A month-long festival from Saturday 15 September until Sunday 14 October 2018.
Developed in 1988 as a grand, one off floral tribute to mark Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th anniversary, Floriade has become Canberra’s most iconic annual tourism event and Australia’s premier spring festival.
Floriade is managed and delivered by Events ACT on behalf of the ACT Government and in partnership with an expert team of landscape gardeners, a band of loyal contractors and volunteers, and the support of local and national sponsors.
The floral display of more than a million bulbs and annuals planted across 8,000 square metres of inner city parkland is more than just a flower show.
Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities.
As Floriade grows, so do the economical, social and environmental challenges. In meeting these challenges Events ACT and Floriade work in line with the recommendations set out by the ACT Government’s Environment and Planning Directorate.
The Directorate provides a blueprint to focus our activities in developing and growing Floriade as a world-class tourism event, with an environmental conscience. Acknowledging our role as industry leaders in developing tourism in the ACT as well as innovation in environmental practices, Floriade strives to ensure environmental respect and care is top of mind across event delivery
As the sun sets over Commonwealth Park, Floriade becomes an illuminated wonderland as NightFest returns.
Each night a jam-packed schedule offers something new with movies, music including Kate Miller-Heidke, dancing, Sunday’s Comedy NightFest featuring Arj Barker, and stalls brimming with food and drinks.
Open daily from 9.30am – 5.30pm, weather permitting. Last entry to the event is 30 minutes before closing.
Golden Chain Accommodation
Country Plaza Queanbeyan
02 6297 1211