10 – Gungahlin Sri Lankan Food Fair

What better way to warm up on a winter’s day than with a delicious hot curry? Try a range of yummy food cooked with Sri Lankan spices. There’ll be hoppers, samosas, finger foods, rice with traditional curries, pan rolls and more! Proceeds to help the new Buddhist temple in North Canberra.

Saturday July 21, 10:30am – 2:30pm

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanaugh St, Gungahlin


Cost: nothing over $9!


9 – Bungendore Sheep Dog Trials

See Sheepdogs in action! This trial combines elements of the Australian and New Zealand Sheepdog Trial rules. The mid-winter trial with big frosts and waiting for the fog to lift before the start is a true test of handler, dog and sheep against the elements.

July 19 – 22 from 7:30am

Bungendore Showground, Matthews Lane, Bungendore


Cost: free for spectators


8 – Guinea Pig Show

Capital Country Cavy Club is holding a Guinea Pig Show, raising money for Dementia Australia. Wear teal in support of this great cause! The family will love it – with lots of guinea pigs on display, a fun public pet show, as well as guinea pigs and accessories for sale.

Sunday July 22, 10am – 3pm

Erin St, Queanbeyan



7 – The Souq – a Festival of Culture

A vibrant festival brimming with authentic flavours, sights and sounds inspired by Islamic culture. The Bearded Bakers will be one of the main attractions – an insta-famous singing, dancing group who serve Jerusalem Street Food from a custom shipping container. There’ll also be arts and crafts, musical performances and more!

Sunday July 22, 11am – 3pm

National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton


Cost: free entry


6 – Ultimate Women’s Weekend Expo

A weekend for the ladies with over 90 free seminars and workshops on nutrition, fitness, wellbeing, personal development, business development and more! There’ll also be free showbags for the first 2000 through the door. Check out the 100+ exhibitors from a range of industries with something to do and try at each site. Enjoy free pampering in the Relaxation Zone and hear from incredible guest speakers.

Saturday July 21 & Sunday July 22, 9am – 4pm

Budawang Pavilion, Exhibition Park, Mitchell


Cost: Adults $12, Students, seniors & concession $10, Children over 12 $8, kids under 12 are free!


5 – Subsdance Open Day

Thought about learning to dance but not sure what style to try? Or just keen to get warm on a cold winter day? Head along to the Subsdance Open Day where you can try ALL their dance styles for free! There’ll be half hour taster classes back to back, with something for everyone from Samba to Dancehall to Salsa – just to name a few! Participants who enrol on the day get 15{574d531d5fc467f25e34179971194f57f82ed0fcc8bb5ce3f07badc5570e102e} off their term fees. Classes are taught at beginner level and everyone’s welcome!

Saturday July 21 from 10am

Subsdance Dance Studio, Eyre St, Kingston


Cost: free!


4 – Christmas in July at Mona Farm

A great day out with friends or family – there’ll be snow, Christmas carols, Santa, miniature steam train rides, market stalls, Christmas lunch, mulled wine and antiques! A great chance to get a sneak peek at the work being done in Mona’s heritage gardens and view sculptures by renowned artists Robert Barnstone and Stephen King.

Saturday July 21, 10am – 5pm

Mona Farm, Kings Highway, Braidwood


Cost: Tickets from $10


3 – Timomatic concert

Canberra’s own multi-platinum entertainer Timomatic will wrap up his National Regional Tour here in his home town! In this new chapter, Timomatic steps into his true role of singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. Supporting Timomatic will be artists and dancers from Legs Dance Studio, Elevate Academy and Kulturebreak.

Sunday July 22 from 3pm

Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, City West


Cost: $30


2 – Skating At Festival

It’s the last weekend so be sure to check it out! The open-air ice rink offers fun for the whole family with music, rides and delicious food! Ideal for people of all ages and skill levels. Parents can join the kids on the ice or watch from the sidelines with a hot coffee or snack from one of the vendors. For kids who need a bit of help, the world’s first ‘Kanga’ skate aid will help keep them balanced! A great school holiday activity.

June 29 – July 22

Garema Place, Civic


Cost: Adult $25, Child $18, Family $79


1 – Cartier exhibition

It’s all glitz and glamour at the National Gallery’s Cartier Exhibition which wraps up this weekend. Check out the 300+ pieces, including the famous tiara Kate Middleton wore at her wedding, Grace Kelly’s engagement ring and Elizabeth Taylor’s ruby and diamond necklace! It’s the most significant jewellery collection to ever visit Australia.

March 30 – July 22 (open till 6pm both nights this weekend)

National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Pl, Parkes


Cost: Adult $27 (check website for full range of prices)

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