Festive times are meant to be enjoyed in the community and Canberra offers many such opportunities to discover the local traditions and bonhomie through fun and enjoyment. Canberra has a variety of festivals like the Canberra Balloon Festival that will leave you wanting to spend more time here. Food, music, comedy, art, sports, flowers, and even quirky mathematics are some of the themes for festivals in Canberra. No matter what your taste is, just indulge with the locals to have some fun entertainment, great food and a celebration of your time in Canberra like never before by joining the festivals at locations near you.
When it's festival time every one of the festivals in Canberra is celebration time, well attended and most likely quality time spent with the family. The Canberra Balloon Festival at the Enlighten Festival on the lawns of the Old Parliament House at King Edward Terrace is a must-see-and-participate-in event. The Canberra Flower Festival at the Lake Burley Griffin in Commonwealth Park and the annual Floriade celebrates the coming of spring with flowers. This festival begins in September and lasts a month. You can also take in the Rose Festival at the Highball Express on Alinga St or the Canberra tulip festival and say it with flowers all the way.
The Multicultural Festival Canberra at the transforms Canberra into a melting pot of cultures, languages, traditions, and food of course. Indian, Chinese, Danish, French and more food stalls at the festival in City Walk will be a gastronomic experience loved by kids and family too. Participate in the Indian Bollywood dancing, live music including the USA famous R and B, soul, electrifying rock, Latin Music, the Chinese New Year celebration with lion dancers, and the live-shows by the local icons like Christine Anu, X-Factor Isaiah Firebrace and Chef Mark Olive. Kids will enjoy the cultural activities at the Civic Library Children’s Sanctuary and the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery.
Among the top fairs and festivals are the Canberra Balloon Festival and the Canberra Running Festival with races across 5km, 10km, half and full marathons, the Canberra Walking Festival, and the renowned noteworthy Canberra Comedy Festival held at the City Center and other locales. The Baby Wants Candy, Frantasia, the Fourth Floor, RAW Comedy Final, the Lightbulb Improv at the Street Theatre on Childers Street and the Canberra Theatre Centre are part of the standup and light-vein comedy acts forming an integral part of the comedy festival.
The best music festivals in Canberra are the Canberra International Music Festival which is a collection of shows with jazz, contemporary, classical, world and chamber music held at Elouera Street and the Spilt Milk festival at the Commonwealth Park which features soul-satisfying music and international performers. Symphony in the Park and Canberra Day at the Commonwealth Park , the BOLD Festival Breakfast at the National Library Campus, the Burgmann fairs at the Francis Ford Blvd, the Mardi Gras Film Festival at Event Cinemas at Manuka, the unique ANU Law and Maths Career Fairs at the Athenaeum of ANU School of Music at William Herbert Place and at the Science Road fair, and finally the Doubles Lyra aerial sports workshop at Darling St are must-attend events close by. Want to check out events and festivals in Canberra, book tickets or find out more? Check allevents.in for a one-stop experience of the city’s foremost events.