Celebrate 10 Years of Ozharvest in the Capital – Fri 12 April
OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it to charities supporting people in need. Join in celebrating 10 years of OzHarvest Canberra in Canberra at Chifley’s Bar and Grill, Hotel Kurrajong. Relax with friends and enjoy live music by local musician Tom Harrigan, canapes and free-flowing beverages from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. You can also discover unique pop up bars and live cooking stations featuring all your springtime favourites. The best part is that all proceeds go to OzHarvest. Click here to book your seat.
Djuki Mala at Spiegeltent – Fri 12 – Sat 13 April
Indigenous dance sensation DJUKI MALA, will shake The Spiegeltent with their much loved, highly awarded, must-see show that has sold out venues around the world. This year’s Spiegeltent season at Canberra Theatre Centre will give Canberra audiences the opportunity to see the show that put DJUKI MALA on the map. The show will be running on Friday 12 April at 6.30pm and Saturday 13 April at 2pm and 6pm. Book here for this unmissable show.
Game of Thrones Trivia on the Big Screen – Fri 12 April
Think you’re a diehard Game of Thrones fan? Head to Limelight Cinemas to test out your Game of Thrones knowledge 3 days before Season 8 airs on TV! All tickets are $15, with food (including Pizza and alcohol) available on the night for purchase with plenty of prizes to be won! Buy your tickets here!
Wine Machine at Lake George Winery – Sat 13 April
Wine Machine is a full-bodied day of wine, food and live music, showcasing both the splendour of our nation’s most picturesque wine regions and the spectacular music artists borne from Australian soil. Past line-ups included PNAU, San Sisco, Sneaky Sound System, Jack River, Miami Horror, The Kite String Tangle, Confidence Man, Touch Sensitive, Crooked Colours and Young Franco. This year, it’s located at the picturesque Lake George Winery for all of us wine lovers in the Canberra Region. Get your last minute tickets before the weekend! Tickets are available here.
Adult Chocolate Making Workshop – Sat 13 April
It’s not just kids that get to enjoy the fun at Easter! Join artisan chocolate maker Bertrand from KoKoArtisan and indulge in a morning of hands-on chocolate making designed for the inquisitive and creative chocoholic! In the two-hour workshop you will learn about chocolate, how it is made, where the ingredients come from and experience the pleasure of making your own, as you are taught the art of tempering chocolate. You will leave the workshop with your own handmade unique Easter eggs and the skills to make even more at home. Sessions are limited to only 6 adults, so don’t miss out. Buy your tickets here.
World’s largest Easter Egg Hunt for dogs – Sat 13 April
Calling all doggos! The Mad Paws Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 12:00, Yarralumla Dog Park, Banks Street, Canberra! At synchronised times across Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Canberra and Brisbane, canine companions and their humans will gather to begin their search for dog-friendly Easter Eggs as part of the Mad Paws Easter Egg Hunt. Mad Paws previously hosted Australia’s largest Doggy Easter Egg Hunt with their 2018 event in Sydney. This year, it is aiming to top last year’s feat by hosting the WORLD’s largest hunt across five states at once with lots of fun games and prizes on the day. The hunt is free and open to everyone.
Record Store Day at Landspeed Records – Sat 13 April
Canberra’s Landspeed Records will be celebrating Record Store Day from 10am. Record Store Day is an international celebration of independently owned music stores with physical locations where customers can browse the racks and talk to expert staff about new music and artists. Landspeed Records located in 30 Garema Place, Civic hosts one of the biggest Record Store Day events in the nation. Despite the rise of music downloading and streaming, vinyl records are more popular than ever. On sale on the day will be limited edition Record Store Day vinyl releases. Landspeed will also hold a second-hand vinyl sale with over 2000 quality second-hand records for sale.
The Australian Running Festival – Sat 13 – Sun 14 April
The Canberra Times Australian Running Festival presented by Tata Consultancy Services is coming back on April 13-14. Thousands of runners are set to join us for a weekend in iconic Canberra to take on one of our five scenic courses. We have a jam-packed weekend planned with our 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, The Canberra Times Marathon courses as well as the AURA 50km Ultra Marathon Championships, there’s something for everyone! Registrations are open! Click here for more info.