What’s Happening in Canberra This June

what's happening june canberra

Good food, good music and loads of good fun is in store this month in Canberra.

Sound and Fury Cold. Winter. Hot. Party

Date: 4 June
Location: Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, Canberra

 Canberra’s winters can be a cold and miserable mistress hell-bent on keeping you permanently indoors. But things will be heating up on June 4, with the Sound and Fury: Cold. Winter. Hot. Party event. Held at the uber-hip Nishi Gallery, Sound and Fury: Cold. Winter. Hot. Party infuses an eclectic blend of music, theatre, dance, spoken word, and live art with a kickin’ party vibe. With all-girl punk band Glitoris making a special guest appearance, as well as renowned international cabaret star Moira Finucane, this captivating and immersive art-meets-party collaboration promises to be Canberra’s event of the season. Find out more


Handmade Market

Date: 11-12 June
Location: EPIC, Exhibition Park, Canberra

Looking to inspire insta-envy in the heart of all your friends? Just head to the Handmade Market in Canberra to get your hands on super-stylish, completely unique handcrafted accessories, homewares, and a whole lot of other bits and bobs. Over 220 stalls from local and national artists will be coming together over one epic weekend with everything you didn’t realise you needed in your life until you saw it right there in front of you. Entry is free, and you’ll find a wide selection of gourmet foods, barista coffee, and an oh-so-welcome wine bar, so get in early and make a day of it. Find out more


APIA Good Times Tour

Date: 12 June
Location: Canberra Theatre, London Circuit, Canberra

With hit songs spanning decades, musical legends Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano, Jon Stevens, and John Paul Young are teaming up for a rocking new national tour, stopping in Canberra for one night only on June 12. Their iconic voices have defined generations of Australian music, so to have them all playing together is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. Settle in for a fantastic evening of nostalgia, rockin’ tunes, and good times with these four seasoned Aussie singers guaranteed to entertain. Find out more


Truffle Festival

Date: 21 June – 16 August
Location: Various

Once called “the diamond of the kitchen”, for millennia, truffles have been a highly prized and sought-after ingredient. While only fairly recent on Australian shores, Canberra’s truffle farms are amongst the finest in the world. Whether you’re a hardcore gourmet or just wondering what all the fuss is about, the Truffle Festival is the perfect time to sample these pure gems of flavour. You can book your own truffle hunt, head to a truffle masterclass with some of Canberra’s best chefs, or let someone else do the cooking and head to a selection of restaurants serving dishes featuring local black truffles. Find out more

Image credit: Handmade Market

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