What’s Happening in Canberra this February

Whats Happening in Canberra February 2016

Canberra’s bursting at the seams with summery fun this February! But would you really expect anything else from our nation’s capital?

Delicious AfterDARK Tours

Date: 12 February
Location: Australian National Botanic Gardens

Fine wine, delicious canapés and the beautiful ambience of the Botanic Gardens on a warm summer evening – things are getting a little bit fancy this February at the Delicious AfterDARK Tours. This exclusive adults only event is your chance to spend a night among the trees in your evening best, as you’ll be treated to delectable delights including Clyde River Oysters, Asian rice paper rolls, pressed local pork, chocolate and strawberry tarts and (of course) a selection of wines to match from Long Rail Gully. Sign us up! Find out more…

2016 National Multicultural Festival

Date: 12-14 February
Location: Various

Pump it up! The whole world is coming to Canberra for the National Multicultural Festival. Get ready for an annual celebration of art, music, dance and food from the huge range of diverse cultures that make up Canberra. It’s a completely free event (yes, you heard us, FREE!) that spans three days. This year, Australian blues rock legends Black Sorrows will be the headline act opening the whole thing, with other groups including the melting pot Sol Nation and the award-winning Canadian duo Digging Roots gracing the stage, as well as a whole host of performances by community groups from here and abroad. Find out more…


Date: 20-21 February
Location: Bungendore Showgrounds

Ever seen the show Wipeout? This is your chance to have a go at something just like it, as a giant 5km fully inflatable water obstacle course takes over the Bungendore Showgrounds for two days of crazy summery fun. Slip, slide, splash and stack your way to the finish line through a range of bouncy obstacles including the ‘ObstaClimb’ (a giant climbing wall), the ‘ObstaScream’ (a four-storey slide), and the ‘ObstaSwing’, before heading over to the ‘ObstaDance’ to get your groove on for an awesome summer party in your swimmers. Find out more…

Canberra Color Run

Date: 28 February
Stage 88, Commonwealth Park

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run through a rainbow? Here’s your chance to find out! Known as the ‘happiest 5K on the planet’, you’ll get to join thousands of other Canberrans in this run to remember. Enter the race sparkly clean, and come out of it looking like a character straight out of an Alice in Wonderland colouring book. And even if you’re not a runner, don’t sweat it! Whether you walk, run, crawl or roll through the course, everyone’s a winner. Book ahead to secure your spot and grab your very own Shine Kit ahead of time! Find out more…

Image credit: The Color Run

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