NightFest Canberra

NightFest, Floriade’s ticketed illuminated wonderland, returns to Canberra 26 September - 30 September with live entertainment, food and much more.

From 6.30pm - 10.30pm on all five nights, Commonwealth Park will transform into the Nautilus Forest created by internationally-renowned lighting specialists, Mandylights. Walk through the spiraling trees that ripple and pulse with vibrant colour and head down to the pop culture-inspired flowerbeds that shine bright in the night’s darkness.

Nautilus Forest at Commonwealth Park

Light installations are perfectly complemented with by the tantalising food and drink options available exclusively for NightFest.

For more information on what’s on for each of the five nights, save this agenda:

Wednesday 26 September

Grab popcorn and a blanket as Stage 88 transforms into an open-air cinema. Catch Back to the Future (PG) at 6.45pm and Ghostbusters (PG) at 8.45pm.

Thursday 27 September  

See musicians hit the stage as the music flows through the flowerbeds with performances by Lucy Sugerman, Mojo Juju and Thelma Plum.

Friday 28 September

Enjoy a night of music, food and wine as NightFest gets you off your feet and singing along. Join Caiti Baker, Bowie Unzipped featuring Jeff Duff and headliner Kate Miller-Heidke.

Saturday 29 September

Get your double denim and dance moves ready for Saturday’s Party NightFest, as the Park switches to party mode with Juzzie Smith, Big Boss Groove, and Cell Block 69.

Sunday 30 September

Lit up ferris wheel at night

Cap off the weekend with a night of laughs as MA15+ Comedy NightFest returns with Arj Barker, Akmal Saleh, The Stevenson Experience, Chris Ryan, Melanie Bracewell, Andy Saunders, Nikki Britton and Matt Okine.

Tickets to NightFest are available now via Ticketek. Purchase a Season Ticket and attend every night of NightFest, or take advantage of the Trilogy Ticket and pick any three nights to attend. Standard tickets are also available for purchase for individual nights. Tickets start at $31.70 for adults.