This weekend people will be flooding into the nation’s capital for the biggest event of the social calendar. However, there is plenty more going on around town to keep you entertained. Check out our top 10 picks for the weekend ahead.
This weekend marks the 21st birthday of the National Multicultural Festival, the best celebration of cultural diversity in Australia. The annual festival represents almost every cultural heritage in the world and welcomed more than 280,000 visitors last year. Definitely, one not to be missed this weekend.
If you love great food and wine, you won’t be disappointed by this year’s expo. Enjoy free tastings from over 90 exhibitors, displaying exquisite wines from vineyards all over Australia and gourmet food including cheese, honey and chocolate shops.
5pm Friday 17 February
Start the uni year with an unforgettable O-Week finale tonight! The Cloud Nine party on the Fellows Oval at ANU features an incredible line-up, two stages, some crazy art installations and a groovy little beer garden.
10am Saturday 18 February
The Canberra Fringe Festival 2017 combines a vibrant program focused on the diversities of race, gender and lifestyle. With a large component of physical theatre and cabaret plus some great new bands featuring local favourites, the Fringe Festival is set to impress this weekend.
7:30pm Saturday 18 February
Comedian Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee to the Canberra Theatre Centre this Saturday. Performing for one night only, this moving, inspirational and unforgettable theatre experience combines humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell Do’s story.
Also don’t miss…
RÜFÜS Full Bloom Tour at University of Canberra Refectory – 8pm Friday 17 February
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema at Patrick White Lawns – Last weekend
Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Shell Prom Picnic Concert at Lawns of Government House – 6pm Saturday 18 February
Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston – 10am Sunday 19 February