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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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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.


A chat with the cast of the hit musical Come From Away

Published 26 Jun 2023

VisitCanberra sat down with the cast members of the hit Broadway musical 'Come From Away' For a limited time - at the Canberra Theatre Centre until July 9, 2023.


It's time to explore Uncharted Territory in Canberra

Published 24 May 2023

Calling all visionaries! Canberra’s newest, most unique festival will dazzle the hearts of anyone who loves innovation, creation, and mind-blowing science.


MEGAfauna: a walk-through time at Australian National Botanic Gardens

Published 24 Apr 2023

Travel back in time with Australian National Botanic Gardens for a family-friendly outdoor discovery trail combining nature, science, art, culture, history and fun! Throughout July 2023 adventurers are encouraged to take a walk through the Gardens to see unique plants and animals that existed in prehistoric Australia!

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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.

Performer on stage in front of big white letters 'G A L A' at the Canberra Comedy Festival

Five acts you don't want to miss at the Canberra Comedy Festival 2023

Published 23 Feb 2023

The annual comedy event is bound to have something to suit everyone’s sense of humour, with its exciting program that spans over 10 days.

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Gear up for the National Folk Festival's 55th year of music

Published 21 Feb 2023

The National Folk Festival brings to Canberra world-class performers and music lovers together to discover, share, experience the exciting world of folk.

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What's on in Canberra this autumn

Published 9 Feb 2023

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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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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FreshOut Fair Day Canberra comes to Enlighten Festival

Published 2 Feb 2023

Canberra's Enlighten Festival 2023 helps celebrate World Pride with FreshOut Fair Day in Glebe Park. FreshOut Fair Day will be the perfect event to visit.

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Enlighten Festival's must-attend events

Published 10 Jan 2023

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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What to expect at the National Multicultural Festival 2023

Published 6 Jan 2023

Australia's biggest celebration of cultural diversity is back and more vibrant than ever, there’s something for everyone at the National Multicultural Festival.

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