The sun’s out and it’s almost time to kick-start the weekend! If you’re hanging around town over the next few days be sure to check out our top 10 events, activities and markets…

Tastes of Two Regions at Pialligo Estate

All weekend

Tastes of Two Regions brings the wine and food of two magnificent regions to Canberra.
At the exhibition, taste over 200 wines, plus cheese, olives, chocolate and artisanal goods. Intimate masterclasses give you an opportunity to learn more. Meet the makers, stock your pantry and be inspired for your next gourmet getaway.

Flying High at Googong

11am Sunday 13 August

Head to Googong for a breathtaking spectacle as a flotilla of mythical beasts and fantasy favourites fill the sky this Sunda. Now in its fourth year, Googong’s Flying High extravaganza is a tantalising visual feast of imported mega-kites, some up to 16 metres long (that’s the equivalent of a five-storey building!)

Refresh Your Makeup Masterclass with Bonnie Gillies at Canberra Centre

11am Saturday 12 August

Bonnie Gillies is known for her signature healthy, radiant complexion and glossy, volumised brunette strands, and her love for sharing honest product reviews and useable beauty tips. Head to the Canberra Centre this weekend for the perfect blend of insider artistry knowledge and relatable beauty tips.

Mine! at ACT National Science Week at the Bus Depot Kingston

11:30am Saturday 12 August

Australian Dance Party’s ‘Mine!’ is a contemporary dance performance inspired by the proposed Adani Carmichael mine. It dissects the ideologies and behaviours that feed a culture of short-sighted gain and have detrimental impacts on our futures.

Brick Expo at Hellenic Club of Canberra

All weekend

From the humble tower to a robotic wonder of Star Wars proportions, the Canberra Brick Expo has everything you need to nerd out hardcore this weekend. The exhibition is a rare and unique LEGO event that has been put together by interstate and local collectors and modellers.


Also, don’t miss…

Co-Lab: Science Meets Street Art 2017 in Kingston – 11am Saturday 12 August

The Long Table Scion Winemaker Lunch at Muse Canberra – 12pm Saturday 12 August

Cans Film Festival in O’Connor – 4pm Saturday 12 August

Night Ski & Board at Corin Forrest  – All weekend

Portobello Road in August at the Old Bus Depot Markets – 10am Sunday 13 August