10 – Floriade in the Suburbs at Woden

Floriade in the Suburbs is bringing some Floriade flavour to local town centres, heading to Woden Town Square this weekend! Enjoy an afternoon of food, drinks, live music, market stalls and family entertainment. You’ll also get to meet Floriade’s famous pink gnome!

Saturday October 5, 12pm – 3pm

Woden Town Square


Cost: free


9 – Canberra Vikings vs Sydney

Our guys hope for a strong home crowd to cheer them to another victory! It’s after they beat Fiji Drua last week, 41 – 28, leaving the Vikings in third place on the ladder, with two rounds left. Money raised goes to Rural Aid, with Rugby Australia matching the donations.

Saturday October 5, 12pm – 3pm

Viking Park


Cost: gold coin donation


8 – Bungendore Car, Bike and Truck Show

Bungendore & District Automotive Club (B.A.D) is putting on another great show this year! Enjoy a fun family day out with a range of vehicles on show, live music, jumping castle, face painting, food and drink stalls, market stalls, rocker cover races, dachshund races and the annual drag race!
Saturday October 5, 8am – all day

Frog Hollow Reserve


Cost: free entry


7 – Labour Day Festival and Union Picnic

Take advantage of the public holiday at Eddison Park! There’ll be face painting, fairy floss, popcorn, bubbles, kids rides, sideshow alley, food trucks, a petting zoo, music, tug of war, sack races and more!

Monday October 7, 10am – 2pm

Eddison Park, Phillip


Cost: free

6 – Floriade/Nightfest

Floriade is a diverse program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities, with over one million blooms on display! Nightfest is a highlight, where the floral feast transforms into an illuminated playground with live music, comedy, pop-up performances, interactive displays and foodie experiences.

September 14 – October 13 (Nightfest October 3 – 6)

Commonwealth Park


Cost: Free entry to Floriade. Nightfest tickets start from $31.95 per person.


5 – Canberra Chill vs NSW Pride

The new national hockey league Hockey One is coming to Canberra! Watch your Canberra Chill take on NSW Pride in the ultimate grudge match in round 2 of the inaugural Hockey One season. A great day of fun for the whole family with both the men’s and women’s games included in the one ticket!  #LICENCETOCHILL

Saturday October 5, gates open 1pm, women 2pm, men 3:30pm

National Hockey Centre


Cost: Junior/Concession $12, Adult $16.50, Family from $45


4 – AWM Big Things in Store

For one day only, the Australian War Memorial storage facility will be open for a behind-the-scenes look at the extensive collection of aircraft, rockets, vehicles, tanks, artillery, and equipment used by – or against – Australians for over a century of conflict and peacekeeping activities. Take a close look at the RF-111C aircraft, a new addition to the Memorial’s collection, and a major piece of Australian aviation history.

Saturday October 5, 10am – 3pm

Callan St, Mitchell


Cost: entry by donation


3 – Windows to the World

Tour the world, without the long haul flight! Windows to the World provides the rare opportunity to see behind the gates of the capital’s embassies and high commissions. See, taste and experience cultures from across the globe, whilst enjoying the beautiful gardens and intricate architecture of some of Canberra’s most iconic buildings.

5, 12-13 and 19-20 October

Windows to the World

Cost: check website for location and cost details


2 – Murrumbateman Moving Feast

Spend your weekend roving from maker to maker, indulging in delicious food and wine, while taking in the beautiful countryside. Participating wineries and venues in Murrumbateman will wow you with fine food matched with their nationally and internationally recognised wines. No tickets or bookings required.

Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6
Various Murrumbateman locations


Cost: check website for details


1 – Raiders Belconnen Live Grand Final Site

The Raiders will run out for their first Grand Final appearance since 1994 when they take on the Roosters in the 2019 Grand Final! Unfortunately, not everyone can attend, with Raiders Belconnen the next best site to watch the game on the big screen with other passionate fans! This family friendly event has been established to bring the community together on the Raiders Belconnen Oval. There’ll be food and drinks, but fans can also take their own picnic.

Sunday October 6, 5pm – 10pm

Raiders Belconnen


Cost: gold coin entry to support female rugby league in the ACT

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