Events Canberra

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New Year's Eve

Canberra hosts some of the nation’s biggest festivals, international sporting matches, and blockbuster exhibitions.

Discover a thriving calendar of colour, entertainment and family-friendly activities. Canberra's events offer something for all interests, including art, food and wine, performance, music, markets and sport.

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As the sun sets and the stars illuminate the sky, Canberra's vibrant atmosphere and endless after-dark possibilities come to life.

Explore this selection of Canberra's best night-time events to elevate your after-dark plans and ensure a fun-filled evening.

Explore Canberra after dark

Celebrate New Year's Eve by the Lake with your family and friends with spectacular fireworks display.

Take a picnic at one of three hub areas along the foreshore from 6pm: Regatta Point, Commonwealth Place and Rond Terrace.

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Tempe Manning Self-portrait (detail) 1939
26 May 2023 – 28 Jan 2024

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1 Nov – 3 Dec 2023

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Market day with stalls and attendees
2 Jul – 31 Dec 2023

Haig Park Village Markets

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Metaverse of Magic
22 Nov – 3 Dec 2023

Metaverse of Magic

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