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Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular

Australia Day in the Capital

Community Event Festivals and Celebrations

26 Jan 2019

Price from: Free

Sit back and relax as the perfect live soundtrack fills the air at Regatta Point. Justice Crew will headline the...

Floor Talks

Heath Ledger Exhibition Floor Talks

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Community Event Exhibition and Shows

23 Nov 2018 to 8 Feb 2019

Price from: Free

Every Friday across the season of Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures we present a discussion on the exhibition floor...

Fireworks over Lake Burley Griffin

Skyfire at Enlighten Festival

Community Event Concert or Performance Festivals and Celebrations

16 Mar 2019

Price from: Free

Skyfire 2018 delivers a magnificent display of fireworks set to a soundtrack simultaneously broadcast on Hit 104.7. Canberra lights up...

Crowds enjoying the Lights! Canberra! Action! film festival outdoors

Lights! Canberra! Action! at Enlighten Festival

Community Event Festivals and Celebrations

8 Mar 2019

Price from: Free

Filmmakers are given a list of ten items to include in their movie, with only ten days to shoot, edit...

Scene from The Legend of Ben Hall

Aussie Outlaws at the NFSA

Community Event

2 Jan 2019 to 6 Jan 2019

Price from: $10.00

A short season of Australian cinematic antiheroes and villains, featuring two classic Heath Ledger roles. Wed 2 Jan - Mad...

Santa riding the train with children and Christmas lighting

Christmas in Canberra at Canberra Miniature Railway

Community Event

7 Dec 2018 to 23 Dec 2018

Price from: $15.00

This December, ‘Red Nose’ Christmas lights will be on display at the Canberra Miniature Railway in Symonston. You can experience...

Crowd observing a horse race at Thoroughbred Park

Super Saturday – Canberra Outlet Centre Charity Race Day proudly supporting Marymead

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

23 Mar 2019

Price from: Free

Enjoy a great afternoon of horse racing in the nation's capital on one of the best tracks in the country...

Heath Ledger in a scene from Ten Things I Hate About You

Shakespeare Updated at the NFSA

Community Event

14 Jan 2019 to 20 Jan 2019

Price from: $10.00

Inspired by Heath Ledger's performance in Ten Things I hate about you, a late 1990s teen adaptation of Shakespeare's The...

Dame Dorothy Tagney & Dame Enid Lyons

Breaking Through: 75 years of women in parliament

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

29 Aug 2018 to 28 Aug 2019

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Why did it take so long for women to get elected? And once they were there, what was their experience...

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight 2018

Community Event Concert or Performance

19 Dec 2018

Price from: Free

The 74th Annual Canberra Carols by Candlelight will be led by Woden Valley Youth Choir accompanied by Canberra City Band,...

#UDHRquiltproject

#UDHRquiltproject

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

25 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019

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The #UDHRQuiltProject features never before seen work from a global craftivism project. Stitching in local and global stories; see the...

Audience in seating

The Vinyl Lounge at NFSA

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Community Event Concert or Performance

1 Dec 2017 to 5 Jul 2019

Price from: Free

Bring along your favourite records, share your music stories and hear what’s spinning on the NFSA’s turntables. The ultimate listening...

Paces tour

New Year’s Eve in the City

Community Event Concert or Performance Festivals and Celebrations

31 Dec 2018 to 1 Jan 2019

Price from: Free

Bid goodbye to the year that was and shout hello to 2018 at New Year’s Eve in the City! Welcome...

Chernee

The Royal Australian Mint – Explore Chern’ee Sutton’s – Long ago, Today, Tomorrow

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Community Event Exhibition and Shows

7 Nov 2018 to 23 Jan 2019

Price from: Free

Explore Chern’ee Sutton’s - Long ago, Today, TomorrowJoin us in exploring the mesmerising 3D elements and black lit work of...

Spring into Zumba

Spring into Zumba

Community Event

14 Aug 2018 to 8 Aug 2019

Price from: Free

Get active this spring with free lunchtime Zumba Classes in Garema Place every Tuesday and Thursday. Zumba is a great...

Mini-Minties

Summer at the Mint

Business Event Community Event

17 Dec 2018 to 6 Jan 2019

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Come along to the Mint this school holidays Christmas origamiDate: Monday, 17 December – Friday, 21 DecemberTime: ALL DAYAge group:...

Old Parliament House lit up by Enlighten

Enlighten Festival

Community Event Concert or Performance Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations Food and Wine

1 Mar 2019 to 17 Mar 2019

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Eat, see and explore as Canberra transforms for the annual Enlighten Festival! Held over 17 days and nights from Saturday...

The grown-up boys from Paper Planes are coming to NFSA

Paper Planes + paper flying competition

Community Event

26 Jan 2019

Price from: $10.00

A heartwarming family film about a young boy who dreams of competing in the world paper-plane championships.Plus: Meet the Paper...

you choose how you want to sail off the building

Canberra PCYC – Plunge

Community Event

25 Oct 2018 to 24 Mar 2019

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For the first time ever in the ACT, up to 400 people will be able to Abseil or Zipline off...

Glebe Park

Shakespeare by the Lakes II – Twelfth Night

Community Event

20 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

Price from: Free

Plan to be in Canberra to take up the opportunity to see a free, outdoor performance of Twelfth Night, directed...

General view of the Fair in the main hall of the Albert Hall

Canberra’s ACT Autumn Antique and Collectables Fair

Community Event

22 Mar 2019 to 24 Mar 2019

Price from: $8.00

Twenty-four recognised antique dealers will exhibit and will have for sale quality furniture, maps, prints, jewellery, dolls, fine books, china,...

