LOVE AT LUNA SPPED DATING – THURSDAY 3 AUGUST
Nestled in the heart of Canberra, Luna Bar sets the stage for an intimate encounter like no other, setting the scene for bar-crossed lovers. With its tantalising ambiance and seductive aesthetics, this exclusive venue is the perfect backdrop for sparks to fly and hearts to flutter. Prepare to be captivated by Luna Bar’s irresistible charm as you embark on a journey to find your perfect match. The speed-dating event will be hosted by none other than Canberra’s very own maestro of love, Pat Coelho, the experienced marriage celebrant. With a knack for creating magical moments, Pat will ensure that love is truly in the cards for all our guests. Get ready to meet new people, laugh and let the chemistry flow, as Pat orchestrates an evening filled with excitement and connection. Book now.
TRUFFLE DEGUSTATION DINNER AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE – FRIDAY 4 AUGUST
Celebrate the Canberra Truffle Festival at Parliament House with an exclusive 6-course truffle degustation dinner in the Members and Guests Dining Room. Sample the region’s finest black truffles, handpicked from the Macenmist Farm in Bredbo, NSW and crafted into a unique culinary experience by the Parliament House Executive Chef, David Learmonth. Listen to the Executive Chef talk you through his journey of menu design. You will discover the techniques he uses to infuse sensational truffles into the region’s finest produce including heirloom vegetables, wagyu beef and Australian cheeses. Book now.
BARBIES VS KENS PLASTIC POPTASTIC PARTY AT TRANSIT BAR– SATURDAY 5 AUGUST
Barbie is everything. He’s just Ken. Or is he? Come on, Barbie, let’s go party! Enter Barbie Land as Transit Bar celebrates the launch of the highly anticipated Barbie Movie starring Margot Robbie & Ryan Gosling! Life in plastic, it’s fantastic! Bust your best Barbie & Ken outfits out of the box to win a prize and get ready to enjoy Barbie box photoshoots, a pink glitter station, free fairy floss, themed drink specials and plastic poptastic hits all night long! Book now.
HIGH JINKS INTERACTIVE COCKTAIL CLASS – SATURDAY 5 AUGUST
Admit it, you’ve always fantasised about getting behind the bar and whipping up your own cocktail. Well, now’s your chance. In this interactive session, you’ll learn how to whip up the perfect cocktail while enjoying the exclusivity of the private venue. You’ll receive beer, wine or bubbles on arrival and an antipasto platter to share for two. By the time you leave, you’ll be considering a second career in mixology! Book now.
CELEBRATION OF BEER AT OLD CANBERRA INN – SATURDAY 5 AUGUST
Join Old Canberra Inn for a celebration of beer on Saturday 5 August, featuring all international styles from Australian independent brewers you know and love. Old Canberra Inn strives to keep their stock All-Australian by supporting local & national independent breweries while keeping the carbon footprint as small as possible. Featuring Live music from The Chris Harland Blues Duo and pouring til they run dry, beer lovers won’t want to miss this one! See more.
SAVOURY BAKING AT THE FOOD CO-OP – SUNDAY 6 AUGUST
Join The Food Co-op Shop and Cafe in learning to make savoury muffins, veg and feta brownies and gluten free pumpkin paleo bread! You’ll see some recipes demonstrated, get to taste them and you’ll get a chance to make some things yourself in pairs during the class. You’ll take home whatever you have made so you can enjoy a tasty snack the next day! Cost includes a 3-4 hour class with afternoon tea, snacks and recipe booklet so you can continue to practise at home! Book now.
HAIG PARK WINTER WONDERLAND – SUNDAY 6 AUGUST
This winter, Canberra’s cosiest community event is back, a free, family favourite, Winter Wonderland! Haig Park will be transformed with the scents of open fires and spices, the sparkle of twinkling lights and the magic of village markets to get you into the winter spirit. Let’s set the scene for a mystical experience beneath the pines in Haig Park, welcome the scent of open fires, twinkling lights and spices in the air, cradle mugs of glühwein and stroll the stalls of these magical markets. Feast on delicious warming cuisines on offer, toasty drinks and tasty treats, fresh produce and locally handcrafted artisan designs to delight all your senses. See more.