10 – Fashion markets
If you’re wanting to update your wardrobe then there’s two events for you this weekend! The Canberra Fashion Market has every fashion item you can imagine – clothes, accessories, handbags, shoes and more! Or head over to the Three Sixty Fashion Market on Sunday to pick up some preloved items, with a focus on vintage, retro and handmade clothes.
Canberra Fashion Market – Saturday November 4, 10am-3pm at Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell
Three Sixty Fashion Market – Sunday November 5, 10am-3pm at Canberra Fitters Workshop, Printers Way, Kingston
Cost: free entry!
9 – APIS Canberra International finals + Kids Tennis Day
Head to the Canberra Tennis Centre to watch the next generation of top tennis players in action at the APIS Canberra International semi-finals and finals! There’ll also be a free Kids Tennis Day on Saturday from 9-11am with a charity sausage sizzle, face painting, tennis sessions and a jumping castle!
Saturday November 4 & Sunday November 5
Canberra Tennis Centre, Riggall Place, Lyneham
Cost: gold coin donation to watch finals
8 – Canberra Spring 2017 Speed Cubing Competition
This will be a sight to see – check out the best speed cubers in action! Two time former World Rubiks Champion Feliks Zemdegs will be there – he has 112 world records, 171 continental records, 6 national records and can finish a Rubiks cube in 4.73 seconds! You can also meet 2017 Australian champion Jayden McNeill who’s the current Square1 World Champion!
Saturday November 4 & Sunday November 5, 10am-6pm each day
Lanyon Vikings Club, Heidelberg St, Conder
Cost: free for spectators!
7 – Garage Sales
There’s two big ones happening this weekend! Pick up some good quality second hand items like books, clothes, toys, stationary, jewellery, baby equipment, puzzles, sporting gear and more at the Charity Garage Sale. All proceeds help poor communities. There’s also the Kippax Monster Garage Sale, with thousands of bargains up for grabs! They’ll also have a jumping castle and morning tea.
Charity Garage Sale – Saturday November 4, 8am-12pm at 5 O’Grady Place in Wanniassa
Kippax Monster Garage Sale – Saturday November 4, 8am-1pm at Kippax Uniting Church, Hardwick Cres, Holt
6 – Canberra Vikings vs Perth Spirit
Cheer on Minor Premiers the Canberra Vikings as they fight for a spot in the NRC Grand Final, when they take on Perth Spirit at Viking Park! There’s a huge line-up of activities including a jumping castle, face painting, a free Canberra Vikings pack for those who enter before 5pm and entry for the kids to the field before the curtain raiser and after the main game.
Saturday November 4, gates open at 4:50pm, curtain raiser at 5pm and main game at 7pm
Viking Park, 4 Amsinck St, Wanniassa
Cost: Adults $12, free for individuals under 18
5 – Canberra Swap Meet
Be sure to check out the large jumble sale catering for all interests and ages, with new and second-hand parts and accessories for old and new cars, motorbikes and engines. There’ll also be automobilia, books, tools, models, toys, crafts, antiques and collectables. Bring the family for a fun day out! Get there early for the best bargains.
Sunday November 5, 7am-2pm
Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: Admission – Adults $4, Kids under 12 are free!
4 – The Hills of Hall Spring Wine Festival
Six Hills of Hall Wineries will tantalise your senses with great food, music and of course, wine! The trail has expanded with each of the wineries releasing a new variety of white wine! Brindabella Hills, Capital Wines, Hops & Vine, Pankhurst Wines, Surveyors Hill and Wallaroo Wines will showcase some of the best wines the Canberra district has to offer, combined with delicious food, live music and breathtaking scenery.
Saturday November 4 & Sunday November 5, 10am-5pm
Cost: See Facebook page for cost and location details
3 – UC Capitals vs Sydney Uni Flames
Cheer on the UC Capitals as they take on the Sydney Uni Flames at their new home – the Royal Theatre at the National Convention Centre! Bring your friends and family and join in with the fun!
Saturday November 4, doors open at 1:30 with tip-off at 3pm
Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra
Cost: Adult $21, Junior $11, Concession $16, Family $53
2 – Day of the Dead Fiesta
Immerse yourself in the vibes and atmosphere of a Latin American Fiesta at this family friendly celebration of live music from local and interstate bands, dance, DJs, face painting, market and food stalls, a kids piñata, art and cultural exhibitions. AND, for the first time in Canberra, authentic Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) by Lucha Fantastica!
Saturday November 4, 1pm-8:30pm at Ainslie Arts Centre & 8:30pm-midnight at the Harmonie German Club (Lucha Libre 18+ party)
Cost: Tickets range from $15-$70
1 – Fetes
There’s plenty of fetes happening around Canberra this weekend – with one of the biggest being the Radford Fete! There’ll be something for everyone – rides, white elephant stalls, cupcake decorating, a raffle, car show, and entertainment by Radford’s Chamber Bands, Rock Bands, String Bands and Jazz Bands. The Radford Dance Academy dancers will also perform! Other fetes include Telopea’s La Grande Fete, the Yarralumla Primary School Festa Fantastica, the St Matthew’s School Fete and the Evatt Primary School Fete.
Radford Fete: Saturday November 4, 3pm-7pm
Radford College, 1 College St, Bruce