10 – Alpaca Magic Open Day
Enjoy the llamas and babies as they roam amongst the guests! Everyone’s welcome to get up close with the animals and give them hugs, feed them carrots and take lots of selfies! Take a picnic basket and stretch out in the garden or grab a sausage sandwich for a gold coin donation. There’ll also be spinning demonstrations and a stall selling carrots, llama pens, llama key rings and llama plush toys.
March 25, 11am-3pm
2771 Sutton Rd, Sutton
Cost: free entry!
9 – Canberra Harvest Festival
There’ll be something for everyone at the 2018 Canberra Harvest Festival! The Environment Centre will cook gourmet, organic food made from local produce with local producers showcasing their harvest. There’ll also be free sustainable living workshops, live music and some of Canberra’s delicious local tipples! If your child is growing some exciting things, why not enter the Kids Fruit and Vegetable Growing Competition, with awesome prizes up for grabs! Kids can also paint, draw and play games.
March 24, 2pm-6pm
Canberra Environment Centre, Corner of Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent (near National Museum)
8 – Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo
A chance for people of all ages and abilities to connect with social, recreational, cultural, artistic and sporting groups around Canberra! Check out the ‘come and try’ opportunities and chat to key people from interest groups and organisations. Whether you’re into sport, music, craft or performing arts for example – there’ll be something for everyone!
March 24, 11am-4pm
Old Bus Depot, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
7 – GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs
AFL footy returns to Canberra with the GWS Giants’ premiership season kicking off against the Western Bulldogs this weekend! Get there early to enjoy the family entertainment including a Fan Zone, inflatables, merchandise, G-Man and Gigi. Wear orange and warm up those vocal chords to help cheer GWS to victory!
March 25, 1:10pm
UNSW Canberra Oval, Manuka Cir, Griffith
Cost: Tickets start from $24 for an adult & $12 for a child
6 – AusIndia Fair
An event bringing Australia and India together, showcasing the values both countries share! There’ll be something for everyone, with food, culture, dancing, a live band, yoga, sports and more. Enter the raffle to be in with a chance to win a return ticket from Canberra to India! There’ll also be an ACTION Flexibus ferrying people to Commonwealth Park from 11am-7pm.
March 24, 11am-5pm
Stage 88, Commonwealth Park
Cost: free entry!
5 – Relay for Life
A fun and moving overnight experience raising vital funds for the Cancer Council ACT’s research, prevention, information and support services. A chance for the local community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost and to raise money to help save more lives.
March 24, 11am through till March 25 11am
AIS Athletics Track, Bruce
Cost: $50 per person for onsite registrations
4 – Canberra Beerfest
The Festival is set to be the biggest yet, featuring breweries from across Australia along with live bands, food, entertainment and kid’s activities. An ideal outing for beer and cider enthusiasts – from beginners to budding craft brewers. Over 200 beers and ciders will be available for tasting!
March 24, 11am – 6pm
Mercure Hotel, Limestone Ave, Braddon
Cost: $15 online, $22 at the door
3 – The Canberra Model Railway Expo
This Expo is now one of the biggest in Australia! Head along to discover why model railways are the world’s greatest hobby. Enjoy over 50 operating model railways, clinics and trade stands. A fun day out for the whole family!
March 24 9am-5pm & March 25 9am-4pm
The University of Canberra High School, 104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen
Cost: Adults $10, Children $5, Seniors $8, Families $25
2 – Canberra Comedy Festival
There’s heaps to see and do at the Canberra Comedy Festival, with tickets selling fast for a number of the remaining shows! Among the must-sees are Dave Thornton, Nath Valvo, Dave Hughes and Claire Hooper. Be sure to also check out Festival Square – with food, drinks, live music and comedy to turn Civic Square into party central!
March 19 – 25
Cost: check website for details
1 – Raiders vs Warriors
The green machine is back at GIO Stadium this week, as they prepare for a big clash against the Warriors! The opposition will be hungry for a win, after failing to beat our guys in 2017. Don’t miss the Viking Clap and the unveiling of the green machine’s new female mascot!
March 24, gates open at 10:45 am with kick-off at 3pm
GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce
Cost: Tickets from $25 for an adult & $17.50 for a junior