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Floriade tulips with the ferris wheel


Commonwealth Park, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9074547 Fax Number: 61 02 6205 0629

From 13-Sep-2014 to 12-Oct-2014
Floriade, the national capital's annual flagship tourism event, is the largest floral festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Each year in September visitors are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with a 30-day celebration featuring cooking demonstrations, gardening tips, recreational activities for kids and families, entertainment and horticultural workshops all peppered with some high profile celebrities to add some spice. Set amongst Canberra's Commonwealth Park on the picturesque shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Floriade's four-hectare site is filled with over a million blooms in a variety of themed garden beds designed to fit within an overarching theme each year.

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.

Endurance cyclists

SCOTT Australian 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships

Off Uriarra Road, Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, 2611

From 27-Sep-2014 to 28-Sep-2014
Head to Stromlo Forest Park to see adrenaline pumping at the SCOTT Australian 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships. Watch teams battling it out against the terrain, the clock and each other with the aim of completing the most laps. The world's largest 24 hour mountain bike race gives riders of all skill levels the chance to participate in a competitive and fun environment.

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Canberra Latin Dance Festival 2014

North Road, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601

From 17-Oct-2014 to 19-Oct-2014
If you love Latin music and dancing, don't miss the Canberra Latin Dance Festival! The festival brings together leading international, national and local talent to perform, teach and celebrate the Latin dance phenomenon. There's two days of first class workshops and three nights of breathtaking performances and amazing dance parties. Canberra Latin Dance Festival is headlined by some of the world's finest Latin dancers. The festival will also be holding a free dance week, a week before the festival, to give everyone an opportunity to learn some Latin dancing. Check their website for full details.

Fireside dinners

Fireside Festival

Various venues, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600

From 01-Aug-2014 to 31-Aug-2014
Venues around the Canberra region turn up the heat in August for the capital's annual celebration of winter - Fireside Festival. Sip on exquisite cool climate wines, taste the delicacies from the region, meet local artists with a passion for their craft, or just relax and warm yourself on open fires in the company of good friends. Attend a 100 mile dinner. Enjoy a couples relaxation escape. Try dinners of the duck, truffle or degustation variety. Attend a wine master class and lots more. Hosted by over 20 venues in and around Canberra, check their website for details.

Truffle infused brie and crostini

The Truffle Festival, Canberra & Capital Region

Various venues, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600

From 21-Jun-2014 to 31-Aug-2014
Discover the magic of black truffles at The Truffle Festival. The Canberra and capital region celebrates the local harvest of these highly prized gems from 21st June to late August. Learn from celebrity chefs and other truffle experts. Join a truffle hunt, take a cooking class, or indulge in the special flavours and intoxicating aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants, cafes and wineries. Try breakfasts and lunches or immerse yourself in the grandeur of this exquisite delicacy with sumptuous truffle degustation dinners at various fine dining restaurants. With more than 60 participating venues, there is much to explore!

Floriade NightFest 2013

Floriade NightFest

Commonwealth Park, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
9137503 Phone Number: 61 02 6205 0666
Fax Number: 61 02 6205 0629

From 24-Sep-2014 to 28-Sep-2014
When the sun sets on Commonwealth Park, Floriade NightFest will shine a light on Australia's biggest celebration of spring. From live music, stand-up comedy and hip DJs to cocktails, night markets and beautifully lit garden beds, Floriade NightFest will transform the park into an illuminated wonderland over five magical nights.

Glass sculpture The Magpie's Hoard

Ranamok 2014

11 Wentworth Ave, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2604
9208931 Phone Number: 61 02 6260 7005
Fax Number: 61 02 6260 7509

From 13-Aug-2014 to 18-Sep-2014
Ranamok Glass Prize 2014 is the twentieth year of this prestigious Australian and New Zealand annual Glass Prize. The finalists' work in this prize is shown first at Canberra Glassworks where the winner is announced. This show captures the amazing range of artworks currently being made in glass from Australia and New Zealand. Gallery Talk: Saturday, 17 August at 10.30am

Queen Elizabeth II ascending the front steps of Parliament House

Happy and Glorious

18 King George Terrace, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9207103 Phone Number: 61 02 6270 8222

From 01-Feb-2014 to 31-Jan-2015
Happy and Glorious celebrates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's first visit to Australia in 1954. Explore the significance of the royal visit for Australia and Canberra by taking a walk in the royal footsteps through Old Parliament House to see the exhibition displays. Finish your 'royal tour' by viewing the replica crown jewels, now on display.

Information provided by the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse

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