The weekend has arrived! The moment we have all been waiting for! And don’t we have a few surprises in store for you! Ranging from live music events, the Raiders Preliminary Final and a craftable beers expo there’s something on offer to everyone this weekend in Canberra. Checkout our list of favourites below.

Floriade – all weekend

Floriade, Australia’s biggest celebration of spring, returns to Commonwealth Park from Saturday 14 September until Sunday 13 October 2019. With over one million blooms on display and free entry, Floriade is the perfect place to experience the beauty of spring. With a diverse and ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment, recreational activities and more, you’ll find something for everyone. Celebrate this year’s theme, World in Bloom daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Visit the website for more information.

26th September – The Chats – Identify Theft Tour – Canberra

After releasing their cracking new single Identity Theft, The Chats are coming along to Kambri at ANU, Canberra! Tickets are FLYING, buy yours today and get one before they go!

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27th September – Birds of Tokyo @ ANU

The birds are coming to Canberra! Fresh off their performance at the AFL Anzac Day match, the birds are making their way to Kambri at ANU, Canberra! Don’t beat yourself up if you miss out on tickets, avoid disappointment and get your ticket today!

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27th September – Jack Bird with friends Liam Wright, Skirt, Sesame Girl

Hold your hats on for this everyone, an evening of love songs and slick licks from Jack Bird plus friends Liam Wright, Skirt and Sesame Girl are playing live at Transit Bar this coming Friday. What more could you ask for? $10 on the door!

27th September – Raider’s Preliminary Final

Witness history in the making as the Green Machines host the biggest Viking clap Australia’s ever seen. The Green Machines play on home turf for the preliminary final at GIO Stadium, Canberra. Come along and support the boys and bring them one stop closer to the finals! You don’t want to miss out on this one, buy your tickets today!

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28th September – AFL Grand Final 2019

Catch every minute of the 2019 AFL Premiership Grand Final on Saturday 28 September at The Duxton, O‘Connor. No better way to watch the Grand Final Live than this combo of footy + pizza + beer! Come down and join us from 1:30pm…kick-off at 2:30pm…and enjoy ALL YOU CAN EAT pizza washed down with a 4-hour beer package thanks to Carlton Draught. Sounds like your kind of Saturday arvo? Grab your mates, don your best supporter gear and catch all the action of the grand final LIVE and LOUD.

Tickets are $55 per person + booking fee.

28th September – Pots to Plots: Curtin Gardeners Market

Bring the family along to Curtin and spend a morning in the Square, chatting with gardeners, meeting specialist groups and buying garden- related produce! Children’s activities, music and dancers will make this a spring morning event to be enjoyed by all! find out more.

28th September – Craftable Beer Expo

Who doesn’t love spending their weekends tasting beers, wines and spirits all day? Well lucky for you the annual Craftable Beer Expo is on this Saturday in Fyshwick! The expo will showcase Australia’s brewing magic by allowing participants to raise over 100 different products. Accompanied by live music and food, this sounds like the perfect day out!

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28th September – Hills & Hops Spring Festival

The inaugural Hills & Hops Festival – brought to you by The Handlebar Stromlo and Cycle City Hire My Bike – will transform Stromlo Forest Park into a hub of activity this long weekend! Offering live music, kid’s activities, free bike hires and food vendors offering delicious food and beers pouring some of their finest ales – this festival is set to be a great day out for the whole family. Enjoy a fantastic day of all thing’s beers, bikes, music and food related at The Hills & Hops Spring this weekend!

*Free event

29th September – Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Open Day

The annual Tidbinbilla Open Day is on again this year in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere with free entry to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Enjoy a sunny Sunday filled with nature-based experiences, kid’s activities, live music, displays, demonstrations and more – held in the greatest venue of all, the great outdoors! Embrace this inaugural opportunity to engage in many forms of nature-based activities or just take some time out to have a deep breath of fresh air!

29th September – The Old Bus Depot Markets 25th Anniversary Celebration

The Old Bus Depot Markets is thrilled to present its 25th Anniversary Celebration. The day will spotlight the best experiences the Markets has to offer! Indulge yourself with family and friends with endless colours, flavours, and music in a fabulous and historic industrial building. Whether you’re a regular patron who’s been coming to the Markets since ’94, or a tourist who’s curious about Canberra’s Sunday Best come and enjoy the birthday celebrations this weekend!

Story Time at National Library of Australia – All Weekend

Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature is an exhibition of much-loved children’s books from the colonial period through to the present day that will appeal to anyone who has experienced the magic of stories. This exhibition will reacquaint you with old friends and introduce you to new ones. It will take you on a nostalgic tour through childhood, looking at the works of great Australian authors and illustrators including Bronwyn Bancroft, Mem Fox, May Gibbs, Bob Graham, Emily Rodda, Ivan Southall, Shaun Tan and Ethel Turner. A must-see exhibition, Story Time explores the rich history of Australian children’s literature and takes you on a journey across time and place—real and imagined. Families can also have fun in the dedicated kids section, Playtime. Presented in association with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature.