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Get to know the unmissable events in Canberra

Throughout the year, Canberra hosts a dynamic calendar of events that cater to diverse interests. From the spectacular Floriade flower festival in spring to the enlightening Enlighten Festival in autumn, visitors can immerse themselves in a vibrant tapestry of cultural, culinary, and artistic experiences.

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Enlighten Festival's must-attend events

Published 26 Feb 2024

Here’s your guide to the signature events at this year's festival, including pride weekend, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, and Enlighten Illuminations.

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The iconic hot air balloon with 'CBR' written on it flying over Canberra during sunrise.

What's on in Canberra this autumn

Published 26 Feb 2024

In autumn, experience Australia’s capital with this list of the best activities from visiting blockbuster exhibitions to sipping wine at cellar doors.

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Young couple dances in the coloured lights of a live music performance at Smith's Alternative.

2024 events not to miss

Published 15 Dec 2023

Canberra is putting on a show with blockbuster exhibitions adding to our famed museums and galleries, plus festivals celebrating everything you love.

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Two young kids on bikes and a couple lean against a red car bonnet overlooking the view of Black Mountain Tower at the National Arboretum Canberra

Annual leave hacks to capitalise on your 2024 public holidays

Published 15 Dec 2023

Turn your public holidays into full weeks off with these annual leave hacks, complete with what great events to attend while you’re on your getaway.

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Three friends clinking glasses over share platters at a winery.

What’s on in Canberra this summer

Published 24 Nov 2023

From exhibitions to world-class art, you won't want to miss the major events and festivals that will light up Canberra this summer season.

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National Portrait Gallery illuminated with a projection and a rainbow installation in front of it

A photographer’s top tips for making the most of Enlighten Illuminations

Published 9 Mar 2023

As the Enlighten Festival returns you might be wondering how to make the most of the vibrant Illuminations, with a camera at your side.

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Large block letters spelling out Enlighten on the steps of the National Library of Australia building

Explore Canberra's iconic buildings from day to night during Enlighten Festival

Published 6 Feb 2023

Canberra is well-known for its world-class national attractions and you'll see them come to life at night for Illuminations @ Enlighten Festival. 

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Flower beds with pink tulips and purple pansies at Floriade Festival 2014 with the Ferris wheel in the background. | © Jo Bakas

Top things not to miss at Floriade in 2023

Published 19 Aug 2022

Australia’s Biggest Celebration of Spring has returned to Canberra. Commonwealth Park has come to life with more than one million blooms creating a stunning display during the month-long festival which is already drawing great crowds.

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Toddler in puffy blue jacket and beanie on an orange toboggan being pulled across the snow.

What's on in Canberra this winter

Published 19 May 2022

This June, July and August, why not have a snow ball fight at Corin Forest, hunt for truffles, or cheer on your favourite rugby team in Canberra?

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