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Floriade, Australia’s biggest celebration of spring will be back again in 2023 from 16 September to 15 October 2023. NightFest will also return from 28 September to 1 October 2023.
Floriade gates will open from 9:30am till 5:30pm.
Nightfest gates will open from 6:30pm till 10:30pm.
Floriade will be returning in 2024 and 2025. Mark your calendar with the following dates and start planning your visit to Australia’s biggest celebration of spring.
*Please note dates are subject to change. Ensure you check back closer to the event to confirm.
Floriade takes place in Commonwealth Park located at Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra.
Nursing homes, retirement villages and accessibility support services or community groups will have the opportunity to book a free accessible visit around Floriade.
Bookings for 2023 have not opened yet. Past participants will be notified by email with more information when bookings are open.
To book an accessible visit, groups need to have their own minibus to transport their residents/members around the park. For safety reasons the maximum mini-bus size permitted is a 25-seater bus. The visit will take approximately 15 minutes and booking timeslots will allow up to 25 minutes.
There will be limited timeslots available and conditions may apply.
Floriade is Australia’s Biggest Celebration of Spring and is committed to reducing barriers and delivering an event that is accessible and inclusive.
We would like your visit to Floriade to be an enjoyable experience. Floriade is accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers, and will offer the following services:
Due to the ongoing works relating to the extension of light rail services and other capital works underway in the city, we have unfortunately lost access to some of the carparks in the vicinity of Commonwealth Park that are normally used by visitors to Floriade.
The team are looking at options to make getting to Floriade as easy as possible, and we will post information on alternative transport and parking options on here soon.
Floriade Community was introduced in 2021 following the success of Floriade: Reimagined in 2020, which saw more than 90 community groups plant bulbs and annuals to help create a tulip trail through Canberra’s suburbs.
Floriade Community is returning in 2023 to bring colour to Canberra’s suburbs and town centres. Eligible community groups and organisations are now invited to apply to participate in Floriade Community and add some extra colour to our city during Spring. Applications will close on Sunday 2 April 2023.
If you are interested in becoming a Floriade volunteer, please sign up to the mailing list via our volunteers page, and we will contact you when applications open.
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Thanks for your interest in becoming a vendor at Floriade.
If you are interested in becoming a food vendor, please sign up to the mailing list via our food vendor page and we will contact you when applications open.
If you are interested in becoming a retail vendor, please sign up to the mailing list via our retail vendor page and we will contact you when applications open.
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If you are interested in applying to perform at Floriade. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to the mailing list to be advised when the Expression of Interest to perform in 2023 opens.
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