Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

The Canberra and Region Heritage Festival celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all heritage: Aboriginal, historic and natural, to Canberra and its surrounds. In 2021 the program will run for 21 days and what an eclectic assortment it is!

Get access to places not normally open to the public. Join tour groups with engaging and knowledgeable guides and uncover something you never knew in your neighbourhood. Watch a rare skill being demonstrated or hop on your bike at the Heritage Polaris is a race against time to visit as many historical sites as possible.

This year's theme is Reimagine, which has been further reimagined after last year's festival was cancelled. With mainly smaller events on offer a Covid-safe experience is a reality as we monitor and respond to changing restrictions.

Discover our mid-century architecture, our engineering heritage, or join Ngunnawal custodians as they connect us to Country. Running over the glorious autumn school holidays there are plenty of activities for the whole family.
  • 5 children holding spoon with egg coming to the foreground in outdoors
    Egg & Spoon race at Rock Valley Picnic within Tidbinbilla
  • Group of children on the floor watching watching teenager drawing indoors
    School Holiday fun painting at Jerrabomberra Wetlands
  • older woman flanked by 2 girls trying out tatting indoors
    The lace-makers showing off their age old skill
  • Sculpture of soldier on horse
    Boer War Memorial on Anzac Parade will feature in one of many tours at this year's Heritage Festival
  • Rusted body of old car with sign set in bush
    Old car whose engine pulled the rope for skiiers on Mt Franklin high in the Brindabellas.
  • Night sky with many stars and wooden cottage in mid ground with 5 people in foreground holding torch
    The Milky Way captured in the Orroral Valley by award-winning photographer Ari Rex
  • Old black and white photo of wedding party in front of stone church
    Formal wedding photo from early 20th century ouside St John's Church in Reid
  • adults and children from the rear walking along bush path
    Walking on the slopes of Red Hill
  • Female and male dancers in 2 lines dancing in graveled courtyard of old homestead and outbuildings
    Swing Dancers at Lanyon
  • Arrangement of globe, slate, old schhol bell and books
    Revisit those old schooldays



6-26 Apr 2021

Next occurrence: 16 Apr 2021


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Disabled access available, contact operator for details


Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

Canberra and Region Heritage Festival is held at various venues in the ACT and neighbouring region, 480 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, Australian Capital Territory, Australia