10) Midwinter Arts & Crafts Show

Check out this event featuring local artists, crafters and musicians! It’s been delighting visitors for over 35 years with a large array of art and craft, food and entertainment. There’ll be much to see and buy with funds raised to support community programs.

June 29 – July 1

Yarralumla Uniting Church



9) Australian Netball League finals

The Canberra GIANTS finished fourth on the ANL ladder and will play top seed Victorian Fury at the ACT Netball Centre! The winners will meet in the grand final and Super Netball curtain-raiser at the AIS on Sunday. In the Super Netball – GIANTS Netball face the Adelaide Thunderbirds on Sunday. A blockbuster weekend!

June 29, Netball NSW v Tasmanian Magpies at 3pm, Canberra GIANTS v Victorian Fury at 5:15pm (ACT Netball Centre, Lyneham)

July 1, ANL bronze medal match at 9:30am (ACT Netball Centre)

ANL gold medal match, 12:30pm (AIS Arena)

GIANTS Netball v Adelaide Thunderbirds at 3pm (AIS Arena)


Cost: Check Ticketek for prices


8) Queanbeyan Christmas in July – Winter Dream

Get into the festive spirit at Queanbeyan’s mid-year Christmas gathering! Check out over 200 market stalls with Christmas-inspired food, gourmet treats, beer and wine, handmade Christmas gifts, an artificial snow area, Dachshund races and fashion show, an art exhibition, play area, carriage rides, outdoor obstacle course, bubble soccer, Santa pet photos and a giving tree. The big man in red might even make an appearance!

June 29

Queanbeyan Showground


Cost: free!


7) Southern Highlands Pie Festival

What’s better than a hot pie on a cold day? The month-long celebration of the great Aussie pie wraps up this weekend, so be sure to get amongst it! There’s a jam-packed program of pie themed events, tours and activities. Try a range of delicious pies, go on a Pie Cycle Bike tour of the Southern Highlands, try pie cooking classes, pie themed high teas and much more!

June 1 – 30

Southern Highlands (check website for specific locations)


Cost: check website for details


6) Brumbies v Hurricanes

The final regular season match of the campaign sees the Hurricanes sweep into Canberra to take on the Brumbies at GIO Stadium! Our guys will have their work cut out for them, as the New Zealanders have a stack of world class players. The Brumbies Super Rugby hopes were ended at the quarter final stage by the Hurricanes last year, so no doubt the boys will be keen to get one back and end the season on a high.

June 30, 7:45pm

GIO Stadium


Cost: General Admission $26.55 Adult, $20.40 Concession, $12.25 Junior and $56.10 Family


5) National Portrait Gallery’s winter exhibition: So Fine

Check out the 250+ works at the National Portrait Gallery’s winter exhibition ‘So Fine’. Visitors can expect a rich exhibition with a range of artworks including paintings, sculptures, tapestries and much more. There’s even works on possum skins and coconut shells! 10 women artists portray their chosen aspect or theme in Australian history. Two Canberra artists are involved – Nicola Dickson and Valerie Kirk!

June 29 – October 1

National Portrait Gallery



4) Yass Winter Fair

Fun for all – the Yass Winter Fair will include a range of stalls selling gourmet products, arts and crafts, historical displays and refreshments. Located at the Historical former home of Hamilton Hume – Cooma Cottage. Visitors can also try the ever popular horse and cart rides! Take the family out for an adventure!

June 30, 11am – 3pm

Cooma Cottage, Yass


Cost: Adults $10, Seniors & Concessions $7, Families $20


3) Westfield Woden Truffle Market Day

Westfield Woden will celebrate the Canberra Truffle Festival all day on Saturday! There’ll be live cooking demonstrations, wine pairing masterclasses, local market stalls, food sampling, live music and free kids activities like face painting and balloon bending! Also look out for the Pop Inn Wine Bar!

June 30, 9am – 5pm

Westfield Shopping Centre, Keltie St, Phillip


Cost: free entry


2) The Forage

Try Canberra’s best winter street food by local cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries! The Forage gives local businesses a chance to get creative and showcase their products in a festival style environment. The event also gives local musicians, dancers and models exposure. You won’t be disappointed!

June 30, 2pm – 7pm

The Little National Hotel, Barton


Cost: free entry


1) Skating At Festival

The open-air ice rink offers fun for the whole family with music, rides and delicious food! Ideal for people of all ages and skill levels. Parents can join the kids on the ice or watch from the sidelines with a hot coffee or snack from one of the vendors. For kids who need a bit of help, the world’s first ‘Kanga’ skate aid will help keep them balanced! A great school holiday activity.

June 29 – July 22

Garema Place, Civic


Cost: Adult $25, Child $18, Family $79

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