10 – Circus Skills Workshop
During the first week of the school holidays, there’ll be free circus workshops at Gungahlin Marketplace, outside Big W! Kids can test their skills and learn to juggle, stilt walk, plate spin and enjoy circus games.
September 25-29 11am-2pm
Big W Mall, Gungahlin Marketplace
9 – Quota Fashion Parade Fundraiser
The Quota Club of Canberra’s holding a fashion parade of Postie fashions to raise much needed funds for 3 local charities – PANDSI, HOME and The Shepherd Centre. Watch the parade, have some afternoon tea, enjoy the entertainment and help support the fundraising efforts!
September 24 2pm-4pm
Kangara Waters, 2 Joy Cummings Place, Belconnen
8 – Inflatable World Kambah – Adults Only
Tickets get you a fun-filled three hours of bouncing fun with your friends, as well as entry into optional competitions and games and a $5 drink voucher. There’ll also be food and a DJ! This is an adults only event.
September 23 7pm-10pm
Inflatable World, 6 Jenke Cct, Kambah
Cost: $25 pre-sale or $30 at the door
7 – Bachata Spring – Dancing for Charity
A charity event series with dancing, performances and entertainment! Funds raised will go to the Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation. Emily Glubb from New Zealand is a dancing extraordinaire who’ll be performing and teaching a 3-hour workshop. Enter the silent auction for some amazing prizes!
September 23 from 8pm
Kmotion Dance Studio, 54 Northbourne Ave, Civic
Cost: $15 (pay at the door)
6 – Finland Centenary Crazy Games
A celebration of all things Finnish you won’t want to miss! There’ll be N-oar-dic walking, wife-carrying, hobbyhorse racing and an evening air guitar contest to top it all off! Throw your hat in the ring or watch others compete. Visitors can also enjoy delicious Finnish food, embassy tours, dance workshops and more!
September 23 & 24 10am-4pm
Embassy of Finland, 12 Darwin Ave, Yarralumla
5 – Health Fitness Wellness Expo
A chance to learn about Canberra businesses that sell products or provide services relating to health, fitness and wellness. There’ll be stalls, goodie bags, exercise classes and healthy cooking demonstrations. Learn how to get healthy today!
September 23 & 24 8am-5pm
Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: Adults $8, children & concession card holders are free!
4 – ACT Holden Day
Several Holden car clubs are coming together to put on a show with models ranging from 1948 to the latest commodore! There’ll also be a jumping castle, face painting, a food van, drinks and Prime Possum will make an appearance! Proceeds from gold coin donations will go to the Endeavours Foundation.
September 24 9:30am-3pm
Hall Showground, Hall
Cost: $20 to enter a car
3 – Canberra Colour Fest
Enjoy a fun-filled day with non-stop music and dance, and plenty of colour! You don’t want to miss this family friendly festival that combines colour, music, great food and kids rides. People paint themselves with various colours and throw colourful powder in the air – how fun!
September 24 11am
Thoroughbred Park, Randwick Rd, Lyneham
Cost: Adults $25, Children & Concession $15 & Family $70
2 – Family Fun Day
The perfect event to mark Family and Community Day! Free activities include egg and spoon races, face painting, market stalls, jumping castles, seed bomb making, giant games and a roving magician! There’ll also be food trucks, carnival rides, a petting zoo and more!
September 25 10am-2pm
Patrick White Lawns, Parkes Place West (next to the National Library)
1 – Nightfest
There’s heaps happening for the second week of Floriade, including Nightfest! Commonwealth Park lights up with impressing sound and light displays. There’ll also be roving entertainment, pop-up performances, an aerial fire show, comedians, food, and of course, flowers!
September 22-24 & September 29 – October 1, 8pm-11pm each night
Commonwealth Park, Albert St, Canberra
Cost: Adult $31.70, Junior & Concession $16.40, Family of 3 $58.20 & Family of 4 $83.65