The ACT Government is committed to delivering a range of events that provide Canberrans with memorable experiences, all year round.
See below the 2024 calendar of major events.
Canberra comes alive with one of the biggest celebrations of multicultural diversity in Australia. More than 170 nationalities come together for 3 days to share culture, music, dance, food and more – a kaleidoscope of colours, sights, sounds and tastes.
See stunning architectural projections showcasing culture and storytelling on iconic national institutions.
Enlighten After Dark
Indulge in exclusive after-dark activities at Canberra’s national institutions and attractions.
Lights! Canberra! Action!
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
See the legendary Hoodoo Gurus take to stage with The Canberra Symphony Orchestra at Commonwealth Park.
Celebrate Canberra Day by joining in the Canberra Day Fun Run Around the Lake, followed by a day of entertainment in Commonwealth Park.
Canberra Balloon Spectacular
See the skies fill with colour as the Canberra Balloon Spectacular takes flight over the nation’s capital.
Canberra and Region Heritage Festival
This year’s theme Connections highlights the rich and diverse stories of our community, strengthening our cultural and historical ties to the land and to each other.
Be part of the conversation and work towards a deeper understanding of our national story and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in this family friendly, community event.
September and October
Experience a diverse program of music, entertainment, and more as Floriade celebrates all things flowers, food and gardens.
Experience magical nights as this floral feast is transformed into an illuminated playground.
New Year’s Eve
Welcome in the New Year in the Nation’s capital with fireworks at the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.