Happy weekend Canberra! It may be grey and miserable outside … but surely the sun is just around the corner. Make the most of this weekend by adding some of our favourite performances, markets and gigs to your to-do list.

Laneway! Streetfood! Party! at Bible Lane

5pm Friday 24 March

Laneway! Streetfood! Party! presented by Beer the Beautiful Truth is on tonight at Bible Lane in the City. Enjoy a celebration of some of Australia’s most loved beers complimented with delicious street food from around the world created by Australia’s best chefs, alongside some great live entertainment.

Plus500 Brumbies V Highlanders at GIO Stadium

7:40pm kick-off Saturday 25 March

On Saturday 25 March the Plus500 Brumbies will return to GIO Stadium to take on New Zealand rivals, the Highlanders. With their first win of the season under their belt, the Brumbies are gearing up for a rematch of last season’s Quarter-Final, when the 2015 Super Rugby Champions, the Highlanders, return Saturday night.

Canberra Comedy Festival 2017 at various Canberra venues

All weekend

Canberra Comedy Festival is back for another year to bring laughs, LOLs and big belly laughs back to the nation’s capital from 20-26 March! The must-see acts this weekend include Southern Cross favourite Dave Hughes, Jimeoin and Stephen K Amos.

Greenway Open Air Cinema

6:30pm Saturday 25 March

If the weather holds up, bring the family down to Greenway for this free event! Be sure to pack a picnic and a blanket and enjoy live music before the film starts at sundown. Food and drinks will be available to purchase with CBR Brave cooking a BBQ, there will also be a van selling delish coffee and cakes.

The Earth Festival at EPIC

All weekend

The two-day Earth festival is a celebration of all things ethical! Enjoy a huge food court filled with a variety of local vegan foods, workshops and speakers, face painting, hair braiding, huge write-on wall, photo booths, tattoo artists, henna artists, not-for-profit organisations, clothing, accessories, makeup, skincare and a whole lot more!


Also don’t miss…

Murrumbateman Village Markets at The Village Green – 9am Saturday 25 March

Foreign Kings with Smoke Stack Rhino at Transit Bar – 8pm Saturday 25 March

Take Flight at Questacon – 8:30pm Saturday 25 March

Young Chefs Lunch at Aubergine – 12pm Sunday 26 March

PIP & LOU ‘Dessert ED’ Workshop at Lull Gallery and Workshop – 1pm Sunday 26 March