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Canberra Region

Many of Australia’s national festivals take place in Canberra. From fast cars to folk music and flowers, you’ll find a diverse calendar of festivals and events, not to mention a range of diverse exhibitions to tempt all tastes.

Canberra Writers Festival

25 – 27 August

A fabulous line-up of talented local, national and international writers at over 100 events, in 8 iconic venues, over 3 days makes the 2nd annual Canberra Writers Festival the not to be missed weekend in the Capital’s event calendar!

Taking place from Friday 25 August – Sunday 27 August 2017, the Festival includes – in conversation sessions, workshops, special events, book launches, keynote events and even the chance to indulge in reading all those books on your to do list at the Festival’s Silent Reading Party!

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online:; or by calling ticketek: 132 849. For further information visit the festival’s website:

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Phone (02) 6270 8160

The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region

1 June – 31 August
Various Locations

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Indulge in a feast of the senses with The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region; the first and largest festival of its kind in Australia. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Truffle Festival is the ultimate foodie festival, and a fabulous celebration of winter in the Canberra region.

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Floriade NightFest

22 September – 1 October
Commonwealth Park

Over two magical weekends, Commonwealth Park comes to life after dark with Floriade NightFest – an exclusive program of events featuring great live music acts, renowned comedians, cutting edge DJs, night markets and roving entertainment.

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16 September – 15 October
Commonwealth Park

Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. This iconic Canberra event, which is now in its 30th year, will run from Saturday 16 September until Sunday 15 October 2017.

It showcases one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park and entry is free. The event welcomes more than 400,000 local, interstate and international visitors each year.

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Rugby League World Cup 2017

29 October – 10 November
GIO Stadium

Canberra is playing host to three exciting matches of the Rugby League World Cup 2017, including a much anticipated Australian Kangaroos’ fixture. Experience the pinnacle of the international game when Lebanon, who could feature NRL stars Robbie Farah, Tim Mannah and Mitchell Moses, play France on Sunday 29 October.  The Kangaroos, coached by Canberra Raiders’ Legend Mal Meninga, will face France under lights on Friday 3 November. The entertaining Fiji Bati are set to take on Italy on Friday 10 November, in what could be Raiders’ favourite, Terry Campese’s international swansong. Tickets are available at

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