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Festivals in Canberra

Cultural, Arts & Educational Festivals in Canberra

The best things to do in the world include attending top-notch festivals in Canberra. Be it a rocking music festival or scrumptious food festival in Canberra, you will have a gala time of your life with a few of your close friends or your family. With the best of fun, entertainment, and food, the experience in festivals lets the enthusiasts immerse in the local culture and vibe. Ranging from the biggest outdoor beach parties to crazy music festivals, the festivals fall under various categories to suit everybody’s tastes. If you are looking for the best events and festivals in Canberra listed on one platform - we have you covered. Immerse yourself in the mega dance festivals, electrifying music festivals, theatre & film festivals, quirky local festivals and more with us!

Upcoming Festivals Events in Canberra

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BREIZERS ‘Galactic Zoo’ Debut Album Tour at Transit Bar

Transit Bar , 7 Akuna St, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Thu Jun 20 2019 at 08:00 pm to Fri Jun 21 2019 at 12:00 pm

Jun 21 2019

Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair - Friday 21 June

Crafty Frog , Shop 4/107 Marconi Crescent, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2902, Canberra, Australia

Fri Jun 21 2019
05:45 am to 08:30 pm

Parasite - Preview Screening

Dendy Cinemas Canberra , 148 Bunda St, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Jun 21 2019
09:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Mr Wolf pres. Godlands - 4 U Only Tour | Fri 21st June

Mr Wolf , 122 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Jun 21 2019 at 10:00 pm to Sat Jun 22 2019 at 05:00 am

Jun 22 2019

Canberra Record Fair at the Polish Club

Polish White Eagle Club , 38 DAVID STREET TURNER, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2612, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jun 22 2019
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
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Jun 23 2019

Ready, Set, Market! Applications now open.

Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre , Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit Civic, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2608, Canberra, Australia

Sun Jun 23 2019
09:00 am to 10:59 pm

The Good Earth Midwinter Festival

The Crystal Chalice , Shop 1 Ginninderra Village, O'Hanlon Place, Gold Creek, Nicholls, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2913, Canberra, Australia

Sun Jun 23 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Julian James "Silver Spade" tour at the Old Canberra Inn

Old Canberra Inn , 195 Mouat Street, Lyneham, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Canberra, Australia

Sun Jun 23 2019
03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Jun 24 2019

Griffin Legal Session: Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Griffin Legal , Level 1, 10 Moore Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Mon Jun 24 2019
07:30 am to 09:00 am

Julian James "Silver Spade" tour at Hippo Bar

Hippo Co , Level 1, 17 Garema Place, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Mon Jun 24 2019
03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Jun 27 2019

P J O'Brien Band

National Press Club of Australia , 16 National Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600, Canberra, Australia

Thu Jun 27 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Good Lekker 'Prague' Single Tour

sideway , 21 East Row, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Thu Jun 27 2019
08:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Jun 28 2019

Essential Australian Women Directors at NFSA

NFSA , McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Jun 28 2019
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

European Outdoor Film Tour 18/19 - Canberra

Dendy Cinemas Canberra , 148 Bunda St, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Jun 28 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

♡ Queer AF Canberra ♡ EMO Vs. 2000's PARTY

Transit Bar , 7 Akuna St, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Jun 28 2019 at 08:30 pm to Sat Jun 29 2019 at 01:00 am

Jun 29 2019

Visit us at Canberra’s Handmade Market!

Handmade Canberra , Flemington Rd & Northbourne Ave Mitchell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jun 29 2019 at 10:00 am to Sun Jun 30 2019 at 04:00 pm

Brianne Curran solo, Phage Trio, Rhys Butler

Drill Hall Gallery , Building 29, Kingsley Street, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jun 29 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Boys in the Band - Jukebox Revolution

Canberra Southern Cross Club , 92-96 Corinna Street Woden, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2606, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jun 29 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Jun 30 2019

Call for Submissions | Craft ACT 2019 Members Exhibition

Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre , Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit Civic, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2608, Canberra, Australia

Sun Jun 30 2019
08:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Jul 04 2019

Julian James "Silver Spade" tour at Press Club

National Press Club of Australia , 16 National Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600, Canberra, Australia

Thu Jul 04 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Jul 05 2019

Bucky & Jeffro's Pro Blues & Roots Jam-Minglewood Blues Band

Austrian Australian Club , 5 Mountevans St, Mawson, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2607, Canberra, Australia

Fri Jul 05 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Jul 06 2019

Stamp Fair

Canberra Baptist Church , 11 Currie Cres, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2604, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jul 06 2019
09:00 am to 03:00 pm

National Crystal Festival Canberra - EPIC Canberra

Exhibition Park in Canberra , Flemington Rd & Northborne Avenue, Mitchell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jul 06 2019 at 09:00 am to Sun Jul 07 2019 at 09:00 am

The Mimosa Duo with Gypsy Jazz Project

Smith's Alternative , 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jul 06 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Jul 07 2019

Jodi Martin

Smith's Alternative , 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sun Jul 07 2019
04:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Jul 09 2019

Devil's Road Test Tour - The Weeping Willows and Great Aunt

Smith's Alternative , 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Tue Jul 09 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Jul 14 2019

