If you’re in CBR this weekend


There’s really only one place to be this weekend. On Saturday (7th) and Sunday (8th) from 10am until 4pm, the Handmade Market will be open. We have over 270 stalls of gifts, homewares, fashion, food and so much more. In the Budawang Building, the Conference Centre and the Coorong Pavilion of Exhibition Park, the atmosphere will be buzzing and Australian small business will be booming. If you’re heading to the market from the Canberra region, you’ll already know the gems that our capital has to offer at this time of year. And if you’re coming from interstate, make sure you have a safe trip and plan your weekend around the market. We would argue that you can actually spend all weekend at Handmade. However, if you’ve spent the budget and eaten your way through the whole gourmet food hall, there are other things to do in Canberra.

Image by Glenn Martin Photography


This is a great weekend to be in Canberra as it’s the calm before the Spring storm. It really was only two weeks ago that we were wearing Winter coats and hibernating indoors. But now that the weather has turned, people are starting to emerge, although still not quite in full Spring motion. So the most obvious thing to do is spend some time outdoors. This weekend is the perfect time to wander around Canberra. Pick one of its cosmopolitan suburbs  – Barton, New Acton, Braddon, Kingston, Manuka (and more) for breakfast outside or cocktails at sundown. Enjoy the legendary Canberra crisp fresh air. Climb Mount Ainslie, walk bridge to bridge around the lake and feel the nice gentle UV on your face. Can you tell we’re thrilled to have Spring here at last?


If you’re looking for something else to do with the kids this weekend, you can’t go wrong with Possim Magic. Mem Fox’s classic takes to the stage in Canberra, and it’s a great outing for your small people. Join Grandma Poss and Hush for an adventure at the Canberra Theatre Centre on Saturday morning or afternoon. Tickets are selling fast, but you can book yours here.


Head to Parliament House for this exhibition which runs until 23rd September. Featuring portraits of iconic Australians taken by leading photographers, they are usually on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Entry is free. Head to the Australian Parliament House website for details.


Currently sitting third in the table, Canberra’s Green Machine is on the march to the finals. Head to GIO Stadium for the exciting final game of the regular season against the Warriors. The match kicks off at 3pm and you can get your tickets here.

So, we’ll see you on Saturday, for the start of an action packed weekend!