10 – Junior World Quizzing Championships

Could you be the best under 18 quizzer in Canberra? Put your skills to the test! Compete with others across the globe to find out your world ranking. You’ll get asked random questions like what is the maximum number of characters allowed in a single tweet on Twitter? Or, which singer performed the official theme song for the Bond movie ‘Skyfall’?

September 16 10:30am-1pm

Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen


Cost: $15


9 – Bowls Premier League Cup

Check out some of the best bowlers in the ACT as they compete in a knock out competition to become the ACT qualifier for a place in the final in QLD. A team can consist of 6 players that can be subbed during a game. The matches are guaranteed to be 60-75 minutes of fast and furious bowls action!

September 16 & 17 from 5pm

Vikings Lawn Bowls Club, 80 Athllon Drive, Greenway


Cost: $50 per team


8 – Canberra Bulldog Funday

Enjoy a fun family afternoon with others who love bulldogs too! There’ll be a BBQ, raffles, drinks/treats for humans and dogs, competitions, as well as a kids area with face painting, tattoos, colouring in, lucky dips and more! All bulldog breeds are welcome and they must be on a leash. Funds raised will be donated to ARF & Minis Bulldog Rescue.
September 17 12pm-3pm

Tuggeranong Dog Training Club, Rowland Rees Cres, Greenway


Cost: $5 per dog entry fee & $2 per competition


7 – Wall to Wall: Ride for Remembrance

A chance to pay homage to and remember police officers who’ve died as a result of their service to the community. The service will start at the National Police Memorial in Parkes, then riders depart for the Police Force Academy in Goulburn, before finishing up at Exhibition Park in Mitchell. Funds raised support policing legacy organisations and charities.

September 16 from 9am

Starts at National Police Memorial, Kings Park, Parkes



6 – German Auto Day

Don’t miss one of Canberra’s Premier Motor Shows, showcasing old and new cars from all German motor manufacturers. Check out popular new and collectable classics from BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW, Audi and more. All proceeds collected in favour of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and gold coin collections for Rural Fire Services.

September 17 10am-3pm

Pialligo Estate Garden Pavilions, 18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo


Cost: free admission


5 – Thai Food Festival

Why not treat yourself to some delicious Thai food, followed by a traditional massage? You can also watch Thai cooking demonstrations, experience traditional dances and arts and really immerse yourself in the culture!

September 17 10:30am-5pm

Royal Thai Embassy, 111 Empire Cct, Yarralumla


Cost: pay for what you purchase


4 – Southern Cross Club Family Fun Day

A day of fun, food and festivities for the whole family! Highlights include live music from midday, free kids entertainment with the Gecko Gang, a petting zoo, free lake cruises, pop up food stalls and more! A great community event.

September 17 10am-4pm

Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club, Lotus Bay, Mariner Place, Yarralumla


Cost: free!


3 – The Handmade Market

This fantastic event brings together over 260 talented artists, designers and producers from all over Australia to Canberra to showcase their handmade designs. Find something unique and well-priced. There’s everything from fashion, furniture, ceramics, sculpture, kid’s toys and clothes, jewellery, accessories and more. And of course, the gourmet food and wine pavilion!

September 16 & 17 10am-4pm

Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell

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Cost: gold coin donations encouraged


2 – Wallabies vs Argentina

Rugby fans – you don’t want to miss this! Watch the green and gold descend on Canberra for the first time in 7 years as the Wallabies take on Argentina at GIO Stadium. There’s a number of Brumbies players in the squad, so make sure you cheer them on too!

September 16 8pm

GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce


Cost: Tickets range from $26-$126


1 – Floriade

Spring is here and the blooms are out which means one thing – Floriade! This year’s theme is ‘rejuvenation’ – celebrating renewal, revival, growth and change that Spring brings. Enjoy flowers galore, after work drinks, Nightfest, sculptures, workshops, demonstrations, performances, kid’s activities, a dog’s day out, delicious food and heaps more!

September 16 – October 15, 10-7pm every day (weather permitting)

Commonwealth Park, Canberra


Cost: free entry!


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