CBR Fair Day and After Dark

Saturday 28, at Ainslie Arts Centre, from 11am 

Canberra’s biggest and best LGBTIQ community fair is on this Saturday from 11.00am-4.00pm! Celebrate Canberra’s wonderful and diverse LGBTIQ communities with a fantastic day of music and live performances. Enjoy activities, workshops, delicious food, and market stalls! CBR Fair Day is integral to community research projects like Snapshot Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Survey, the Canberra Gay Community Periodic Survey, and The AIDS Action Council. To continue the party, Fair Day: After Dark will begin at 7.30pm with drinks, canapés and a live DJ on site! Get your tickets via Eventbrite 

Doggoween Party at the Pedler

Sunday 29, 2.00pm-5.00pm

This Sunday, The Pedler is hosting a special event! Get ready for their ‘Doggoween Party’! From 2.00pm-5.00pm, bring your four-legged friends in their scariest costume to The Pedler and enjoy FREE Capital Brewing Dog Beer and spooky treats for the pups! For the humans, happy hour will start at 2.00pm! To top things off, there will be a $100 prize for the best-dressed pooch!

Showtime Saturdays at Casino Canberra

Saturday 28, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm

The first Showtime Saturdays will be happening this Saturday at Casino Canberra! Get your glam on as Saturday nights are about to get glitzy! Showtime Saturdays will see different themed performances every fortnight by some of Australia’s best talent! Entertainment starts at 9pm and is FREE to all! With two other shows at 10pm and 11pm – Showtime Saturdays is the place to PLAY. This week’s performance: Disco Nights!

Paws n’ People: Dog-Friendly Markets

Sunday 29, at Oatley Court, Belconnen

Paws n’ People is an annual dog-friendly market that raises funds for local animal rescue groups and promotes wildlife conservation. Pop along with your pooch and furry friends for a fun and informative day out! They are passionate about pets, so go along and be passionate too!

Escape Rooms Halloween ‘Spooktacular Weekend’

Friday 27 and Saturday 28

Ready for Halloween? What better way to celebrate than at The Escape Rooms Canberra? Thrills? Chills? Escape Rooms Canberra’s ‘Spooktacular Halloween Weekend’ is here, and it’s going to be a killer! Try escaping Mr. Keller’s (not so) Magic Emporium, or get locked in the Witches House on the Hill. For the experienced, The Vault offers a challenge that’s to die for! Trading until midnight this Friday and Saturday – call the team on 6281 5729 or email info.escaperoomscanberra.com to book!

Googong ‘Boogong’ Event

Saturday 28, 5.00pm-9.00pm

 Located at the Googong Wool Sheds, Googong’s annual Halloween event will be a big one this year! Enjoy the ‘Spooky Big Top’, live music, food vendors, fireworks at 9.00pm, and roaming performers! Halloween costume attire is mandatory – so dress terrifyingly and bring your fam and friends along for a night of Halloween entertainment! Best-dressed prizes and competitions will be happening on Insta and Facebook during the event by using the hashtag #boogong2017 to enter!

Canberra Nara Candle Festival at Canberra Nara Peace Park & Lennox Gardens

 Saturday 28, 4.30pm-9.00pm

2,000 candles and the celebration of the 24th sister relationship between Nara, Japan and Canberra is happening this Saturday! Festival-goers will be mesmerized by the Japanese music, twinkling lights, and celebration of Japanese cuisine, market stalls and activities! This is the 15th annual Nara Candle Festival and is set to be very enchanting.

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday 28, 5.30pm-7.30pm

The National Zoo and Aquarium are hosting a Halloween event this year beside all of their beastly animals! Join the creatures, critters and creepy crawlies at the Zoo with trick or treats for all! Animal feeds, games, comps and lollies will be on offer to keep the night fun and spooky! Proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis ACT and the NZACT Conservation Fund.

Beach Burrito Civic Halloween Fiesta

Saturday 28, 5pm

Halloween is here are Beach Burrito is throwing another awesome Halloween fiesta packed full of giveaways, prizes, and amazing Mex specials all round! From 28th October – 2nd November you can get yourself 2 for 1 frozen margaritas with their brand new classic margarita recipe that is better and stronger than ever! With a $50 voucher giveaway to the spookiest looking amigo on Saturday night, you better dress up for the occasion! A bunch of free taco cards are also on offer for anyone who gets a pic at the frightful fiesta and hashtags #BeachBurrito! 

Southside Farmers Market

Sunday 29, 7.30am-11.30am

Shop for the best seasonal produce and support growers and producers of freshly prepared foods. Meet some of the colourful personalities that produce a diverse range of fruit and vegetables, small goods, free-range pork, grass-fed beef and lamb, honey, free-range eggs, jams, relishes, antipasto jars, pies, flavoured nuts, popcorn, baked goods, and even plants this Sunday on Launceston Street!