Exciting Events to Energize Your September and October in Canberra

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Spring is in the Air: Exciting Events in Canberra

Canberra is gearing up for spring, and with it comes a vibrant array of activities to enjoy. From lakeside markets to the famous Floriade festival, there are plenty of events that will bring a spring in your step. So, get ready to embrace the season and make the most of what Canberra has to offer.

Little Burley Markets

One of Canberra’s beloved markets by the lake, the Little Burley Markets, is back! This multicultural market offers a diverse range of food, beverages, art, fashion, and more. Take a leisurely stroll around the lake, indulge in delicious treats, and immerse yourself in the local Canberra experience.

Every Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm from 2 September | Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes | thelittleburleymarket.com.au

Capital Paddle Boats

Enjoy the warmer weather by taking a paddle boat ride on Lake Burley Griffin with Capital Paddle Boats. It’s a fun activity for the whole family, and you can soak up the sun while exploring the beautiful lake. Don’t forget to bring your kids and pets along for a memorable experience.

From Saturday 2 September | Regatta Point, Parkes | capitalpaddle.com.au


Get ready for a floral wonderland at Floriade, Canberra’s annual spring festival. From circus performances to a dog-friendly day out, there’s something for everyone in the family. Don’t miss the chance to ride the Ferris Wheel and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Commonwealth Park.

Saturday 16 September to Sunday 15 October from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm daily | Commonwealth Park | floriadeaustralia.com


Experience the enchanting side of Floriade at NightFest. With mesmerizing illuminations, entertainment, and delicious food, this nighttime event is not to be missed. Join in the festivities from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October and immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of Commonwealth Park.

Thursday 28 September until Sunday 1 October | Commonwealth Park, Commonwealth Avenue, Parkes | floriadeaustralia.com

The Forage

Celebrate the arrival of spring with The Forage, a food event dedicated to the flavors of the season. Indulge in delicious street food, enjoy fun activities like egg and spoon races, and savor refreshing drinks. It’s the perfect way to welcome the warmer weather and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Canberra.

Saturday 14 October 2 pm – 8 pm | Federation Mall, Capital Hill, Canberra City | theforage.com.au

About the Author

“I’m thrilled to share these exciting spring events in Canberra with you. As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to explore the city and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Whether you’re a food lover, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for some family-friendly fun, Canberra has something for everyone this spring. So, get out there and make the most of this beautiful season!”


Spring is a time of renewal and excitement, and Canberra is ready to embrace it with open arms. From the Little Burley Markets to the enchanting NightFest at Floriade, there are plenty of events to enjoy. So, gather your loved ones, soak up the sun, and make lasting memories in the lively capital city. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the best of Canberra this spring!

Feature image: Courtesy Events ACT

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