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Top May Events 2017- Canberra

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Published April 14th 2017
Canberra is all about events this May
Canberra might be the capital of this nation, but it is also the capital of events this May! There will be an array of events, with something for all interests and ages.

The list below features both free & ticketed events:

1. Velvet
When: 3-14 May 2017
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: This exhilarating disco soundtrack will feature performances that invite the audience to an intoxicating glitter ball world of sensory overload with sexy, dazzling acrobatics, disco, cabaret, dance, circus and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Groovin The Moo Facebook


2. Groovin the Moo
When: 7 May 2017: From 10:30am
Where: The Meadows, University of Canberra, Kirinari St, Bruce
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: Australia's one and only touring regional festival will return back again this year with both national and international acts. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Experience AIS Facebook


3. MS 24 Hour Mega Swim
When: 6-7 May 2017
Where: AIS Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Leverrier St, Bruce
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: Gather your team and compete for laps swam as you raise money. The event is for all ages and abilities. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


4. Julia Morris Show
When:11 May 2017: From 7:30pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
Details: After a year off touring, Julia Morris is returning back with her brand new, one-woman show; Lift & Separate. Click here for the website.

Create a masterpiece for mum this Mothers Day- Image Courtesy from Canberra Glassworks Facebook


5. The Hoskinstown Chestnut Roast
When: 14 May 2017
Where: Hoskinstown War Memorial Hall, 1697 Hoskinstown Rd, Hoskinstown
Cost: Free
Details: This event is wild about chestnuts and it will feature all things chestnuts with food stalls, pop-ups, sampling & tastings, demonstrations, gourmet foods from regional producers, home grown produce, activities, entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


6. Make Your Own Glass For Mothers Day
When: 13 & 14 May 2017: 10am-4pm
Where: Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Cost: See website
Details: Instead of buying mum flowers this Mothers Day, spoil her to an experience she will not forget, with a session with a professional artist making her own flower out of molten glass. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Banff Mountain Film Festival - Australia Facebook


7. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
When: 13-16 May 2017
Where: National Film & Sound Archives, McCoy Circuit, Acton
Cost: See website.
Details: This Festival is the world's most prestigious mountain film festival and it will showcase over 2.5 hours of most enthralling mountain adventure films. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Symphony Orchestra Facebook


8. Canberra Symphony Orchestra for the ActewAGL Llewellyn Series, Cello.
When: 17 & 18 May 2017: From 7:30pm
Where: Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University, William Herbert Place, Canberra
Cost: See website.
Details: For the 'Father of Symphony' the idea of being stranded on a deserted island was the ideal setting for a love story. Follow this journey as you are taken into this romantic theme, Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Duncan's Legacy Fireworks 2017 Facebook


9. Bonfire and Fireworks Event
When: 20 May 2017
Where: Wee Jasper Reserves, Nottingham Rd, Wee Jasper
Cost: Fundraising Event
Details: This event will support the Yass & District Hospital. The event will showcase entertainment, activities, food stalls, bonfire & firework displays, acts and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Old Bus Depot Markets Facebook


10. Old Bus Depot Markets- A Celebration of Wool
When: 20 & 21 May 2017: 10am-4pm
Where: Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Cost: Free
Details: This event will feature all things wool with market stalls, wool producers, craftspeople, demonstrations, stalls, workshops and more. Click here for the website.
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Why? May events for all interests & budgets
When: 1-31 May 2017
Where: Canberra & Surrounds- see above
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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