Weekend What’s On – Floriade

Posted on 5th Aug 2012 by ian under Weekend What's On | No Comments »

Floriade is Australia’s celebration of spring.  Canberra’s Commonwealth Park transforms into a tapestry of colour every year when over a million colourful bulbs and annuals bloom on cue, creating a vibrant display unrivalled by any other event of its kind. There’s lively entertainment, children’s activities, food, craft and much more.

Plus, for five fun-filled evenings, Floriade also presents Nightfest.  Visitors can hop on the giant Ferris wheel or grab a bite to eat and a drink as they wander the park to experience the spectacularly lit garden beds, live entertainment and bustling night markets.

If you are looking for accommodation, Rydges Lakeside and Rydges Capital Hill are both handy and both have disabled friendly rooms (Capital Hill with bedside assist as well as bathroom rails).  Both properties are wheelchair friendly in the lobby, bar and restaurant areas. www.rydges.com

Floriade runs from September 15 to October 14 with Nightfest from September 26 to September 30 – www.floriadeaustralia.com