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5 Things to do in October in Canberra

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Published September 20th 2022
Enjoy what is on offer in the capital
As the weather starts to get warmer and the days start to get longer, it's much easier to leave the comfort of your house than it was in the dead of winter. With that in mind, here are 5 things to do this October in the capital:

See a Theater Performance

Cruel intentions the musical
Cruel intentions: the 90s musical

Book a ticket for Cruel Intentions: the 90's musical (5 - 9 October) based on the Hollywood cult classic by the same name. The musical will include over 21 iconic '90s songs including Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve), Bye Bye Bye (*NSYNC), Sometimes (Britney Spears), Genie In A Bottle (Christina Aguilera) and more.

Canberra Theatre Centre | Wednesday 5 Saturday 8 October | tickets here.

Check out Floriade

On until 16 October, Floriade will wow guests with a vibrant display of over a million blooms. Along with blooms, there will also be workshops, performances, a gin garden and more. Meaning there will be something for everyone at this year's Floriade.

Commonwealth Park | Saturday 17 September Sunday 16 October | more information here.

Take a Look at the finalists

On until 9 October, take a look at the National Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition at the portrait gallery. While there also look at the Darling Portrait Prize and take one of the daily tours of the exhibition.

National Portrait Gallery | Now - Sunday 9 October | buy tickets here.

Walk around the markets

With the weather warming, it is now perfect weather to walk around the stalls at the Little Burley Market. Perfect opportunity to catch some rays while also picking up some local goodies.

Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes | every Saturday, from 9am until 1.30pm | more information here

Go for a run for a good cause

On 16 October, run4reef, a synchronised race event will be taking place across 21 cities in Australia and New Zealand, including Canberra. With a global scoreboard, this event will be a little different to the normal charity run as you can race against friends and family in different cities, but it will still be raising funds to maintain and restore the Great Barrier Reef.

Federation Mall, Capital Hill | Sunday 16 October | tickets here.

With this just being a taste of what is on this October, there is sure to be an event that suits everybody this October. So pack away the puffers, and get out and enjoy the events on offer!

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