There are plenty events and activities for friends and families to get involved with this weekend in Canberra! Check out our list of favourites.
Friday Night Drink Special at Pialligo Estate – Friday 19
Join Pialligo Estate for their winter edition of their much loved Friday Night Drinks. You and your plus one will share a bottle of wine or a jug of mulled wine inside the Garden Pavilions with a warming enchilada made with Pialligo Estate’s smoked brisket for only $60. Wind down this Friday night with a drink in hand and delicious food while listening to live music. Bookings are essential, email Pialligo Estate to secure your spot.
Moon Week Film Screening: Apollo 11 – Friday 19
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 head back in time to the year 1969 with this Canberra premiere screening of the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary chronicling the Apollo 11 mission at the ANU. Witness never before seen footage and audio recordings of the most celebrated mission. For a map of the location and to register go to their website.
Truffle Hunt and Tasting Tour – Saturday 20
Join Eat Canberra for a very special foodie experience. Be taken on a truffle hunt and learn more about the truffle from the experts. Then hop in a bus to one of the many wineries in Canberra for a wine tasting, grazing sharing plate and a 2 course truffle meal. You will also have the chance to sample a range of truffle products such as truffle vodka, beer and ice cream. These products and truffle themselves will also be available for purchase and you will be given a special truffle recipe. The maximum amount of people they can take is 10 so secure your spot now!
July Beergustation @ Pialligo Estate – Saturday 20
Pialligo Estate and Capital Brewing Co have teamed up for an afternoon of beer, beer and more beer. The Beergustation includes 10 beers, 10 matched food plates and beer games. Both teams will share with you why the food and beer are paired together and give you more insight into your favourite drink. Book your tickets here!
NRL Raiders vs West Tigers – Saturday 20
Join in the Viking clap 3pm on Saturday at GIO Stadium and support the Canberra Raiders. Take the whole family, enjoy in the food and drink stalls and cheer on the Greens to victory! Tickets are available at the door. For parking other information head to GIO’s website.
Kids Outdoor Play at Haig Park – Saturday 20
Get your kids moving and being active with Haig Park Experiments from 11am-3pm. Kids can try out a range of activities designed to get them moving including, tree climbing, slacklining, aerial sports, circus skills and loads more. In-between activities kids can also enjoy snacks from one of the food stalls, arts and craft, live music and performances. The activities are aimed for 5 to 12 year old’s, see their Facebook page for more info.
Great Gatsby Gala at Kurrajong Hotel – Saturday 20
Let your hair down at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra’s Great Gatsby Gala Ball at 6pm. Begin the evening with a themed cocktail on arrival, three course meal and four hour beverage package. Be transported back to the 1920’s with our 20 piece swing band, plus live performances and dance lessons from Canberra Swing Katz. If you love dancing, this is for you. So put on your feather boa and let us take care of the rest! Booking are essential, secure your table here.
2019 Canberra Farmers Ball – Saturday 20
Following last year’s success of raising 43k for our farmers there will be another ball held at the Southern Cross Club from 7pm. He apart of helping an important cause and enjoy a night of fun, laughs, dancing and more. Find more on the event here.
Aussie Night Markets – Saturday 20 and Sunday 21
The Aussie Night Markets are heading back to Canberra at Thoroughbred Park. From 4-10pm indulge in a winter feast of fabulous hot meals and delicious desserts as well as amusement rides and retail and boutique stalls. See Facebook for more info.
Sunrise Premium Sessions – Saturday 20 and Sunday 21
Enjoy an exclusive viewing of the National Gallery of Australia’s Monet: Impression Sunrise this weekend at 9-10am before it is open to the general public from 10am onwards. Purchase tickets here.
Chinese Festival Day – Sunday 21
Join the National Museum of Australia from 10am-1pm for a free family festival day to celebrate the richness and diversity of Chinese art and culture. Take part in family-friendly art activities with artisans from the Chinese community in Australia, enjoy calligraphy, food, music, dragon and lion dancing and the rituals of a tea ceremony. It’s also the perfect time to visit The Historical Expression of Chinese Art exhibition in its final weeks. Further details are available on their website.
Walk to Extinction – Sunday 21
Support the National Arboretum’s cause for conservation of nature and join in a two-hour guided walk around the forests to learn about the two extinct tree species that live in the area. Meet at the Village Centre at 9:30am. The event is free, however a gold coin donation is appreciated, to register head to their website.
Australian Beard and Beer Day – Sunday 21
King O’Malley’s is looking for the longest, fullest and most styled beard as well as the best bearded team in Canberra. This year’s best beard will win $500 cash, other prizes also include 2x Young Henrys Brewery Tours, 10 cases of Furphy as well as products from all our sponsors! Even if you don’t have a beard there will be face painting, local beer on tap and live Irish music so there is no reason why you can’t spend your Sunday at King O’Malley’s. Further details here.
Aromatic Winter Wellness DIY Remedies – Sunday 21
Winter has well and truly set in and many of us are feeling its full effects. Learn simple methods to help combat colds and flu effectively at The Hierophant in Griffith from 3:30-6:30pm. Vanessa Corrigan Herbal Practitioner and Aromatherapist will show you how to combine aromatherapy, herbs and salt to ward off winter ailments as you work with twenty essential oils to create eight different products. You will also be given the recipes used to create your products plus extra notes. Head here for tickets.