Canberra, the Australian capital is a popular tourist destination that boasts of a varied range of attractions. The capital city is also famous for being home to various multicultural festivals. The events and festivals in Canberra constitutes of extensive range of activities that covers arts and cultural festivals, film festivals, and music festival. The city of Canberra and its calendar year is marked with various festivals throughout the year. The coming months of the year 2010 features some significant and popular Canberra events. These Canberra current events are famous for drawing a significant number of visitors throughout the year. These Canberra festivals hold an equal appeal for both the young and the old alike.
Top Canberra Recent Events
While on a Canberra trip, be a part of the Canberra current events to witness the cultural appeal of the city. The capital city with its recent events and festivals is sure to offer you an experience of a kind. Here is a look at some of the popular Canberra events scheduled for the coming months of 2010.
14th Canberra International Film Festival
The 14th Canberra International Film Festival scheduled for the month of October is all set to celebrate cinema. The 12 day festival is all about celebrating and promoting international cinema to the world. While at this film festival in Canberra, you can get to see wonderful documentaries from around the world. The festival will also screen new releases of Australian movies. The festival will also witness filmmakers sharing their knowledge; you can also take part in an interactive session with the filmmakers and be a part of the panel discussion.
- Date - 27/10/2010 to 07/11/2010
- Venue – various
- Telephone: +61 02 6298 5000
Oktoberfest is one of the best known festivals held in Canberra. This festival scheduled for the month of October is all about celebrating German culture. This festival would introduce you to the culture of German featuring exotic German dishes and beer. The festival will also witness great entertainment for you. You can also get to purchase German souvenirs.
- Venue: Budawang Building, Exhibition Park in Canberra
- Tel: +61 02 6295 9853
- Date - 29/10/2010 to 31/10/2010
- Time - Friday: 5pm - 12am,
Saturday: 11am - 12am,
Sunday: 11am - 6pm
The Stonefest is the largest campus music festival held in Canberra. This music festival is sure to offer you with great entertainment and fun. This festival would allow you with the opportunity of indulging in partying throughout the day and night. This festival would introduce you to attractions such as Spiderbait, Bliss N Eso, Airbourne, Does It Offend You, Pendulum, Operator, and Yeah. You can also get to rock n roll with Clare Bowditch, The Panics, Bluejuice, Last Dinosaur, New Slang, and Cloud Control.
- Venue: University of Canberra
- Date - 30/10/2010
- Time - 11.00am
- Rates - 94.90 USD for adults
Canberra Country Music Festival
The Canberra Country Music Festival is one of the most popular annual Canberra festivals. This music festival scheduled for three days honors and commemorates musical talents from all over the world. This Canberra current event will features the performance of world class musicians and dance performances along with exhibits of instrument and technological display, workshops, and talent hunts. This festival would introduce you to the music of Country Rock, Alternate and bootscootin' music, Bush Ballads, Gospel, Bluegrass, Country Blues, Western, and Swing.
- Venue - Exhibition Park in Canberra
- Location - Exhibition Park in Canberra
Cnr Federal Highway & Flemington Rd,
Mitchell ACT 2911
- Date - 12/11/2010 to 14/11/2010
- Time - 5pm to 11:30pm
Foreshore Summer Music Festival
The Foreshore Summer music Festival is one of the most popular music festivals in Canberra. This music festival scheduled for the summer month is more popular as it is held during the holiday season. This festival witnesses some of the finest performances of national and international artistes. This festival is also famous for it is organized in the most beautiful festive venue of Australia.
- Venue: Commonwealth Place, Lake Burley Griffin
Location - Parkes Place
Canberra ACT 2600
- Date - 27/11/2010
- Time - 12.00pm-11.00pm
Wine, Roses and all that Jazz
The Wine Rose and Jazz festival featuring great entertainment is one of the most famous Canberra events. The event that is to be held in the month of November is all about fun, food, and feast. While at this festival, you can get to taste some of the most exotic red and white wines from across the world along with exotic dishes. The entertainment quotient of this festival comes alive with its music. You can also opt for a wine tour while at this festival.
Date - 06/11/2010 to 07/11/2010
ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Race Day
The Melbourne Cup Race is a popular sports event held in Canberra. The Melboune Cup in its 150th year is all set for a grand start. You can be a part of this sport event enjoy the race and celebrate the 150th year of Melbourne cup.
Venue: Thoroughbred Park
Lyneham ACT 2602
Tel: +61 02 6241 3888
Date - 02/11/2010
Time - 10am (gates open) Race would start around 1pm.
Rates - 30.00 USD (for adults)
15.00 USD (child)
5 USD (pensioners)
Paddy Pallin Adventure Race Series
The Paddy Pallin Adventure series is a sport event scheduled for the month of November. Get adventurous with a visit to this festival. This festival holds something for everyone, be it, the professionals or just the beginners. The adventure race is all about finding your way around a secret course and your way from checkpoint to checkpoint on foot, kayak, and bike. The racecourse features challenging navigation for the experienced ones and shorter courses for the beginners. The event is categorized into corporate and kids category to ensure a balanced competition in all sectors. The sport necessities that are paddles, maps, kayaks, and PFDs along with race instruction are provided.
Date - 27 November 2010
Time – 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Canberra current events offer a lot of entertainment to the visitors that also hold a similar appeal with the local group.
Canberra Current Events are all about celebration and fun that offer great entertainment and attraction appealing to all age groups.
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