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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.

Track work on the Greenvale line, Queensland, c 1974. Photo Courtesy of Queensland Rail

I've Been Working On The Railway

Queen Victoria Terrace, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9193947 Phone Number: 61 02 6212 3600

From 23-Nov-2013 to 18-May-2014
Through the 1950s, 60s and 70s, there were large scale developments of rail infrastructure across Australia. In the hot and dusty inland north, it was a common scene to find Torres Strait Islanders, Australian South Sea Islanders and Aboriginal people working long and hard in the hot sun. Explore their little known stories, including the camp life, the realities of the work, the hardships, the separation from their land, islands and family and the opportunities and challenges of working on the railway. Curated and toured by The Workshops Rail Museum, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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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.

Projections on the Australian War Memorial

Pre-Anzac Day Services at the Australian War Memorial

various locations, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9203939 Phone Number: 61 02 6243 4211
Fax Number: 61 02 6243 4325

From 24-Apr-2014 to 25-Apr-2014
Anzac Day commemorations will begin from 9pm, 24 April when you can see images projected onto the Memorial building. Images, drawn from the Memorial's rich photographic collection, will depict the faces of those who have experienced the realities of war. From 4.30am on ANZAC Day hear excerpts read from letters and diaries of Australians, who experienced first-hand war in all its facets.

Truffle on a board. Image courtesy of

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 region celebrates these highly prized gems from mid 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 50 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.

Placing poppies on the Roll of Honour

Anzac Day Services at the Australian War Memorial

various locations, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9040703 Phone Number: 61 02 6243 4211
Fax Number: 61 02 6243 4325

From 25-Apr-2014 to 25-Apr-2014
Canberra's Anzac Day Dawn Service is one of the nation's most moving ceremonies. Gather with thousands of Australians in the pre-dawn light to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the first military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. This year, Anzac Day commemorations will begin at 9 pm on the 24 April with images projected onto the Memorial building. Then, at 4.30 am on 25 April, excerpts from letters and diaries will be read. The Dawn Service will commence at 5.30 am and National Ceremony at 10.15 am.

Thilly WEISSENBORN, Indonesia 1902 – Netherlands 1964, A dancing-girl of Bali, resting, c.1925, photogravure 21.1 x 15.9 cm,Collection National Gallery of Australia

Garden of the East: Photography in Indonesia 1850s–1940s

Parkes Place, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
9202801 Phone Number: 61 02 6240 6411

From 21-Feb-2014 to 22-Jun-2014
Do not miss this opportunity to view images from the last century of colonial rule in the former Dutch East Indies. Garden of the East: photography in Indonesia 1850s-1940s includes over two hundred photographs, albums and illustrated books from the Gallery's extensive collection of photographic art from our nearest Asian neighbour. Come to the National Gallery of Australia to view spectacular not to be missed exhibitions.

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