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Canberra's New Year Eve fireworks in the City

New Year's Eve in the City

Civic Square and Garema Place, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601

From 31-Dec-2014 to 01-Jan-2015
Canberra will come alive with a free family concert and dance party on New Year's Eve, farewelling 2014, and welcoming in 2015. The family concert in Civic Square will feature Eskimo Joe, supported by local artists Dos Locos and Plump, along with spectacular fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight. The annual all ages dance party, Bass in the Place, will have crowds moving and grooving in Garema Place with some of Australia's top mixing talent including Joel Fletcher, supported by Raven, Runamark and Hudak. Both events are alcohol and glass free and proudly presented by the ACT Government.

Lit candles during the Canberra Nara Candle Festival

Canberra Nara Candle Festival

Canberra Nara Park, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600

From 24-Oct-2015 to 24-Oct-2015
Lennox Gardens shimmers to life under the light of 2,000 candles as Japanese and Australian cultures unite at the annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival. Enjoy an evening of free entertainment, delicious Japanese food and cultural activities in celebration of Canberra's sister city relationship with Nara in Japan. The event features stunning lighting throughout the park. Activities such as ikebana and drumming workshops, calligraphy, origami, lantern making, kite flying, martial arts and sumo wrestling demonstrations will keep the whole family entertained.

Cheering crowds watch a World record burnout attempt

Summernats Car Festival

Exhibition Park In Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2911
9040680 Phone Number: 61 02 6241 8111

From 01-Jan-2015 to 04-Jan-2015
Experience four days of high octane entertainment with national and international car enthusiasts! Head to the Street Machine Summernats Car Festival to see the best street machines, hot rods, sport compacts and special interest vehicles. Witness burnout and driving competitions, top bands, stunt spectaculars, fireworks and more. There's over 150 retail and trade exhibitors with everything from high performance equipment to collectible art and paraphernalia. Celebrate the street machine lifestyle and witness automotive ingenuity in a high energy atmosphere. Sunday's a great day for kids with cheaper admission. Tickets available now from their website and on-site during the event.

Fireworks over Lake Burley Griffin

FM 104.7 Skyfire 27

Various Locations around Central Basin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600

From 14-Mar-2015 to 14-Mar-2015
Skyfire 27 delivers a magnificent display of fireworks set to a soundtrack simultaneously broadcast on FM 104.7. Canberra lights up on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin's central basin. See great free live entertainment at Regatta Point before the fireworks explode! Check the website for performance times and all other details closer to the event. Please note that fireworks displays are always dependant on the weather.

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National Folk Festival

Cr Flemington Road & Federal Highway, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2911
9040684 Phone Number: 61 02 6262 4792
Fax Number: 61 02 6255 4825

From 02-Apr-2015 to 06-Apr-2015
Join the celebration of traditional and contemporary folk life with this multifaceted festival which offers high-end entertainment to grassroots and participatory events. With over 200 acts representing diverse styles such as acoustic, blues, roots, bluegrass, world, Celtic, traditional, gypsy and country in a program including music, dance, spoken word, film, circus and traditional crafts, there is something for everyone. The National Folk Festival showcases top Australian acts alongside international head liners across 20 venues. Take advantage of food and beverage outlets, browse the festival market place and enjoy an exciting mix of entertainment.

Balloons rising into the sky as dawn breaks

Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Lawns of Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600

From 07-Mar-2015 to 15-Mar-2015
The Canberra Balloon Spectacular returns this autumn, filling Canberra's skies with a stunning array of giant hot air balloons. Each morning from 6am pilots begin inflating balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House against the distinctive backdrop of Canberra's landmark buildings and attractions. Ensure you're up early. The action's on the ground and in the air. Early risers can enjoy delicious hot breakfasts served by the Belconnen Lions Club, with all proceeds going back to the Canberra community. Free for spectators. For balloon flight bookings call Balloon Aloft 02 6285 1540 or Dawn Drifters 02 6285 4450.

Man on horseback riding into the sunset

Spirited Boggy Creek Horse Show

Lawson Crescent, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9173486 Phone Number: 61 02 6208 5021

From 15-Jan-2015 to 24-Jan-2015
Experience the spirit of Australia's outback and a lifetime of bush knowledge in the Spirited Boggy Creek Horse Show. This award-winning horseman show direct from the Snowy Mountains comes from fourth-generation cattleman Tim O'Brien. You'll learn about working the land, movie horse training, working dogs, whip cracking and natural horsemanship. Enjoy bush poetry and bush games for the kids. Pegasus and Heavy Horse Heaven will provide a sausage barbeque and drinks for sale with all their proceeds will assist the rescuing horses in need throughout the ACT and surrounds. Entry includes a free ticket to the Spirited exhibition.

Peppa Pig on Stage 88 - Australia Day in the Park

Australia Day in the Park

Commonwealth Park, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600

From 26-Jan-2015 to 26-Jan-2015
It's all happening in Commonwealth Park this Australia Day with loads of fun for the whole family! Australia Day in the Park will feature entertainment and activities all the familiy can enjoy including the amazing Children's Concert, featuring free, live entertainment. The kids can enjoy rides, amusements and games, make something crafty or be painted with Aussie faces and tattoos. Wander down to Rond Terrace if you want to watch the National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony.

The Mounting Yard

2015 Seppelt Black Opal Stakes and ACTTAB Canberra Cup Race Day

Canberra Racecourse, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2602
9169825 Phone Number: 61 02 6204 0000
Fax Number: 61 02 6241 5697

From 08-Mar-2015 to 08-Mar-2015
Seppelt Black Opal Stakes and ACTTAB Canberra Cup is Canberra's premiere race day. March 8 2015 is one of the more important autumn race days on the calendar, contested by top trainers both locally and interstate. The action takes place both on and off the track at Thoroughbred Park. Enter the Myer Fashions on the Field competition for ladies, men and couples. Enjoy live entertainment with an exciting music act - to be announced soon. Bring the family along for free amusement rides, roving entertainment, food stalls and quality thoroughbred horse racing in the nation's capital.

Australia Day Live Concert

Australia Celebrates Live

Federation Mall (in from of Parliament House), Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9040699 Phone Number: 61 02 6120 0600

From 25-Jan-2015 to 25-Jan-2015
Australia Celebrates Live is a national tribute to everything that is great about Australia on Australia Day. Pack your picnic rug, cover yourself in Australian colours and come and enjoy 2015's great evening of entertainment. Look out for the Family Area; a glass and alcohol-free zone especially for families. The celebrations kick off with the Australian of the Year Awards and will be followed by all the excitement of the Australia Celebrates Live concert with some of Australia's favourite performers.

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