With guests far and wide heading to Canberra this week, the local social scene is heating up with a number of events, markets, festivals and expos on offer. Here are some of our favourites not to be missed this weekend.


Open Day at Canberra universities

9am Saturday 26 August

Whether you’re on your way out of high school or are thinking seriously about going to university as a mature aged student, this weekend is tailor-made just for you! ADFA, UC, ANU, ACU and CIT are all hosting an open day for you to discover everything you need to know about each tertiary facility.

Mayweather V McGregor at various venues

11am Sunday 27 August

It’s already been dubbed the highest grossing and the most talked about fight of all time! So, where will you be when boxing champion Floyd Mayweather takes on UFC superstar Conor McGregor? If you’re unsure, click here for the best places to catch the fight live in Canberra.

Canberra Writers Festival at various venues

All weekend

Canberra Writers Festival will kick off for its second year this weekend. The three days include panels, book readings and writing tips and tricks for local content enthusiasts and book worms. Be sure to click here for the full line-up and book your place at your favourite events while spaces are still available.

Shimano Mountain at Stromlo Forest Park

9am Sunday 27 August

Round five of the Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix is at Stromlo Forest Park this Saturday. This is a circuit that has never been raced before in the Stromlo area, made up of some of Canberra’s favourite trails that are sure to challenge riders from start to finish.

CPC Psychic & Lifestyle Expo at Exhibition Park in Canberra

All weekend

Australia’s best psychic mediums will be live on stage this weekend at Exhibition Park alongside over 100 fantastic stalls of spiritual products, readers, artists and practitioners at the CPC Psychic & Lifestyle Expo.


Also don’t miss…

Bye Bye Winter at Courtyard by Milk Crate – 4:30pm Friday 25 August

Raiders V Knights at GIO Stadium – 6:00pm kick-off Friday 25 August

Canberra Baby & Beyond Expo 2017 – All weekend

Collectable Sunday at Old Bus Depot Markets – 10am Sunday 27 August

Throsby Winter Wonderland -11am Sunday 27 August