Details About Floriade 2024

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What Can You Expect?

Spring is a time of renewal, and there's no better way to embrace the season's beauty than by immersing yourself in the captivating world of Floriade โ€“ Australia's Biggest Celebration of Spring. Set against the stunning backdrop of Canberra's Commonwealth Park, Floriade invites you to step into a Floral Wonderland filled with tulip blooms, artistic displays, and an array of exciting events. In this blog post, we'll delve into the enchanting details of Floriade, explore the after-dark allure of Floriade NightFest, and even share the delightful prospect of Dogs' Day Out amidst the blooming extravaganza.

Entertainment at Floriade NightFest - ๐Ÿ“ธ VisitCanberra
Family picnic at Floriade - ๐Ÿ“ธ VisitCanberra

Floriade is a mesmerizing flower and entertainment festival held annually at Commonwealth Park. As you wander through the picturesque park located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, you'll be greeted by a mesmerizing display of flowering bulbs, artfully integrated sculptures, and captivating artistic features. This year, the Floral Wonderland theme encourages you to embark on a journey of curiosity, immersing yourself in a wonderland of blooms that's unlike anything you've experienced before.

Mark your calendar for this vibrant month-long event that celebrates the essence of spring. From 14 September to 13 October, Commonwealth Park will be transformed into a paradise of colors and scents, offering a diverse program of entertainment, cultural festivities, horticultural workshops, market delights, artistic exhibitions, and much more. With gates opening from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm daily, Floriade welcomes you to indulge in the celebration of flowers, food, and gardens at your own pace.

As the sun sets, Commonwealth Park transforms into a realm of enchantment, embracing the Floral Wonderland theme under a starry night sky. Tickets for both Floriade and NightFest are on sale from August, offering a range of options to suit your preferences.

Celebrate spring this year at Canberra's Tuilp Festival - ๐Ÿ“ธ VisitCanberra

Prepare to explore Floriade's enchanting dark side at NightFest, a captivating evening event.

Ride the illuminated ferris wheel above the tulips. - ๐Ÿ“ธ VisitCanberra

This year's NightFest promises an all-new and exciting program of after-dark entertainment and horticultural illuminations, inviting you to experience the Floral Wonderland theme in a completely different light. With the park beautifully illuminated in a spectrum of colors, and a delightful fusion of entertainment and delectable food, NightFest is an event you won't want to miss.

Golden Age Motor Inn's newly upgraded and modern rooms ensure you will have a memorable and comfortable Floriade experience. With space for large groups, couples, families and more, take a look at our various accommodation styles and pet-friendly accommodation, and see if there's availability for your desired stay via our direct booking system.

Plus, check our Deals Page to see how you can save even more on your Canberra accommodation for our beloved annual tulip festival!

Floriade embraces our four-legged companions with its much-awaited Dogs' Day Out. This special day welcomes dogs of all sizes to join in the festivities and enjoy the blooms alongside their human companions. With dog-friendly programming on stage and throughout the park, you and your furry friend can relish in the wonders of Floriade together.

Explore Floriade during Dogs' Day Out - ๐Ÿ“ธ Martin Ollman Photography

To ensure a harmonious experience for all visitors and their canine companions, a few guidelines are in place:

  • All dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
  • Stick to designated paths and avoid garden beds.
  • Dogs are not permitted in indoor venues or food outlets.
  • Pick up after your pet and dispose of waste responsibly.
  • Entry for dogs is allowed only on the 15th of October.
  • Dogs must be fully vaccinated and socialized.
  • Dogs can travel on the Floriade Shuttle Bus in appropriate pet containers.
Floriade dedicates a pet-friendly day every year! - ๐Ÿ“ธ Martin Ollman Photography

Don't miss the opportunity to experience Floriade and its captivating events, from the stunning floral displays of the day to the magical illuminations of NightFest, and the heartwarming Dogs' Day Out that brings our beloved pets into the fold of this magnificent celebration.

More than one million bulbs and annuals form Floriade - ๐Ÿ“ธ VisitCanberra

Floriade, Australiaโ€™s Biggest Celebration of Spring, returns to Canberraโ€™s beautiful Commonwealth Park, from Saturday 14 September to Sunday 13 October. Immerse yourself in the Floral Wonderland theme, where over one million blooms will transport you to a world of magic. With a diverse range of entertainment, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, artistic displays, and more, Floriade is a free non-ticketed event that welcomes visitors daily from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Floriade Details:

Dates: 14 Sep โ€“ 13 Oct 2023

Location: Commonwealth Park, Commonwealth Avenue, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Contact: [email protected]



Floriade NightFest

Overview: Floriade's dark side comes alive at NightFest, a four-night event. Explore the park illuminated with vibrant colors and enjoy after-dark entertainment and horticultural illuminations that celebrate the Floral Wonderland theme. Tickets for NightFest go on sale in August.

NightFest Details:

Dates: TBA

Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Location: Commonwealth Park, Commonwealth Avenue, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Contact: [email protected]



Dogsโ€™ Day Out

Overview: Floriade opens its gates to furry friends on Sunday 15 October for the Dogs' Day Out. Enjoy dog-specific retail vendors and dog-friendly programming on stage and around the park, letting your pets experience a day among the blooms. Be sure to follow the specified conditions of entry to ensure a harmonious experience for everyone.

Dogs' Day Out Details:

Date: TBA

Conditions of Entry:

  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Stay on designated paths and avoid garden beds.
  • Dogs are not allowed in indoor venues or food outlets.
  • Responsible waste disposal is a must.
  • Dogs can enter the park only on the specified date.
  • Ensure your dog is fully vaccinated and socialized.
  • Dogs are allowed on the Floriade Shuttle Bus in appropriate containers.

Location: Commonwealth Park, Commonwealth Avenue, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Contact: [email protected], floriadeaustralia.com

Get ready to embrace the beauty of spring at Floriade, where a world of blooms, entertainment, and magical moments await. Whether you visit during the day, explore the enchanting NightFest, or bring your furry friend to the Dogs' Day Out, there's something for everyone to enjoy at this spectacular celebration of nature's wonders.