10) Neville Bonner Primary School Book Fair

Head along to the annual Neville Bonner Primary School Book Fair! There will be something for everyone, from second hand books, to a cake stall and sausage sizzle! Rain, hail or shine, check it out and grab a bargain book!

Saturday August 3, 10am – 4pm

Neville Bonner Primary School


Cost: free


9) Calisthenics ACT competition

Calisthenics is a fun team dance sport which develops co-ordination, confidence, grace and poise. Cali ACT is hosting the Preliminary Team Competition – an excellent opportunity for locals to see what Calisthenics has to offer. There’ll be plenty of entertainment on stage and a canteen on site too!

Saturday August 3, 9am – 9:30pm and Sunday August 3, 9am – 9pm

Erindale Theatre

Cost: free entry


8) Kambri Family Film Fest

Each weekend throughout July and August, gather family and friends and swap a day on devices for an adventure at ANU Kambri – Canberra’s newest community precinct, with everything you need for a fabulous day out. Watch recent and classic films, with ‘Small Foot’ and ‘A House with a Clock in its Walls’ being screened this weekend!

Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4, 11am

ANU Cultural Centre


Cost: $11.54


7) International Blues Music Day

The Canberra Blues Society celebrates the 7th International Blues Music Day with seven fantastic acts! There’ll be over 8 hours of live music, a Hot Rod Display, market stalls, raffle prizes and more! Among those performing – Flynn Gurry, Electric Tommy Johnston, Queen Juanita & The Zydeco Cowboys, The Kate Lush Band, Blue Tone Specials, RAMBAL and The Bellhops.

Saturday August 3, 12pm – 10pm

Harmonie German Club


Cost: tickets from $20


6) CBR Brave vs Adelaide Adrenaline

There’s only 5 home games left before the boys go to the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League Finals! Our guys would love another vocal home crowd to cheer them to victory in their big double header against Adelaide Adrenaline!

Saturday August 3 at 5:30pm and Sunday August 4 at 4:30pm

Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre


Cost: Adult $22.50, Child $15, Family $60, Taste of Braddon $40


5) Giants Netball vs QLD Firebirds

The GIANTS are back in the capital this weekend, as they gear up to take on the Firebirds at the AIS on SUNDAY in the Super Netball. The scene is set for another Canberra sell-out, with the GIANTS determined to maintain their unbeaten record at the AIS! Wear your Orange and get your family and friends out to experience the world’s best netball league in the ACT in 2019.

Sunday August 4, doors open 12pm, game starts 1pm

AIS Arena


Cost: tickets from $20


4) Let It Be

One of the most important song writing partnerships of the 20th century Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote 23 number 1’s! Aussie music legends John Paul Young, Russell Morris, Glenn Shorrock, Doug Parkinson and Jack Jones, accompanied by a 12 piece Day Tripper band, will perform two hours of the most popular Lennon/McCartney songs including Yesterday, Norwegian Wood, Let It Be, Dear Prudence, Eleanor Rigby, Come Together, Hey Jude and more. Don’t miss this great night of music!

Saturday August 3, 7:30pm

Canberra Theatre Centre


Cost: tickets from $79


3) Taste the Craft of Smoking and Curing

An opportunity to expand your culinary skills with some of Canberra’s best in the business! Start the afternoon listening to Pialligo Estate’s Smokehouse Manager and expert, Alex Petryk, taste platters of delicious smoked meats and enjoy a three-course meal, while learning how the magic happens!

Sunday August 4, 12pm – 3pm

Pialligo Estate Glasshouse


Cost: check website for details


2) 47th Annual Malkara Model Railway Exhibition

Whether you’re a train aficionado or just looking for something interesting to do, there’s something for everyone! There’ll be a huge range of model railways, trains to buy, miniature live steam train rides and you can even drive your own train! There’s also Big Boys Toys including remote controlled vehicles, model boats and submarines operating in the school’s hydro pool! There will be great food and entertainment all day too, with school bands and live performers playing up a storm!

Saturday August 3, 9am – 5pm and Sunday August 4, 9am – 4pm

Malkara Specialist School

Cost: $25 per family, $8 concession, $10 adults and $5 kids



Head along to Canberra’s own pop culture festival that celebrates all things cosplay, anime, games and comics! There’ll be shows, panels, workshops, showcases, competitions, free games, trivia and more! Loads to do for pop culture fans of all ages! Saturday is the special 18+ event, with a bar, stage shows and mature rated video games.

Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4, 10am – 5pm

Exhibition Park


Cost: tickets start from $25

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