10 – Kippax Monster Garage Sale

Snap up a fantastic bargain and stay for a cup of tea and scones! You’ll find bargains in furniture, plants, toys, art, haberdashery, homemade sweets and preserves, kitchenware, books, clothes, linen, jewellery and fine china. There’ll also be face painting and a sausage sizzle. Guaranteed you won’t leave empty handed! Money raised helps those in need in our community.

May 5, 8am – 1pm

Uniting Church, Hardwick St, Kippax

https://kippax.org.au/garage-sales/kippax-monster-garage-sale/

Cost: free entry

 

9 – CraftAlive

Head along for a weekend of learning, creating, shopping and inspiration! Get hands on with the experts with two jam packed workshop areas featuring card making, new patchwork techniques and more. There’s something for the whole family with local and national exhibitors. Shop until you drop and stop for a bite to eat at the café.

May 3 – 6, 9:30am – 4pm

Thoroughbred Park Convention Centre

https://www.craftalive.com.au/canberra-act/

Cost: At the door – Adults $15, Concession $12, Kids (6-15) $5, Kids under 5 are free!

 

8 – Blanc de Blanc

A sassy soiree under the Spiegeltent on the forecourt of the Canberra Theatre Centre. Definitely one for the adults – a performance described by reviewers as a fine French cabaret transformed into a raunchy dance party. Bringing the finest cabaret and acrobatic talent from around the world into a wild night with big moves, great tunes, lots of skin and more than a few surprises!

April 26 – May 20

Fortuna Spiegeltent, Canberra Theatre Centre forecourt

https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/blanc-de-blanc/

Cost: Tickets from $65

 

7 – Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

The youngest man to step foot on the moon is in Canberra to share his memories! Charlie Duke and Apollo flight director Gerry Griffin are visiting for the tour of the film “Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo.” They both star in the production and will take part in a Q&A session with the audience.

May 5, 7:30pm

Llewellyn Hall, Building 100, William Herbert Place, Canberra

https://www.liveonstageaustralia.com.au/mission-control-tickets

Cost: Tickets from $76.35

 

6 – Raiders vs Titans

Cheer on the green machine as they hope to get one back on the Titans, after their narrow loss in round one. The Gold Coast have a new coach in Garth Brennan and their players will aim to impress early on, so it’s expected to be a competitive match! A Saturday afternoon game – perfect to take the family out to GIO Stadium for a fun arvo at the footy!

May 5, gates open at 12:30pm, Mounties vs Warriors at 12:45pm with the main game at 3pm

GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce

www.raiders.com.au

Cost: Tickets from $25 for an adult & $17.50 for a junior

 

5 – Tree Climbing Championships

Featuring climbers from the Canberra region, interstate and overseas, it’s the ultimate test of tree climbing skill. The competition is made up of two parts – the preliminary events and the Masters events. The categories include work climb, secured footlock, speed climb, throwline and aerial rescue. A great spectator sport for the whole family!

May 5 & 6

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Acton

https://www.facebook.com/Australian-Capital-Tree-Community-Climbing-Championships-547368308774555/?fref=nf

Cost: free for spectators

 

4 – Handmade Markets

Three halls at EPIC will be packed with unique designs and local produce so head along to try, taste, shop and relax at Canberra’s creative market. If you’re looking for unique gifts and souvenirs, designer homewares, fashion or jewellery, the Handmade Markets are for you, with 260 stalls! Also, be sure to stop in at the gourmet food hall!

May 5 & 6

Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell

https://handmadecanberra.com.au/

Cost: free entry

 

3 – PANDSI Cake-Off

Over 50 Canberrans have rolled up their sleeves to bake for Sunday’s PANDSI Cake-Off! This year’s theme is #AussieBigThings – so you’ll see cakes like the Big Prawn, the Big Ugg Boot, Uluru, Cotter Dam, the Great Barrier Reef, the Big Merino – the list goes on! Money raised goes towards PANDSI – an organisation that supports over 300 local families experiencing perinatal depression or anxiety.

May 6, 2 – 4pm

Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

https://www.facebook.com/pandsicakeoff/

Cost: $10 entry (bookings essential)

 

2 – Pegasus Open Day

Head out to Pegasus farm and learn about the life-changing horse-facilitated therapy Pegasus has provided to people living with a disability for over 40 years! There’ll be heaps of fun activities like horse demonstrations and parades, music and entertainment, yummy food, stalls, tractor rides, kids activities and more!

May 5, 10am – 3pm

119 Drake Brockman Dr, Holt

http://www.pegasusact.com.au/

Cost: entry by gold coin donation

 

1 – Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

There’s heaps of fun to be had at the Collector Pumpkin Festival, with over 120 market stalls, crazy scarecrows, a giant hay bale maze, pony rides, a rock climbing wall and the petting zoo. Plenty of delicious food too – like pumpkin soup, pumpkin scones, pumpkin pies and more. Enjoy the array of entertainment while enjoying a delicious pumpkin treat. Get amongst it as people come from everywhere to have fun and celebrate pumpkins!

May 6, 10am – 4pm

Bourke St, Collector, NSW

http://pumpkinfestival.com.au/

Cost: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Children 15 and under are free!