National Threatened Species Week at the National Zoo & Aquarium – 3rd – 9th September

Get down to the National Zoo & Aquarium this weekend in support of National Threatened Species Week. There will be daily zookeeper talks about endangered species as well as a special scavenger hunt for the kids to learn about creating awareness for the vulnerable species in Australia.

Opera Australia’s Madame Butterfly – 6th – 8th September

Prepare to be in awe thanks to Opera Australia’s enchanting show, Madame Butterfly. This story reaches across cultures to deliver a love story like you have never seen before. Directed by John Bell and inspired by Miss Saigon, the Canberra Theatre is to host this divine production which is complete with beautiful costumes, sets and voices. Tickets are on sale here, but be quick as they are selling fast.

Illuminating Solutions Race Day at Thoroughbred Park – 7th September

Suit up and make your way to Thoroughbred Park this weekend for a day filled with drinks, fashion and fun! Whether you’re there to strut your stuff or to win a few bucks, Race Day is a great event to soak up this spring sun! This event is free and gates open at midday.

Langton’s Classification VII Wine Experience – 7th September

Have a taste of some of the finest wines Australia has to offer at Langton’s Classification VII Wine Experience, hosted by QT Canberra. A ticket to this event will get you the chance to taste over 100 prestigious wines, access to the country’s top owners and winemakers, a hardcover copy of the classifications and a unique event gift bag. Book now to secure yourself an experience that will not be easily forgotten.

Lifeline Canberra September Bookfair 7th – 9th September

For book-lovers far and wide, Lifeline Canberra’s Bookfair is not one to miss! With a huge array of books, movies, music, games and more, this event has something for everyone.  Entry is a gold coin donation which goes towards keeping local crisis support and suicide prevention services available to the community. Find out more here.

Gunning Firework Festival – 8th September

Finish your Saturday with a BANG! Gunning Showground will be hosting their annual Firework Festival this weekend full of spectacular pyro entertainment. Along with the beautiful fireworks, plenty of great food, rides and live music will be on show at this fun-filled event. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, to find out more click here.

Capital Region Farmers Markets – 8th September

With over 100 passionate stall holders, the Capital Region Farmers Markets is a meeting place for local producers and foodie fanatics. Here you’ll find local fruit and veggies, fresh meats and handmade items from pasta to pastries, as well as food vendors and live music. A great place to grab a coffee, fresh groceries and yummy street food, there is also an informative events program including cooking demonstrations. Visit the markets at Exhibition Park from 7:30am-11:30am.

Watch Girls Run the World at Rugby 7s Tournament – 8th & 9th September

The University of Canberra will be hosting a Rugby 7s tournament with the best up and coming female rugby players from around the country competing against each other. It’s a free event and will be played over two days with only the best-of-the-best making it to the end. Who run the world? GIRLS!

Gin High Tea at The Duxton – 9th September

The Duxton is hosting an unforgettable high tea that puts a unique spin on the traditional set up by incorporating sensational gins from The Gin Boutique. With a gin and tea cocktail on arrival to a gin tasting station, this event is a start-to-finish gin extravaganza! The high tea runs from 2pm – 5pm and tickets can be purchased here. Getting tipsy has never been so fancy!

German Markets – 9th September

Guten Tag! It’s time again for the always popular German Markets hosted by Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah. Filled with delicious German deli, breads, cakes, wines beer and schnapps – this event will have you unbuttoning your jeans just so you can fit in seconds! The event runs from 9am-1pm, but you don’t want to get there too late as the stalls sell out fast!