10) Lifecycle Community Ride

Enjoy a picturesque ride around Lake Burley Griffin while helping raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation John James Village in Garran. A great event for social riders, families and those wanting to achieve a personal distance challenge. You can ride anytime between 8am and 4pm. There’ll also be a jumping castle, food, drinks and the Gecko Gang will be there!

Saturday October 21st from 8am

Rond Terrace, Parkes


Cost: Adult $25, Child under 16 $15, family $65


9) Lyneham Primary School Fete

There’s heaps on offer for kids big and small at the Lyneham Primary “tempting fete!” For the grown ups, there’s craft, books, plants and coffee. For the kids – bubble soccer, a fire engine, box maze, paper plane competition, singing and dancing and maybe even throwing wet sponges at the teachers! Enter the raffle with heaps of prizes on offer like dinner at Parlour, Questacon tickets, art books, an Ikea cooking basket and more!

Saturday October 21 10am-3pm

Lyneham Primary School, Brigalow St


Cost: pay for what you purchase


8) Garage Sale Trail

Dozens of Canberra households have registered for the Garage Sale Trail, selling things like toys, homewares, clothes, plants and more! For sellers, it’s a free and fun way to de-clutter, make some pocket money and meet local people. For shoppers, it’s a great way to snag a bargain and find something unique. To see what’s near you, visit the website.

Saturday October 21 & Sunday October 22

Various locations around Canberra


Cost: pay for what you purchase


7) St Johns Community Fair

What better way to spend your weekend than soak up the atmosphere at a traditional fair? This one’s jam packed full of entertainment, stalls, homemade jams and cakes, craft, books, food stalls, a BBQ, coffee, plants, clothes, trinkets and treasures, white elephant goods, kids activities, pony rides, a jumping castle, face painting, fairy floss and more! Reptiles Inc. will also bring their bearded dragons, blue tongues, shingle backs, pythons, goannas, turtles and tree frogs!

Saturday October 21 9:30am-1:30pm

St John the Baptist Church, 45 Constitution Ave, Reid


Cost: pay for what you purchase


6) The Floriade Fringe

Enjoy three huge days filled with theatre, art, music, food and dancing. A roaring cast of local and interstate artists will perform. You can help make giant puppets, sing along with the Disney Choir, check out the community cook off and dance the night away!

Saturday October 21 1pm-1am

Haig Park


Cost: entry is by donation (all donations go to artists). Tickets to exclusive shows are also available for purchase.


5) Wanderlust 108

A celebration of healthy living! This day is all about community – combining a 5k run/walk, an outdoor yoga experience and a guided meditation. There’ll be DJ’s on the main stage, healthy organic food, local craft vendors and lots more!

Saturday October 21 7am-3pm

Patrick White Lawns


Cost: $30-$65


4) Bachata Spring Halloween Special

Dress up in your best Halloween costume for a night of fun and festivities! Try a $5 bachata lesson, enjoy social dancing and check out the live performances! Be sure not to miss World Bachata Champions Mitch and Ellicia – they’ll perform and run workshops. Funds raised will go to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Saturday October 21 from 8pm

Kmotion Dance Studios, 54 Northbourne Ave, Civic


Cost: $20 (pay at the door). Blood donors get in for free!


3) Goulburn Toyota Affordable Endurance Classic

A highlight of the motorsport calendar – the Affordable Endurance Classic gives competitors a chance to have a go at circuit racing on a budget with everyday vehicles. There’ll also be transponder timing, professional flag signalling, structured pit stops, awards and trophies. Fun for spectators too! Check the website for vehicle eligibility.

Sunday October 22 7am-5pm

Marulan Driver Training Centre, Prairie Oak Road, Marulan, NSW


Cost: check website for details


2) The Forage

The Forage returns for its Spring showcase of street food by local cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. Bringing everything together in one spot, it gives Canberrans a chance to sample what’s happening in our city. On top of the delicious food, local musicians, dancers and models will be there to showcase their stuff in front of a live audience. A highlight is sure to be Get Crackin’s crème brulees!

Saturday October 21 2pm-7pm

Little National Hotel Canberra, National Circuit, Barton


Cost: pay for what you purchase


1) Murrumbateman Field Days

A country experience for the whole family! This year is the 39th year – with lots to see and do like a special under 5’s area with pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo and bubble soccer. The RFS will also be there teaching kids important skills! Check out the huge range of animals, food, wine, farm machinery, shearing, live music, helicopter rides and more! Profits go back to the region’s community groups. Last year, around 22,000 people attended with over 500 exhibitors!

Saturday October 21 8am-5pm & Sunday October 22 8am-4pm

Murrumbateman Recreation Ground, Barton Highway, NSW


Cost: Online tickets – Adult $16, Concession $10, Child $5

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