It’s that time of year where we get to indulge all weekend long (as if we didn’t already). We have collaborated some places to hop to all weekend long!

Easter Long Weekend at Hoppy

The party doesn’t stop this easter long weekend – it just gets BIGGER. Kicking off the weekend with Holy Thursday, Chad Croker will be delivering the tunes from 5PM, and resident DJ’s from 9PM. Live music will continue all weekend – ending in style on Sunday with their Bringing it Back Party. Four days of partying at hoppy sounds like quite the holiday!

Thursday 18 – Monday 22 April | 11am – 11pm | Hopscotch

Yarralumla Play Station Easter Egg hunt

An egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt is coming to town! The Yarralumla Play Station are hosting a fun-filled day at one of their miniature golf courses! People with tickets in the hunt will receive a Cadbury chocolate goodie bag, train ride, plus find special eggs with extra special prizes inside. There’ll also be free face-painting and a jumping castle! Bookings are essential as tickets will not be available on the day. Make sure to book here. 

Friday 19 – Sun 21 April | Hourly sessions | Yarralumla Play Station

Seafood Platter & Easter Egg Hunt at Walt and Burley

Spend your Good Friday and Easter Sunday in the surrounds of the foreshore. On Friday, Walt & Burley are serving up a fresh seafood feast! Including natural and beer battered Kilpatrick jam oysters, beetroot cured salmon, salt and pepper squid, grilled half shell scallops, chilled prawns, beer battered Dory served with fries, mixed leaf salad and condiments. It’s just $99 for 2 people. On Sunday, they’ve got an Easter Egg hunt! Bring the family around at 11am and enjoy a drink in the sun as the kids enjoy treats from the Easter bunny!

Friday 19 & Sun 21 April | from 11am | Walt and Burley

Good Friday Seafood Feast at Rex Hotel

The Howling Moon welcomes you to the first and only Rooftop Bar in Canberra, fit for a pack of hungry wolves. On Good Friday, this bar will be filled with buzzing energy ready for you to tantalize your taste buds with platters of seafood and slices of heaven. They also have Easter inspired cocktails that include experimental styles and exploding chocolate flavours all weekend long. It is only just the beginning so book on (02) 6248 5311 for a table!

Friday 19 April | 12 – 4pm | The Howling Moon/Swan & King

Good Friday Seafood Feast at Lanyon and Erindale Vikings

Easter Friday is a time for seafood, good friends and great wine. Why not book into Red Rock Bistro at Lanyon Vikings this Easter and indulge in the hot seafood platter, featuring; poached lobster, prawns and calamari. To book, visit their website here. Or treat yourself to a seafood platter for two at Brick & Basil, Erindale Vikings. Featuring; fresh prawns, natural oysters, lobster mornay and more. For more information, visit their website.

Friday 19 April | 6 – 9pm | Lanyon Vikings or Erindale Vikings (Brick & Basil)

Māori Markings: Tā Moko at National Gallery of Australia

Tā moko is the unique Māori art of marking the skin with connecting patterns that tell of prestige, authority and identity. To receive and wear moko is a great cultural privilege. ‘Māori Markings: Tā Moko’ will explore this tradition, from its origin in the legend of Mataora and Niwareka and the earliest European records of the practice to its contemporary resurgence from the 1990s. Important early Māori sculpture, nineteenth-century prints, painting and photography and contemporary photography will trace the story of this unique cultural art form.

Friday 19 – Sunday 21 April | 10am – 5pm | National Gallery of Australia

Easter Egg Hunt Featuring the Easter Bunny at Gungahlin Marketplace
Go on an Easter Egg hunt through Marketplace with the Easter Bunny! Children accompanied by a parent or guardian, register with event staff, and off they go! At the end of the hunt, children receive a bag of chocolate eggs from the Easter Bunny. This event is limited to the first 200 children that register, and event registration will close event once capacity is met. Get in quick! Register here.

Saturday 20 April | 10 – 1pm | Gungahlin Marketplace

Lightrail Launch

It’s here! The launch of Canberra’s first stage of Light Rail is happening this Saturday! It’s time to celebrate Canberra as a growing city and what better way than to show your support for all the hard work that’s gone into the light rail construction! Come along and join Labor members, MLAs and Federal candidates on this once in a generation moment as Canberra’s first Light Rail service is officially opened.

Saturday 20 April | 10am – 4pm | Canberra City

Lightrail Launch Party at Young & Frisky

Young and Frisky in the depths of Gungahlin want to share the excitement of the Lightrail launching, so they’re holding a party! After enjoying your free ride, hang out in Gungahlin and enjoy some $5 cheeseburgers and live music while the kids play in the playground and enjoy the free activities taking place around the marketplace. Saturday has been a long time in the making so make sure to go and be a part of Canberra history!

Saturday 20 April | 12pm – 11pm | Young & Frisky

Peter Helliar at The Spiegeltent

The greatest tent in Canberra is still spinning! This Saturday Peter Helliar is lighting up the stage with a hilarious act. There comes a time in every man’s life when he must put on his big boy pants and get on with it, and getting a vasectomy is a pretty good place to start. Don’t miss this chance to see Peter Helliar’s best show yet! Big Boy Pants. Come for the boy. Stay for the pants.

Saturday 20 April | 6.30pm | Spigeltent – Canberra Theatre

Easter Sunday Breakfast Brunch Buffet at Rex Hotel

The Canberra Rex Hotel’s Rooftop Bar The Howling Moon as well as its Luxury Cocktail Lounge the Swan and King will be hosting a Bottomless Brunch Buffet on Easter Sunday! Sink your teeth into some mouthwatering meals with a magnificent view of Canberra’s cityscape and Brindabellas beyond. Book now and save your Easter Sunday for this smorgasbord so you can catch up with friends and howl with delight!

Sunday 21 April | 11am – 3pm | The Howling Moon/Swan & King

Easter Sunday Brunch at Lanyon Vikings

Get your baskets ready and hop on down to Lanyon Vikings with family and friends this Easter for a Sunday Brunch. Featuring a feast from breakfast, lunch and dessert! It’s only $24.9 per adult and $15 per child. For a sneak peek at the menu and to book, visit their website here.

Sunday 21 April | 6pm | Lanyon Vikings

RNB Easter Sunday Special at Fiction Club

Canberra’s hottest nightclub just opened just in time for your Easter kick-ons. All RNB lovers can break it down as the original Chief Rocker DJ Nino Brown returns to Canberra this Easter. Nino Brown brings hype and entertainment to any venue with his unique party rocking sets featuring exclusives from some of the world’s hottest entertainers!

Sunday 21 April | 9pm – 5am | Fiction Club

Foodie Kids Crafts at Gungahlin Marketplace
It’s time to get crafty! Cupcake decorating, pasta play – who says you can’t’ play with food? At Gungahlin Marketplace, don’t forget to shop the huge range of delicious Easter eggs, hot cross buns, Easter decorations and craft supplies throughout the Centre!

Monday 22 April   – Friday 26 April | 10am – 1pm | Gungahlin Marketplace

Bear Making Event at South.Point

Join for some school holiday fun with Stufflers Bear Building to make your own furry friend for only $8! In addition to Teddy Bears they will also have all kinds of new friends including Cats, Dogs, Dragons, Monsters, Jungle Animals and more for you to love! After 300 have sold, the price only rises to $12, which is still a PAWsome 50% off! You can also WIN a party pack valued at $150+.

Monday 22 April | 9.30am – 4pm | South.Point Tuggeranong