Floriade Festival Of Spring In Canberra
- Sat Sep 15 - Sun Oct 14 2018
- All Ages
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Australia's biggest celebration of spring is back with a bang for Floriade 2018. From mid-August to mid-September, Canberra comes to life for 30 days of beautiful blooms, food stalls galore and a range of fun, family-friendly entertainment.
The festival boasts the blossoming of more than one million bulbs and annuals, all whilst celebrating this year's theme — Pop Culture. In its 31st year, Floriade will feature retro-inspired flowerbeds that will showcase some of the 20th Century’s most iconic figures in music, film, literature and social media.
The daytime event is perfect for attending with kids; it's free to enter and offers the chance to marvel at the intricate, horticultural displays while enjoying the rides, attractions and diverse range of family-friendly entertainment. Ideal for keeping the kids entertained throughout the school holidays, Floriade offers a free KidzKlub and an array of hands-on activities and workshops in the Kids Zone.
Pet-loving families will want to diarise the Floriade's Dogs’ Day Out on 14 October, with highlights including Doga In The Park...and pup dress-ups, with 'Superheroes' being the dress code for furry friends.
Wander through the illuminated wonderland of flowerbeds and Nautalis Forestat at the event's magical evening-time iteration, NightFest, also back for 5 nights from Wednesday 26 September until Sunday 30 September. These ticketed events include entertainment from comedians, open air movie-watching, live music and lots more; showcasing the best that the nation's capital has to offer.
Where: Commonwealth Park, Canberra
When: The festival runs from 15 September – 14 October 2018, 9:30am – 5:30pm. NightFest is Wednesday 26 September until Sunday 30 September.
Cost: Free to enter during the day, NightFest tickets start from $16.40 for kids, $31.70 for adults.
For more information, visit the website.
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