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What's on in Canberra

Not only does Canberra put on some of the nation’s biggest festivals and blockbuster exhibitions, we also have a thriving calendar of foodie events, markets, performances, family-friendly activities, sport, and live music.

Canberra's events and festivals celebrate our four distinct seasons with the Truffle Festival in winter, glorious Floriade in spring, the power of Summernats in summer, Enlighten Festival in autumn, and live music all year round. That’s just a taste – start searching our event calendar to find what’s on in Canberra.

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An image of people inside the Connection experience, surrounded by colourful artwork projections
8 Jun – 9 Oct 2022

Connection: Songlines from Australia's First Peoples in a spectacular immersive experience

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Winter in the City
1–17 Jul 2022

Winter in the City

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Young boy standing next to a giant lizard
1–31 Jul 2022

MEGAfauna: myths & legends!

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School Holiday Program
6–17 Jul 2022

Canberra Glassworks School Holiday Program

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A colour illustration showing various drawing and craft items on a blue table
8 Jul 2022

Mid-winter Nights with Questacon: The Imagineer

Next on 8 Jul 2022
Black and white photo of a woman in a white shirt looking directly at the camera.
25 Jun – 9 Oct 2022

National Photographic Portrait Prize

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GIANTS Team Run Out
16 Jul 2022

GIANTS v Brisbane Lions

Next on 16 Jul 2022

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Robert Fielding's Graveyards in between
26 Mar – 31 Jul 2022

4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony

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Storm over the Brindabellas, 2021
18 Jun – 17 Jul 2022

Anita McIntyre | A Survey 1970 - 2022

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child drawing with parent/carer overseeing
2–17 Jul 2022

Art Steps by Hayley Millar Baker

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Australians & Hollywood celebrates a constellation of talent in front and behind the screen
30 Jun 2022 – 31 Oct 2023

Australians and Hollywood: A tale of craft, talent, and ambition

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Exhibition
30 Jun 2022 – 29 Jun 2024

Behind the Lines 2021: The Year in Political Cartoons

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Exhibition space
30 Jun 2022 – 29 Jun 2024

Changemakers

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Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley. © Lewis Morley Archive LLC
4 Jan – 31 Dec 2022

Collection Highlights Tour

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An image of people inside the Connection experience, surrounded by colourful artwork projections
8 Jun – 9 Oct 2022

Connection: Songlines from Australia's First Peoples in a spectacular immersive experience

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Exhibition Prime Ministers
30 Jun 2022 – 29 Jun 2024

Democracy DNA

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Man looking at exhibition images, text and displayed badges
3 May 2022 – 3 May 2024

Democracy. Are You In?

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Happy and Glorious
3 May 2022 – 3 May 2024

Happy and Glorious

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Hive Mind at MoAD
3 May 2022 – 3 May 2024

Hive Mind

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A colour illustration of four cartoonish figures dressed in purple and green themes costumes
30 Jun – 11 Dec 2022

Kenneth Rowell: Designer for the Stage

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Young boy standing next to a giant lizard
1–31 Jul 2022

MEGAfauna: myths & legends!

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Yellow dots on a black background
4–8 Jul 2022

NAIDOC Week at the National Library

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Black and white photo of a woman in a white shirt looking directly at the camera.
25 Jun – 9 Oct 2022

National Photographic Portrait Prize

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onetoeight
3 May 2022 – 3 May 2024

onetoeight: Australia’s first prime ministers

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People by the pool at California Hotel, Hawthorn, Vic
27 May – 4 Sep 2022

Reception this way: motels – a sentimental journey with Tim Ross

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William Shakespeare (detail) c. 1600-10 assoc. John Taylor, National Portrait Gallery, London.
12 Mar – 17 Jul 2022

Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jack Green Painting
30 Jun 2022 – 29 Jun 2024

Statement: Jack Green’s Paintings

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Truffle Festival
20 Jun – 20 Aug 2022

The Canberra Truffle Festival

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Family Members of the Marvellous Corricks
1 Jul – 30 Dec 2022

The Marvellous Corricks

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A photograph of a display of collection items in a gold wall cabinet
25 Jun 2022 – 30 Apr 2023

Treasures Gallery

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MoAD’s Truth Power and a Free Press exhibition entry with three visitors looking at displays
3 May 2022 – 3 May 2024

Truth, Power and a Free Press

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