Botanic Gardens Twilight Tour – Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is hosting Twilight Tours this Friday and Saturday, where you can discover the magic of the gardens after dark. Visit to find the roaming nocturnal wildlife and uncover native plants in a whole new light. Secure your ticket here! 

Floriade NightFest – Friday 29 to Sunday 1 October

Discover Floriade’s dark side at NightFest, running this weekend only. From 6:30 to 10:30pm, the park will be flooded with colours, stalls, and entertainment. Featured on the lineup is Popcorn Underground, a world-class adult-only cabaret show. On Sunday, vocalists Vika & Linda are taking the stage for a soulful, R&B performance. Don’t miss out, get your tickets here. 

Japanese Film Festival – Friday 29 to Sunday 1 October

Experience the richness and beauty of Japanese cinematic storytelling this weekend, hosted at Palace Electric Cinema and the NFSA. With everything from dramatic historical classics to innovative modern films on show, there is a genre for everyone. Explore the full program here. 

AFL Grand Final – Saturday 30 September

Gear up for the biggest Australian sporting event of the year. Gather your nearest and dearest for the AFL Grand Final, kicking off this Saturday at 2:30pm. Don’t miss the Collingwood Magpies and Brisbane Lions face-off, find all the details here. If you want to switch up your at-home viewing experience, check out our list of local venues to watch the game here.

Indoor Plant and Succulent Sale – Saturday 30 September

Calling all plant lovers! South Pacific Hydroponics is hosting a massive indoor plant and succulent sale this Saturday. The family and pet-friendly event offers everything from kids entertainment, local business stalls, plant swapping, competitions and plenty of food and coffee. Entry is free, reserve your spot here. 

Braddon Flowers x Midnight Bar Flower Workshop – Saturday 30 September

Celebrate the start of spring at the Braddon Flowers x Midnight Bar Flower Workshop this weekend. Learn alongside Braddon Flowers’ florists and create your own unique vase arrangements, with the influence of their unique style. All while sipping on bottomless bubbles, spritzes, mimosas, and nibbling on canapes. The workshop is running this Saturday from 2-4pm, get your tickets here! 

Arboretum Kite Fest: Kite Making – Sunday 1 October

Spoil the little ones with a day of kite-making at the National Arboretum. They’ll learn to make, decorate and fly their kites at one of Canberra’s most scenic locations. Then you can join in on the other festivities, with plenty of pop-up food, kite demonstrations, live entertainment and more! Each class is $15, get your tickets here.