Caitlin Plunkett live at the Old Canberra Inn

Old Canberra Inn , 195 Mouat Street, Lyneham, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Canberra, Australia

Sun Jul 14 2019 at 04:00 pm

Jul 18 2019

Songs in the Key of Springfield

Smith's Alternative , 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Thu Jul 18 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Jul 19 2019

National Peace Project

Australian War Memorial , Treloar Cres, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2612, Canberra, Australia

Fri Jul 19 2019
01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Jul 20 2019

Battlegrounds Canberra Dance Championship 2019

Erindale Theatre , McBryde Cres, Wanniassa, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 2903, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jul 20 2019 at 04:00 pm to Sun Jul 21 2019 at 07:00 pm

Jul 27 2019

Collectors Club of N.S.W 37th Annual Doll Fair 2019

Dolly Heaven , Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2904, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jul 27 2019 at 10:00 am to Sun Jul 28 2019 at 03:00 pm

Lumenosity at Hughes, The Good Earth Festival

Hughes Community Centre , 2 Wisdom Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2605, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jul 27 2019
10:00 am to 05:00 pm

The Good Earth Psychic Fair - Hughes

Hughes Community Centre , Whittle Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2605, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jul 27 2019
10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Billy Joel Tribute Concert - Special Event

Hellenic Club of Canberra , Matilda Street, Woden, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2606, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jul 27 2019 at 06:00 pm

Lucy Sugerman

Smith's Alternative , 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sat Jul 27 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Jul 28 2019

Jeff Lang at Smith's

Smith's Alternative , 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sun Jul 28 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Jul 31 2019

Wed Jul 31 2019
07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

KIAN BLISS Tour | Canberra

UC Hub , 1 Kirinari St, Bruce ACT 2617, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2617, Canberra, Australia

Wed Jul 31 2019
08:00 pm to 11:55 pm

Aug 02 2019

Odette / University of Canberra

UC Refectory , UC Refectory Building 1 University Of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2617, Canberra, Australia

Fri Aug 02 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

International Student Festival I Canberra

Balthazaar Night club , 17 London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Aug 02 2019 at 10:00 pm to Sat Aug 03 2019 at 04:00 am

Aug 03 2019

GAMMA.CON 2019

Exhibition Park in Canberra , Flemington Rd & Northborne Avenue, Mitchell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Canberra, Australia

Sat Aug 03 2019 at 10:00 am to Sun Aug 04 2019 at 05:00 pm

GammaCon

EPIC Canberra Showgrounds , Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2911, Canberra, Australia

Sat Aug 03 2019 at 10:00 am to Sun Aug 04 2019 at 05:00 pm

Arrebato Ensemble - Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Smith's Alternative , 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sat Aug 03 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Basenji / UC Hub

UC Refectory , UC Refectory Building 1 University Of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2617, Canberra, Australia

Sat Aug 03 2019
08:00 pm to 11:55 pm

Aug 07 2019

Midsommar - One night Only

Dendy Cinemas Canberra , 148 Bunda St, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Wed Aug 07 2019
06:45 pm to 09:25 pm

The Witney McCulloch Quartet

Smith's Alternative , 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Wed Aug 07 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Aug 09 2019

Viva Varda - Agnes Varda Retrospective

NFSA , McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Aug 09 2019
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Aug 10 2019

The Gleaners and I - Viva Varda retrospective

Arc Cinema , Mccoy Cct, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sat Aug 10 2019
12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

The Vagabond - Viva Varda retrospective

Arc Cinema , Mccoy Cct, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sat Aug 10 2019
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Canberra Theatre Centre , Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square/London Cct, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sat Aug 10 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Aug 11 2019

Cleo from 5 to 7 - Viva Varda retrospective

Arc Cinema , Mccoy Cct, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sun Aug 11 2019
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Aug 15 2019

Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair 2019

Exhibition Park in Canberra , Flemington Rd & Northborne Avenue, Mitchell, Canberra 2602, Canberra

Thu Aug 15 2019
12:00 am to 06:00 am

Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair

Exhibition Park in Canberra , Flemington Rd & Northborne Avenue, Mitchell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Canberra, Australia

Thu Aug 15 2019 at 10:00 am to Sun Aug 18 2019 at 04:00 pm

Aug 16 2019

Adulting - Canberra

Comedy Club at Civic Pub , 8 Lonsdale St Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Aug 16 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Hang on a Second

Smith's Alternative , 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Aug 16 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Spirograph Studies at The Street CBR

The Street Theatre , 15 Childers St, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Fri Aug 16 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Aug 17 2019

Tom Gleeson - Joy

Canberra Theatre Centre , Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square/London Cct, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia

Sat Aug 17 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Sep 14 2019

Floriade

Floriade , Commonwealth Park, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600, Canberra, Australia

Sat Sep 14 2019
09:30 am to 05:30 pm

Nov 29 2019

Festival of Ambitious Ideas: Beta Festival

Brindabella Conference Centre - Alastair Swayn Theatre , 33 & 35 Brindabella Circuit, Canberra International Airport, Australia

Fri Nov 29 2019
05:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Festivals In Canberra

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.


Annual Festivals In Canberra To Keep You Excited

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.


Comedy, Music And Entertaining Festivals In Canberra

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.


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