Upcoming Events in Canberra
Join us on a journey of festivities and cultural moments as Canberra transforms into a hub of vibrant events from December 2023 - February 2024. This is the perfect time to enjoy the summer season full of fun activities to do with your loved ones. We have pulled together some of the top events coming up in Canberra.
DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPT
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Travel back in time and discover the wonders of ancient Egypt with the National Museum of Australia. With over 220 fascinating collections from the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, you’ll get to see coffins, book extracts, pottery, arts, jewellery and many more. With a life-sized temple and depiction of Egyptian Gods, this exhibition is not to be missed! Tickets start from $12.50 up to $25 per person.
Location: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton
Date: 15 December 2023 - 8 September 2024.
EMILY KAM KNGWARRAY
Installation view, Emily Kam Kngwarray, National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, 2023. Photo: Sam Cooper
Celebrate one of the world’s most prominent contemporary artists in the 20th century by visiting National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition of Emily Kam Kngwarray. This exhibition demonstrates the artist’s versatility from paintings, textiles (batik), sculpture and paper works throughout her entire life from both international and national collections. Don’t miss out on your chance to see her exclusive never-before-seen works and learn about her incredible life journey.
Location: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes
Date: 2 December 2023 - 28 April 2024.
Make a night out of your visit to Emily Kam Kngwarray by staying at Avenue Hotel with our Emily Kam Kngwarray package! Included in the package is accommodation, tickets to the exhibition, free parking at Avenue Hotel and Free WiFi. Book your stay today!
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Returning to the Nation's Capital in 2024 bigger and better than ever, Canberra International is looking to welcome the world’s top 100 tennis players across five days. Upgrading to an ATP125 and WTA125, the total prize pool for this year is USD$320,000. With community activations and local food and beverage stalls available throughout the event, it is a celebration of world-class tennis and the ACT community. Secure your place now and don’t miss out to see the biggest tennis superstars!
Location: Canberra Tennis Centre, 3 Riggall Place, Lyneham
Date: 31 December 2023 - 6 January 2024
NEW YEAR’S EVE CANBERRA
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If you’re a Canberra local or travelling to Canberra and looking for New Year’s Eve events, then this is for you. Ring in the new year with local communities and watch the spectacular fireworks show over Lake Burley Griffin at 9pm. Bring your picnic blankets, snacks and drinks to sit along the shores of the lake with your family and friends to celebrate entering 2024.
Location: Lake Burley Griffin, Greenway
Date: 31 December 2023
MAMMA MIA! - THE TEN SOPRANOS
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Are you a big fan of ABBA? Don’t miss out on Australia’s number one female vocal group, The Ten Sopranos, singing the best of ABBA’s hits! Get your dance moves ready for a show unlike any other, with talented vocals singing symphonic harmonies - both powerful and soft, to beats that you can’t not dance to. This one is a must see as all their other shows around Australia has been sold out.
Location: The Zeppelin Room, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah
Date: 10 February 2024
There’s so much to see and do in the next few months in Canberra! From art exhibitions, sporting events to performances, plan your visit now to ensure you get the most out of it.