Twilight Zone at OPH – Friday

Canberrans are invited to embrace that golden hour of an afternoon, where for some unexplained reason drinks taste better, stars sparkle brighter and conversions flow freely. It’s called the Twilight Zone, and you can experience it every Friday night at Old Parliament House from 5pm.

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Prosecco and Co. at Walt and Burley – Friday

For the love of Prosecco every Friday from 5pm Walt and Burley will be serving up a brand-new punchy Prosecco menu that bursts with Summer flavours. Wind down at the end of the week the bubbliest way how on the Foreshore. Book now on 6239 6648.

Pialligo Estate presents Oktoberfestival – Saturday & Sunday

Come eins, come all! Oktoberfest is almost here and Pialligo are bringing it to you in true Pialligo Estate style – a high quality experience with steins full of authentic fun! Complete with traditional German foods including Bratwurst, Kransky and Schnitzels, and Pig on a Spit, your Oktoberfest will be complete with premium Zierholz brews on tap – it’s going to be a big day, make sure your belly is ready to be filled to the brim!

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Fortitude Festival Charity Fundraiser – Saturday

Join in the community + fund raising event in a Funky Street Art Filled Under-Ground Carpark in Queanbeyan. Find Delicious Food Trucks – Including Mr Papa Peruvian Street Food, Greek Loukoumades, coffee truck, dessert bar plus activities, games including a Kids corner, raffle charity for Cancer Council ACT. Fortitude will also be running a Kinesis Kombine, Athletic tests for those who wish to participate.

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South.Life launch – Saturday

South.Point is launching their new dining precinct, South.Life, welcoming a number of new cafes and restaurants to the centre. To celebrate they are hosting a foodie experience event, featuring delights from the food vendors. There will be free Thomas the Tank Engine train rides and face painting for the kids, and also 500 exclusive gift bags up for grabs.

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Rural Fire Service Open Day – Saturday

From 10am to 2pm Googong will host their annual Rural First Service Open Day with fun for the kids exploring the fire trucks, giant hose etc. There will be local fire heroes, demonstrations, live music and free entertainment. It’s all in a great cause – to help families get fire-savvy and be safe this summer.


Canberra Drummer Day – Saturday

From 10am at the Groove Warehouse in Hume, emerging and renowned drummers from around Australia will gather in the Capital for one incredibly special drumming celebration. Canberra’s very own Groove Warehouse will be hosting the event at their multi-purpose facility in Hume, proudly displaying an array of masterclasses, workshops, demonstrations, and performances by some of the best drummers in the country.

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All-Star Basketball Charity Exhibition – Saturday

The CPL & Cancer Council ACT’s ‘All Star Saturday’ showcases the CPL’s best players, with a highlight game bringing the retired CPL and NBL players out of hiding for their annual battle for the Legends Cup! The NBL Legends team is led by NBL Hall of Famers Cal “The Black Pearl” Bruton and Herb “The Snake” McEachin. The event is a family friendly, boasting a free jumping castle and face painting, as well as a silent auction, catered court-side seats, half court shots for cash, a DJ and an MC. Saturday, 12 October 2019, 3.30pm – 9.00pm, The Palace, AIS Arena, Bruce.


Dogs Day Out at Floriade – Sunday

Commonwealth Park flood with adorable pooches, the all-day free public event is the most anticipated day for local pet lovers! All pups, big and small, are invited to soak up the sunshine and explore grounds. Floriade has arranged speciality stores just for dogs a Pooch Parlour, Dancing with DogsFashions on the Field, Breed Group Photos, and Dog (dog yoga).

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Sunseeker Sunday’s at Walt and Burley – Sunday

A new Summer Sunday sesh has arrived in town! Say hello to those golden rays with Walt and Burley’s Sunseeker Sundays: Pimm’s Edition. Sit by the waters edge with refreshing Pimm’s Pop-up Bars, fresh seafood bars, live acoustic tunes and chilled lake vibes. Try the Paddles and Boards weekend special where you can select a premium beer paddle with any grazing board for just $50 (wine flight option +$10). Relax at Walt and Burley all Sunday, every Sunday from 11am, just as the Foreshoreans do. Book now on 6239 6648.

Floriade – all weekend

It’s the last weekend to check out Floriade. 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.

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.