Perfect Pairs Lake Cruise with De Bortoli Wines – Friday 8 April

Join Australia’s De Bortoli Wines on the MV Southern Cross boat and cruise around Lake Burley Griffin while enjoying a selection of wines and nibbles. Departing at 5:30pm, explore wines from Prosecco through to Pinot Noir alongside charcuterie boards to match each wine with fresh Victorian produce and Gippsland Cheese. Book online now!

Bungendore Harvest Festival – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April

Join the annual Bungendore Harvest Festival for a celebration of the food and farming heritage of the region. Exploring how and where produce is grown in the area, how to access, prepare and use it and most importantly eat and drink it, get a taste of the area like a true foodie! Starting on Friday with the Festival’s Launch Event, followed by markets on Saturday and local farm tours and workshops and the Harvest Heritage Long Lunch on Sunday, eat your way through the festival, tasting a myriad of local eating establishments showcasing locally sourced ingredients and products. To read the full program and book your tickets, head to their website.

The Pop Inn at Telopea Park – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April

Canberra’s favourite pop up wine bar, The Pop Inn will be at Telopea Park from 2-7pm serving up top-notch wines for you to try, along with delicious meat and cheese tasting plates. Get all the latest updates on their website.

Hamlet – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April

Peter Evans’ critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet returns in 2022. Hamlet is a portrait of a young man struggling with the death of his father, his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle and the vision of his father’s ghost looming in his mind’s eye. Featuring Harriet Gordon-Anderson as a young man experiencing grief in its most complex and profound state, this is a Hamlet for our time. In Canberra for a limited time only at the Canberra Theatre Centre, grab your tickets for this weekend’s shows here.

QT Lounge Sky High Tea – Saturday 9 April

Set amongst beautiful views of Canberra at QT’s 15th floor Lounge, join them for a high tea experience. Featuring a beautiful array of dishes including prawn and spinach loaf, goats cheese and pea mini tarts, dark chocolate mousse, mojito cheesecake and a welcome beverage on arrival, this is decadence at its best. Grab your tickets online.

Torch Fest – Saturday 9 April

Music festival Torch Fest is all about shining a light on mental health. Hosted at Kambri ANU, the festival will feature a line-up of artists and wellbeing activations including mindfulness sessions, art therapy, games and activities. The Canberra musical line-up is also set to include names like Gretta Ray, AYA YVES, Sputnik Sweetheart, Lucy Sugerman, Imogen Clack, The SunBears and more, as they perform their Torch Song – the light that gets you through. The festival kicks off at 12pm, grab your tickets via Moshtix.

Capital Food and Wine Festival – Saturday 9 April  

Showcasing the region’s best wineries, breweries, distilleries and mouth-watering foods, the Capital Food and Wine Festival is back in a new location at Stage 88. To celebrate, there will be a number of amazing local and regional vendors such as Asian BBQ delights from Wilma and The Pearl, Jarochos tacos, Handmade pasta from La Bancarella, Fossey’s and The Canberra Distillery gins, Capital Brewing Co and BentSpoke beers and wine from Murrumbateman Winery. For entertainment, ARIA Awarding Winning duo Sneaky Sound System, Jack Bilmann and Dean Abbott will be performing throughout the day. To enjoy this foodie celebration, head to their website to purchase tickets.

Agora: Greek Cultural Festival – Saturday 9 April

The National Museum is celebrating all things Greek with an agora market featuring local artists and importers offering clothes, sweets and pastries, jewellery, perfume and beauty, textiles, homewares and more! From 10:30am to 4:30pm, browse the market, taste delicious foods and enjoy live music and dance performances. Bookings are recommended, register online.

Tuff Nutterz: Australia’s Largest Inflatable Obstacle Course – Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April

Australia’s largest inflatable obstacle course is coming to Canberra for a whole lot of family fun during the upcoming school holidays. Located at Parkes Place Lawns from 9am to 5pm, the 300 square metre inflatable maze with 30 fun and challenging obstacles is at your disposal for an hour and 45-minute session. Bookings can be made here.