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


Cost: free!



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


Cost: $20



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


Cost: free!



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)


Cost: free!



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


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