The long weekend has rolled around once again so buckle up, stock your fridge and grab some Borocca – cause we’re in for a big one! Find out where you should be this weekend with our suggestions below.


Floriade Nightfest – Wednesday 26 – Sunday 30 September

A five-day illuminated wonderland filled with comedy, music, movies and stacks of great food! The festival kicks off with movies under the stars which includes some killer pop culture throwbacks. The next few days are filled with breathtaking live music acts such as Thelma Plum, Kate Miller-Heidke and many more talented artists. The festival finishes off with a night of comedy that you won’t want to miss, with the likes of Arj Barker and Akmal Saleh gracing the stage.

Tickets run individually for each night of entertainment or if you don’t want to miss a thing, grab a 5-day package to soak in all the Floriade goodness. Tickets available here.


Vybz – Fridays 28 September

Grab your dancing shoes because Vybz Entertainment is back at Treehouse for the first Afro-Caribbean Takeover for Spring! Join us alongside your favourite local and interstate DJs for a night full of Afrobeats, Dancehall, Soca, & Swavey. To avoid queuing up all night long, get your tickets here.


Brickman Experience Canberra – Friday 28 September – Sunday 14 October

The Brickman Experience is a unique interactive exhibition of over 40 amazing models made from 5 million LEGO® bricks featuring work from the Southern Hemisphere’s only LEGO Certified Professional, Ryan McNaught! Get building in our interactive zones, see the world’s largest LEGO® brick flower and over 40 more HUGE creations at Exhibition Park these school holidays. Book your tickets here.


Shrek the musical – Friday 28 September –Sunday 14 October

A wise ogre once said, “It’s better out than in!” so we think you should get out and into the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Center! Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig, Shrek the Musical is filled with non-stop entertainment that you won’t want to miss. Score yourself some tickets to the show here.


First editions acoustic Saturdays and happy hour offering – Saturday 29 September

Wine down and enjoy live acoustic music every Saturday night with the very talented Mathew Pease from Sugar and Bloom from 4.30-7.30pm and take advantage of First Edition’s Happy Hour offering from 4-6pm! Includes $6 house drinks, including beer, wine and spirits!


Nutrition and Lifestyle Masterclass with Scott Gooding – Saturday 29 September

Want to nail your weekly meal prep? Find out all you need to know at the Nutrition and Lifestyle Masterclass. Hosted by Scott Gooding – an author, personal trainer and MKR contestant, not only will you be filled with knowledge but you will also go home with a copy of his book ‘The Keto Diet’ and a bonus goodie bag! Spots are limited, so grab your tickets here.


Canberra Fashion Market – Saturday 29 September

We’re gonna’ pop some tags! Head to Exhibition Park to discover tons of new and pre-loved fashion including designer labels and a wide range of styles. All things fashion including bags, shoes, jewelry and of course clothing will be on offer at the market as well as an exclusive eco-chic fashion parade by well-known eco-stylist Faye De Lanty. Grab a coffee and something to nibble on while you browse the stalls and make a day of it.

Book a stall or find out more about the markets here.


Footy Grand Finals in XD – Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 September

Finals footy is back once again! Wear your colours and support your team by watching the AFL & NRL grand finals at Limelight Cinemas in Tuggeranong. See all the action live on the big XD screens while enjoying delicious pizza and an array of drinks.

Entry is free but bookings are essential, so secure your spot to watch the AFL grand final here and the NRL grand final here.


Waterways Exhibition – Saturday 29 September – Tuesday 6 November

Waterways is an exhibition that reflects on five Canberra artists’ experiences of water, fleeting moments of nature, seaside architecture, travel and separation. Victoria Cotton, Sharon Peoples, Prue Power, Rozalie Sherwood and Steve Tomlin examine waterways through paint, ink, stitch and textiles. The locations range from our local waterways, including Lake Burley Griffin, the South Coast and the English seaside. The exhibition is a free event and you can find it at The Link at Ginninderry.