Paper lanterns on stalks against night sky with small campfire

Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Community Event Festivals and Celebrations

13 Apr 2019 to 5 May 2019

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The 2019 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival will be 23 days of celebration for the region's Aboriginal, historic and natural...

People having picnics on the Eucalypt Lawn

2019 Summer Sounds Concert Series

Community Event Concert or Performance

2 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Price from: $5.00

As the sun goes down over the Gardens, enjoy live music, dancing and delicious food and drink in the picturesque...

Scene from The Legend of Ben Hall

The Legend of Ben Hall and Q & A session with filmmaker Matthew Holmes

Community Event

3 Jan 2019

Price from: $10.00

Writer/director Matthew Holmes brings the dramatic years of Bushranger Ben Hall to the big screen, in this biopic exploring the...

After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour

MOAD After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

27 Dec 2018 to 26 Jan 2019

Price from: $29.00

Stand up, make up, think up and step up at the brand new PlayUP at the Museum of Australian Democracy....

Bikes lined up on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin

Canberra Triathlon Festival

Community Event Festivals and Celebrations Sporting Events

9 Feb 2019

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Get ready to race in the Nation’s capital as Elite Energy deliver the Proximity Canberra Triathlon Festival. This year’s Standard...

Ladies in Black

Director Bruce Beresford to launch festival of his films at NFSA

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

15 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

Price from: $10.00

Drawing on the NFSA collection for a season of works from one the most consistent and celebrated Australian directors. Mr...

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures – until 10 February 2019

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

10 Aug 2018 to 10 Feb 2019

Price from: Free

Audiences around the world know and love Heath Ledger as a charismatic movie star who pushed boundaries and created iconic...

Scene from Blow-Up

I am a camera at the NFSA

Community Event

21 Jan 2019 to 25 Jan 2019

Price from: $10.00

A season linked by Heath Ledger's love of photography and influences cited in his diaries and interviews.21 Jan - There...

Merry & Bright Outdoor Cinema

Merry & Bright Outdoor Cinema

Community Event

17 Dec 2018 to 21 Dec 2018

Price from: Free

What’s better than Christmas movies?! Free Christmas movies on a big outdoor cinema screen!As part of Merry & Bright –...

Children's rides

Canberra Day at Enlighten Festival

Community Event Festivals and Celebrations

11 Mar 2019

Price from: Free

Canberra is turning 105 this year! Join in the celebrations with a program bursting to the seams with live music...

Geoffrey Jones - Lament for Afghanistan (Detail)

From War: Their Stories

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

9 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019

Price from: Free

From War is a unique and collaborative exhibition that brings together selected works from the permanent art collections of the...

A Day At The Lake

Icon Water presents A Day At The Lake hosted by Royal Life Saving ACT

Community Event

3 Mar 2019

Price from: Free

Come along and reconnect with Canberra’s most well-known aquatic location –Lake Burley Griffith- and all the activities it has to...

Vybz Fridays Event Cover

Vybz Fridays

Community Event

18 May 2018 to 29 Dec 2018

Price from: $10.00

Do you love Dancehall, Soca, Reggae, Afrobeats and Afropop? Join Vybz Entertainment one Friday a month, for an Afro-Caribbean Takeover!With...

Jack Nicholson in The Shining

Heath Ledger: Creating The Joker at the NFSA

Community Event

1 Feb 2019 to 2 Feb 2019

Price from: $10.00

We're screening films noted in Heath Ledger's 'Joker Diary', which served as inspirations for his iconic portrayal of 'the Joker'...

Keith Potger

Friday with friends: In conversation with Keith Potger AO (The Seekers)

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

15 Feb 2019

Price from: $2.00

Keith Potger, a founding member of Aussie pop-folk group The Seekers, is credited with writing a number of the group's...

Southwell and Brown Premier Store Victoria Street, Hall

A Tale of Two Villages – An Exhibition

Community Event

21 Jun 2018 to 13 Jun 2019

Price from: Free

A Tale of Two Villages tells the story of the Hall-Ginninderra district from Aboriginal times, through the early pioneer farming...

Men outside a hotel

Re-Discovering Ginninderra

Community Event

25 Feb 2018 to 21 Feb 2019

Price from: Free

For half a century during the 1860's, Ginninderra flourished and in it's prime boasted a church, two schools, store, Police...

Val Lehman as Bea Smith in Prisoner

NFSA Prisoner: 40th Anniversary

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

27 Feb 2019

Price from: $10.00

Join Wentworth Detention Centre’s original top dog, Bea Smith, to celebrate 40 years of the series Prisoner. Star Val Lehman...

Comedy Show

ONGALS: Babbling Comedy

Community Event Concert or Performance

8 Nov 2018 to 8 Nov 2019

Price from: Free

The ONGALS: Babbling Comed is coming to Canberra!The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korean Cultural Centre Australia are...

Brumbies v Rebels

Plus500 Brumbies v Rebels Trial Match

Community Event Sporting Events

26 Jan 2019

Price from: Free

The Plus500 Brumbies will start their 2019 Super Rugby season with a friendly trial match against the Rebels in Canberra...

Merry + Bright – Celebrate in Civic

Community Event Festivals and Celebrations

14 Dec 2018 to 24 Dec 2018

Price from: Free

Over the 10 days of Christmas, City Walk, Petrie Plaza and Garema Place will come alive.Civic will be dressed for...

Last Post Ceremonies at the Australian War Memorial

Community Event Festivals and Celebrations

10 Dec 2018 to 31 Jan 2020

Price from: Free

At the end of every day the Memorial farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony in the Commemorative Area....