We love a good long weekend, especially when the Aussie Day spirit is circulating the capital- there’s something for everyone!

Australia Day Eve Party at National Press Club- Friday 25th Jan

Kick off the weekend early with an Australia Day Eve party! The National Press Club is providing complimentary Aussie treats from the bbq and dessert bar, and your favourite Aussie tunes. Come dressed from 7pm in your Aussie gear because there will be best-dressed prizes to be won! Entry is free for members or $10 for non-members.

Australia Day in the City- Saturday 26th Jan
Kick off your long weekend with non-stop live entertainment, activities for the whole family and mouth-watering food options, all set around the picturesque Lake Burley Griffin. Kicking off from 4pm, Australia Day celebrations will be spread across two locations, Regatta Point and Patrick White Lawns. The main stage at Regatta Point will have back-to-back entertainment from 4pm until just before the 9pm fireworks. Headlined by Rogue Traders, and featuring a mix of local Canberra based artists including The Advocates, Los Chavos and Big Boss Groove. Patrick White Lawns will feature a range of sporting and interactive activities from 4pm until 8.30pm. The event will conclude with a show-stopping fireworks display from the lake and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge at 9pm.

Mooseheads Beach Party– Saturday 26th Jan

There’s nothing more Aussie than a beach party, and Mooseheads is bringing the beach to the capital! They’re relaxing their dress rules for this beach-theme as beach attire a must. Party in your boardies, bikinis, budgie smugglers, singlets, sunnies, wetsuits, dive gear or rashies! It’s going to be a big one with giveaways from Coca-Cola Australia and more!

Canberra Festival of Athletics at AIS- Sunday 27th – Monday 28th Jan

The Canberra Festival of Athletics spreads across two days on the Australia Day long weekend. This festival celebrates different events on a traditional athletics calendar from cross country to track and field. These events include 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Selection Trials (Stromlo Forest Park), Supernova Invitational 10,000m Track Walk (AIS Athletics Track) and Canberra Track Classic (AIS Athletics Track). For more info, visit their website.

Kokomo’s Yacht Party – Sunday 27th Jan

This Australia Day Long Weekend kick back and enjoy a little slice of paradise in the heart of Canberra. From 8:30 pm grab $5 Beers & Bubbles and $3 Party Shots! There will be a prize for best dressed so grab your board shorts, inflatable pool toys and come down to Kokomo’s for a huge Australia Day weekend.

Hottest 100 Party at Bentspoke Brewing Co– Sunday 27th Jan 

Join for some hot tunes and cold beers in the bustling Braddon pub as they count down the Hottest 100 tunes and beers of 2018. Enjoy pub games including Beer Bingo, food specials and GABS beers canapes. You can cast your votes for Bentspoke in GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beers here. 

Your guide to Australia Day in Canberra