What's On

What's on

Christmas in Civic

The city centre will have its own 12 days of Christmas this year with festive activities for the whole family from a Christmas forest in Civic through to backyard cricket in Glebe Park.

ANCA Art Bus

Visit an art gallery with a twist this spring in Canberra’s city centre – the ANCA Art Bus. Experience an iconic Canberra Action Bus repurposed into a mobile gallery space that will play host to exhibitions by local contemporary artists.

Spring into Zumba

Dance, laugh and get active as lunchtime Zumba in the city begins next week. Co-ordinated by the Spanish Speakers Association, through the provision of a City Grant, lunchtime Zumba classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday until mid-November.

Pic & Mix Pop-up Picnic

The Pic and Mix pop up picnic is in City Walk, Glebe Park and Latin American Plaza. Catch up with a friend, take a bite to eat or have a coffee as you sit back and relax.

Past Events

Keep Collective

Keep Collective has landed in the New Acton Precinct this November with their pop-up workshops and creative work space. Visual artists, crafters, illustrators, writers and anything in between can hire a short-term studio or office to get their work done.

Canberra District Wines laneway festival

The Canberra Wine Laneways Festival will bring the best of the Canberra district’s wines to the heart of Civic across the weekend of 23 and 24 November 2018.

Play, Creativity and Wellbeing Symposium

The third annual Play Symposium is on at the National Museum of Australia this 22 and 23 November 2018. Contribute to the conversation by imagining the world’s most amazing play space, where people of all ages can (and want to) play.

Design Canberra in Civic

The DESIGN Canberra Festival, with support from the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants Program, presents a newly curated program of city-based festival activity this November. Image: Varial Studio.

Spring OUT community picnic

An inclusive picnic day to celebrate Canberra’s diverse LGBTIQ community will be held from 11am on Sunday 25 November in Glebe Park.

We gave away free plants in Garema Place on Wednesday 7 November 2018.

Thanks for helping us find a new home for the plants as we refreshed our current planter boxes.

Playful Endeavour

To nurture creative play, the City Renewal Authority is bringing a pop-up play space to the city centre these school holidays.The Playful Endeavour will be located in Civic Square, in front of Canberra Theatre, from 29 September to 14 October.


Situate is a week-long dance and music residency in Civic, hosted by the Australian Dance Party. The performances are focused on drawing on, not imposing on, the sites that they are interacting with.

Making art in public spaces

Take part in a two day collaborative, hands-on workshop to take advantage of the possibilities of making art in and for public spaces.

Renewing Haig Park

On Wednesday 1 August and Sunday 5 August, we will be in Haig Park to chat to you about the place plan and to hear which improvements you most want to see in place in the park first.


Ice skating will return to the city centre this winter to headline Wintervention, an events program that will keep people active and entertained during the chillier months. Wintervention includes a mix of old favourites and new activations.

Hello Braddon!

It’s about time we all got together to celebrate the best of our area and say hello to our neighbours. Most importantly, we want to know your big ideas for the future of Braddon. How can we better use public spaces in the area?

ACT Young Planners Pocket Park

the ACT Young Planners' Pocket Park created a small, temporary park in one of Canberra’s favourite places, Lonsdale Street. This has been made possible with support from the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants program.

Hurly Burley Winter Fair 2018

Highlighting Canberra’s beauty with a 100% local festival of music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, comedy, food, markets,  storytelling and lots more. Hurly Burley Winter Fair has been funded with support from the City Renewal Authority's City Grants program.

Dickson Ideas and Actions Workshop

A free community workshop on Thursday night will bring together stakeholders with an interest in improving the Dickson centre? The workshop will help shape a place making strategy to guide the renewal and activation of public spaces at the Dickson Group Centre.

Henry Rolland Park Opening Day

Henry Rolland Park at West Basin opened to the public on Saturday (28 April) and the City Renewal Authority held a party to celebrate. The day featured free live music, fitness classes, games and children's activities.

Dickson Community Party

A community street party on Friday 27 April in Dickson, with food, drinks, live music and children's activities doubled as an opportunity for the community to help inform a new place making plan for the area.

Peak Stuff

Peak Stuff was in Civic Square for a day on Saturday 7 April 2018. People could feel, play with and see it up close as it moved from the Alinga St footbridge to Civic Square, in front of the Canberra Theatre.

Enlighten in the City

Enlighten extended to the city centre for 2018. People were able to create, see and play with light right across the city.

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The Lawns at Civic Square

In March 2018, The Lawns was the perfect destination to kick back and relax.

colour and fun to our citys public spaces

Bringing colour and fun to the city's public spaces

Colourful street furniture has been popping up around town as part of the City Renewal Authority's agenda to brighten up city spaces.

Christmas in Glebe Park

The ACT Government celebrated Christmas in Glebe Park in December 2017.

Play (Creativity and Culture) Symposium

Making our city centre more fun and engaging for Canberrans both young and old was be the focus of a two-day forum in Canberra in November 2017 enjoy.

Property Council Thought Leadership series presentation

City Renewal Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow today gave a presentation to members of the ACT's property industry as part of the Property Council of Australia ACT's Thought Leadership Series.

Hurly Burley Winter Fair 2017

Canberra’s City West precinct hosted a celebration of all things wintery with the capital’s first Hurly Burley Winter Fair on Friday June 30.

Getting home safely thanks to the CBR NightCrew

As the sun falls in the city, the CBR NightCrew sets up for the night ahead. The dedicated team of volunteers is always prepared for a busy night, having helped more than 7000 people get home safely since beginning their operations in December 2016.