Plenty to Do & See @ Dirty Janes


We have a bumper year of exciting events at both of Dirty Janes stores. Grab your diary!


Salters Canberra ~ Grand Opening 

Saturday  ~ 1st July

12 noon ~ 5 pm

Salters at Dirty Janes Canberra is open! The coffee is hot, the food is fresh and delicious, and the staff are all smiles, ready to welcome you into our brand-new space!

To celebrate completing our much-bigger-than-expected renovation

Salters chefs will delight foodies with our delicious winter menu, full of crowd favourites.

BentSpoke Brewing Co will showcase its award-winning beers and local wines.

Archer Combat Sports Kidsafe archery dartboard that even the parents will love!

Tall Poppy Gourmet will be selling their delicious range of sauces and relishes featured on the Salters menu.

Live music from 1pm ~ Ollie McGill from the Cat Empire and Eamon Dilworth will bring on-point beats to facilitate your chill session or best dance moves!

Simply turn up ready for a great time.!

If you would like to reserve a table you can do so here BOOK A TABLE

** Free event **











Wine Meets Design~ Vintage Style

Bowral. Friday ~ 12th May

Canberra. Thursday ~ 18th May

Wine Meets Design ~ Vintage Style is an invitation behind the curtain into the inner workings of Dirty Janes. We'll draw you into our community of talented stallholders, giving you a rare glimpse into what drives them to create the beautiful spaces they do. 

You'll also get an exclusive first look at our coffee table book, Dirty Janes Vintage Style, and help us send it into the world accompanied like all epic maiden voyages, by ample champagne and cheers.

There'll be local wineries, beautiful food, book signings and short chats with the stallholders featured in the book. 

Come dressed in a touch of vintage or full-blown Vintage Style and prepare to embrace good old-fashioned fun and new ideas.

Grab your self, your bestie and your mum tickets here  Tickets

Ticket & Book $85

Ticket only $45


Bunny Fest. 2023

Thursday ~ 6th April

Come and join us as we seek the hiding bunnies throughout Dirty Janes.
There’s a guessing competition too – you could win the yummiest Easter Egg


Tickets $5 per child  (Adults Free)

Vintage Bike Exhibition & Pop-up Market

Saturday & Sunday March 25th – 26th

Love cycling? Love Vintage? Love a bargain? 


Mark your calendars for a great weekend at Dirty Janes.

On Saturday & Sunday March 25th and 26th, Dirty Janes Canberra will be visited by an exhibition of superb vintage bicycles. You can take a stroll through history as you walk around  these outstanding pieces of history dotted throughout the store.

On Sunday March 26th. The courtyard will be overflowing with bargains as we host our first ever Pop-up  market from 10 am – 2 pm on Sunday.

The Showdown

Sunday 2nd April 10 am ~ 1 pm

The Ford Performance Club & HSV Owners Club of ACT present ‘The Showdown’

Come and decide who is best with pure Aussie muscle and see 40 of the best FPV’s and HSV’s on display.

A Family Friendly Event. Come and see these super slick machines, refresh yourself at Billy T’s our onsite café onsite and browse through Dirty Janes Vintage Emporium

On Sunday 2nd April 10 am ~ 1 pm



Wine Meets Design ~ Living With Art

Our next Wine Meets Design event in October will explore all the ways we live with art. Artists from all mediums will collaborate with the unique talent of our many stallholders to create dreamy spaces throughout each store.

Dirty Janes will transform into a dynamic art space featuring roaming live performances, music, artist collaborations and wine tastings from all the best local growers!
Art prize  to be won in each store! $3000 cash, a weekend getaway and retail space in Dirty Janes for a month!
Artists Submit your Artwork Application Here
Opening Night will be a feast for your senses with live performances, divine bites and local wines.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Dirty Janes Bowral ~ Friday 7th October Dirty Janes Canberra ~ Thursday 13th Octoberr 5.30pm ~ 8.30pm
Tickets $45

Garden Day

If you love your garden as much as we do, you'll really dig our absolutely packed Garden Day! There'll be workshops on everything from Soap Making to Bee Keeping and guest gardeners & plant whisperer's to inspire you. Dirty Hands, Happy Hearts! 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Dirty Janes Canberra ~ Courtyard and Magpie Room Sunday 25th September 10am -4pm

11 am Garden Talks – $20

Interested in making your garden a thing of truth and beauty that also nurtures the broader environment? Excited to level up your indoor plants?
Don’t miss this talk with professional green thumbs

– Bee Keeping and planting for bees wth Andrew Colwell from B*Keeper
– Create Healthy Compost ~ Dr Brooke Clinton from See-Change \ Roving Regenerators
– Thriving Indoor Plants ~ Tracey Johns from Antiquus Botanicus

Talk and Q&A


10am & 2pm : Kids Woodworking Workshops – $85 with Two Sheds Workshop

In woodwork classes with Two Sheds, kids don’t JUST learn to build with wood and use tools.
They learn to be proud of their work, help each other and let their imaginations fly. Most of all, they learn resilience, perseverance, and to harness their willpower. It is woodWORK after all.

