10 – Oliver the Musical at The Q

Take the family along to something different these school holidays! Watch as Charles Dicken’s classic story of Oliver Twist comes to life on stage. Fall in love with the strong local cast of talented artists who bring personality and charm to the timeless characters and songs in this production of Lionel Bart’s brilliant musical, Oliver!

September 27 – October 6

The Q, Queanbeyan


Cost: $25 – $50


9 – Craftable Beer Expo

Taste over 100 craft beers, meet the brewers and learn some of the secrets of brewing amazing beer! There’ll be live music, competitions and lots of food trucks. Visitors can also taste some great local spirits and wines, with around 200 products to try!

Saturday September 28, 10am – 6pm

Farrah’s Liquor Collective


Cost: tickets from $28


8 – Canberra Vikings vs Fijian Drua

These two teams are neck and neck on the NRC ladder, and Fijian Drua are coming off a massive win, so it’s set to be a fierce afternoon of rugby! Cheer our guys on as they hit the field for their second home game this season.

Saturday September 28, 12pm – 3pm

Viking Park


Cost: free


7 – ACT Holden Day

On display will be a large range of Holden cars from the early 1950’s to some of the last Holden’s made in Australia. A gold coin will get you in on the day with all proceeds going to Rise Above Capital Region Cancer Relief.

Sunday September 29, 10am – 2:30pm

Queanbeyan Showground


Cost: gold coin entry


6 – Floriade

Floriade is a diverse program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities. With over one million blooms on display, Floriade is the perfect place to experience the beauty of Spring. Lifeline Canberra is also hosting a Family Day on the Saturday and a Bootcamp on the Sunday. Nightfest is also coming up!

September 14 – October 13

Commonwealth Park


Cost: free entry


5 – Tidbinbilla Open Day
Join MC ‘Tim the Yowie Man’ for a fun-filled day of nature-based experiences, kid’s activities, live music, displays, food stalls, demonstrations and more – held in the great outdoors! The theme is ‘Explore, Relax, Recharge’ where visitors are encouraged to explore the Reserve with renewed curiosity and a focus on the many benefits to be gained from spending a day in nature.

Sunday September 29, 10am – 3pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve


Cost: free entry


4 – RSPCA ACT Family Fun Day

There’ll be stacks of activities to enjoy like animal experiences, soft toy microchipping, face painting, enrichment activities, scavenger hunt, raffle, shelter tours and much more! A fun day for the whole family.

Saturday September 28, 10am – 2pm

12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston


Cost: free entry


3 – Yass Railway Museum Picnic Day

The Yass Railway Museum is hosting a Picnic Day to raise awareness about the museum and its history. Families are invited to bring a picnic, rug and enjoy a fun family day out. The day will be jam packed with activities including umping castles, face painting and pony rides for the kids; antique cars and historic trains for the adults.

Sunday September 29, 10am – 4pm

Yass Railway Museum


Cost: free


2 – AFL Grand Final

Lots of local pubs and clubs will have the screens and bars fired up for Saturday’s big AFL Grand Final between the GWS Giants and Richmond! There’s a range of celebrations happening at venues like The Duxton, King O’Malley’s and Bleachers Sports Bar – just to name a few! Kick off is at 2:30pm.

Saturday September 28, 2:30pm

Various pubs and clubs in the ACT and surrounds


1 – Canberra’s Biggest Barn Dance

The Wilko Show with Courts is inviting Canberrans to join them at Canberra’s Biggest Barn Dance! Enjoy a fun afternoon while helping raise money for Rural Aid and drought relief. There’ll be live music, dancing, activities, great food and so much more, with all proceeds going to farming families struggling with the effects of drought. If you pre-purchase tickets, you’ll get free travel on buses and light rail!

Saturday September 28, 3pm – 7pm

Thoroughbred Park


Cost: $10 (kids under 16 free)

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