10 – Sculpture in the Paddock

This great outdoor event features sculptures by talented artists and sculptors – all to celebrate art in our rural landscape! It’ll feature food stalls and entertainment on the weekends. This year’s event partners with Shaw Vineyard Estate in Murrumbateman – a stunning must-see location! A fabulous outing for all, just a short drive from Canberra. Be sure to take your camera!

September 22 – October 7

Shaw Vineyard Estate, 34 Isabel Dr, Murrumbateman

www.sculptureinthepaddock.com.au

Cost: Adults $10, Students/children under 18 are free!

 

9 – Waterways exhibition

Check out this new exhibition of paint, ink, stitch and textile works by five artists exploring the theme of waterways. The locations range from our local waterways, including Lake Burley Griffin, the South Coast and the English seaside. The official opening’s on Saturday September 29 from 2-4pm.

September 27 – November 6

The Link at Ginninderry, 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt

https://ginninderry.com/about/the-link/

 

8 – Bungendore District Car Bike and Truck Show

The Bungendore and District Car, Bike and Truck show is on again! Car and bike entries entered on the day are $20. Can enter from 6am. There’ll also be bands playing all day, the annual drag race, drag cars, kids rides, stalls, food, drinks and more!

Saturday September 29, 8am – 5pm

Bungendore, Kings Highway, NSW

https://www.facebook.com/bungendore.carclub.7/?ref=page_internal

Cost: free for spectators

 

7 – Canberra Vikings vs Melbourne Rising

Cheer on the Canberra Vikings as they take on Melbourne Rising in round 5 of the NRC! Our guys are coming off that 24-17 win over the NSW Country Eagles, hoping to score their 4th consecutive win this weekend!

Saturday September 29, 7pm – 10pm

Viking Park, 4 Amsinck St, Wanniassa

https://www.canberravikings.com/

Cost: free!

 

6 – Murrumbateman Moving Feast

Enjoy a bespoke tasting experience just outside of Canberra! 19 wineries and specialty producers from in and around Murrumbateman plate up mouth-watering dishes paired with the region’s best drops. The perfect way to spend the long weekend!

September 29 – October 1

Various locations across Murrumbateman

www.makersofmurrumbateman.org.au

Cost: Meals priced at $20-$25 including a Riedel wine glass

 

5 – Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical by Free Rain Theatre Company tells the story of Shrek and Fiona from the much-loved DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. See Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and all the fairy tale characters come to life! A must-see for the whole family.

September 28 – October 14

The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 251 Crawford St, Queanbeyan

Shrek The Musical

Cost: Adult $59, Concession $54, Child under 12 $35 & Family $200

 

4 – Labour Day Festival & Union Picnic

Enjoy a day of fun and celebration for the whole Canberra community! There’ll be carnival rides, face painting, a petting zoo, sack races, tug of war, food trucks, a BBW, pop-up wine bar and more!

Monday October 1, 10am – 4pm

Eddison Park, Easty St, Phillip

www.unionsact.org.au/labour-day/

Cost: free

 

3 – Floriade

Australia’s favourite Spring festival is back! Visitors are invited to take a trip down memory lane as Floriade celebrates the best of pop culture. NightFest is underway, with Party NightFest on Saturday night and Comedy NightFest on Sunday. Another highlight this weekend is the harmonica workshop, and of course, the million plus blooms!

September 15 – October 14 (every day from 9:30am – 5:30pm)

Commonwealth Park, Canberra

www.floriadeaustralia.com

Cost: entry is free

 

2 – Brickman Experience

The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest LEGO exhibition has arrived in the capital, with over 5 million lego pieces! Brickman Experience showcases some of Australia’s most detailed LEGO models, including the world’s largest LEGO flower! Visitors can also get involved by making their own creations!

September 28 – October 14

Fitzroy Pavilion, Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell

https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=BRICKEXP18

Cost: between $19.50 and $74.40

 

1 – Shaw Vineyard Estate’s new Cellar Door

Visit one of Murrumbateman’s premium cool climate family owned wineries! Check out the new cellar door – aimed at creating a wine tasting experience never seen before in the region. It really is a remarkable building! Guests can make their way through the list of award-winning wines, check out the cosy lounge area or take a seat on the outdoor balcony while taking in the picturesque views.

Open 10am – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday

34 Isabel Dr, Murrumbateman

https://shawvineyards.com.au/cellar-door/

Cost: check website for details