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What's on in Canberra!

Events ACT is your guide to what's on in Canberra this week. Here are 9 events you shouldn't miss! Why not sign up to our newsletter and get our weekly wrap up sent straight to your inbox?

Hoodoo Gurus & You Am I

The Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I have been sharing stages for the last 25 years from New York to Nambucca Heads. They boast nineteen studio albums between them and love playing rock and roll. Get your mates together and relive these great mates' memories.

Held Friday 21 July at the Canberra Theatre Centre from 8pm.

Brumbies Quarter Final

Friday night football will light up the ACT as the Brumbies take on the Kiwis. Will the home ground advantage and stellar team line-up secure the Brumbies victory? Be at the game to find out.

Held Friday 21 July at GIO Stadium from 7:45pm to 10pm.

Raiders v Storm

The Raiders' thrilling victory over the Storm at GIO Stadium last season was a highlight for many Raiders fans. This week’s match-up has all the hallmarks of being another blockbuster encounter.

Held Saturday 22 July at GIO Stadium from 5:30pm to 10pm.

Canberra Kids Market

The Canberra Kids Market provides excellent quality pre-loved items by great brands at bargain prices. From prams to cots, toys to books and clothes to shoes – this market has it all. Discover specialist services from kids’ entertainment through to family photographers.

Held Saturday 22 July at Exhibition Park in Canberra from 9am to 12pm. 


Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. This show has toured around the world and been enjoyed by over a quarter of a million people.

Held Tuesday 25 July to Saturday 29 July at the Canberra Theatre Centre at various times.

Night Ski & Ride

There is something thoroughly thrilling about skiing beneath the stars in the picturesque Tidbinbilla Mountain Ranges. Test your snow skills before warming up in front of an open fireplace and roasting giant, well-deserved marshmallows. Each night there is a different theme – try to master a new trick on Wednesday Park Night, take your fav girl for free on Girls Night, or indulge in a $10 woodfire pizza on Friday Family Pizza Night.

Held each Wednesday to Saturday from Wednesday 12 July to Saturday 2 September at Corin Forest from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

AfterDARK Firefly Lantern Tour

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Australian National Botanic Gardens' native Australian flora by night.Start the evening with a delicious hot chocolate before trying your hand at lantern making.Your tour leader will then take you on a fascinating after dark discovery of the Gardens using your 'firefly lantern light' to help guide the way.

Held Saturday 1 July to Saturday 12 August at the Australian National Botanic Gardens from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Warm Trees at the National Arboretum

The Arboretum has been transformed by woollen warmth and colourful creations. Enjoy a winter walk through this knit and crochet installation, join in a free 'knit in', try your hand at crocheting or attend the Origami workshops for children during the school holidays.

Held from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 30 July at the National Arboretum Canberra from 9am to 4pm daily.

Australian Bridge National Championships

The country's best bridge players are descending on the nation's capital. Take the opportunity to sit beside any table and see top level players in action.Meet players from clubs around Australia and to learn about this fascinating game and how to participate. Did we mention it’s free for spectators to attend?

Held Saturday 15 July to Thursday 27 July at Thoroughbred Park Function and Convention Centre from 10am to 6pm. 

25 Jul 17
29 Jul 17
Cast of 1984 on stage


Canberra Theatre Centre

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. Now with a brand new Australian cast, don’t miss 1984, one...

26 Jul 17
29 Jul 17
7 Inventions

7 Great Inventions of the Modern Industrial Age

The Street Theatre

Humanity has always sought to extend the boundaries of knowledge through innovation and discovery. Yet, just over a hundred years ago there was no space travel, bionic ear, cinema, telephone...

31 May 17
30 Jan 18
A black and white photograph of Indigenous rights activist Ray Peckham standing at a podium

A Change Is Gonna Come

National Museum of Australia

Inspired by the 1964 civil rights song of the same name, this exhibition invites visitors to consider the 1967 referendum and the 1992 Mabo decision within the context of their time, through events...

25 Mar 17
8 Oct 17
A family viewing the ocean from above on a big screen

Above and Beyond

Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

Visit Questacon and join the epic journey into the sky and beyond! Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make...

16 Jul 17
24 Sep 17
Tiered cake stand with Afternoon Tea treats

Afternoon Tea at The Conservatory

The Conservatory Restaurant

Book now to enjoy a special Afternoon Tea at The Conservatory Restaurant and magnificent views over Canberra. Located in the Village Centre at the National Arboretum Canberra, The Conservatory...

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