Canberra Truffle Festival Launch Dinner – Friday 1 July

Join Hotel Realm and help kick off the Canberra Truffle Festival by attending their official launch. Over a three-course truffle dinner with premium paired wines, enjoy conversation and entertainment with truffle growers, winemakers and food producers. Purchase your ticket here.

Christmas in July Festival – Friday 1 to Sunday 3 July

Enjoy the best parts of Christmas in Europe with all the food, wine, gifts and festivities that make it so special. The Christmas in July Festival will take place at Parkes Place Lawns this weekend and will be set up with authentic wood huts, Christmas lights, snow falling, mulled wine bars, melted cheese stations, food stalls and live concerts, bringing to life the magic of a white Christmas. Find out more on their website.

Contentious Character Truffle Hunt Simulations Demonstrations – Saturday 2 July

Join Contentious Character and their local truffle partner Blue Frog Truffles in a truffle hunt demonstration in the vines with their dogs. Then, why not dine at the restaurant and taste the truffles for yourself with Contentious Character’s truffle season specials menu. Restaurant bookings and tickets can be found on their website.

Hops and Vines Gin School – Saturday 2 July

Hops and Vines in Hall are hosting a gin school where you will be able to learn how to mix a neutral spirit with botanical infusions to produce your own delicious blend. Using gins by the Canberra Distillery, also sample a range of their products alongside delicious finger food and wine. Grab your tickets online.

4th of July Party – Saturday 2 July

Bringing a slice of New York to Canberra, 5th Avenue is hosting a 4th of July party on Saturday night. Come in and celebrate American Independence Day with American RnB and Hip-hop, special cocktails and shots, and Canberra’s best local DJs. Grab your ticket here.

MEGAfauna afterDark at the Botanic Gardens – Saturday 2 July

Experience the Australian National Botanic Gardens like never before in an immersive, illuminated and cultural event. MEGAfauna afterDark allows visitors to see the Gardens in their nocturnal state and meet the enormous creatures of the MEGAfauna: myths & legends! sculpture trail at night. Purchase your tickets online.

Dairy Road Market – Sunday 3 July

Join Dairy Road for their monthly market this July as they bring together a collection of local goods. Enjoy wine tastings from local wineries and distilleries, a selection of arts and crafts by CraftACT, local produce, handmade objects, second-hand clothing, and live music. Open from 12-5pm, entry is free or $12 with a cellar door wine glass and tasting. Purchase your tickets online.