10 – 2020 Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition

Check out a display of over 50 bonsai, suiseki and related items created by Canberra and visiting inter-state artists. The display will highlight the breadth and diversity of the use of Australian plants in the art of bonsai and include some from personal collections. Visitors can attend demonstrations, join guided walks, vote for their favourite bonsai, enter raffles and more!

Saturday February 29, 9:30am – 4pm and Sunday March 1, 9:30am – 4pm

Australian National Botanic Gardens

www.cbs.org.au

Cost: Adult $5, Concession $3, Kids under 12 free

 

9 – Canberra Kids Market

Canberra Kids Market is the place to find new, handmade and pre-loved, clothing, toys, books, games, accessories and equipment for babies, toddlers and young ones. Plenty of stalls to explore and great bargains to be had. You’ll find quality treasures for 0 to 12-year-old girls and boys, including designer labels and big-name brands.
Sunday March 1, 10am – 3pm

Fitters Workshop, Kingston
www.canberramarkets.net.au
Cost: free entry

 

8 – Summer Samba

It’s time for a party full of Brazilian music and dance: Summer Samba! There will be many attractions, including a Samba de Gafiera class, a performance by the Glamourosas from Subsdance Dance Studio and a Sambrazuca Band performing authentic samba music live. There’ll also be a face painting/make-up station to get into full Samba mode.

Saturday February 29, 7:30pm – 11pm

Ainslie Football and Social Club

https://www.facebook.com/events/607167876736078/

Cost: $20

 

7 – Shannons Wheels 2020

This is a not to be missed car display event! Shannons will be hosting the one and only “Gentleman” Jim Richards and will have his TCM Falcon Sprint on display. Meet the legend and get up close to one of his amazing classic race cars! The Wheels car show has something for everyone, with displays of cars from all over the world and from every era, as well as caravans, trucks, race cars, electric cars, supercars, and more.

Sunday March 1, 10am – 3pm

Queanbeyan Showground

https://www.shannons.com.au/club/events/shannons-wheels-2020/

Cost: entry by gold coin donation (proceeds go to Cancer Council ACT)

 

6 – Enlighten Festival

Over 17 days in March the nation’s capital will shine bright with culture and creativity. The Parliamentary Triangle and city precinct will be transformed into a vibrant arts precinct with free performances and exclusive events. Snap the perfect picture of architectural projections at our national attractions, then explore as they open their doors after dark. Enjoy other events including the Balloon Spectacular, Symphony in the Park, Skyfire, the Night Noodle Markets and more!

February 28 – March 15

Various Canberra locations

https://enlightencanberra.com/

Cost: check website for details

 

5 – Marty’s Memorial Charity Cruise

Marty was diagnosed with diabetes at 9 years old and sadly passed away in 2016 at the age of 30. This is what motivates all those working behind the scenes of the cruise to prevent any other families having to go through what Marty’s family did. Last year, organisers were blown away with over 400 cars and bikes raising over $12,000. The cruise will meet at the Kuttabul Place Carpark before heading to Gundaroo showgrounds via Sutton for the Show’n’Shine. Raising money for JDRF Australia.

Sunday March 1, 9:30am – 2:30pm

Kuttabul Pl, Acton

https://www.facebook.com/events/203810640775638/

 

4 – CBR Fair

Visitors will be presented with new ideas and concepts, incorporating some of Canberra & the surrounding regions market leaders in weddings, events, travel and lifestyle. The Fair will incorporate sensory & abstract elements with a blend of the arts in venues, catering culinary delights, pop up cart treats, photographic gallery, fashion and beauty trends, live music and entertainment, decor styling, as well as travel and lifestyle – designed to help you create your perfect occasion!
Sunday March 1, 10am – 3pm

Thoroughbred Park

https://www.facebook.com/events/424130951819447/

Cost: Adults $22, Children under 10 free

 

3 – Twilight Tunes

Corin Forest is going bigger than ever for their final Twilight Tunes this Sunday! The incredible Brass Knuckle Brass Band will be there to help celebrate the end of what has been a rough summer. Local firies from the Tidbinbilla Fire Brigade will be invited to receive donations collected from Corin’s live music events over the summer and from attendees. Enjoy their famous wood-fire pizzas, local wines and beer, and with the alpine slide running until late, this is not a night not to miss!

Sunday March 1, 4pm – 7pm

Corin Forest

https://www.facebook.com/corinforestresort/

Cost: free entry

 

2 – Night Noodle Markets

As part of Enlighten, visitors can enjoy authentic Asian eats at the Night Noodle Markets, with 25 stalls to choose from! Work up an appetite exploring the architectural projections before tucking into insta-worthy dishes. Among the favourites – Poklol x Puffle’s KFC puffle, Gelato Messina’s Phuket Bucket, Superbao’s fried chicken bao-ger, Flying Noodles’ Fist of Fury, The Pham Sisters’ vegan spring roll Vietnamese salad and more!

February 28 – March 9

Reconciliation Place

https://enlightencanberra.com/program/canberra-night-noodle-markets/

Cost: free entry

 

1 – ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show

Get ready to be entertained, excited and educated at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show! It features more than 150 attractions, 5000 animals, 450 trade displays and 1500 competitors. Get in fast to buy your favourite showbags, have a go at sideshow alley, try the wild rides, grab a dagwood dog, the list goes on! There’s something for the whole family.

Friday February 28 – Sunday March 1

Exhibition Park

https://www.canberrashow.org.au/

Cost: Family $50, Adult $20, Child $12, Concession $12, Student $12