When does Floriade start and end?
Floriade 2023 runs from the 16th of September to the 15th of October. Floriade NightFest runs from the 28th of September to the 1st of October.
When to Visit Floriade?
This can really depend on what you are hoping to get from the festival. If you are wanting to snap some great photos of the flowers in their best light, then we recommend visiting Floriade at the start of the festival, ideally in the morning.
However, the morning is a popular time to visit Floriade. If you want to avoid the crowds, then the afternoon is much better. You can also avoid crowds by visiting during a weekday.
The first and last weeks of the festival also tend to be the quietest – however it’s worth remembering that the flowers may not be in their best form, come the last days of the festival.
Where is Floriade?
Floriade takes place in Canberra at Commonwealth Park.
What to bring to Floriade, Canberra?
Refillable water bottle—there are water refill stations around the grounds
Hat & sunglasses
Comfortable walking shoes
How to get to Floriade
The main festival gate is located on Regatta Place, off Commonwealth Avenue.
Consider leaving your car at home and instead taking public transport when visiting Floriade, as parking is limited, and festival traffic congestion will mean it takes longer to enter and exit festival parking.
Bus – buses stop on both sides of Commonwealth Avenue, opposite Regatta Place which is only a short walk to the festival entrance.
Light Rail - Once at Alinga Street stop you can walk 20 minutes to the festival or jump on a number 2, 4, 6, 7, 57 or 58 bus to Commonwealth Avenue
Are there places to eat at Floriade?
Floriade includes dedicated market stalls, including various food and drink stalls that offer snacks, street food, and drinks.
How much are tickets to Floriade?
It is free to attend Floriade Festival! However, you will need to buy tickets for NightFest and certain workshops that run throughout the festival, as only the main festival offers free entry.