It may have only been a short working week in Canberra, but the weekend never looked so good! To celebrate, the nation’s capital has an amazing line-up of events, markets, sport, music and much more.

Craft Beer & Cider Festival at Mercure Canberra

11am Saturday 18 March

Get your beer on this Saturday with the best brewers in the industry at the Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival. Now in its 10th year, the festival will showcase over 100 beers and ciders along with all your favourite local gourmet food stalls.

Canberra Outlet Centre Charity Race Day at Thoroughbred Park

11am Saturday 18 March

Enjoy a great afternoon of horse racing this Saturday for Canberra Outlet Centre Charity Race Day in support of Marymead. Get set for fashions on the field with Classic Ladies Race wear and Classic Men’s Race wear or book a table in the members-only Black Opal Room for a carvery lunch.

Art, Not Apart at NewActon Precinct (pictured) 

1pm Saturday 18 March

Shake it up with this year’s Art, Not Apart Festival! With a record number of project submissions, the 2017 program is set to be the biggest and best one yet. This one-day festival is dedicated to the arts; including exhibitions, performance art, numerous music stages, installations, strange interventions, street food, cafés and an awesome dance party.

Hit 104.7 Skyfire at Lake Burley Griffin

6pm Saturday 18 March

Bring your family and friends down to Lake Burley Griffin to watch the night sky light up in a spectacular musical showcase of fireworks. Join in as over 100,000 people gather for an explosive display of fireworks accompanied by Hit 104.7’s simulcast.

NAB AFLW Giants V Western Bulldogs at Manuka Oval

7:10pm kick off Saturday 18 March

This weekend the first season of NAB AFLW is coming to Manuka Oval at the Giants take on the Western Bulldogs. This free match is a celebration of female sport and is sure to prove a great game of footy!


Also don’t miss…

Fash ‘n’ Treasure Market at Exhibition Park in Canberra – 10am Saturday 18 March

Canberra Balloon Spectacular at Old Parliament House Lawns – Last weekend

Country Music Festival at the George Harcourt Inn – 11am Sunday 19 March

Handmade Market at Exhibition Park in Canberra – All weekend

ACT Clay Court International at Canberra Tennis Centre – All weekend