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Upcoming events

Here are a few things happening around town that we thought you and your family might be interested in. Enjoy!

  • GAMMA.CON

    GAMMA.CON

    Flemington Rd and Northbourne Ave, Mitchell, Australian Capital Territory, 2602

    03 Aug - 04 Aug 2019

    Canberra's own pop culture festival celebrates pop culture fandom and creative talent with shows, panels and workshops, a tabletop and video game showcase of indie game developers and over 150 exhibitors including local artists, writers, and comic book artists.

    GAMMA.CON has special pop culture guests hosting panels and shows, cosplay guests judging the cosplay contest and writing, art and film contests.

    Also there's free to play video and tabletop games, trivia, larping, creative workshops and more.

    Loads to do for pop culture fans of all ages, children under 7 get free entry.

    In the Saturday evening is our special 18+ event, GAMMA@Night, with a bar, stage shows and mature rated video games.

  • Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters

    Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters

    Battye Street, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory, 2617

    11 Aug 2019

    The Canberra Raiders continue their 2019 NRL campaign by facing off against the Sydney Roosters at GIO Stadium. The green machine will be looking to continue their solid form against the Roosters at GIO Stadium having beaten them in the corresponding fixture last year.

  • Canberra Raiders v Manly Sea Eagles

    Canberra Raiders v Manly Sea Eagles

    Battye Street, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory, 2617

    25 Aug 2019

    The Canberra Raiders face Des Hasler's side in their second last home game of the season. Sunday afternoon football at GIO Stadium is shaping up as a crucial clash for both sides.

  • Tarago Truffle Hunts

    Tarago Truffle Hunts

    173 Willandra Lane, Tarago, New South Wales, 2580

    22 Jun - 31 Aug 2019

    Your hosts, Denzil, Anne and Matt Sturgiss with truffle dogs, Dusty and Joker, offer a unique experience of a 'hands on' truffle hunt during winter. Hunt with the harvesters and truffle dogs and 'get down and dirty' as you help dig for the elusive fabled fungi from under the trees.

    Truffle harvesting is essentially a winter activity as the cold kilo-joules of the winter frosts are needed to fully mature the black winter truffle. The season runs from late May/early June through to the end of August and sometimes into early September - all subject to the prevailing weather conditions.

    During the 2019 truffle harvesting season you are welcome to book in for any of their Weekend Hunts.

  • Kambri Family Film Fest

    Kambri Family Film Fest

    Kambri at ANU, University Avenue, Acton, Australian Capital Territory,

    05 Jul - 01 Sep 2019

    Each weekend throughout July and August, gather family and friends for an adventure at Kambri at ANU!

    Featuring recent release and classic film screenings for the young and young at heart, plus short film screenings from Little Big Shots, pre-movie entertainment, storytelling at Harry Hartog, and dozens of eateries where you can redeem your included $10 food voucher*.

    Film schedule:

    • Mary Poppins Returns – 5 July
    • Christopher Robin – 6 July
    • Alice In Wonderland – 7 July
    • The Nutcracker – 12 July
    • The Grinch – 13 July
    • Home Alone – 14 July
    • E.T. – 20 July
    • A Wrinkle in Time – 21 July
    • Teen Titans Go! – 27 July
    • Incredibles 2 – 28 July
    • Small Foot – 3 August
    • Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups – 4 August
    • Johnny English Strikes Again – 10 August
    • Early Man – 11 August
    • Paddington 2 – 17 August
    • Space Jam – 18 August
    • SGT Stubbs – 24 August
    • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – 25 August
    • Wonder – 31 August
    • How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World – 1 September

  • Canberra Raiders v Vodafone Warriors

    Canberra Raiders v Vodafone Warriors

    Battye Street, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory, 2617

    07 Sep 2019

    The Canberra Raiders finish their 2019 regular season when they face off against the Warriors at GIO Stadium. This will be the last chance to watch the green machine in action for the regular season so get down to the ground for a wonderful afternoon of footy.

  • Possum Magic

    Possum Magic

    London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601

    07 Sep 2019

    For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again. One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers…this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food… people food.

    Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again. Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time.

  • Mitas Terra in the Berra Mountain Bike Event

    Mitas Terra in the Berra Mountain Bike Event

    Dave McInnes Road, Wright, Australian Capital Territory, 2611

    27 Sep - 29 Sep 2019

    The Mitas Terra in the Berra is a three-day mountain bike event in Canberra. Under the patronage of the Canberra Off-Road Cyclist Club it promises to be a celebration of the vibrant cycling lifestyle in the Capital.

