Events Canberra

Your guide to what’s on in Canberra each week.
Enlighten Festival
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

Featured events

Parliament House lit up
1–11 Mar 2024

Enlighten Festival

Next on 1 Mar 2024
Play Holi in Canberra in a safe, family-friendly environment - Colour everyone in harmony
2–3 Mar 2024

Holi Festival Canberra

Next on 2 Mar 2024
A gallery entryway with a wall of paintings and signage that reads 'Emily Kam Kngwarray'
2 Dec 2023 – 28 Apr 2024

Emily Kam Kngwarray

Next on today
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
A crowd of 2,000 enjoying our show on a beautiful sunny day in February 2022
15–27 Feb 2024

Shakespeare By the Lakes V: Henry V

Next on today
Para middle distance runners mid race
2 Mar 2024

2024 Chemist Warehouse Canberra Track Classic

Next on 2 Mar 2024
14 people standing knee deep in an expanse of water with a bright blue sky and fluffy white clouds
8–10 Mar 2024

BOLD Bites 2024

Next on 8 Mar 2024
Canberra United vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC
9 Mar 2024

A-league Women: Canberra United vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Next on 9 Mar 2024
Brumbies Team Entry
9 Mar 2024

Safeguard Global ACT Brumbies vs Western Force

Next on 9 Mar 2024
National Sheepdog Trials
11–17 Mar 2024

National Sheep Dog Trial Championships

Next on 11 Mar 2024
Canberra Comedy Festival Gala
13–24 Mar 2024

Canberra Comedy Festival

Next on 13 Mar 2024
A street performer performs for a crowd at the Festival
28 Mar – 1 Apr 2024

National Folk Festival

Next on 28 Mar 2024
Group photo of Team ACT at the 2023 PA National Championships
29–31 Mar 2024

2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Polo National Championships

Next on 29 Mar 2024
Two men running with parliament house visible in the distance in front of a mountain
5–7 Apr 2024

Canberra Times Marathon Festival 2024

Next on 5 Apr 2024

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