Canberra What’s On

The BCL Canberra What’s On pages have one events page per month. These pages have public holidays, school holidays and major events. Pages also include theatres, cinemas, festivals and other things to do.

See pages for each month: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | Find out more about posting your event here.

April in Canberra ACT

Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery Day 2 April (Sunday) 2017 – Daylight saving ends 3.00 am- put your clocks back 1 hour See time zones for more information. 7 April (Friday) April 2017 – School Term 1 ends in ACT schools – (see AU school holiday dates.) 14 April 2017 – Good Friday – Public Holiday… See more

August in Canberra ACT

Parliament Sitting Calendar National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week 18 to 25 August 2017 - CBCA Children’s Book Week – Celebrating Australian books, authors and illustrators. The 2017 Book Week theme will be Escape to Everywhere (see our BCL page on Book Week). throughout August - Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter Move… See more

Cinemas in Canberra Australia – Links to individual cinema pages

Dendy - Bunda St, Canberra Centre. Greater Union Cinemas / Birch, Carroll & Coyle - Manuka Hoyts - Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Woden. See our Canberra theatres page Heroic Cinema: The Guide to Hong Kong Movies in Australia HK and other Asian films on television, video, and cinema. Updated each and every Friday! SBS's The Movie… See more

Concerts and Festivals Canberra Australia

Canberra Festival of One Act Plays Canberra International Music Festival Canberra International Film Festival Canberra National Multicultural Festival  Ten days of events celebrating the founding of the Nation's Capital. Floriade - Annual spring flower festival to celebrate spring. Includes workshops, seminars and exhibitions, markets and concerts. Commonwealth Park, Canberra. National Folk Festival - Held annually… See more

December in Canberra ACT

24 November to 10 December 2017 - Mamma Mia at the Canberra Theatre Centre. (Indulge your inner ABBA at Themes for parties > ABBA) 3 December (Sunday) 2017 – International Day of People with Disability – Aims to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being… See more

Exhibitions and Galleries Canberra  Australia

Australian National Capital Artists Inc Arts ACT - Links to arts and cultural organisations. Canberra Contemporary Art Space Canberra Museum and Gallery Gorman House Arts Centre - Ainslie Ave, Braddon. Museum of Australian Democracy - A living museum of social and political history at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra. National Gallery… See more

February in Canberra ACT

Parliament Sitting Calendar Chinese New Year (For Chinese New Year party and costume ideas see ThemesForParties: Oriental). 6 February (Monday) 2017 – New Zealand (Waitangi) Day Celebrations – Waitangi Day is New Zealand’s annual celebration of the signing of the Waitangi Treaty. 14 February (Tuesday) 2017 – Valentine’s Day – see Valentine’s Day gift ideas. 14… See more

Floriade Spring Festival, Canberra Australia

Canberra celebrates Spring each year with Floriade, a month-long flower festival, workshops and exhibitions at Commonwealth Park. Nightfest has entertainment for all ages with cinema in the park, stand-up comedy, acrobatics and magic, and science under the stars. See the official website at Floriade See our Canberra accommodation pages for more… See more

January in Canberra ACT

1 January (Sunday) 2017 – New Years Day (Public Holiday) 2 January (Monday) 2017 - Additional Public Holiday for New Year – it’s a long weekend! 5 to 8 January 2017 -Summernats  annual Street Machine Summernats Car Festival is Australia's biggest horse power party where over 2000 elite street machines descend on Canberra. Coming from… See more

July in Canberra ACT

July is mid-winter -- cold and frosty. See more on Canberra's climate at the Bureau of Meteorology suite. 2 to 9 July 2017 - NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to… See more

June in Canberra ACT

June is mid-winter in Canberra. 5 June – World Environment Day - Commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. 12 June (Monday) 2017 – Queen’s Birthday – Public Holiday all states except Queensland… See more

Live Music Venues in Canberra and ACT

Academy - Bunda St, Canberra City. ANU Bar (Myspace) - part of the Australian National University in Canberra. All concerts 18+. Bar 32 - 32 Northbourne Ave, Canberra. The Basement ACT (their Myspace is sometimes more up to date) - 2 Cohen St, Belconnen. Canberra Southern Cross Club - 92 -96 Corinna St, Phillip. Canberra… See more

March in Canberra ACT

Autumn in Canberra beings carnivals, festivals and lots of hot air. (Balloons, that is) Parliament Sitting Calendar 3 to 12 March 2017 - Enlighten Festival.  As the sun goes down Canberra will come alive! 6pm till late with live performances, tours and talks, exhibitions, dining events and other surprising experiences over nine illuminated nights. 8… See more

May in Canberra ACT

Parliament Sitting Calendar 27 April to 7 May 2017 - Canberra International Music Festival Intimate performances, exceptional musicianship, in some of the capital’s most iconic settings. Australian Office Professionals Day – Visit our Secretary’s Day page for gift ideas. International Composting Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve… See more

Museums and Historical Places To Go in Canberra Australia

ACT Communities Online - See Heritage, History, and Genealogy for a list of major and community events in the ACT. Australian National Maritime Museum Australian War Memorial Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra. The… See more

November in Canberra ACT

See Parliamentary sitting dates 3 & 10 November (Sunday) 2017 - Rugby League World Cup 2017. Canberra has been selected as a Host City for three pool matches at the Rugby League World Cup 2017 – to be staged at Canberra Stadium. Sunday 29 October 2017 - France v Lebanon Friday 3 November 2017 -… See more

October in Canberra ACT

September to October - Floriade - Canberra's spring flower festival which includes workshops, seminars, exhibitions, markets and concerts. Commonwealth Park, Canberra. National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is 10 days of activities designed to increase awareness of the benefits of organic products and farming production systems and accelerate the uptake of these in the wider Australian… See more

Places To Go in Canberra Australia

Environment ACT has information about local parks and facilities, pets and local wildlife Exhibition Park hosts hundreds of events each year. Camping sites available. Australian National Botanic Gardens Australian War Memorial National Archives of Australia National Film and Sound Archive National Library of Australia National Motorcycle Museum National Museum of Australia National Capital Old Parliament… See more

September in Canberra ACT

September in Canberra means flowers, school holidays and pirates! September to October - Floriade - Canberra's spring flower festival which includes workshops, seminars, exhibitions, markets and concerts. Commonwealth Park, Canberra. 3 September (Sunday) 2017 - Australian National Flag Day - The Australian Flag was first raised on this day in 1901. 3 September (Sunday) 2017… See more

Theatres in Canberra Australia – Direct Links to Theatre websites

Bits Theatre Company Canberra Dramatics Canberra Festival of One Act Plays Canberra Philharmonic Amateur musical theatre production company. Canberra Theatre Centre see shows coming and buy tickets online Canberra Youth Theatre Since 1972 the company has been a feature of Canberra's Arts industry, contributing to Canberra's cultural climate and development by meeting the needs of… See more