Your 2018 social diary

Posted 19 Dec 2017

Story by Visit Canberra

There’s always something happening in and around Canberra. Pick the event you want to attend and mark it in your calendar.


Hyper Real

National Gallery of Australia, until 18 February, 2018.

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

National Museum of Australia, until 25 February, 2018.


Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), 4-7 January.

KFC Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades

Manuka Oval, 24 January.

Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular

Regatta Point, Lake Burley Griffin, 26 January



National Multicultural Festival

City Centre, 16-18 February.

ACTEWAGL Royal Canberra Show

EPIC, 23-25 February.



Enlighten Festival

Various venues, 2-18 March.

Lights! Canberra! Action!

Senate Rose Garden, Old Parliament House, 9 March.

Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Lawns of Old Parliament House, 10-18 March.

Canberra Day

Commonwealth Park,12 March.

Art, Not Apart

Various venues in Canberra, 17 March.


Regatta Point, Lake Burley Griffin, 17 March.

Canberra Comedy Festival

Various venues, 19-25 March.

National Folk Festival

EPIC, 29 March – 2 April.

Cartier: The Exhibition

National Gallery of Australia, 30 March – 22 July



Canberra District Wine Week

Various venues, 6-15 April.

Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes and Canberra Cup Race Day

Thoroughbred Park, 11 April.

Australian Running Festival

Various locations, 14-15 April.

Anzac Day Commemoration

Australian War Memorial, 25 April.

Canberra International Music Festival

27 April – 6 May



The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region

Various venues, 1 June – 31 August.



Canberra Writers Festival

Various venues, 24-26 August.



Floriade (including Floriade NightFest)

Commonwealth Park, 15 September – 14 October.

The Canberra Wine House Murrumbateman Moving Feast

Murrumbateman, 29 September – 1 October.



Oktoberfest Parklands

Parliamentary Triangle, 13 October.

Canberra International Film Festival

National Film and Sound Archive, 25 October – 4 November.

Canberra Nara Candle Festival

Canberra Nara Peace Park, 29 October.



Remembrance Day

Australian War Memorial, 11 November.

Spilt Milk

Commonwealth Park, 24 November



Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the TATE

National Gallery of Australia, 4 December – 22 April 2019.

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