Each Saturday morning on Mix106.3 between 8.00am and 9.00am Renee and I run through the Top 10 Things to do in Canberra for that weekend. Here’s how things look for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 22 & 23 April.


10 – Sri Lankan Food Fair

Taste the variety of delicious Sri Lankan foods including traditional rice and curries, hoppers, biriyani, roti, dosai and a range of sweets – all at reasonable prices. Enjoy the relaxed environment while supporting the community. FREE tea and coffee.

April 22 11am-2:30pm

30 Jenke Cct Kambah


Cost: free admission!


9 – Guided Walk of Bendora Arboretum

Reconnect with nature and take some time out to explore and appreciate Canberra’s stunning and sole surviving arboreta, the Bendora Arboretum. Many of the trees are over 75 years old! Enjoy the fresh air and the remote landscape while sharing a picnic with friends. You’ll find it hard to believe such diverse wilderness is located in Canberra’s backyard! Autumn is an ideal time to see it.

April 23 10:30-12:30pm

Namadgi National Park – Bendora Arboretum, Cotter River


Cost: free!


8 – Numerology Taster Seminar

Ever been tempted to dabble in numerology? Head along to this seminar to find out the answers to questions like: how accurate is a professional numerology reading? What will you learn about yourself and what can you do with that information? Does it really give people more clarity? Watch numerology readings in action and see how life changing they can be.

April 22 12pm-3pm

3 Shumack St, Weetangera


Cost: $60


7 – Autumn Three Sixty Fashion Market

Recycled, up-cycled, repurposed, locally designed, handmade, ethically produced, retro, vintage and just plain awesome – it’s all there! The market is all about fun and fashion that’s beautiful and ethical. There’s also coffee and a live DJ!

April 23 10am-3pm

Canberra Fitters Workshop, Printers Way, Kingston


Cost: free entry!


6 – Beerfest 501

A German party featuring accordionist Anton Wurzer and Sydney showband The Masters of Oompah! Enjoy traditional German street food and beverages, including fully imported German Beer.

April 22 6pm-11:30pm

Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah


Cost: $15.93


5 – AMB 100 Mountain Bike Marathon

Join locals and mountain bikers from all over Australia to conquer the Stromlo trails and enjoy Canberra’s spectacular views! The AMB 100 Marathon is a lap-based event that features almost all the trails of Stromlo Forest Park on a giant monster circuit. It’s family-friendly with kids races and activities and yummy food. Choose your own challenge with options to ride 33km, 66km, 100km or 100 miles.

April 23, 100 milers start at 5am, other races 8am & kids race at 10am

Stromlo Forest Park, ACT


Cost: Entry fees range from $33-$99


4 – Canberra & Region Heritage Festival

This year’s theme ‘Questions & Change’ looks at how far we’ve come 50 years on from the 1967 referendum where Indigenous Australians were counted in the census. With over 100 events, most free, you can enjoy tours, open days, dances, talks, dinners, markets and more. The festival raises awareness about the need to conserve the region’s Aboriginal heritage.

April 18 – May 7


Check website for details


3 – Lego Immersion Zone at Westfield Belconnen

A great school holiday activity! The LEGO immersive zone has come to life at Westfield Belconnen. Kids have the opportunity to engage in live-build challenges with activities catering to all ages. Endless fun and creativity await!

April 22 11am-2pm

Centre Court near Myer, Westfield Belconnen


Cost: free!


2 – Sunwaves Indoor Street Fest

A Caribbean experience awaits! Cuban living statues, classic cars, vibrant vibes and artistry all ensure this indoor street fest if one of a kind for Canberra! Enjoy the music ranging from funk, electro, Caribbean beats and R&B. Top it off with some great local street food, beer and wine!

April 22 4pm-12am

The Former Transport Depot Centre, Old Bus Depot Building, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston


Cost: General admission $23.50


1 – ANZAC Day commemorations

With many Canberrans enjoying another long weekend, it’s the perfect time to start planning your Anzac Day events. Head to the War Memorial for the Dawn Service, National Ceremony and Last Post Ceremony. Avoid the hassle of trying to find a car park – get a FREE bus and register to ride. And why not head along to a local pub or club for a go at Two-up! Children can also make a paper poppy to plant in the Westfield Belconnen ANZAC Day garden on April 23 & 24 between 10am-2pm.


Check the War Memorial website for further details


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