Canberra BeerFest – Saturday 2 December

The iconic annual summer celebration, BeerFest, returns to the capital this Saturday! John Dunmore Lange Place in Parkes will be brimming with 350 unique beers, ciders, seltzers, wine, cocktails, and local eats to make your way through. Soak up the picturesque waterfront views while enjoying live music, comedy, masterclasses, tasting sessions and the beer Olympics. Don’t miss the extravaganza, get your tickets here.

Lost Coast, The Burley Griffin & Hope Wilkins at Sideway – Saturday 2 December

Rediscover local live music at Sideway this weekend, with a stellar line-up of talented indie, folk and post-rock artists taking the stage. Lost Coast, The Burley Griffin, and Hope Wilkins are bringing heartfelt classics, soulful tunes and new releases that will get your head boppin’. Doors open at 6pm, bands from 7pm till late. Secure your tickets here!

Painting on Silk Workshop at Craft + Design Canberra – Saturday 2 December

Allow your creativity to unleash at the Painting on Silk Workshop this Saturday, hosted by Craft + Design Canberra. Guided by skilled artists and educator, Kirandeep Grewal, you will learn to manipulate colours, textures and materials to create breathtaking designs on dynamic silk fabrics. Find all the details here.

Canberra Gin Festival – Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December

Raise a glass to the holiday season’s beloved drink of choice, at the annual Canberra Gin Festival. Spanning over two days, the event will feature 50 Australian Craft Distillers, 200 gin products to sip and nostalgic Christmas dishes to nibble on. All gin drinks are included in the ticket price, get yours here!

Christmas Village Markets– Sunday 3 December

Witness Haig Park transform into a festive wonderland this Sunday for the Christmas Village Markets. We’re talking a ‘Christmas Spirit’ Drinks Garden, live carols and music, free Santa photos and plenty of entertainment for the little ones. Take your time strolling the Christmas-themed stalls, lounge on the sun-kissed grass and soak up the festive spirit! Find the event schedule here.