1. Living Green Festival

Enjoy plant-based cuisine from around the world! Take your pick from unique Malaysian and Japanese dishes to fresh Italian pasta and hot Aussie pies. There’ll also be raw cuisine, fresh juices, cakes, smoothies, coffee, ice-cream and a dog cafe! Market stalls will sell and promote sustainable and cruelty-free products and services. Kids can enjoy rock climbing, face painting, craft and fames!

October 1 10am-4pm

Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla


Cost: free!

  1. Charity Garage Sale

Charity Garage Sales are back! Check out the huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at bargain prices. There’ll be books, toys, games, craft, stationary, clothing, DVDs, kitchenware and much more! Proceeds raised help fund projects that promote sustainability in poor communities.

September 30 8am-12pm

5 O’Grady Pl, Wanniassa


Cost: pay for what you purchase


  1. Harry Potter Movie Marathon.

20 straight hours of Potter! Is that something you could survive? Starting Saturday at 10am, Palace Cinemas will screen all eight Harry Potter films. Plus they will also show Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, all in a row. There be themed Harry Potter activity and fun between the films. Dress up if you want – Muggles and Wizards are all invited.

Tickets at palacecinemas.com.au/events/potterfest.


  1. Murrumbateman Moving Feast

What better way to spend your weekend than roving from winery to winery, indulging in delicious food and wine while taking in the beautiful countryside. Wineries and venues in Murrumbateman will tempt you with fine food matched with their winning wines.

September 30 & October 1

Various locations in Murrumbateman


Cost: check website for details

  1. Canberra International Horse Trials

Eventing, or horse trials is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combination compete against other combinations across the three disciplines of dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. Watch on as history is made at the Canberra International one day event and see who will be crowned the winner for 2017!

Saturday 30 September

For more information about this event, call 0403200341 or visit www.nchta.com.au

Cost: Free


  1. The Art and Science of Beekeeping Workshop

Bindaree Bee Supplies and Wins Creek Meadery are offering a 2day Art and Science of Beekeeping experience. Covering bee genetics, biology and disease control you’ll also have a  hands on experience constructing the frames and hives.

Four-course dates are offered with a limit of 10 people per course. Course attendees get priority bookings for honey bee colonies to start their new adventure.

Where: 10am-4pm at Win’s Creek Meadery, 18 East Street, NSW.

When: Check the website for details – https://bindaree.com.au/product/art-science-of-beekeeping-course

Cost: $290pp


  1. Canberra Moon Festival

Enjoy six hours of cultural performances from Chinese lion dance and classical music instruments to Korean pop dance. Canberran and ‘The Voice’ contestant Lucy Sugerman will also take to the stage. Kids will love the jumping castle. Visitors encouraged to bring a can of food to donate to OzHarvest on site.

October 1 1pm-8pm Canberra Theatre Centre forecourt


Cost: gold coin entry


  1. Zoocation Holiday Program

Zoocation offers a unique experience for primary aged children. During a fun-filled day, children will get up close and personal with many of the zoo’s animals, play games, make toys for the animals, and maybe even learn something along the way. Staffed and developed by the experienced and qualified Education Guides of the National Zoo and Aquarium, this program prides itself on delivering a program like no other. For tickets visit events page.

Happening Tuesday 26 September to Friday 6 October from 9am – 4pm at the National Zoo & Aquarium, Lady Denman Drive, Weston Creek

See the website for more information: www.nationalzoo.com.au


  1. Bungendore and District Car and Bike Show

A day for the whole family to enjoy cars, bikes, food, drinks, live music and entertainment for the kiddies! All proceeds go to local Bungendore charities.

September 30 8am-10pm

Bungendore Car Club, 34 Gibraltar St, Bungendore


Cost: free entry for spectators


  1. Nightfest

Nightfest is back at Floriade again, after a successful first round! Commonwealth Park lights up with impressing sound and light displays. There’ll also be roving entertainment, pop-up performances, an aerial fire show, comedians, food, and of course, flowers!

September 29 – October 1, 8pm-11pm each night

Commonwealth Park, Albert St, Canberra


Cost: Adult $31.70, Junior & Concession $16.40, Family of 3 $58.20 & Family of 4 $83.65

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