What’s Happening in Canberra this March


The capital’s just lovely in the autumn, don’t you think? Especially with all this cool stuff going on! Let’s have a closer look…

Enlighten 2017

Date: 3 – 12 March

Location: Various

Enlighten is always an amazing thing to witness. For ten nights in early March, six iconic buildings will be illuminated with a dazzling array of artistic projections in a truly unmissable spectacle. Better yet, that’s just the beginning! The event also features film screenings, innovative live music, stand-up comedy, theatrical performances, interactive exhibitions, foodie treats, and all sorts of other cutting-edge stuff designed to entertain and educate. Enlighten serves to unleash all the creativity and talent bubbling beneath Canberra’s surface, and it’s bloody great.

Questacon Excited Particles: The Best Of

Date: 3 – 4, 10 – 11 March

Location: Questacon, Parkes

This one’s technically part of Enlighten, but we feel it’s worth mentioning on its own. If you haven’t been to Questacon since your year five school excursion, it’s time to rectify that. Head down on the 3rd, 4th, 10th or 11th of March, and you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in an awesome outdoor picnic, featuring fresh Italian food and plenty of matching beers and wines. You can also keep an eye (or an ear) out for the ‘Excited Particles’, a series of colourful and mind-blowing demonstrations/performances designed to highlight the beauty that can be achieved through science.

Handmade Market

Date: 18 – 19 March

Location: Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell

Everyone even remotely interested in artisan goods knows about the Handmade Market, and with good reason! It’s Canberra leading collection of creator-run stalls selling all sorts of unique, beautiful and (of course) handmade items. Whether it’s clothing, jewellery, accessories, street food, gourmet hampers, cookbooks, kids’ stuff, pet stuff, homeware, garden supplies, furniture, ceramics or skincare products you’re after, you’ll be in luck here. You could spend the whole day simply drifting around the Exhibition Centre and taking it all in, and we guarantee you’ll leave with something special.

The Earth Festival

Date: 25 – 26 March

Location: Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell

You know, we’re pretty big fans of planet Earth. We have to live here, after all – so we’re glad someone’s taken the time to hold a festival designed to promote sustainability and good, positive living habits. The Earth Festival is basically just a big collection of interesting stuff, including talks, workshops, tattoos, henna, photo ops, live music and market stalls, not to mention a gigantic food court dishing up all kinds of sumptuous vegan treats. It’s a fun, eye-opening and extremely worthwhile endeavour, so pop by and take a look.

Image credit: Enlighten


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