Autumn is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with a weekend filled to the brim with local events and entertainment. Markets, performances and delicious treats mean that there is something for everyone this weekend in Canberra.

2017 Enlighten Night Noodle Markets at Reconciliation Place

All weekend

As the lights go on across the Parliamentary Triangle this weekend Canberrans will dine on authentic Asian eats, from dumplings to dosa. Bars and music will add to the market atmosphere, making it an event for the whole family.

Wind It Up: Verity Lane Party and other various locations

All weekend

Moving beyond the regular festival formula, this unique event encapsulates a weekend of workshops, industry discussions and parties uniting industry insiders, as well as local and interstate performers.

2017 Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes at Thoroughbred Park

11:30am Sunday 5 March

Now in its 45th year of racing, the Group 3 Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes will be off and racing at 11:30am Sunday 5 March 2017, ensuring a great line-up of action on and off the track.

Plus500 Brumbies V Sharks at GIO Stadium

7:45pm Saturday 4 March

This Saturday night the Plus500 Brumbies are coming back to their home turf to take on the South African Sharks at GIO Stadium. Kick off is at 7:45pm Saturday 4 March and the Canberra boys are calling on the support of locals after such a close call in Round 1 against the Crusaders losing 13-17.

Versailles By Night at National Gallery of Australia

All weekend

The National Gallery of Australia is bringing back the magical night time parties of Versailles for Enlighten 2017. Live like Louis XIV and enjoy a glass of champagne with this night time premium access to Versailles: Treasures from the Palace.


Also don’t miss…

Neon Night at Canberra Glasshouse – 6pm Friday 3 March

Capital Region Farmers Market at EPIC – 7:30am Saturday 4 March

2017 Yoga Big Day Out at The Boat House – 8:30am Sunday 5 March

Frank Woodley ‘Work in Progress’ at Canberra Theatre Centre – All weekend

Canberra Wedding Fair at AIS Arena – 10am Sunday 5 March