10) Canberra Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show

Dealers will sell jewellery, rough and cut gemstones, fossils, rocks, mineral specimens, opals, beads and beading supplies, as well as lapidary equipment and supplies. Members’ collections will also be on display with demonstrations of cabbing, faceting and jewellery making. Food and drinks available for purchase.

May 26 & 27, 10am – 5pm

Mallee Pavilion, Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd,  Mitchell


Cost: Adults $5, Family $10, Children/Concession $2



9) The Australian Ballet presents The Merry Widow at Canberra Theatre

Enjoy this light-hearted production filled with tangled affairs and jealous lovers that’ll take you to the ballrooms of Paris. It tells the story of the dashing Count Danilo who must rescue his country on the verge of bankruptcy by marrying a wealthy widow he’d rejected when they were childhood sweethearts. With plenty of wow moments, amazing costumes and spectacular dancing, The Merry Widow is a show you don’t want to miss!

May 25 – 30

Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic


Cost: check website for details



8) Guinea Pig Show

Hosted by the Capital Country Cavy Club, the Guinea Pig Show is not just for the serious exhibitor, but also for those with pets and just love guinea pigs! There’ll be lots of gorgeous guinea pigs to see, chat to experienced exhibitors and help raise money for Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon.

May 27, 10am – 3pm

Scout Hall, Erin St, Queanbeyan


Cost: donations encouraged



7) Winter Souk

Did someone say chocolate, wine and truffles? Enjoy that plus heaps more at the secluded homestead and gardens out at Cuppacumbalong! A market with vendors that create excellent food, art and craft. While some of the goods on sale might be unfamiliar, it’ll be a chance to encounter something exotic and exciting!

May 27, 10am – 3pm

Cuppacumbalong, 21 Naas Rd, Tharwa


Cost: $5 entry, free parking



6) Canberra Toy & Hobby Fair

There’ll be something for collectors, admirers and families at the Toy & Hobby Fair! Items for sale include model cars, trading cards, action figures, posters, figurines, sports collectables, books, magazines, model railways, LEGO, Coca Cola items and much more!

May 26, 9am-3pm

UC High School Kaleen, Baldwin Dr, Kaleen


Cost: Adults $5, Seniors $3, Kids 4-12 $3, Families $15



5) Fame: The Musical

Based on the beloved TV show and motion picture FAME – The Musical tells the story of the High School of Performing Arts in New York where students go to learn acting, music and dance. Featuring a mix of Canberra’s up and coming and best loved performers, with a finale that will blow your mind, FAME is a must-see musical of 2018.

May 11 – May 26

The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Crawford St


Cost: tickets from $45



4) Frock Up Canberra Autumn Event

The venue will be full with antique, retro designer and vintage clothing! Everything from ridiculously small Victorian waisted dresses to minis from the swinging sixties! You’ll find Victorian bloomers, flower power numbers from the 70’s, as well as fashion accessories, lace, costume jewellery, fashion scraps and more!

May 26, 10am – 4pm

Griffith Neighbourhood Centre, Stuart St, Griffith


Cost: $2 entry



3) Weber’s Circus

In case you missed the action in Canberra – you can still see this spectacular show just outside of the ACT! Take you and your family on a Wild West adventure with death defying acrobats, funny clowns, trick dogs and miniature ponies, Russian swing, jugglers, dancers and much more! Be prepared to be wowed by the super talented acts, one as young as 8 years old! A fun event for the whole family!

May 24 – 27

Cooma Showgrounds, Cromwell St


Cost: check website for details



2) Peppa Pig’s Surprise

Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in Australia in a brand new live stage show! Audiences will enjoy interactive fun, games and, of course, surprises. This charming, colourful new show features new songs and new life-size puppets. PEPPA PIG’S SURPRISE promises to be the perfect theatre show for all pre-schoolers!

May 26, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm – May 27, 10am & 12pm

The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic


Cost: $54.90



1) Reconciliation Day in the Park

Head along to this free community event celebrating Canberra’s first Reconciliation Day public holiday! Busby Marou will perform as the headline act, joined by an array of local bands, singers, Indigenous performers and dancers. Activities include basket weaving, bush tucker talks, storytelling and kids art workshops. There’ll also be a petting zoo, jumping castle, face painting, food trucks and a community BBQ!

May 28, 10am – 2pm

Glebe Park, Civic


Cost: free!

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