10) Big Dance
A free dance event that gives everyone the opportunity to get their groove on! The Big Dance is happening as part of International Dance Day, with hundreds of people performing across Australia. From seasoned pros to amateurs, everyone’s welcome to join in the Big Dance! The routine includes versions to suit varying capabilities. Learn the 5 minute choreography online and register to perform!
April 29, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes
9) Africa Party in the Park
Come and taste the best of Africa! Enjoy traditional music, art, dance, fashion and food! A number of DJ’s will also be on stage to get the crowd going with some great Afro beats!
April 28, 11am – 7pm
8) Model Car Exhibition 2018
Organisers hope to showcase over 300 model cars, as well as some incredible boats, LEGO, tanks, cranes, planes and more! All ages are welcome. There’ll be sausage sandwiches, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
April 28, 9am-3pm
Reformed Church of Canberra, Rivett Pl, Rivett
Cost: free entry!
7) MS Walk + Fun Run
Get active and have fun while supporting people with Multiple Sclerosis. Whether you’re a keen runner or prefer something slower-paced, join in to help step towards a future for those affected by MS. The MS Walk + Fun Run isn’t just a must do event on the cardio calendar, it helps raise much needed funds and awareness.
April 29, run at 9am & walk at 10:30
Rond Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Adult $60, Child $40 (register on the day)
6) Championship Dog Show
The perfect way to get your doggie fix this weekend with hundreds of breeds on show from 9am each day. With over 600 dogs entered, there’ll be ample opportunity to see a variety of breeds – some rarely seen in these parts. There’ll also be the usual show stoppers like Perfectly Presented Poodles, Cautiously Cute Cattle dogs and Sheepishly Shameless Shepherds!
April 28 & 29 from 9am
Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: free entry!
5) Canberra International Music Festival
There’ll be something for everyone – with 23 ticketed concerts across 10 days! The Festival features a range of music including classical, contemporary, folk, jazz and more. Enjoy performances that are thought-provoking, moving and of the highest quality.
April 27 – May 6
Cost: check website for details
4) Free sports day for kids 2-6 yrs
Ready Steady Go Kids is holding a FREE Open Fun day this weekend! Bring your little ones (2-6yrs) to try fun sports and games, have their face painted and take home a balloon. An opportunity for kids and their grownups to try out modified sports equipment, chat to coaches and find out more about the awesome multi-sports program. It’s a fun active morning for everyone!
April 28, 10am – 12pm
Tuggeranong Indoor Archery Centre
3) Dutch Food and Culture Festival
Enjoy Dutch food, drinks, culture, games, music and fun from the Netherlands! You don’t have to be Dutch to wear orange! There’ll be a food market, face painting, wine-tasting, performances and more! Some of the delicious food includes Dutch pancakes, smoked sausages, pea soup, Dutch cakes – the list goes on.
April 29 from 9:30am
Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla
2) Brumbies vs Crusaders
Cheer on the Brumbies as they take on the reigning champions the Crusaders at GIO Stadium! The Brumbies last defeated the Crusaders in 2009, with the New Zealanders having the upper hand in recent years. But our guys are determined to take the win! It’s the Military Round with the Brumbies to recognise the important part played by the Armed Forces in this country. The curtain raiser match will see ADFA take on RMC.
April 28, gates open at 6pm with kick off at 7:45pm
GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce
Cost: tickets from $12.25
1) Henry Rolland Park opening
A fun community event to celebrate Canberra’s new lakeside park! Henry Rolland Park at West Basin will be open to the public with live music, fitness classes, games and kids activities that take advantage of the new park’s high-quality facilities. Food and drink vendors will be on site and local businesses that make use of Lake Burley Griffin will also operate from the park for the day.
April 28, 10am – 4pm
Henry Rolland Park, Barrine Dr, West Basin