Lunar New Year celebrations, famous picnics, sports, music festivals, exclusive wine, gin and beer dinners… this weekend has it all!

Lunar New Year at Au Lac Woden & Dickson- Friday 8th Feb – Saturday 9th Feb

To celebrate Lunar New Year (Tues 5th Feb), Au Lac Vegan Cuisine in Woden and Dickson is putting on a traditional celebration at both of their gourmet venues. The Woden Venue will celebrate on 8th of Feb and the Dickson Venue on the 9th of Feb. The events will kick off on both nights with a traditional Lion Dance to bring in the New Year and red packets will be gifted as lucky blessings to all customers who attend this performance. Plenty of delicious food is on offer! To book, call 6281 2288 for Woden or 6262 8922 for Dickson.

Craft Brew Masters Dinner at the National Press Club- Saturday 9th Feb

Calling all beer lovers to join for Canberra’s Craft Brew Masters Dinner at the National Press Club of Australia! From 6.30pm, indulge in delicious 5-course share platters that will perfectly complement the flavours of each beer. You can taste the latest keg and bottled beers and go in for the win with plenty of games and prizes to be won. Tickets are $80 for members and $95 for non-members/guests. Book your tickets online or call 6121 2199.

Gin Long Lunch in Chifley’s Courtyard- Saturday 9th Feb

Join for a long share style lunch hosted by Hotel Kurrajong and Tim Reardon from the Canberra Distillery! On arrival to the outdoor courtyard, you will be greeted with a cocktail on arrival, a grazing style first course, and acoustic live music by local musician Tom Harrigan. From 12pm, the waitstaff will be serving four courses on the day which all highlight and feature The Canberra Distillery gins & spirits along with a drink per course. Cost is $125 per person and you can follow the link to secure your seat. Join for a beautiful day of high-class gin and delicious food in their gorgeous outdoor courtyard!

Le Diner En Blanc: The Famous White Picnic- Saturday 9th Feb

The annual famous white picnic Le Diner En Blanc will gather at a secret location for the 4th time in Canberra with for an unforgettable evening unlike anything else offered in the Capital. A concept that started in Paris 1988, on the simple premises to wear white in the park so all guests of the outdoor picnic could be recognised, has snowballed into a jaw dropping spectacle of crisp, chic. To register for this exclusive event, you can purchase tickets online here and be part of this unique night celebrating Canberra!

Sparkling Seafood Dinner at Highgate- Saturday 9th Feb

Highgate House in Kingston is hosting a Sparkling wine & Seafood dinner that will tickle your taste buds and quench your thirst when Summer is at is best. With all Australian wines and all Australian fresh seafood, not only are we supporting incredible local businesses but also, indulging in their premium products. Tickets are $138.00 and you can purchase online. 

Untapped Festival of Beer and Music- Saturday 9th Feb

The George Harcourt Inn in Nicholls will light up with the ‘Untapped Festival of Beer and Music!’ There will be loads of entertainment including Thirsty Merc, The Androids and more! Over 20 local and regional beers will be available all day long! For tickets and more info, visit their website.  

Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes- Saturday 9th Feb

Cricket fans, we’re back for another week of cricket! Sydney Thunder are set to visit their regional members and fans in the ACT at Manuka Oval for the last home game of the regular season. From 6.15pm, some of the world’s best cricketers will be showcasing their abilities, with spectators being treated to an electrifying atmosphere with a result that will likely come down to the final overs. This will be the final opportunity for Canberra fans to see Sydney Thunder in action! Get your tickets here.

Canberra Weet-Bix TRYathlon 2019 Series- Sunday 10th Feb

The Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra will come alive with over 1,000 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathletes cheered on as they swim, ride and run by thousands of supporters. TRYathletes will use the very same facilities where many great Australian sporting careers have begun. The event is from 7am – 12pm. Tickets are available online here.