Who said there’s nothing to do in Canberra in January? There’s lots to see and do for grown-ups and for kids alike, from tennis parties to nostalgia-inducing music and performances.
Count down Australia’s Hottest 100 craft beers, taste Lake George Winery’s new pink bubbles, take the kids for a walk or escape the heat by staying indoors and playing board games. Watch the lions dance or take the day to honour and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land.
Event organisers are doing their part to keep us entertained in a safe way in these tough times. We should show them some love and support (but check with organisers before you head out to avoid COVID-related cancellations).
Looking for a sea change? Find out more about what it’s like to live at the Sapphire Coast with the Merimbula Sea Change Expo.
Held across two days, a range of businesses and organisations will be available for attendees to ask questions and gather information about moving to the area. Speak to the locals and find out for yourself why living on the coast might just be the move you’re looking for.
When: Friday 21 January to Monday 24 January
Where: Capital Country Holiday Park
Cost: Entry for a single is $40, couple $70 and family $100 (covers couple and their kids under 18). For more information visit CRAKK 2022.
CRAKK 2022 is a three-day car show at the Capital Country Holiday Park for Hot Rods, Customs, Chrome Bumpers, Muscle Cars, and Custom Special Interest vehicles. Cars don’t float your boat? There’s heaps more on offer – even a chill-eating competition!
When: Saturday 22 January, 12 pm and 3 pm, and Sunday 23 January, 10 am, 12 pm and 3 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre
Cost: $24 to $36. Tickets available from the Canberra Theatre.
A typical family goes to the beach every year. But Magic Beach isn’t just any beach – it’s a place where all your dreams come true. It’s different this year. What happens to the magic when the oldest child grows up?
When: Saturday 22 January to Monday 24 January, from 8:30 am
Where: EPIC Budawang
Cost: Trader hall tickets are free. General admission is $2. More information on their website.
Cancon is an annual games convention held in January for over 42 years. It offers tournaments for all the popular games (miniature wargames, board games, card games and role-playing games). Unplug yourself and get ready for some old school analog gaming.
When: Saturday 22 January, 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Lake George Winery, 173 The Vineyards Road, Lake George.
Join Lake George Winery as they toast their new pink bubbles wine and celebrate Summer. With an afternoon of live music, sparkling wine and views across the vineyard – what more could you want on a Saturday afternoon?
When: Saturday 22 January, 12 pm
Where: Bentspoke Brewing Co
Cost: Free entry.
Grab your mates and head on down to Bentspoke Brewing Co as they count down Australia’s Hottest 100 craft beers! With their very own Crankshaft taking first position last year, this year’s event comes high hopes for the Canberra BrewPub.
When: Wednesday 26 January, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Aboriginal Tent Embassy
Cost: Free. Just fill in the RSVP form.
The Aboriginal Tent Embassy was founded on 26 January 1972 and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Over the past 50 years, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy has protested the conditions relating to Aboriginal people across Australia, including land rights, truth and reparatory justice.
When: Wednesday 26 January, 10:15 am
Where: Patrick White Lawns
This community-based, volunteer dragon and lion dance troupe will perform live at Patrick White Lawns. Come to this free event for the whole family to witness acrobatics, beautiful design, and loud and colourful performances.
When: Thursday 27 January to Sunday 30 January, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Weston Creek Tennis Club, Dillon Close, Weston Creek
Cost: Free entry to 27 January. $5 entry fee on 28 January to 30 January. Tickets available from Play Tennis.
The summer of tennis is here, and this is the perfect opportunity to check out the action of the Australian Open and get on the court for a hit as well.
There’s plenty on offer at the Weston Creek Tennis Club so check out their website and start planning.