Do you have four days off work for the Easter long weekend and no idea what to do with all your free time? Well have no fear, OutInCanberra is here with a guide of the top events, performances and all-round good times happening in Canberra this festive Easter weekend.
Damsel & Sprout have teamed up with Darrell Lea to raise much-needed funds for Red Nose Foundation with Canberra’s Biggest Egg Hunt on Good Friday morning! There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained including, free face painting, jumping castle, a petting zoo, kids craft area and live music from Ned Philpot, MAXO and Sophie Edwards.
Kicking off on Good Friday at Hotel Realm is a great line-up of Easter-themed activities and events for all ages. Grab the kids to try their hand at the colouring-in competition or meet the animals with Realm’s ring-in petting zoo on Easter Sunday.
Celebrate Good Friday with a special seafood platter at Lanyon Vikings. Enjoy saffron poached lobster with lemon thyme herbs, barbequed garlic and lime scented prawn skewers, fresh mussels sautéed in tarragon cream sauce, crispy calamari with lemon aioli and much more is available this Good Friday at Lanyon Vikings.
Enjoy a seafood platter for two consisting of hot and cold seafood offerings: cold fresh prawns, natural oysters, smoked salmon, marinated octopus, marinated mussels. Hot Snapper mornay, panko crumbed prawns, beer battered barramundi, oysters Kilpatrick, salt and pepper squid and much more at Erindale Vikings this Good Friday.
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Hop on down to Walt’s for your Easter celebrations all weekend long. The foreshore favourite will be serving up Easter egg themed cocktails, fresh seafood and plenty of activities for the kids!
Join in on all the Easter fun at Belconnen Fresh Food Markets this Saturday with face painting for the kids, mascots handing out treats and sampling of food throughout the markets and a live cooking demo with Alaine from Foodish.
Skip the sugar this Easter and book yourself in for a Glassworks experience! Make your own glass Easter egg under the skilled guidance of a professional artist. Bookings are essential.
Witness all the AFL action in Canberra this Easter as the GWS Giants take on Port Adelaide. Last time these two teams met in Canberra, the GWS smashed a host of club records with and amazing 86-point win. Let’s see if they can do it again this weekend!
Kick-off your Easter weekend with a touch of rugby at GIO Stadium as the Green Machine take on the New Zealand Warriors. Said to be two of the most exciting teams in the NRL, this match is one not to be missed!
Enjoy an adult Easter treat all weekend at Treehouse Bar as they serve up chocolate Easter egg shots! With an awesome party atmosphere and entry for just $10, Treehouse is where the party is this weekend.
Two epic musicians will take to the stage at the National Convention Centre this Easter Saturday. Legendary guitar virtuoso and multi-Grammy Award winner Carlos Santana, and his band Santana will be supported by dynamic indie artist Tash Sultana for a knock-out performance, not to be missed!
Mooseheads is once again hosting its annual Easter Saturday Pyjama Party. Come dressed in your sleeping attire or as bedding itself for your chance to WIN one of two $100 Peter Alexander gift vouchers.
Whether you’re with family this Easter or love a bit of competition between friends, The Great Easter Egg Trail is a fun, free event for all ages. Follow the trail, find the clues, crack the code and collect a yummy reward, while discovering one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in Canberra.
Hunt for collectables and small antiques at the Portobello Road-themed Old Bus Depot Markets this Easter Sunday! This is the day to fossick through an eclectic mix of quirky and interesting treasures including a great range of antique jewellery, china and art glass, silver, linens, restored pieces, cutlery and crockery.
With an emphasis on taste, heritage and elegance, let Chifley’s Tea House inspire you with a chocolatey Easter-themed. Tantalise your taste buds with homemade sweet and savoury treats crafted by award-winning chefs, while indulging in a unique selection of luxury teas.
Chill out this Easter Sunday with a burger, brew and live music at Beef & Barley. With Happy Hour kicking off from 4pm and $20 beer buckets on the table, make sure that you get in early to secure your spot!
Enjoy a casual brunch with family and friends over a brimming plate of the very best brunch dishes. From freshly baked croissants to garden-fresh fruit salad and smoked salmon, indulge this Easter at Lanyon.
Celebrate Easter at Redsalt Restaurant with a delicious seafood buffet. Enjoy a relaxed dinner on Easter Sunday with a sumptuous seafood buffet followed by a range of enticing desserts. Indulge with fresh gourmet salads, hot roasted salmon or lamb from the carvery station, as well as a wide selection of hot dishes. Treat yourself to the dessert buffet, which will include a rich chocolate fondue station and a selection of Easter sweet treats.
Sunday night is BYO alcohol at Treehouse. There are no rules, bring whatever your poison may be. Entry is $10 at the door and the guys at Treehouse are providing the mixers.
End your Easter break on a cultural note at Smith’s Alternative Poetry Jam. This event is open mic with the theme of bush poetry. If the night runs short of of poems, host JC Inman will lead the group in several bush poem writing exercises to generate brand new bush poems to share!