, rides, food trucks, boutique stalls and more!

Saturday July 20 and Sunday July 21, 4-10pm

Thoroughbred Park


Cost: gold coin

3 – Raiders vs Wests Tigers

The Raiders hope to score a win this weekend as they host the Wests Tigers at home in a historical rendezvous for the two clubs. It’s been 30 years since the epic 1989 grand final! There’s lots happening on and off the field, including a Past Player Parade at half-time with over 70 returning Raiders first-grade players.

Saturday July 20, gates open 3pm, main game 5:30pm

GIO Stadium


Cost: tickets from $20


2 – The Lion King

This long-anticipated remake of Disney’s 1994 hit has finally hit the cinemas! James Earl Jones reprises his original role as Mufasa. The film also stars the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Beyonce and more! It follows the story of young lion Simba, who flees his kingdom after the murder of his father, only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

In cinemas now


Cost: check with your local cinema for ticket prices and session times


1 – Moon landing Anniversary events

There’s a whole range of events happening around the capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing! From exhibitions to tours and special screenings – there’s something for everyone! Here’s links to just some of the events:

ANU Canberra Moon Week: https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/canberra-moon-week-events

Questacon’s Lunar Family Day: https://www.questacon.edu.au/events/lunar-family-day-0

CSIRO Open Days: https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2019/Join-CSIRO-to-celebrate-the-Apollo-11-Moon-landing-at-The-Dish

NFSA screenings: https://www.nfsa.gov.au/events/moon-landing-50-years

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