Floriade, Australia’s biggest celebration of spring, returns to Commonwealth Park in 2022, from 17 September to 16 October.
Before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Floriade would attract almost half a million people to the ACT. The event supported local jobs in the tourism industry and was a significant boost to Canberra’s visitor economy.
Supporting Canberra’s major events calendar is a critical part of the ACT Government’s economic recovery plan for Canberra as we look to create and protect 250,000 local jobs by 2025.
The theme this year is the Sounds of Spring, on display will be over one million blooms, spread through the gardens to the soundtrack of atmospheric instrumentals, classical and contemporary tunes.
Floriade 2022 promises a month-long festival filled with entertainment and recreational activities celebrating all things flowers, food and gardens. Visitors will experience a diverse program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and more.
NightFest will also return for this year, over four nights, with revamped program of after dark entertainment and horticultural illuminations.