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

Featured events

Detail of scroll depicting four Egyptian  figures with hieroglyphics running along the top section
15 Dec 2023 – 8 Sep 2024

Discovering Ancient Egypt

Next on today
Ryan 'Brickman' McNaught with the Mars Rover Perseverence  made from LEGO® bricks
11 May 2024 – 11 May 2025

CURIOSITY: Building Breakthroughs in LEGO® Bricks

Next on today
Jordan Rapana takes on the Cowboys
14 Jun 2024

Raiders v Cowboys - NRL Round 15

Next on tomorrow
Truffle held in hand with sunshine
21 Jun – 24 Sep 2024

Truffle Festival - Capital Region

Next on 21 Jun 2024
Bao
22 Jun 2024

The Forage

Next on 22 Jun 2024
A colourful painting of two women sitting next to each other
29 Jun – 7 Oct 2024

Gauguin’s World: Tōna Iho, Tōna Ao

Next on 29 Jun 2024

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Still from Temple showing a Galah
5 Apr – 30 Jun 2024

Temple

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Acton
Next on today
Beaver Galleries - Denese Oates 'Blown away', copper, iron, wood pulp, gypsum cement, 62 x 58 x 43cm
13–29 Jun 2024

Denese Oates - 'Balance', sculpture

Beaver Galleries, Deakin
Next on today from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Beaver Galleries - Nicola Dickson, 'Botanical Wonders : Argyle Apple I' - oil on linen, 46 x 46cm
13–29 Jun 2024

Nicola Dickson - 'Voyagers’ Tales - Louis de Freycinet', Paintings

Beaver Galleries, Deakin
Next on today from 10:00am to 5:00pm
realistic metal sculpture of eagle in brown yellow tones with spread wings against forest background
1–22 Jun 2024

Endangered by David Smith - Art Exhibition

Rusten House Art Centre, Queanbeyan
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Acylic painting depicting abstract faces in white line against abstract blue toned background
31 May – 22 Jun 2024

Highlights of the QPRC Art Collection - Art Exhibition

Rusten House Art Centre, Queanbeyan
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Towering Watercolour by Elizabeth Truswell
5–30 Jun 2024

Gardens of Academe

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Acton
Next on today from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Scratchboard drawing of the front paws of a kangaroo
22 May – 16 Jun 2024

Joan McKay: Touched by fauna

Strathnairn Arts Association, Holt
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Acrylic painting of two trees and a grass field, in tones of purples and pinks
22 May – 16 Jun 2024

Sophie Ryan: Golden Hour

Strathnairn Arts Association, Holt
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Light Ripples Exhibition
24 May – 6 Jul 2024

Light Ripples

Craft + Design Canberra, Canberra
Next on today from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Exhibition
24 May – 6 Jul 2024

Sequence of Variables

Craft + Design Canberra, Canberra
Next on today from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Gold-to-Blue-I-detail-by-Sarah-Earle
24 May – 7 Jul 2024

Gold to Blue by Sarah Earle

Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Gold-and-Blue-Catenary-detail-by-Kirstin-Guenther
24 May – 7 Jul 2024

Light and Substance by Robyn Campbell & Kirstin Guenther

West Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Awaken-detail-by-Elizabeth-Ficken.
24 May – 7 Jul 2024

Awaken by Elizabeth Ficken

The Nook Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Eternal Night by Yasmin Idriss
24 May – 7 Jul 2024

YazElations: Upcycling Industrial waste by Yasmin Idriss

The Window Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Domestic Spaces by Nick Stranks
24 May – 7 Jul 2024

Almost Always by Isobel Rayson & Nick Stranks

Pivot Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Artist with painted artwork
11 May – 21 Jul 2024

Robert Fielding: Nyaru

Canberra Glassworks, Kingston
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
A landscape done in textiles of a creek, small house and mountains surrounded by trees.
11 Apr – 22 Jun 2024

A Stitch in Time – Quilt Exhibition

Rusten House Art Centre, Queanbeyan
Next on today
Discover more about the change of monarch
15 Apr – 31 Jul 2024

Change: Stories from your Pocket Exhibition

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra
Next on today
Artist working with robot
14 Mar – 28 Jul 2024

Jordan Wolfson: Body Sculpture

National Gallery of Australia, Parkes
Next on today
Vincent Namatjira in his studio in front of paintings
2 Mar – 21 Jul 2024

Vincent Namatjira: Australia in colour

National Gallery of Australia, Parkes
Next on today from 10:00am to 5:00pm
metal bedhead
2 Mar – 21 Jul 2024

Duntroon Estate: Work with all your might

Canberra Museum + Gallery, Civic Square
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
A detailed picture of a historic quilt
16 Mar – 25 Aug 2024

A Century of Quilts

National Gallery of Australia, Parkes
Next on today from 10:00am to 5:00pm
copper cylindrical forms with blue tarnish and growths
2 Mar – 20 Oct 2024

Materiality...but not as we know it

Canberra Museum + Gallery, Civic Square
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Detail of scroll depicting four Egyptian  figures with hieroglyphics running along the top section
15 Dec 2023 – 8 Sep 2024

Discovering Ancient Egypt

National Museum of Australia, Acton
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