Floriade 2017

Celebrate Spring at Floriade Festival Canberra

Canberra’s annual celebration of spring is on again this September and October for its 30th year. This popular and iconic event, which started in 1988, attracts more than 400,000 visitors each year.

From Saturday 16 September until Sunday 15 October 2017 you can enjoy the floral displays including more than one million blooms throughout Commonwealth Park, located only a 1km walk from Crowne Plaza Canberra. Entry during the day is free* throughout the festival.

This year’s garden beds, workshops, entertainment and the stunning evening event, NightFest, are all inspired by the theme, ‘rejuvenation’, celebrating the renewal and growth that each spring brings.

Floriade Accommodation

If you are looking for a hotel close to Floriade, Crowne Plaza Canberra is the perfect choice. Enjoy our Weekend Special package for your Canberra spring festival hotel stay.

Enjoy comfortable Canberra hotel accommodation conveniently located in the CBD. Start your day with a generous buffet breakfast at Redsalt Restaurant including cereals, fresh juice, a super foods section, hot dishes and freshly baked pastries, plus eggs cooked to order and barista coffee. 

The Weekend Special package includes:

  • Accommodation in a standard room
  • Buffet breakfast for two adults
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and an on-demand movie
  • Late checkout
  • Kids stay free*

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Redsalt is also open daily for lunch and dinner and Binara One Bar is open daily for light meals and a selection of drinks. After a busy day out exploring Canberra and visiting Floriade, rejuvenate or relax with the hotel’s facilities including outdoor pool, gym and sauna. There is also a Kid’s Hub activity area open during NSW school holidays (children must be supervised at all times).

About Floriade 2017

Saturday 16 September until Sunday 15 October 2017

Floriade is more than flower displays! There is a daily program of activities and events including morning walks, market stalls, food and photography workshops, activities for kids, amusement rides and more.

Visit the Floriade website for more information.

Entry during the day is free throughout the festival, however, NightFest is a paid, ticketed event.

In 2017, you can also experience the first Floriade Twilight Concert event on Friday 15 September. See the Canberra Symphony Orchestra joined on stage by David Bowie tribute act, The Ziggy Band, and  enjoy exclusive access to Floriade before it is officially opened the following day.  Tickets available online. 

Opening hours

This year, Floriade’s opening hours have been extended so you can make the most of your Floriade experience.

Floriade will be open from 10.00 am – 7.00 pm every day, weather permitting.

Last entry to the event is 30 minutes before closing.

NightFest 2017

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 September 2017

Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October 2017

NightFest, Floriade’s paid ticketed event, will be held over two weekends this year, from 8pm – 11pm each night. Crowne Plaza Canberra is a conveniently located hotel close to NightFest, with quick and easy transport options available.

See Commonwealth Park transformed with light displays and illuminated garden beds. Enjoy roving entertainment, music, comedy shows and pop-up performances. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Visit the Floriade website for ticket information.

Getting there

Crowne Plaza Canberra is centrally located in Canberra’s CBD in a tranquil park setting and only a 1km walk or 1.5km drive from Commonwealth Park, the home of Floriade.  The event is easily accessed by bus, car or on foot. Ask our concierge team for more information.

There is a free Floriade shuttle bus running each day throughout the Festival. The bus stops at various Canberra city locations to Floriade and runs every 45 minutes, 7 days per week from 9am to 5pm. For more information, visit the Floriade website.

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Terms and Conditions

*Children stay free when using existing bedding. Additional breakfast charges will apply. Please note that Nightfest is a paid ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased online from the Floriade website: www.floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest/. Floriade information provided on this page may change – please check the Floriade website for program and event information: www.floriadeaustralia.com