Our new monthly edit will be your essential go-to guide for all things happening in and around Canberra! Check out what September in Canberra has to offer:
Date: 8 September onwards
Location: Pialligo Estate
Unwind this spring in this multipurpose space with next level drinks, high-quality share platters and Canberra’s first Gintonica bar experience. Relax with family and friends in the fresh air and experience a whole new style of fun.
Date: 14 September – 13 October
Location: Commonwealth Park
One of Canberra’s biggest attractions, spring is officially here! Floriade returns with over one million flowers on display and a diverse program of music, cultural celebrations, food, wine, workshops, markets, art displays and did we mention food? There’s always something for everyone at Floriade!
More info: https://floriadeaustralia.com/
Zaab Beer Pong
Date: Saturday 14 September
Do you consider yourself a beer pong champion? Do you want an all-expenses paid trip to Thailand? Zaab’s annual Beer Pong Championship is back in the streets of Braddon so get your throwing arm and your partner ready and register ASAP – places are limited.
Tickets and more info: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=539458
Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition
Date: 12 September – February 2020
Location: National Museum of Australia
Go behind the scenes and explore more than 400 objects from Dreamworks’ studios archive, including orginal artworks and storyboards as part of the DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition — Journey from Sketch to Screen at the National Museum of Australia.
Hang out with the likes of Shrek, Toothless and more and experience an interactive digital experiences and the studio’s visionary approach to animation.
Tickets and more info: https://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/dreamworks-animation
Sweet Dreams Music Festival
Date: Saturday 21 September
Location: The Truffle Farm Canberra
Don’t expect this festival to lull you to sleep – Canberra’s hottest new festival presents an incredible line up of international, national and local R&B, hip-hop and EDM artists. Top it off with some of Canberra’s best artisanal food and drinks and a glow-in-the-dark ball pit, what more could you want?
Tickets and more info: http://www.sweetdreamsfestival.com.au/
Kate Miller-Heidke at Canberra Theatre
Date: Thursday 26 September
Location: Canberra Theatre Centre
She’s a pop icon that placed Australia in the top 10 in the Eurovision Grand Final of May this year – Kate Miller-Heidke is bringing her unique sound to Canberra. Effortlessly blending indie-pop, opera and folk, Kate has an impressive resume of venues behind her (can you say Coachella?!). Don’t miss one of Australia’s brightest musicians for what will be a performance like no other.
Tickets and more info: https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/kate-miller-heidke/
A Wild Night Out
Date: 27 September – 12 October
Location: Tidbinbilla Wildlife Reserve
Experience Canberra’s iconic Tidbinbilla wildlife sanctuary in a whole new light – night light. The pop up camp is the ultimate family sleepover including glamping tents, unique ranger activities, meals and campfire fun in the 54.5 square kilometre nature reserve. This family camp has new and exclusive ways to learn about the local wildlife so why not wake up right in the middle of it all!
Tickets and more info: https://www.wildfest.com.au/tidbinbilla
ICONS Exhibition: Australian faces from the National Portrait Gallery of Australia
Date: 27 August – 23 September
Location: Australian Parliament House
They’re the faces that come to mind when you think of “Australia”. A bold exhibition of standout Aussies shot by leading photographers made up from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. See their faces, hear their stories.
Tickets and more info: https://www.aph.gov.au/spring#icons
The Old Bus Depot Markets 25th Anniversary Celebration
Date: 29 September
Location: Old Bus Depot Markets
Everyone’s favourite Sunday Market is turning 25! Bring your friends and family and enjoy a vibrant day full of surprises indulging the best experiences the Markets have to offer in colour, art. Flavour and music.