The Commons: Game of Thrones trivia and a doggie day out

Beatrice Smith

You’d be forgiven for thinking that The Commons was all about cocktails in the sun and food, glorious food.

Okay, so it is kind of about those things, but it’s also home to some of Canberra’s biggest start of summer celebrations.

Alongside more than 20 food and drink stalls (including a magical Pimms Garden Bar), The Commons are running a full line up of events and entertainment to enjoy alongside your burger, ribs or chimney (not sure what that means? Click here).

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Aside from regular DJs and live music, for pop culture nerds there will be trivia with topics ranging from Sex and the City to Game of Thrones to Kim and Kanye (hail Yeezus).

Can you list all the Stark children from Game of Thrones? Know Mr Big’s real name? Know where Kim and Kanye met for the first time? You need to sign up your team ASAP. For just $10 per person you’ll get a seat at the table, your first drink and a chance to win prizes. Click here for more info.

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Own a doggo? On Sunday 10 December it’s time to clip on the leash, shine that coat and head to The Commons Doggie Day Out. Happening from 12-9pm, puppers will be spoiled by treats from the Pupcake Bakery, whose treats are preservatives, salt and sugar free.

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Even if you don’t have a four-legged friend, there won’t be a dull moment as you digest with The Commons’ B.F.Gs – Big Fricking Games. Giant Jenga, cornhole, Connect Four and checkers will all be available as well as regular size table tennis.

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If you’re always looking for ways to entertain the little ones, make sure to get to The Commons on Sunday 3 December. There will be roaming circus performers and even a cheeky visit from the big man in red himself (cough…Santa…cough).


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If all of this sounds pretty excellent, why not make The Commons your Christmas party destination for friends or colleagues? Their bespoke events team can help you create your ideal celebration complete with Butlers, menus, grazing tables and drinks packages from 8-32 guests.

Want to find out more about what’s on offer when it comes to drinks and food, glorious food after all? Read all about it here.

the essentials

What: The Commons Street Feast 2017
When: 30 November until 10 December

  • Monday 5pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday 5pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 5pm – 9pm
  • Thursday 5pm – 10pm
  • Friday 5pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 9pm

Where: Commonwealth Park, Parkes
Important: The event is cashless, so bring your cards only
More information:

Her Canberra is a proud sponsor of The Commons 2017.


Beatrice Smith

Bea loves that her job as HerCanberra’s Online Editor involves eating, drinking and interviewing people - sometimes simultaneously. The master of HerCanberra’s publishing schedule, she’s usually found hunched over a huge calendar muttering to herself about content balance. Otherwise, you’ll find her at the movies or ordering a cheese board. More about the Author