Happy weekend Canberra! It’s time to shake off the weekday blues and say hello to weekend excitement with a bunch of awesome events, gigs and markets.

Here are 10 of our favourites:


Googfest at Rockley Oval Googong

5pm Saturday 4 February

Googfest is back and bigger than ever before with Sneaky Sound System headlining the free music spectacular on Saturday 4 February. Rockley Oval at Googong will come alive as thousands of fans turn out for the music festival that has become one of the Canberra region’s biggest live music events.


The Screaming Jets at The Basement

8pm Saturday 4 February

The Screaming Jets are currently winding up their latest east coast tour around Australia. Dubbed as the nation’s Hardest Working Rock ‘n’ Roll band, the group will be hitting up The Basement tomorrow night for the Chrome-O-Zone tour.


SoundOut 2017 at ANU Drill Hall Gallery

All weekend

Head to the ANU Drill Hall Gallery this weekend for the eighth annual installment of the SoundOut International Festival of Improvisation, Jazz and Experimental Music. The event promises to uplift tired ears, explore the unknown, see within the fabric of sound and unravel the threads of normative musical.


Fash N Treasure Market at Exhibition Park

10am Saturday 4 February

Fashionistas of Canberra, this is one to plug into your diaries! The Fash N Treasure Market is back at Exhibition Park this weekend. The market is renowned for vintage finds and stylish wardrobe clear-outs, preloved and collectable books, old magazines, records and comics.


Beat Repeat Vol.2 at La De Da

8pm Saturday 4 February

Beat Repeat is back again at La De Da for a monthly dose of techno, beats and bangers. With a great line-up of residents and special guests, including Slice-0-Life, Anjay and Widge, this is the party to be at this weekend!


Also don’t miss…

Sunset Sessions at Walt & Burley – 4pm Friday 3 February

Yarramundi Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Markets at ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre – 10am Saturday 4 February

Puppetry of the Penis at Canberra Playhouse – 7:30pm Saturday 4 February

Multicultural Sunday at Old Bus Depot Markets Kingston – 10am Sunday 5 February

Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema at Patrick White Lawns – All weekend