All materials and tools are provided for the workshop, and each participant walks away proudly holding their own toolbox.
Never fear – this project is designed to come together regardless of skill level.

Designed for kids 7 – 16 years old


12.30pm : Kids Soilless Garden Workshop – $20 with Antiquus Botanicus

Aspiring little gardeners will love this soilless garden workshop where they will create some fabulous indoor plants to green up their bedroom or play space.

Join Tracey and Jess from Antiquus Botanicus , Dirty Janes’ resident plant experts for this fun, 30 min workshop for kids

We need parent in attendance for this one. 30min run time


1pm ~ Creating Healthy Compost – $FREE with See-Change & the Roving Regenerators

Every garden loves compost! Dr. Brook Clinton from SEE Change and founder of Capital Scraps Composting will share her tips and tricks with you and explain some of the science behind a healthy compost heap. Come prepared with questions on all things composting and explore your options from trench composting, bokashi, hot composting and more. Really keen on composting?

Learn about the new Roving Regenerators program at SEE Change where we have fun building soil together, and helping out our climate along the way too.


Wine Meets Design

Designer Dinner Party Table Settings by some of our top interior designers with matching wines  May 5th in Canberra  May 13th in Bowral  5:30 pm ~ 8:30 pm  $45 per person  Includes a drink on arrival and canapés and tasting of local wines paired to each designers' tables. Ever want to see how the top designers would lay a table for an unforgettable dinner party? Well, for one special night you can.   Dirty Janes have invited some of the best and most innovative interior designers to show us their prowess when it comes to magnificent table design. We are matching some fabulous wine with their creation too. The entire night will take place in the store after hours and yes, the cash registers will be open.   Better still there will be a Q &A with the interior designers so you can hear their journey, process and what gets them excited for gathering the season to come.   Some of our stall holders are bringing out their own table designs so it’s bound to be an inspiring evening.   Social, inspiring, glittering and with the fabulous wine it’s bound to be a memorable night.   Grab your tickets for the Canberra event here.  ⬅️ Tickets for Bowral's event are here.  ⬅️

Bunny Hunt 🐇


April 11-14 in DirtyJanes Bowral  9am $5 per child. Accompanying adults are free

We are going to have a ball here at Dirty Janes Bowral over Easter.

We have the usual hub-bub of our fabulous floor stock to delight you but this year there’s more…

At 9am Monday to Thursday, April 11-14 we are having our first ever guided tour- before the doors are open to the public- it’s called the THE BUNNY HUNT.

THE BUNNY HUNT is a special show for children and their adult. $5 per child (adult comes for free). You’ll go on a special tour of Dirty Janes as the stall holders are setting up their Easter stock. You’ll meet a few of the stall holders, see behind the scenes of our bustling emporium and hunt for all the bunnies that are living at Dirty Janes.

BUNNY HUNT a charming way to introduce your family to the exciting world of vintage and great way to start off the holidays. There will be a special gift for each child and a unique opportunity to see the magic before our doors open. BUNNY HUNT goes for 45 mins. Both the cafe and the cash registers will be open.

Grab a Ticket HERE

Country Dogs Day Out

Bring your furry four legged bestie and the family to Dirty Janes for a day of doggie fun to celebrate the launch of Suzanne Stevenson's latest book, 'Country Dogs on Doorsteps'. Gai Waterhouse, Neale Whitaker, David Novak-Piper and Jane Crowley presiding over the Dirty Janes Dog Ring, awarding fun prizes such as 'Pup Most like its Human', 'Trickiest Trick', 'Best Dressed Dog' and 'Cheekiest Rat Bag'. Our own Jane Crowley will chat to photographer and author Suzanne Stevenson, who will sign your copy of 'Country Dogs on Doorsteps'. There will be delicious snacks, stalls filled with adorable pup products, fun for kids, cute dogs, prizes & guaranteed giggles as we launch Suzanne's delightful book! Plus, add to your good deed credit rating by helping us raise money for the Friends of Wingacarabee Animal Shelter as half of your ticket price will be donated to support their wonderful work!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Dirty Janes Bowral Carpark Saturday 20th November 10am -3pm Tickets $10 per family - $5 to Friends of Wingecarribee Animal Shelter
Grab tickets for your Doggo & family here Register your Dog here You don't need a canine pal to come along and enoy the day!

