10 – Big Spring Fete

There’s something for everyone at the Big Spring Fete! Check out the Nerf war, bubble soccer, indoor inflatables, competitions for the kids, cupcake decorating, cake stall, handmade market stalls, bacon and egg rolls, sideshow alley, pre-loved books, toys and much more!

Saturday September 21, 11am – 3pm

Sacred Heart Primary School



9 – Canberra Unscripted Festival

Canberra’s being treated to a variety of quality improvised shows from the city’s best improvisers. With three performances showing most nights you can see as few or as many as you like. It all wraps up with the Canberra Impro Challenge!
September 19 – 22

The Street Theatre


Cost: standard full night pass $45, concession $39


8 – ANU + CYO Collaboration Concert

The Canberra Youth Orchestra and the ANU School of Music will present a unique collaboration concert! The Canberra Youth Orchestra will present a series of compositions written by several members of the ANU School of Music community, including Kim Cunio, Frank Millward, Chris Sainsbury, Alec Hunter and Chloe Sinclair.

Saturday September 21, 7:30pm

Llewellyn Hall


Cost: Family $90, Student/Concession $20, Adult $30


7 – Foodie Night Markets in Yass

What a perfect way to wrap up the weekend! This awesome food truck festival has food and dessert stalls, retail stalls, kids amusements, live music and lots of family fun! There’ll also be free face painting from 4pm-7pm.

Sunday September 22, 4pm – 9pm

Yass Showground


Cost: $2 entry + free onsite parking


6 – 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! The 24 Cardio Tennis Challenge is also on till 4pm Saturday, also raising funds for RMHC.

Saturday September 21, 1pm – 4pm

Weston Creek Tennis Club



5 – Thai Food and Cultural Festival

Immerse yourself in Thai culture by tasting Thai culinary delights and experience Thai traditional dance! There’ll also be Thai arts and a kids corner with fun activities.

Sunday September 22, 10:30am – 5pm

Royal Thai Embassy


Cost: free


4 – Snow Dogs

Corin Forest welcomes our four-legged friends back to the snow! Pooches and their owners can frolic in the snow and enjoy the Spring sunshine. It’s very popular, so if you’re keen to get involved, you’ll need to book quick, especially since this is the last weekend!

Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22

Corin Forest


Cost: check website for details


3 – Big 3 Car Show and American Car Nationals

For those who love the roar of a finely tuned engine, sleek paint, glistening chrome and appreciate automotive art, old and new, then the BIG 3 car show and American Car Nationals is the place to be! There’ll be a vast display of Chrysler’s, Fords, Holden’s and American cars. If you have a car that is Ford, Holden, Chrysler or American, take it along and show everyone your pride and joy, at no extra charge. With the Queanbeyan Swap Meet on at the same venue this event is a must for all car enthusiasts.

Sunday September 22, 10aam – 2pm

Queanbeyan Showground


Cost: $4 per person


2 – Southern Cross Club Family Fun Day

The free community event promises a day of fun, good food, and festivities for families. There’ll be food stalls, fun activities for the kids, live entertainment, free lake cruises and more! A share of proceeds will go to Karinya House. Everyone is welcome!
Sunday September 22, 11am – 4pm
Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club


Cost: free


1 – Floriade  

Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities. With over one million blooms on display, Floriade is the perfect place to experience the beauty of Spring. Head along to celebrate the 32nd year of Floriade with the theme World in Bloom.

September 14 – October 13

Commonwealth Park


Cost: free entry

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