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What's On in Canberra This May & Beyond

The only guide you need to what's on in Canberra this May & beyond.

Amici Wine Bar

Autumn is here and we're looking forward to crisp mornings and stunning sunsets. The sun is shining, 2024 is in full swing and our event schedules are looking full, just the way we like it! 

This May we challenge you to get out and about whilst staying cosy. Make the most of the cooler weather by shopping at outdoor markets and enjoying the fair weather with Canberra's best walks. Still got some dates to fill? Read on for the best things to do in Canberra this month. 

What's on in Canberra: Food & Drinks

Lazy Su

Spoil Mum with One of These Special Mother's Day Activities 

The restaurant and bar scene in Canberra have gone all out this year to offer all Mums the outing of their dreams. From wine tastings to high tea and even 'mum-cha', these are the must-book events in Canberra this Mother's Day

What's on in Canberra: Arts & Culture

Fashion Thrift Society

Shop Australia's Biggest Fashion Market with Fashion Thrift Society 

Love vintage clothes, locally made bits and pre-loved gems? This market is calling your name. Fashion Thrift Society's market also hosts an interactive installation bar where you can jazz up your look with tooth gems, piercings, henna, permanent jewellery, tattoos and more. It's the ideal fashion aficionado's day out. A DJ, food trucks and a bar round out the offering. 

Saturday 11th May, 10am to 3pm 

Exhibition Park, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell 

Amici Wine Bar

Twilight Sessions at Amici Wine Bar 

Fancy a spot of live music with your Thursday evening bevvie? Swing by Amici Wine Bar and you can be serenaded by acoustic tunes from 6:30pm. Picture you and your pals plus your favourite cheese and charcuterie platter whilst you prep for the end of the week. 

Every Thursday, from 6:30pm 

59 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City

Beauty and the Beast

The Victorian State Ballet's Beauty and the Beast 

Combining two of our favourite art forms, storytelling and ballet, this production of Beauty and the Beast is an awe-inspiring presentation of skill. You can expect gorgeous costumes, some of Australia's best classical ballet artists and a visually inspiring set. It's on for two days only so be sure to drop it in the group chat and tee up some tickets. 

From $109 

Friday 24th to Saturday 25th May

Canberra Theatre 

What's on in Canberra: Coming Soon

Handmade Markets 

Held quarterly, these markets are the best place to pick up artisan goodies for gifting. Everything at the market is certified Australian made which makes shopping an absolute delight. Each market is curated to include over 250 food, drink and shopping stalls and you'll be able to find all kinds of goodies from ceramics and prints through to natural wine and ready-to-eat treats. The Handmade Market even offers a low sensory hour for shoppers who would like to enjoy shopping with fewer lights, smells and sounds - you'll just need to register ahead of time. 

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th June, 10am to 4pm

Exhibition Pavillion Canberra 

Need more ideas on what to do in Canberra this month? Here’s our guide to the best weekend activities in Canberra and, if you’re heading to Sydney for the weekend, here are our tops picks

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