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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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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
GRUB
9 May – 19 Dec 2024

Goulburn Regional Ukulele Band Sessions

The Goulburn Club, Goulburn
Next on today from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
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
Next on today
Plate, The Australian War Memoial  c. 1965 Dish, Lake Burley Griffin Canberra ACT 1964 – 1970
5 Jan – 23 Dec 2024

Canberra/Kamberri, Place & People

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra City
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
tour guide with tour group looking at cartoon images on a wall
13 Dec 2023 – 30 Nov 2024

Behind the Lines

Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes
Next on today from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ryan 'Brickman' McNaught with the Mars Rover Perseverence  made from LEGO® bricks
11 May 2024 – 11 May 2025

CURIOSITY: Building Breakthroughs in LEGO® Bricks

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, Parkes
Next on today from 9:00am to 5:00pm
painting of a ploiceman upsidedown with his head in the ground and a magpie sitting on his rifle
25 Mar 2024 – 25 Mar 2025

The Nolan Collection

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra City
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
image of AI generated art part of the Friend or Foe
24 Jan 2024 – 23 Jan 2025

Friend or Foe – The Rise of Artificial Intelligence Exhibition

Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre, Parkes
Next on today from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Workshop
12 Jun 2024 – 31 Dec 2025

Candle Making Class

Teacher's studio, Braddon
Next on today from 2:00pm to 3:45pm
Two girls laughing at interactive letter wall in MoAD’s PlayUP exhibition space
10 Jan 2023 – 30 Sep 2024

PlayUP: The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard

Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes
Next on today
Museum visitors interacting with installation on blue wall within MoAD's Blueprint exhibition
10 Jan 2023 – 31 Dec 2024

Blueprint

Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes
Next on today
Photograph showing south view of Garden of Australian Dreams, National Museum of Australia
4 Apr 2023 – 3 Apr 2025

Breathing Space

National Museum of Australia, Acton
Next on today from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Connections Exhibition
1 Jul 2023 – 30 Jun 2025

Connections / Mura Gadi: Archives, People, and Places

National Archives of Australia, Parkes
Next on today from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Voices / Dhuniai exhibition gallery
1 Jul 2023 – 30 Jun 2025

Voices / Dhuniai: Federation, Democracy and the Constitution

National Archives of Australia, Parkes
Next on today from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Man looking at exhibition images, text and displayed badges
3 May 2022 – 2 May 2025

Democracy. Are You In?

Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes
Next on today
Exhibition space
30 Jun 2022 – 30 Jun 2025

Changemakers

Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes
Next on today from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Exhibition Prime Ministers
30 Jun 2022 – 30 Jun 2025

Democracy DNA

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Parkes
Next on today from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jack Green Painting
30 Jun 2022 – 30 Jun 2025

Statement: Jack Green’s Paintings

MoAD, Parkes
Next on today from 9:00am to 5:00pm
MoAD’s Truth Power and a Free Press exhibition entry with three visitors looking at displays
3 May 2022 – 30 Jun 2025

Truth, Power and a Free Press

Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes
Next on today
Young boy in red shirt typing at light blue typewriter in MoAD’s Yours Faithfully exhibition space
3 May 2022 – 30 Jun 2025

Yours Faithfully

Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes
Next on today
Happy and Glorious
3 May 2022 – 30 Jun 2025

Happy and Glorious

Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes
Next on today
Still from Casper showing an animated ghost hovering above a sleeping child
14 Jun 2024

Casper | Pizza & Pyjama Screening

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Acton
Next on tomorrow from 6:00pm to 8:15pm
Jordan Rapana takes on the Cowboys
14 Jun 2024

Raiders v Cowboys - NRL Round 15

GIO Stadium Canberra, Bruce
Next on tomorrow from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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