Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson are set to star alongside the likes of Grug and Where’s Wally as this year’s Floriade takes visitors on a trip down memory lane through the theme of Pop Culture.
Developed in 1988 as a grand, one-off floral tribute to mark Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th anniversary.
Floriade is now an iconic annual tourism event for Canberra, with close to half a million local, interstate and international visitors enjoying the floral frenzy each year.
Some of this year’s festival highlights will include NightFest - Floriade’s ticketed after-dark experience and Dogs’ Day Out - where guests are encouraged to bring their furry friends, featuring a superhero dress up Pop Culture theme.
Floriade is the perfect event to keep the kids entertained throughout the school holidays, with a free KidzKlub and an array of hands-on activities and workshops in the Kids Zone.
The flower festival takes over Commonwealth Park in Canberra from 15 September – 14 October.
Families can keep the kids entertained throughout the school holiday period for free at KidzKlub or spend Sunday afternoons picnicking at Jazz in the Park.
For the aspiring or avid green thumbs, one of the many workshops on offer at The Greenhouse interactive venue is sure to please.
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