10 – Undercurrent Design Market

The Undercurrent Design Market showcases an array of contemporary, leading edge Australian-made design treats. Just in time for Christmas, peruse delightful gifts and objects made from a wide range of materials, including ceramics, jewellery, textiles and glass. Avoid the Christmas rush and shop directly with the designers to buy something unique.

Friday November 23 – Sunday November 25

National Portrait Gallery


Cost: free


9 – Australian National Fencing Championship

The tournament consists of 24 separate events, six individual open events, six individual veteran events, six team open events plus up to six team veteran events. Watch over 200 competitors from Australia and overseas battle it out at the AIS.

Friday November 22 – Tuesday November 26

AIS Arena



8 – HMAS Canberra Freedom of Entry Parade

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Canberra (III) will exercise their right to Freedom of Entry with a formal parade. The parade will march up Bunda Street, along Northbourne Avenue and into London Circuit before being challenged in front of the Legislative Assembly. A Freedom of Entry is the most honourable distinction a city may bestow on a contingent of the Australian Defence Force and is celebrated with a ceremonial parade through the city streets.

Saturday November 23, 11am

Glebe Park


Cost: free


7 – Etsy Made Local Canberra Market

At CBRmade’s Etsy Made Local market you’ll find plenty of local stallholders selling high-quality handmade items and delicious food and beverages. Support local small business, get your Chrissie shopping done and help raise money for MS Australia!
Saturday November 23, 9am – 4pm

Exhibition Park


Cost: gold coin donations accepted at the door

6 – National Wine Show

If you love wine this is the event for you! With over 1200 wines to taste, including trophy and medal winners, this is where the best of Australia’s best will all be in the one place. Complimented by world class providore gourmet foods.

Saturday November 23, 3pm – 5pm

Exhibition Park

Cost: $80


5 – UC Capitals vs Perth Glory

After a week off, the UC Capitals are ready to hit the court in this weekend’s big home clash against Perth Lynx! With an epic roster including WNBL MVP Kelsey Griffin, WNBA All-Star Kia Nurse and lightning fast Olivia Epoupa, this will no doubt be an explosive game.

Sunday November 24, doors open 4pm, main game 5pm

Royal Theatre


Cost: tickets from $10


4 – Canberra United vs Melbourne City

United welcome Melbourne City to McKellar Park on Sunday afternoon, a club with a star-studded line up featuring no fewer than six Westfield Matildas. But United are riding high after their round one win over Perth Glory. Help cheer our girls on to another big home win!

Sunday November 24, 4pm

McKellar Park


Cost: $9 – $22


3 – Capital All Ford Day
A great day out for Ford fans and their families, head along to see some amazing cars on display, trade stalls, food vendors and activities for the kids, as well as a massive Charity Raffle with lots of prizes up for grabs. 100% of the proceeds going to our Charities Camp Quality, HOME in Queanbeyan and Treehouse – Queanbeyan Children’s Special Needs Group Inc.

Sunday November 24, 9am – 3pm

Queanbeyan Showground


Cost: Pre-Registration is $15 per car or $20 per car on the day. Spectator entry via gold coin donation.


2 – Canberra Cavalry vs Melbourne Aces

Cheer on the Canberra Cavalry as they take on the Melbourne Aces at MIT Ballpark for their season opener. They’re coming off a big pre-season weekend, beating the Sydney Blue Sox and the SK Wyverns. The perfect way to spend your sunny weekend with friends!

November 21 – 24

MIT Ballpark



1 – Sunset Cinema

Enjoy a film under the stars in a beautiful setting! There’ll be plenty of hot food, drinks and snacks on site, or pack a picnic. Add to your experience by booking a bean lounger, beanbag or lawn chair. Or take your own rugs or seats from home. Check out new and classic films including The Lion King, Downton Abbey, Dirty Dancing, Joker, Love Actually, Bohemian Rhapsody, Home Alone, 10 Things I Hate About You, Die Hard, Frozen II and more!

November 22 – January 12

Australian National Botanic Gardens


Cost: check website for details

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