Even though Spring is off to a chilly start, here are some fun activities and events on this weekend in Canberra!

Australian Cool Climate Wine Show at Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds

From 10.30am Saturday 9 September

Enjoy a good wine? The Australian Cool Climate Wine Show is a nation wide show devoted to showcasing the unique wine styles produced from cool climate wineries. Opportunities to test your vino knowledge, trivia sessions and public tastings are on offer.

Canberra Fashion Market at EPIC

From 10am Saturday 9 September

This Canberra based fashion market will feature new, vintage and recycled clothing, shoes and accessories. Come along and pick up some style treasures and collectable items including books, DVDs, vinyl records and other funky pieces.

Old Bus Depot Markets – Green Savvy Sunday

From 10am Sunday 10 September

Green Savvy Sunday is only held once a year so pop down to the Old Bus Depot and find products and community groups absorbed by domestic green, sustainable living. Being an interactive market, new green technology for your home environment will be available to try and buy! You will find products that have been made using low energy, organic and eco-friendly techniques and recycled materials, and to top it off, delicious organic food.

Snow Dogs Weekend at Corin Forest

All weekend

Grab your puppies and pooches and take a quick trip to Corin Forest this weekend for the opening of their first ever Snow Dogs Weekend! You and your four-legged friend are invited to discover the wonders of the snow at the snow play sessions from 9-10 September.

Gunning Fireworks Festival

From 3pm Saturday 9 September

Gunning, the small, rural town that is 55 minutes from Canberra’s CBD, is hosting the family-friendly Fireworks Festival this Saturday. The fireworks will, of course, be the main show, however you can also enjoy an afternoon and evening of rides, sideshow alley, market stalls, food trucks, face painting, live music, and other carnival festivities!

Brewery and Tap Room Launch Party at Capital Brewing Co.

From 12pm Saturday 9 September

Two years after creating their home, Capital Brewing Co.’s new brewhouse and tap room is finally ready to be shared! To celebrate, the crew are throwing a huge party! Enjoy your fave brews by Capital plus five new additions, live bands and DJs, kid’s activities, special dog beer for the furry ones, Brod Burger for the non-furry ones, and free brewery tours!

Make your own spring vase at Canberra Glassworks

From 10.30am Saturday 9 September

Kicking off this weekend, and finishing up on 30 September, is the very fitting ‘make your own spring vase’ workshop at Canberra Glassworks. You will be able to work with an artist one on one with specially made coloured glass that has been professionally cut to form floral patterns to incorporate into your own original vase!

Client Liaison at UC Refectory

8pm Saturday 9 September

Melbourne based, Aussie indie pop band, Client Liaison, will be performing at the UC Refectory to celebrate the international release of their debut album Diplomatic Immunity debut album! Tickets are still available so make sure you pick them up quick!

Comedy Hypnotist Gerard V at Mercure Canberra

From 6pm Friday 8 September

Let’s put our hands together for Mercure Canberra for hosting a charity fund raising event that will be full of giggles and fun! This family friendly show features the amazing Comedy Hypnotist Gerard V and is a must for family entertainment.

Beer Masterclass at Marble & Grain

12.30pm Saturday 9 September

Beer all day every day this weekend with Marble & Grain presenting a beer masterclass presented by the ‘Beer Diva’, while enjoying a five-course tasting menu matching the beers. Booking is essential so don’t miss out on this one – you may learn a thing or two about matching your beer with your food of choice!