    Ease into a cruisy spring weekend with a Friday afternoon at Mount Majura Vineyard! After a short-course cross-country race at Majura Pines enjoy an evening with local wines, food and live music right in the heart of the beautiful winery.

    On day two the event moves to Stromlo Forest Park, the epicenter of Canberra’s mountain biking action. A 43 km loop with two timed race stages will take you to Kambah Pools and Pine Island via the Centenary Trail and along the banks of the iconic Murrumbidgee River. An e-Bike Demo Day will entertain you at Stromlo as well as food trucks, delicious local brews and a Pump Track Challenge. Little shredders will love the Kids MTB Fair!

    Day three will be testing your endurance with the AMB 100 Marathon - conquer the infamous ‘monster circuit’, which connects the most trail sections of any event held at Stromlo Forest Park!

    The perfect weekend for mountain bikers and their foodie friends and families!

  • A Wild Night Out - Spring

    A Wild Night Out - Spring

    Paddys River Road, Paddys River, Australian Capital Territory, 2620

    27 Sep - 12 Oct 2019

    There has never been a better time to experience Canberra’s iconic wildlife sanctuary than this September/October school holidays with the ultimate family sleepover - A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla.

    More than just accommodation, the pop up wilderness family camp includes your overnight stay in glamping tents with real beds, five unique day and night ranger activities, dinner, campfire fun under the stars, breakfast as well as a day pass to explore Tidbinbilla after check out.

    Explore this vast 54.5 square kilometre nature reserve with specially designed ranger guided activities that offer new and exclusive ways to learn about the diversity of wildlife in this unique landscape. From hi-tech wildlife, behind the scenes at the vet centre to CSI Tidbinbilla, we have created engaging workshop for children ideally aged between five and twelve years. Younger children are welcome by arrangement, this is a family camp with lights out at 10pm.

    Wake up in the wild and experience Tidbinbilla in a whole new light.

    Bookings can be made from Friday 27 Sept – Saturday 12 Oct 2019 (Closed Monday 30 Sept & Monday 7 Oct) inclusive

  • Floriade

    Floriade

    Regatta Place, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, 2600

    14 Sep - 13 Oct 2019

    Developed in 1988 as a grand, one off floral tribute to mark Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th anniversary, Floriade has become Canberra’s most iconic annual tourism event and Australia’s premier spring festival.

    The floral display of more than a million bulbs and annuals planted across 8,000 square metres of inner city parkland is more than just a flower show. Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities.

    For further Floriade 2019 information, stay updated via the official Floriade website and social media accounts.

  • Spot.

    Spot.

    London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601

    30 Nov 2019

    Spot and his friends are off on an adventure to visit Spot’s Dad on the farm and meet the farm animals. But when they arrive, all the animals are lost! Can Spot and his friends find them all? They might need a little help from their new friends in the audience…

    A cast of three use songs, live action and beautiful puppetry to bring Eric Hill’s beloved puppy to life on stage!

  • New Year

    New Year's Eve in the City

    180 London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601

    31 Dec 2019

    Say goodbye to 2018, celebrate the year that was and ring in the New Year with music, food and fireworks in Civic Square. Blurring the line between club and pop music, New Year’s Eve in the City will be headlined by PACES.

    With live music kicking off from 6pm, join DJ’s the Soul Sistas for the family-friendly concert including performances by Monica Moore Duo, Zackerbilks and The Po Boys. Canberra acoustic soul band, Touchasoul will hit the stage at 9.15pm.

    With something for everyone, New Year’s in the City will feature family entertainment, pop-up performers and a variety of local food offerings. World-class fireworks displays will light up Canberra skies in the city at 9pm and midnight at this alcohol free event.

    Party till late and ride home safe with Transport Canberra’s Late Night Rapid Services operating until 2am. Take advantage of a $10 discount with Uber until 3am, getting a lift straight home from your bus stop. Terms and conditions apply, please visit the Transport Canberra website for details.