Record Fair

Calling all Vinyl lovers… Join us for our very first Dirty Janes Bowral Record fair! The Dirty Janes Carpark will be rockin’ & rollin’ with records from every genre. You’ll find hundreds of high-quality old school and newer vinyl records of Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Pop and more.⁠ There’ll also be rare, unusual and hard to find pressings. There’ll be a diverse range of vinyl sellers and The Chubby Wombat vintage combi will be there with delicious warm doughnuts
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Dirty Janes Bowral Carpark Saturday 29th May 9.30am -4pm
Don't miss out on this opportunity to restock your collection and maintain your status as the coolest cat in town! Neato

Life in a Box

Join us as we celebrate author, model, mother, jewellery designer and Big Brother housemate, Sarah Jane Adams and her memoir, ‘Life in a Box.’ Dirty Janes own Jane Crowley will sit down with Sarah Jane and talk adventures, antiques and living life on your terms. Arrive to a glass of bubbles as you settle in to hear the conversation, buy a copy of the book for signing by SJ & shop exclusively in Dirty Janes, which will be open solely for guests of this event. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Glass of bubbles and nibbles on arrival Settle in to hear Jane Crowley & Sarah Jane Adams in conversation Q&A time 'Life in a Box' Book available to purchase Have your book signed by Sarah Jane Adams Dirty Janes will be open for shopping exclusively for guests of this event.

Dirty Janes Canberra: Thursday 6th May 5.30pm

Book Canberra tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/BQAXJ

Dirty Janes Bowral: Thursday 13th May 5.30pm

Book Bowral Tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/BQAYF

Don't miss out on the book! Buy your copy of 'Life in a Box' via Dirty Janes Online store 

Twilight Christmas Shopping

To thank you for your support in 2020 we will be hosting a Twilight Christmas Shopping event at both Dirty Janes stores in December.

Frock-up and join us for one of our FREE events, with other fun and fabulous Dirty Janes shoppers and stallholders.


Dress with a touch of vintage Food & drink stalls available to purchase from Prizes on offer…winners will be grinners Expect to see some random acts of kindness Superb shopping is on offer, with Christmas gift ideas for everyone who is near and dear to you You will have some good old fashioned FUN! We could all use a little more of that to round off 2020, don’t you think?!


Canberra, Friday 4th December, 5pm-8:30pm

Bowral, Saturday 5th December, 5pm-8:30pm

twilight christmas shopping at dirty janes


Creative Workshop At Dirty Janes Canberra Goose Feather Christmas Tree with Jennie McClelland from @milkbreadeggshoney

Originating in the late 1880s, with a nod to conservation, Germans started making Christmas Trees from stripped goose feathers attached to wire, as an alternative to cutting down a tree. The traditional trees were three foot tall with wire branches spaced for candles to burn. Today we are going to create a beautiful, modern, softer version using driftwood & layers of commercial goose feathers sourced from a family business in Sydney. Made from foraged materials from Jennie's farm in Bungendore, the trees are constructed from driftwood branches & reclaimed fencing wire.

The 'toppers’ are an assortment of exotic feathers, dried native & meadow flowers + gum nuts.

Date: Sunday 4 October

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: The Barn at Dirty Janes, Canberra

Limited Tickets Available: https://events.humanitix.com/goose-feather-christmas-tree-workshop

Artist in Residence Annie Holcombe

Annie Holcombe is an artist living and working Bowral in the Southern Highlands and will be our artist in residence from Thursday 3rd September in shop 375

Annie Holcombe settled down in Bowral in the beautiful Southern Highlands 23 years ago and started to paint seriously. She is very much influenced by Matisse and David Hockney. Colour is so very important to her and she could not imagine life without it. Annie also enjoys hand building ceramics, each piece being a one off with hand painted scenes and some flower paintings lately.

Artists Society of Canberra exhibition

The Artists Society of Canberra was founded in 1927, and is the oldest cultural organisation in the national capital.

ASOC has approximately 300 members, including art lovers, amateur and professional artists.

Their exhibition at Dirty Janes, entitled The Lanyan Group showcases different artists interpretations of the historic property.

Running from 21 August to 21 September in The Mapgie Room, Dirty Janes Canberra

Artists Society of Canberra exhibition