As the sun sets on Commonwealth Park, Floriade’s after-dark extravaganza takes visitors on a journey of discovery with spectacular lighting designs, roving performers, bustling night markets and a fantastic line-up of entertainment.



Experience a taste of our city’s national attractions in The Inspiration Hub with interactive activities and exhibitions, or relax in The Comedy Cave with entertainment by top Aussie acts Hannah Gadsby and Joel Creasey.

Dream bear


Delicious food and wine workshops will leave mouths watering in The Tasting Plate, while new pop-up venues – La Petite Grande and The Little Palais – will surprise crowds with classy sideshows, quirky circus acts, a silent disco and a UV dance party.


Captivating lighting

See Floriade transformed into an illuminated wonderland as the vibrant colour of the stunning new lighting designs bathe the garden beds, pond waters and trees.


Opening Hours

NightFest opens at 6.30pm and closes at 10.30pm from Wednesday 28 September – 2 October 2016.