Garden Party at Hyatt Hotel – Thursday 19 January to Saturday 21 January

This summer, Hyatt Hotel Canberra invites friends, families, and colleagues to make the most of Canberra’s balmy evenings in their iconic courtyard garden, an outdoor extension of the Speaker’s Corner Bar. Running Thursdays to Saturdays from 4 pm – 9 pm, locals and visitors can unwind with a refreshing drink, including cocktails, beers, wines, and spirits, and indulge in delicious snacks from live food stations and the bar menu. Live music will also add a sense of charm and liveliness to the atmosphere and keep guests entertained from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. No bookings required, walk-ins only.

Dickson Lunar New Year Celebration – Saturday 21 January

Join Dickson as it celebrates Lunar New Year on Woolley Street! The weekend you can catch the main event from 1pm-11pm Saturday 21st January where festival celebrations will take over the entire street with lion dance performers, roving artists, decorations and food and product stalls. Get all the information here.

Candlelight: Best of Hans Zimmer at NGA – Saturday 21 January

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Canberra. Buy your tickets now to discover the music of Hans Zimmer at the National Gallery of Australia under the gentle glow of candlelight. Book now.

The Little Burley Market – Saturday 21 January

What’s better than a Saturday relaxing by the water, with beautifully curated gourmet food and an artisanal market to go with it! Pick up some locally made artisans for yourself, maybe some pastries or cheeses for home after your walk, or tucking into delicious foods listening to live local talent whilst your family and friends join you for a day out by the lake. You can find all the info here!

Whiskey Tasting at Hippo Co – Saturday 21 January

With over 280 whiskies on their back bar, Hippo Co’s guided tastings are a great way to unwind for the weekend and try a selection of their constantly evolving list. Great for first time whisky drinkers or seasoned enthusiasts, a whisky specialist will be on hand to guide you through the tasting and explore the production process and history of each whisky, talking about the flavour profiles and tasting notes as well as discussing tasting and nosing techniques. Book Now.

Kite Flying Festival at Patrick White Lawns – Sunday 22 January

Australia’s biggest kite flying festival, Festival of the Winds is on again in Canberra on Sunday 22nd January. Make your way down to Patrick White Lawns for the first outdoor festival of 2023! With a variety of delicious food and unlimited entertainment on offer, you simply can not afford to miss this fun filled family event. Entry is free however, you can reserve a spot here!

Reset. Reconnect. Reflect: Retreat at Jindii EcoSpa – Sunday 22 January

Join Jindii EcoSpa for their end of year retreat: Reset. Reconnect. Reflect. This retreat is an opportunity to reconnect with your inner self, acknowledge and prioritise your own needs and give yourself a chance to let go. An interactive, nurturing and fun retreat day where you’ll learn how to let go using EFT tapping technique, use daily rituals for self-care, and connect through storytelling . A nourishing and delicious grazing lunch with herbal teas will also be included. Book now.

Old Bus Depot Summer Time Market – Sunday 22 January

Explore what the stallholders have created for the New Year at the Old Bus Depot Summer Time Market. With some of the best handcrafts and high-quality items on offer, wander, shop and enjoy tasty summer produce. All the information can be found on their website.