Festivals in Canberra from October to December

Festivals in Canberra from October to December

Experience the Festivals in Canberra from October to December 2019!!!

Canberra, the nation’s capital and home to 400,000 people, unfolds in a stunning spectacle of colour, light and entertainment in celebration of the spring to entertain you!  Check out the following while you are there;

1. Boorowa Irish Woolfest Canberra

This is a quirky country festival that pays tribute to the town’s Irish history and the local sheep and wool industry.  This is a free event. 

The Parade

On October 10th at 12 noon sharp, a herd of sheep come trundling down the street amidst the tightly packed crowd on both sides. The sheep are followed by a street parade that features pipe bands, sheep floats and tractors in droves, to feature the country life and Boorowa’s Irish heritage. 

Other Features

The boutique market stalls, rides for kids, live music, plenty of food choices and fireworks are the other spectacular features of this amazing country weekend.

For more information on this festival please visit the following website; https://irishwoolfest.com.au

2. Floriade Spring Flower Festival Canberra

Join in one of Australia’s biggest celebration of spring and the month-long colourful event of Floriade Spring Flower Festival held from September 14th to October 13th at the Commonwealth Park in Canberra.  

Free Events

The park has free entry and visitors can walk in and out as many times as they like.  Admire the awesome floral displays, be entertained by roving performers and shows on Stage 88 as well as shop at the markets, enjoy the Ferris Wheel ride and food choices from a wide variety.

Ticketed Events

The following are some of the ticketed events of the festival and need to be booked before arriving;

DateEvents
September 29th / October 5th Decorating the Floriade Cupcakes
September 15th Creating a Macram Plant Hanger
September 15th Learning how to make beeswax wraps
(5 dates)Photography workshops

For more information on this festival please visit the following website; http://www.events.act.gov.au/major-events-canberra/floriade-2019

3. Night Fest in Canberra

Experience a different side of the Floriade by night at Nightfest to be held from October 3rd to October 6th.  The nights feature live music (October 3rd – 5th) amidst the floral displays under light, while Sunday (October 6th) night will see a side-splitting and hilarious comedy show.  Food choices, pop up surprises, roving entertainers and interactive displays are additional features of the festival.

For more information on this festival please visit the following website; https://floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest/

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