The AIDS Action Council are back with Canberra’s biggest and best LGBTIQ community fair.

The CBR Fair Day 2017 is a celebration of Canberra’s wonderful and diverse LGBTIQ communities. Since its inception at the first SpringOUT Pride Festival in 1999, Fair Day has been affirming the pride, joy and dignity these communities through a fantastic day of music and live performances.

CBR Fair Day will be held at the Ainslie Arts Centre on Saturday 28 October, and will play host to a range of activities and workshops, delicious food, and a variety of market stalls. Bring your furry friend along to be a part of the Rainbow Pet Parade, or sit and watch from the grassy lawns.

More than 3000 people and 40+ stallholders took part in CBR Fair Day in 2016, and this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger, louder and brighter than ever before. Entry to the event is free, and everyone is welcome.

As well as showing off the wonderful community groups and organisations that exist within Canberra, Fair Day is also integral to important community research projects, such as the Snapshot Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Survey and the Canberra Gay Community Periodic Survey.

The AIDS Action Council was established in 1983 to deliver important outcomes for the health and wellbeing of our communities. Currently, their mission is to: virtually eliminate new HIV transmissions by 2020, provide support for those living with and impacted by HIV, and build a strong and safe community that is free from discrimination, marginalisation, and stigma.

For those keen to keep the party going into the night, Ainslie Arts Centre will also host Fair Day: After Dark from 7:30pm. Tickets to this event include a drink and canapés on arrival, as well as DJs and live entertainment. The After Dark party is Halloween themed, so start planning your spooky costume! Tickets for the After Dark party can be purchased via Eventbrite