Hyatt Hotel International Women’s Day High Tea – Friday 8 March

Gather your colleagues, family and friends for a high tea at Hyatt Hotel this International Women’s Day. Including a three-tiered high tea in the iconic Tea Lounge with a glass of bubbles, Hyatt Hotel Canberra will be donating $10 from all high teas sold to support UN Women Australia. Book now.

QT’s International Women’s Day Uncorked Dinner – Friday 8 March

For International Women’s Day, QT Canberra is raising a glass to the greatest female winemakers in the Canberra wine world with an Uncorked dinner. Held at Capitol Bar & Grill, join the restaurant’s sommelier Ashleigh Smith and other ladies in wine to chat and tell stories amongst great food and…wine! Over a three-course share-style dinner with paired wines from each of the wineries, think scallop crudo with a sparkling Riesling from Four Winds and zucchini flowers with Sapling Yard’s ‘Fiori’ white blend. Book now!

Lights! Canberra! Action – Friday 8 March

Kicking off the Canberra Day Long Weekend, Lights! Canberra! Action! will once again showcase Canberra’s incredible local filmmaking talent. The theme of this year’s short film festival was A Sense of Purpose, challenging entrants to create a film in 10 days featuring 10 items from around Canberra. Located in the open-air surrounds of the Senate Rose Garden, bring a chair or picnic blanket, grab some food and drink and sit back and watch the top 12 finalists. Get all the info here.

Midnight Bar X Hendricks Gin Takeover – Friday 8 to Monday 11

Midnight Bar is joining forces with Hendrick’s Gin from 19 February to Sunday 17 March to bring you four exclusive gin bowls to sip on this summer. Plus, with each gin bowl you purchase, you will be placed into the draw to win a Hendrick’s Gin hot air balloon ride for two. Book now.

Enlighten Festival – Friday 8 to Monday 11 March

The annual Canberra Enlighten Festival is transforming Canberra into a hub of awe-inspiring art, delicious food, captivating entertainment, film, music and so much more this month! This weekend, check out some of your favourite Enlighten events such as Enlighten After Dark, City Illuminations, Canberra Balloon Spectacular and The Festival Hub food market. Check out all the info on their website.

Canberra Balloon Spectacular – Saturday 9 to Monday 11 March

Marvel at the bright and colourful hot air balloons over nine days with the annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular. Launching around 6:15am each morning from Patrick White Lawns, sacrifice your sleep in and see the beautiful sunrise over the lake and the balloons float across the city. As they take off, enjoy a hot breakfast from the food and coffee carts, including fresh pastries, hot cross buns and vegemite scrolls from L’epi Artisan Bakery. Daily announcements about weather conditions will be made at around 6am. Get all the info here.

Symphony in the Park – Sunday 10 March

The annual Symphony in the Park is back this Sunday with legendary Hoodoo Gurus headlining the show with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. Apart of the Enlighten Festival, rock out with this great Aussie band in Commonwealth Park with a great range of food trucks on site. Get all the info here.