Your 2019 Social Diary

Posted 3 Jan 2019

Story by CBR Canberra

There’s always something happening in and around Canberra.

Pick the event you want to attend and mark it on your calendar.


Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), 3-6 January

Heat Picnic Fiesta
Glebe Park, 19 January

Australia Day in the Capital
Regatta Point, Lake Burley Griffin, 26 January.

NBL Hawks v Taipans
AIS Arena, 26 January

Rome: City and Empire
National Museum of Australia, until 3 February.

Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces for the Tate
National Gallery of Australia, until 28 April


Canberra Domain Test Match: Australia v Sri Lanka
Manuka Oval, 1-5 February

Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes
Manuka Oval, 9 February

Canberra Triathlon Festival
Rond Terrace, 9 February

National Multicultural Festival
City Centre, 15-17 February

ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show
EPIC, 22-24 February

ActewAGL Canberra Classic
25 Feb – 3 March


Enlighten Festival
Various locations, 1-17 March

Enlighten Illuminations
Parliamentary Triangle, 1-11 March

Haig Park PICKTURE Festival
Haig Park, 1-3 March

Lights! Canberra! Action!
Senate Rose Gardens, Old Parliament House, 8 March

Canberra Balloon Spectacular
Lawns of Old Parliament House, 9-17 March

Symphony in the Park
Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, 10 March

John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes and Canberra Cup Race Day
Thoroughbred Park, 10 March

Canberra Day
Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, 11 March

Super Rugby: Brumbies v Waratahs
GIO Stadium, 15 March

Hit 104.7 Skyfire
Regatta Point, Lake Burley Griffin, 16 March

Art, Not Apart
Various locations, 16 March

Canberra Comedy Festival
Various locations, 18-24 March


Australian Running Festival
13-14 April

Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix
Stromlo, 16 April

Australian Dragon Boat Championship
Weston Park, 17-22 April

Various locations, 20 April

National Folk Festival
Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), 18-22 April

Anzac Day Commemoration
Australian War Memorial, 25 April

Canberra District Wine Week

Groovin’ the Moo
EPIC, 28 April


Canberra International Music Festival
Various locations, 2-12 May

Netier National Capital Rally
Kowen Forest, 10—11 May

Reconciliation Day
Glebe Park, 27 May


The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region
Various locations, 1 June – 1 September

Fox Superflow Mountain Biking
Stromlo, 2 June

Monet: Impression Sunrise
National Gallery of Australia, 7 June – 18 August

A Pooch Affair
EPIC, 15 June


Stronger than Fiction Documentary Film Festival
Palace Cinemas, 1-17 August

Canberra Writers Festival
Various locations, 22-25 August


Floriade including NightFest
Commonwealth Park, 14 September – 13 October

Australian Mountain Bike 100 Marathon and Ultra Marathon
Stromlo, 29 September


Canberra Highland Gathering
Kambah oval, 5-6 October

Oktoberfest Parklands

Canberra International Film Festival
Various Locations, TBC

Canberra Nara Candle Festival
Canberra Nara Peace Park, TBC

Out and Loud LGBTIQ Choral Festival Canberra
Various locations, 24-28 October


Fair Day
Ainslie Gorman Arts Centre, 2 November

Remembrance Day
Australian War Memorial, 11 November

Spilt Milk
Commonwealth Park, TBC


National Gallery of Australia, 13 December 2019 – 13 April 2020

Christmas in Civic
Civic, TBC

NYE in the City
Civic Square, 31 December

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