10) Canberra Wedding Fair
With over 70 exhibitors on site, you’ll find everything you need under one roof to plan that perfect wedding. Whether it’s flowers, suits, dresses, photography, venues, makeup or simply creative inspiration, you’ll find it at the Canberra Wedding Fair.
Sunday July 29, 10am – 3pm
AIS Arena, Leverrier St, Bruce
Cost: $10 per person on the day
9) Queanbeyan Christmas in July Market Day
Enjoy over 200 unique market stalls, belly filling foods and a whole lot of community love. The day includes Christmas-inspired food, gourmet treats, beer and wine, handmade Christmas gifts, an artificial snow area, Daschund races and fashion show, an art exhibition, a play area for your elves, carriage rides, outdoor obstacle course, bubble soccer, Santa pet photos and a giving tree. There is even a special appearance from the big man in red!
Sunday July 29, 10am – 4pm
Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Ave, Queanbeyan
Cost: donations encouraged
8) RSPCA Cupcake Day launch
Over 1000 amazing cupcakes will be on sale at South.Point Tuggeranong to launch RSPCA Cupcake Day! There’ll be free face painting, a jumping castle and cupcake decorating for the kids – a fun way to raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA in Canberra. The fundraising goal is $4000.
Saturday July 28, 11am – 2pm
Centre Court, South.Point, Tuggeranong
7) Canberra Miniature Railway Family Fun Day
You’re invited to ride on the miniature trains at the Symonston track! They’ll also be hosting another display from the Canberra & District Historic Engine Club for your entertainment. The canteen will have refreshments all day. Access is via Jerrabomberra Avenue south from Hindmarsh Drive.
Sunday July 29, 10am – 2:30pm
Jerrabomberra Ave, Symonston
Cost: Entry and parking is free. Train rides are $3 with an all day ride ticket for $15
6) Santa Speedo Shuffle
Dozens of Canberrans will brave the cold and run around Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday in their speedos to raise money for locals living with cystic fibrosis. While registrations have closed for the speedo run, locals can still sign up for the crazy Christmas jumper walk! Organisers hope to raise close to $200,000!
Sunday July 19 from 10am
Southern Cross Yacht Club, Lake Burley Griffin
Cost: $35 for the Crazy Christmas Jumper Walk
5) Canberra Big Band Winter Wonderland
If you love watching or grooving along to the sound of a big band, then this event is for you! There’ll be plenty of entertainment, featuring Twilight Big Band, Spectrum Big Band and In Full Swing Big Band. Dancers are welcome – take your friends! Food and drinks available at the venue (cash only).
Saturday July 28, 6pm – 9pm
Canberra City Band Hall, 49 Phillip St, Watson
Cost: Adult $25, Concession/student $17, Child $10, Family $60
4) Westfield Belconnen Truffle Festival Market Day
Enjoy the mouth-watering line up of events with family and friends! A great way to celebrate the famous truffle with live cooking demonstrations. Cocktail masterclasses, local market stalls, live music and free kids activities! 2016 Masterchef winner Elena Duggan will also be there!
Saturday July 28, 10am – 4pm
Westfield Belconnen, Benjamin Way, Belconnen
Cost: check website for details
3) CBR Brave vs Adelaide Adrenaline
Cheer on CBR Brave as they take on Adelaide Adrenaline in a big double header this weekend! Our guys are at the top of the ladder with 15 wins and only 4 losses so far, so let’s help keep them there! Get amongst all the fun and exciting atmosphere at Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre!
Saturday July 28 at 5:30pm & Sunday July 29 at 2pm
Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre, 1 Irving St, Phillip
Cost: Adult $22.50, Child $15, Family $60
2) Handmade Markets
Three halls at EPIC will be packed with unique designs and local produce so head along to try, taste, shop and relax at Canberra’s creative market. If you’re looking for unique gifts and souvenirs, designer homewares, fashion or jewellery, the Handmade Markets are for you, with 260 stalls! Also, be sure to stop in at the gourmet food hall!
Saturday July 28 & Sunday July 29, 10am – 4pm
Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: free entry (donations encouraged to support Anglicare)
1) Rugby League the Musical
A hilarious blend of stand-up comedy and musical satire that takes aim at Rugby League and its many controversies and characters. Produced and performed by sports satirist Denis Carnahan, Rugby League the Musical is coming to Canberra with entertaining new material based on the current season, along with old favourites. You may’ve heard of Denis through his State of Origin song that went viral – “That’s in Queensland”.
Sunday July 29, 7:30pm
The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, City West