10 – Fetes

You know it’s Spring when all the fete signs start popping up around the capital! There’s several this weekend, including the Majura Primary Spring Carnival Fete, the Sacred Heart Primary School Big Spring Fete and the Duffy Primary Community Fete. Enjoy all the fete favourites like white elephant stalls, second hand books, jumping castles, face painting, homemade cakes, animals, lucky dips, raffles, BBQ’s, toys, entertainment and more!

September 22 & 23

Various schools around Canberra



9 – City Walk Art Show

The large Art exhibit features amazing works by members of the Queanbeyan Arts Society. This year they have additional Crafters & Creatives showcasing and selling their handmade treasures! There’ll also be buskers, performances and activities for all ages. Check out what’s on show!

September 22 – September 29

City Walk, Canberra


Cost: free


8 – Car events – National Morris Minor Rally, German Auto Day & All Holden Day

If you’re a car lover – this is your dream weekend! Almost 100 Morris Minors from around Australia will be here for the National Rally. View the best of German engineering from Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi and more at the German Auto Day. Or, check out our region’s finest Holden’s at the All Holden Day, where there’ll also be food and kids entertainment!

September 22 & 23

Check Community Switch for location and time details



7 – Canberra Wedding Expo

Learn how to create your perfect wedding day! The Expo brings together the best local suppliers – where you can chat to them and find out all the info you need to make your big day unforgettable! View the latest in bridal fashions, register for great prizes and be inspired!

Sunday September 23, 10am – 3pm

Budawang Pavilion, Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell


Cost: free entry


6 – Tennis Carnivale

Learn all about the great sport that is tennis! Try the latest Tennis Australia programs including ANZ Hot Shots and Cardio Tennis. There’ll also be Pee Wee Mini Tennis, a giant slide, jumping castle, face painting, new equipment to try, a speed serving competition, free social tennis, a BBQ and more! Dress up as your favourite player!

Saturday September 22, 1pm – 4pm

Dillon Close, Weston Creek (opposite McDonalds)



5 – ARF Calendar Launch

ACT Rescue & Foster’s 2019 calendar will be launched this weekend. It features dogs rescued from pounds and cared for by ARF volunteers. Many of the photographed stars will be at the launch with their new owners. The event’s supported by Beef & Barley who’ll donate $1 to ARF for every burger sold on the day. Meet the dogs, buy a burger and buy a calendar!

Sunday September 23 from 11:30am

Beer & Barley, Kingston Foreshore


Cost: calendars are $10 each


4 – Spring into Yass Valley

Yass awakens from its winter clumber as the warmer weather starts to set in, with a range of fabulous Spring events! Whether it’s food and wine, the arts, history or the great outdoors – there’s an event fit for any visitor! This weekend check out Sculptures in the Paddock and the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show.

Check the website for the full list of events, dates, locations, etc



3- Canberra Moon Festival

The Canberra Moon Festival promises family fun and entertainment in celebration of one of Asia’s most important traditional festivals. Up to 60,000 visitors are expected over the 3 days! There’s a huge program with a Cosplay party and contest, an attempt to make Australia’s Biggest Mooncake, cultural performances, a talent show, ferris wheel, carnival games, pony rides, lantern making, clay crafts, international food and more!

September 21 – 23

Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell



2 – Canberra Times Fun Run

Entries close this Saturday so if you’re keen to take part, register now! Join thousands of others as they walk, jog or run the 1km, 5km, 5km Paw Parade or the 10km courses. Rally the little ones and fur babies and set a new goal!

Sunday September 23 from 7am

Parkes (check website for different starting points)


Cost: check website for registration costs


1 – Floriade 

Australia’s favourite Spring festival is back for another year and this one’s set to be bigger and better than ever! Visitors are invited to take a trip down memory lane as Floriade celebrates the best of pop culture. Key highlights include Nightfest which kicks off on the 26th, Greenhouse Workshops, Pialligo Urban Café, Dogs Day Out and of course, the huge array of stunning flowers. Nutie Donuts, who brought us Glownuts at Enlighten, are bringing a dessert paradise to Floriade – including their vegan cookie dough sundaes!

September 15 – October 14 (every day from 9:30am – 5:30pm)

Commonwealth Park, Canberra


Cost: entry is free

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