26 September 2023

Park to come alive for 2022 Canberra Day

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Canberrans can celebrate the city they love this Canberra Day (14 March) with a showcase of multicultural performances, music, food, drink, and community activities at Commonwealth Park.

Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tara Cheyne said Canberra Day 2022 was a time for the community to come together and celebrate life in the Capital.

“Events are back, and this Canberra Day will be a true celebration of our city as we begin to come together again,” Ms Cheyne said.

“The day will kick off with the traditional Canberra Balloon Spectacular filling our skies with colour as over 25 hot air balloons launch from 6:30am to 8:30am at Patrick White Lawns, before Commonwealth Park comes alive from 11am with a great line up of multicultural music and dance,” she said.

“With three performance stages and a mix of talented roving performers and workshops, it’s guaranteed to be a fun day out.”

Ms Cheyne said the evening would see the final night of Illuminations and The Forage at the Festival Hub in the National Triangle from 6pm to 11pm.

The Minister said food was always a focus when celebrating life in the capital and this Canberra Day would be no exception, with a range of food trucks and stalls to be scattered along the Lake offering a variety of international cuisine from Africa, Ecuador, Peru, the Czech Republic, Tibet and Colombia.

“The day will also highlight our city’s diverse culture and creativity, with Canberrans invited to participate in a series of community arts workshops in the lead up to, and on the day, to celebrate what it means to call Canberra home,” she said.

“The workshops, designed for people of all ages and skills levels, are led by local artists and will explore the unexpected delights and quirks of our city as well as provide an opportunity to learn new skills, connect, and tell stories through creative expression,” Ms Cheyne said.

Further information on Canberra Day celebrations can be accessed at this PS News link.

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