Next Weekend in CBR
With only a week to go until our beautiful September Handmade Market, now is a great time to plan your weekend around your visit to EPIC and our 260 stalls packed with exclusive designs and local produce. And it’s shaping up to be an exciting weekend with Canberra’s usual offering of fabulous events, gourmet experiences, activities and accommodation options.
First things first, if you need a place to stay get in touch with our new accommodation partner, the Canberra Rex Hotel. Situated conveniently between EPIC and the centre of Canberra on Northbourne Avenue, this gem has recently been refurbished and its bedrooms are sanctuaries of comfort and style. Indulge in a spa room or take advantage of the 20 metre pool and gym and then wine and dine in the Rex Brasserie. The Rex is offering Handmade shoppers a 20% discount, so call their reservations number on 02 6248 5311 and mention Handmade.
What to do? Well, it’s Floriade! On Friday 15th, you can attend the inaugural Floriade Twilight Concert presented by Singapore Airlines. The Canberra Symphony Orchestra and The Ziggy Band (David Bowie tribute act) will be putting on an iconic musical performance and you can book your tickets through Ticketek. Then on Saturday, once you’ve shopped at Handmade, you can wander around the floral displays on the first day of this 30th anniversary of Canberra’s Spring festival.
Have we said that Canberra has Australia’s best coffee? With award winning baristas and coffee roasters all over our fair capital, you will be very unlucky to have a bad coffee experience. We find it very hard to pick, but one of Canberra’s newest cafés combines fresh seasonal, healthy food with great coffee and a tranquil location at the Botanic Gardens. Pollen is the place to go for breakfast or lunch in style in amongst the greenery of Canberra.
Get your green and gold on for the big Rugby Championship game between Australia and Argentina on Saturday 16th, 8pm at Canberra Stadium. This is the first time the Wallabies have hosted in Canberra since 2010, so it’s an opportunity not to be missed. Book tickets online.
And don’t forget, Handmade is open all weekend, 10am – 4pm with the best of Australian design and produce and an unbeatable atmosphere of excitement and creativity. We’ll see you there!