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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 International Music Festival

2 May
Canberra Airport

Canberra’s gateway to the world becomes a cathedral of sound with Taking Flight, a free concert as part of the Canberra International Music Festival.

The Canberra International Music Festival is a key event on the national calendar which connects the Australian music scene to the rest of the world.

Highly-sought after musicians have been engaged to join the Festival from all over the world – Europe, Asia and the Americas – making Canberra for ten days a hub of international music activity.

Several of the festival’s most prestigious international guests will be highlighted in Taking Flight, a unique musical showcase, held in the Atrium of the Canberra Airport. The free concert will include performances from the China Orient Orchestra, Singapore’s Ding Yi Music Company, Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar String Quartet, New Zealand bassoonist Ben Hoadley, and Australia’s intrepid Ensemble Offspring.

To view the concert simply go through security on level two. There is some seating available and you can purchase refreshments from the nearby cafes.

Covered parking is available close to the terminal. Click here for more information on parking and transport options at Canberra Airport.

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Phone 02 6230 5880

National Capital Rally

26 – 28 May
Various Locations

Rally Car

Get up close to international motor sport stars as the Australian round of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship returns to Canberra better than ever for 2017 with the National Capital Rally.

Drivers will be pushed to the limit over the weekend with valuable points on offer for the FIA Asia Pacific Championship and the Australian Rally Championship. See drivers tackle some of the best roads in the country.

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Above and Beyond

25 March – 23 July
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes

Above and beyond - children playing on a flight simulator

Visit Questacon and join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond takes you faster, further and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Phone 02 6270 2800

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