Spring has well and truly sprung in Canberra and as the seasons get hotter, there’s more and more on offer! Check out what October in the Capital has to offer:
Game Masters: The Exhibition
Date: 27 September 2019 – 9 March 2020
Location: National Film and Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive has transformed into Australia’s biggest video game arcade with 80 playable games and showcasing the world’s best designers and characters! Take a walk through this interactive journey and explore fifty years of video game history, including never before seen concept artwork, the creative process behind some of the most popular characters and franchises and an incredible display of vintage consoles! It’s an exhibition like no other.
Tickets and more info: https://www.nfsa.gov.au/events/game-masters-exhibition
Date: 1pm 20 October
Location: Patrick White Parklands
Brought to you by the team behind our fav music festival Spilt Milk, Oktoberfest Parklands is not to be missed! Don your Lederhosen pretzel with a pretzel in one hand and a beer in the other, you will bee-lining to the silent disco to bust a move. The Kicks team have added their own taste of Canberra to this iconic German event with an array of local Canberra DJs and food trucks – the perfect combination for a day in the sun. PROST!
Tickets and more info: oktoberfestparklands.com.au
Date: 19 October
Location: UC Refectory
The festival of our youth is BACK! and bigger than ever. Full of indie vibes and nostalgic melodies after a decade Stonefest has returned. Boasting international artists and hottest 100 favourites including British India, Skeggs, Example, Mallrat, Ceres and more.
Grab the crew and get ready to dance up a storm.
Tickets and more info: http://www.ucrefectory.com
Socceroos vs Nepal
Date: 10 October
Location: GIO Stadium
Soccer fans, this one is for you! The Caltex Socceroos are back in Canberra after a four year hiatus and ready to take on Nepal as they kick start qualification or the FIFA World Cup QatarTM 2022. Don’t miss out on the home qualifying match!
Tickets and more info: http://www.socceroos.com.au
West Side Story
Date: 10 – 27 October
Location: Canberra Theatre Centre
Hailed as one of the largest theatrical events of 2019, this is your chance to witness the unmissable musical event that is West Side Story in Canberra this month. West Side Story is the modern retelling of the Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet – the tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate sprouting from two enemy camps in New York City.
Tickets and more info: https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/west-side-story/
Canberra Fashion Market
Date: 12 October
Location: Thoroughbred Park
A staple in the Canberra market scene for the past 20 years, the Canberra Fashion Market is great for those keen on supporting a sustainable lifestyle and want to reduce waste by recycling quality fashion! Discover new and pre-loved fashion (including designer labels!) across more than 100 stallholders, and enjoy the growing food and wine component.
More info: http://www.canberramarkets.net.au
The Bloody Long Walk
Date: 13 October
Location: Red Hill
The Bloody Long Walk 35km challenge to walk, jog or run whilst enjoying spectacular scenery and supporting the Mito Foundation. Through raising funds for mitochondrial disease, you can help further research to find cures for this debilitating genetic disorder. Trek your way from Red Hill to Lake Burley Griffin in this fully supported course with checkpoints and refreshments.
Tickets and more info: http://www.bloodylongwalk.com.au
Spartan Canberra City Sprint
Date: 26 October
Location: Kings Park Canberra
Featuring a backdrop of Parliament house over a 5km course, the Canberra City Sprint is the perfect opportunity to conquer a challenge and believe in yourself. Don’t worry, it’s suitable for all fitness levels as you find yourself climbing, jumping, swinging, and crawling under over and through 20 epic Spartan obstacles.
Tickets and more info: http://www.spartanrace.com.au