10 – Three Sixty Fashion Market
The Three Sixty Fashion Market sells new and recycled fashion for stylish and selective shoppers. You’ll find quality garments of all sizes and styles, shoes, handbags, accessories and more. Stallholders sell vintage, retro and pre-loved fashion that is far too good to just chuck in a bin. While it’s about value, there’s also a strong focus on ecological sustainability.
Sunday February 23, 10am – 3pm
The Fitters Workshop
Cost: free entry
9 – Shakespeare by the Lakes III: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
One of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies will transform the Patrick White Lawns in front of the National Library. Wander past, find a place, grab a glass of champagne, a cup of coffee and some delicious food from the onsite Food Trucks or get a big group together, bring your picnic blankets and baskets, and soak up the serenity. It’s part of Lakespeare and Co’s mission to make high-quality theatre more accessible.
Saturday February 22, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Patrick White Lawns
8 – Canberra Cuddle Party
A fun and structured social event that creates a safe place to give and receive hugs in a friendly setting, where you can also meet new people! Once cuddles start, participants will stay in a big group or separate to cuddle one on one. You don’t have to cuddle at all, you can simply sit and join the conversation. There are big soft toys available for your comfort, but if you have your favourite, take it with you! Everybody leaves filled with oxytocin!
Saturday February 22, 6pm – 10pm
7 – Canberra Memory Walk & Jog
Head alone to Lake Burley Griffin foreshore to cover those kilometres and raise some dementia-beating dollars! It’s a great way to get active, take in Canberra’s centrepiece and make the world of difference for people living with dementia.
Sunday February 23, 7am – 11am
Lake Burley Griffin
Cost: Adult $48, Child $36, Senior $36, Family $140, Juniors are free
6 – BarkFest
A free, fun and unique afternoon for dog lovers! There’s lots to see and do including dog stalls, pop-up bars, a doggie diner, doggie-themed cocktail menu for the humans, paparazzi red carpet arrivals, pawlympics, drag queens and rescue dogs parade, live music and more! Have fun with your four-legged friends while also raising awareness and funds for Canberra’s pet rescue services.
Sunday February 23, 3pm – 7pm
5 – Rainbow Paws Trivia Night
Do you love all things 80s? Was the 90s your favourite decade? Or are you more of a 00s lover? No matter which decade is your jam, you are invited to an awesome trivia night filled with questions from the three most amazing decades, ranging from politics to movies to fashion. Dress up and dance the night away while also supporting the pets of Canberrans doing it tough.
Saturday February 22, 7pm – 10:30pm
4 – Flicks for Fire Relief
Head along for a screening of “Birds of Prey” with all money going towards the bushfire appeal, through the St Vincent de Paul Society. After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord, Black Mask in Gotham City.
Saturday February 22, 1pm arrival for 1:30pm screening
3 – Hunter Reid Fun Run & Walk
Take part in this great community event to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House and remember Hunter Reid and his battle with cancer, as well as other children battling childhood diseases. It’s a Superhero theme with some very special guests! Registration opens at 7:30am with the 7km walk/run around the lake starting at 9am!
Sunday February 23 from 9am
Cost: $10 entry
2 – Gunning Show
A traditional country show with lots to see and do! Head along to see the horses, dogs, shearing, alpaca, yard dogs, cattle competitions, and of course the Championship Dog Show. Check out the patting paddock, chainsaw demonstrations, reptile shows, face painting, showbags, trotting races on the Saturday and more.
Sunday February 23
Copeland St, Gunning
Cost: Family $25, Adults $10, Under 18’s $5, Pensioners $5
1 – Multicultural Festival
Try food from every corner of the world with hundreds of stalls! There’s also live music and dance performances across several stages. Highlights include the street parade and headline acts – Aussie singer-songwriter Vanessa Amorosi, former Masterchef winner Adam Liaw and Canberran Liv Li. An amazing celebration of our multiculturalism! Avoid parking and take the bus!
Friday February 21 – Sunday February 23
Cost: free entry