  • Zoocation at the national Zoo & Aquarium

    Zoocation at the national Zoo & Aquarium

    999 Lady Denman Drive, Weston, Australian Capital Territory, 2611

    08 Jul - 03 Jan 2019

    Zoocation offers a unique experience for primary aged children. During a fun-filled day, children will get up close and personal with many of the zoo’s animals, play games, make toys for the animals, and will learn something along the way. Staffed and developed by the experienced and qualified Education Guides of the National Zoo and Aquarium, this program prides itself on delivering a program like no other. Zoocation runs between the hours of 9am-4pm on weekdays during ACT school holidays.

  • ACT Parks Koalas in the Canopy

    ACT Parks Koalas in the Canopy

    Paddys River Road, Paddys River, Australian Capital Territory, 2620

    24 Feb 2018 - 04 Jan 2019

    Every Saturday you can search for koalas and enjoy a ranger guided walk through the tall eucalypt forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Hear a ranger's story or two about these fascinating marsupials.

    Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park.

    Normal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required for Koalas in the Canopy.

  • ACT Parks Critters of the Eucalypt Forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

    ACT Parks Critters of the Eucalypt Forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

    Paddys River Road, Paddys River, Australian Capital Territory, 2620

    24 Feb 2018 - 25 Jan 2019

    Take a short walk with a ranger and learn about the potoroos and other important inhabitants of the Eucalypt Forest and get back in time for “Koalas in the Canopy”.

    Meet at the koala enclosure in the Eucalypt Forest.

    This wildlife walk is suitable for all ages, there are no bookings required and the cost is included in the Reserve entry fee.

  • ACT Parks Wetland Wonders at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

    ACT Parks Wetland Wonders at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

    Paddys River Road, Paddys River, Australian Capital Territory, 2620

    17 Feb - 26 Jan 2019

    Take a walk with a ranger through Tidbinbilla’s wetlands to learn about its amazing inhabitants and if you are lucky catch a glimpse of an elusive platypus!

    Entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required.

    Arrive early to explore the rest of the sanctuary or the eucalypt forest.

  • Australia Day in the Capital

    Australia Day in the Capital

    Regatta Place, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, 2600

    26 Jan 2020

    Celebrate with family and friends this Australia Day in Canberra with music, food and fireworks.

    Sit back and relax as the perfect live soundtrack fills the air at Regatta Point.

    Kicking off at 4pm, celebrations will be spread across Regatta Point and Patrick White Lawns. Headlined by Rogue Traders featuring Natalie Bassingthwaighte, the main stage at Regatta Point will have back-to-back entertainment.

    Pack a picnic or tantalise your taste buds at the food trucks at both Regatta Point and Patrick White Lawns. Finish the night off with a showstopping fireworks display from the lake and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge at 9pm.

  • CommBank Women’s T20 INTL Tri-Series:  India vs England

    CommBank Women’s T20 INTL Tri-Series: India vs England

    Manuka Circle, Griffith, Australian Capital Territory, 2603

    31 Jan 2020

    Get down to Manuka Oval for your chance to see India take on England in the opening match of the Commonwealth Bank T20I Tri-Series! This is also your preview of the ICC T20 World Cup which kicks off in late February.

    If you are planning on attending all three matches across the weekend at Manuka Oval, a discounted series pass (strictly limited) is available on Ticketek.

    #WATCHME dial up the pride

  • CommBank Women’s T20 INTL Tri-Series:  Australia vs England (2nd match)

    CommBank Women’s T20 INTL Tri-Series: Australia vs England (2nd match)

    Manuka Circle, Griffith, Australian Capital Territory, 2603

    01 Feb 2020

    This is your chance to see the number one ranked team in the world and reigning T20 World Champions, Australia take on England in the second match of the Commonwealth Bank T20 INTL Tri-Series at Manuka Oval.

    If you are planning on attending all three matches across the weekend at Manuka Oval, a discounted series pass (strictly limited) is available on Ticketek.

    #WATCHME dial up the pride

  • CommBank Women’s T20 INTL Tri-Series:  Australia vs India

    CommBank Women’s T20 INTL Tri-Series: Australia vs India

    Manuka Circle, Griffith, Australian Capital Territory, 2603

    02 Feb 2020

    Australia returns to Manuka Oval for the third match of the Commonwealth Bank T20I Tri-Series against India in a clash that promises to be an entertaining encounter.

    If you are planning on attending all three matches across the weekend at Manuka Oval, a discounted series pass (strictly limited) is available on Ticketek.

    #WATCHME dial up the pride