The ACT Government is committed to delivering a range of events that provide Canberrans with memorable experiences, all year round.
See below the 2023 calendar of major events. You can also download this 2023 calendar.
Multicultural Festival 25th anniversary
The 25th anniversary of the National Multicultural Festival is nearly here! The festival is one of the most successful multicultural events in Australia – a kaleidoscope of colours, sights, sounds and tastes.
Illuminations @ Enlighten Festival
Illuminations @ Enlighten Festival will light up the National Attractions in a stunning display of light, sound and movement.
Lights! Canberra! Action! @ Enlighten Festival
Located in the open-air surrounds of the Senate Rose Garden, this short film festival shines the spotlight on local filmmaking talent.
Canberra Balloon Spectacular @ Enlighten Festival
Marvel at hot air balloons floating across the city. Held over nine days, the Canberra skyline turns into a sea of colour and movement.
Symphony in the Park @ Enlighten Festival
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra will take to the stage to perform modern and classical pieces.
Canberra Day @ Enlighten Festival
The exciting program includes performances celebrating cultural diversity and vibrancy, local community group activities, kids games and roving and family entertainment, making it a great day out for the whole family.
Canberra and Region Heritage Festival
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival through the theme Sharing Stories.
From panel discussions, to art and crafts and storytelling, to live entertainment, stalls and exhibitions. Be part of the conversation and work towards a deeper understanding of our national story and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
Uncharted Territory is Canberra's new arts and innovation festival celebrating creativity, experimentation and ground-breaking ideas.
Experience a diverse program of music, cultural celebrations, and more as Floriade celebrates all things flowers, food and gardens.
Experience magical nights as this floral feast is transformed into an illuminated playground.
Windows to the World
Canberra's iconic embassies and high commissions open their gates for you to discover a world within our city.
Canberra Nara Candle Festival
The Canberra Nara Candle Festival is a celebration of the sister-city relationship between Canberra and Nara, Japan.
New Year’s Eve
Welcome in the New Year in the Nation’s capital with a variety of options across the city.