After a rainy start this morning, surely all of the bad weather is behind us! So let’s focus on a (hopefully) fine weekend ahead chock full of awesome events, markets and activities. Here are 10 of our favourites:


Gamma.Con 2017 at AIS Stadium

All weekend

All the very best in pop-culture will be on display this weekend at Gamma.Con 2017. Get set for a weekend of video games, board games, anime, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, books, arts, crafts, collectables, live show, panels, workshops and much more.


Canberra Fashion Market at Exhibition Park in Canberra

10am Saturday 5 August

Stock your wardrobe with the very best vintage wares in town this weekend at the Canberra Fashion Market. This local market will host a variety of new, vintage and recycled clothing and accessories.


Winter Festival 2017 at National Portrait Gallery

10am Sunday 6 August

Join the guys at the National Portrait Gallery this weekend for a day full of winter fun. Activities on the day will include ice sculpting, wool weaving, drawing, magic performances and special guests, The Tjanpi Desert Weavers, who will lead a weaving workshop.


Giants V Melbourne at Manuka Oval

1:45pm Saturday 5 August

The Giants are back in the ACT for their final match at Manuka Oval for the 2017 season. Head out to support the boys as they take on the Demons in what is sure to be a tough match.


Canberräng 2017 Around the world in 80 hours at various venues in the city

All weekend

Canberra’s annual Swing festival is back this weekend. Running over four nights, the festival will host dancers from across the globe alongside social dancing, local and interstate musicians, performances and much more.


Also, don’t miss…

Dirrum Dirrum Festival 2017 at Radford College – 2pm Saturday 5 August

Night Ski & Ride at Corin Forest – 5:30pm Saturday 5 August

CBR Brave V Sydney Ice Dogs at Brave Cave – 5:30pm Saturday 5 August

Multicultural Old Bus Depot Markets – 10am Sunday 6 August

The Ten Tenors at Canberra Theatre Centre – 7:30pm Sunday 6 August