Lerida by the Lake Wine Tasting – Friday 4 February

Lerida Estate has gone lakeside this summer, popping up on Lake Burley Griffin. While their 300 Wine Club Members get a complimentary wine tasting for free, join them on Friday and Saturday from 4-5pm for a $60 wine tasting for two with antipasto from The Italian Place. Book your tasting here.

NFSA Australians and Hollywood Exhibition – Friday 4 to Sunday 6 February

Now showing their first original exhibition in two decades, the National Film and Sound Archive are sharing a tale of craft, talent and ambition from our most celebrated Aussie actors, directors and producers. Australians and Hollywood is full of audiovisual and behind-the-scenes, on-screen and red carpet moments, featuring rare costumes, memorabilia and props. It will also see never before seen NSFA collections, as well as personal treasures from some of Australia’s most celebrated artists in cinema. Purchase your tickets online and view their fascinating exhibition this weekend.

Nickelodeon 1K Foam Fest – Saturday 5 February

Nickelodeon is jumping out of your TV screens and stopping in Canberra this Saturday to bring their 1km Foam Fest to Kings Park. Challenging kids to take on 10 themed obstacles over an action packed 1km course filled with foam, it will be epic. Get bouncy on SpongeBob SquarePants’ BouncyBottom, conquer the Turtley awesome Rise of the Ninja before taking on The Thunfermans’ Nowhere to Slide! Once the course of mayhem is complete, hang out at the festival area and grab a refreshing drink, a bite to eat and listen to cool tunes. Registrations can be made online.

Play Outside Day: The Great Haig Park Water Fight – Saturday 5 February

Bring the kids to Haig Park this Saturday for the ultimate water fight to celebrate Play Outside Day. Split into three fun-packed sessions from 11am-1pm, 1-3pm and 3-5pm, the water fight will be settled over a range of different games. Kids are encouraged to bring their own water pistols from home. Tickets are free, but you must register here.

Hippo Co Whisky Tasting – Saturday 5 February

Join Hippo Co for their weekly whisky tasting Saturday night from 6-7pm. The team are experts on all things Scotch, American, Irish and international whisky and will take you through six whiskies from around the world while you enjoy the flavours and learn about the history, production and tasting techniques. Tickets also include a cheese plate for the table. Secure your table here.

Hellenic Club Lunar New Year Celebration – Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February  

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Hellenic Club with a delicious Yum Cha feast and performances from Canberra Prosperous Mountain Dragon and Lion Dance this weekend. There will also be free performances on both days from 2pm in the foyer for anyone to come along and view. Bookings for Yum Cha are required, make yours here.

Canberra Chilli Festival – Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February

Love that fiery feeling in your mouth left by a spicy chilli? For the first time, Canberra is hosting a Chilli Festival showcasing a range of chilli producers from around Australia and Canberra itself. From 10am to 4pm there will be a wide range of stalls selling chilli products and speciality items and plenty of free tastings and even chilli challenges. To keep kids entertained there will also be activities, challenges and face painting for them to enjoy. Entry to the festival is free, get all the info here.