Where: Various locations across Canberra- see website
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website Details: This foodies festival is one not to miss. It will feature a month-long of food related events which include curling up by the crackling fire, tasting the best winter cuisine, sipping on fine wine, discovering new places and experiences. There will be an array of events, entertainment, performances, trail riding, exhibitions, degustation dinners, wine tastings and more. Click here for website.
2. Winter Festival When: 7 August 2016 : 10am-4pm Where: National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes Cost: Free Details: This event will showcase a larger than life ice sculpture, eclectic mix of comedy, mime, magic and illusion, fun activities, entertainment and more. Click here for website.
3. Canberra Quilters Inc. Exhibition
When: 11-14 August 2016: 10am-4pm
Where: Exhibition Park, Building C, cnr Flemington Rd & Northborne Ave, Mitchell
Cost: Adults: $16pp, Children (9-16yrs): $9pp & Family of four: $40
Details: This event will showcase an exhibition which will include travelling displays of Australia-wide winning quilts and challenge quilts, stalls, displays and more. Click here for website.
4. Big Book Fair
When: 12- 14 August 2016: 11am-4pm
Where: Woden Seniors, 12 Corinna St, Woden
Cost: Gold coin donation upon entry
Details: If you are a lover of books then this event is for you! The event will feature collectibles, coffee table books, fiction, children's books, all other genre books, magazines, games, vinyl records, DVD's and more. Click here for website.
5. Brace MMA 2016 Semi Final
When: 13 August 2016: From 2pm
Where: AIS Arena, Leverrier St, Bruce
Cost: Tickets: $72-$125
Details: This is Australasia's largest Mixed Martial Arts Event and it will feature the best Australian and New Zealand fighters. Click here for website.
6. Science in Action
When: 13 August 2016: 10am-4pm
Where: Former Transport Depot (Old Bus Depot), 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase a day of interactive fun for the whole family with science, technology, engineering and maths events. There will be a fun-filled interactive exhibition, activities and more. Click here for website.
7. Canberra Writers Festival
When: 26-28 August 2016: 26-27th: 11am-10pm & 28th: 11am-5pm
Where: Various locations across Canberra- see website.
Cost: Click here for all ticket pricing.
Details: This event brings together the national capital's literary, academic, business, political communities and celebrates national and international authors across both fiction and non-fiction genres. Click here for website.