Canberra Day

Celebrate what's great about Canberra
12 March

Canberra is turning 105 this year! Join in the celebrations with a program bursting to the seams with live music and entertainment for all.

The stunning landscape of Commonwealth Park will provide the perfect backdrop for your family day out. Enjoy the thrill of amusement park rides or indulge in a tasty treat from local traders. Snap a cute photo after visiting the face painting station or relax with a picnic to the sound of live music.  Kids will dance, play and laugh as the Lah Lah’s Big Live Band provide the perfect sound track to our city’s birthday party.

Music will fill the air later in the afternoon, getting your heart pumping and feet moving as you sing and dance the day away. Multi-platinum Brisbane sibling super-group Sheppard will headline the Canberra Day concert. Former Triple J unearthed winner Ali Barter, Nicole Millar from Peking Duk fame and Canberra’s own Lucy Sugerman will also take to the stage.

Be sure to grab a CBR shirt to dress to impress or a CBR water bottle to refill at our water stations. All your favourite CBR merchandise will be available for purchase at the information tent.

Stage Schedule

2pm – Lah Lah’s Big Live Band
3pm – Lucy Sugerman
4pm – Ali Barter
5pm – Nicole Millar
6pm – Sheppard

Free Activities & Amusements

A variety of free activities will run from 2pm to 7pm in Commonwealth Park. Kids can learn and play with the Royal Australian Navy and their inflatable boat, live out their fantasies with face paint, see balloon animals and hats created before their eyes and have fun with the CBR team. The brave at heart can get up close with reptiles while the creative can design their own masks. Those who are full of energy can challenge their friends to jump the highest on our inflatable castle and run the fastest with AFL ACT. We even hear Elsa from Frozen will be on site to meet her fans.

Our littlest Canberrans can dance and sing with Lah Lah’s Big Live Band on Stage 88 from 2pm to 3pm. Word to the wise, the always popular ACT Fire & Rescue Tanker will be on site from 2pm to 4pm to entertain and educate future fire fighters big and small.

A variety of food will be available from:

2 Smoking Barrels
Kombean Coffee
Pure Gelato
Kransky Brothers
De Wafel
Killa Fries
Spiral Spuds
Chur Burger

Paid Rides

Get an adrenaline rush on an amusement ride or test your skill with a carnival game. A wide variety of rides will be available from 2pm to 7pm in Commonwealth Park. The ride prices are:

Supa Cha  $6
Cups and Saucers $5
Flying Chairs $5
Inflatable Castles $5
Laughing Clowns $5
Giant Slide $5
Unlimited ride wristbands $25


12 March
2pm – 7pm



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