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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.

Giant Snow Globe

30 June – 5 July
Canberra Airport, Central Atrium

Celebrate Christmas in July and step inside our giant inflatable Snow Globe.

From Friday 30 June to Wednesday 5 July, the terminal’s central atrium will be turned into a magical winter wonderland with a life-sized Snow Globe.

The Snow Globe is large enough to fit 6 adults and is completely free for the public to use during opening hours.

Snap a selfie and use #flyCBR for a chance to be ‘regrammed’ on Canberra Airport’s official Instagram account.

Opening hours are:

  • 30 June: 3.30 – 7.30pm
  • 1 July: 9am – 1pm
  • 2 July: 3.30 – 7.30pm
  • 3 – 5 July: 10am – 2pm

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Phone (02) 6275 2222

Canberra Symphony Orchestra's Opera Gala

8 July

Canberra Symphony Orchestra

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Opera Gala is always one of the highlights of each season. 2017 will be an epic concert event that will see international opera stars from one of Germany’s major state opera houses perform with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO).

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Phone 02 6262 6772

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

The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region

1 June – 31 August
Various Locations

Person holding black truffles

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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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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