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If one million bulbs and annuals weren’t impressive enough, Floriade will present its popular after-dark experience NightFest across in 2017.

Visitors explored amazing outdoor lighting design and production, curated and constructed by the expert team at Mandylights. They designed a parkland-full of impressive lighting installations which excited and delighted. Complementing the bazillion LED lights incorporated into inspired lighting designs, NightFest hosted a swathe of roving entertainment delighting those wandering through the wonderland.

NightFest 2017 will light up the night from 8pm to 11pm across six nights and two magical weekends:
Friday 22 September – Sunday 24 September 2017
Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October 2017

We’re still finalising the 2017 program. Get an idea of what we have in store for NightFest 2017 by browsing through the NightFest 2016 Program and the highlights from 2016 below. When dates have been finalised for NightFest 2017 we will update this website and post on our social media channels. Check back on this page later in the year for all the details.


Illuminated wonderland

Explore the whimsy and the beauty in outdoor lighting design and production, as curated and constructed by the expert team at Mandylights. They’ve designed a parkland – full of impressive lighting installations which will excite and delight the fairy light lover in anyone.

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Roving Entertainment

Be amused and entertained by talented musicians, quirky roving entertainers and circus acts, who will bring the park to life each night. Last years acts included giant lady bugs, flame twirlers and many many more…

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Exclusive Experiences

For the crème de la crème of NightFest experiences, a ticket to the Premium experience is a must have. Ferry transfer, red carpet entry, exclusive entertainment, drinks, and canapés in the premium lounge and staff so attentive you simply have to hold your glass up to receive a re-fill.

Alternatively arrive in style with a ticket to the Posh Pit aboard the official NightFest ferry. Enjoy canapés and drinks as you coast across the lake, to your exclusive, queue- less entry into NightFest. Once you’ve had your fill of NightFest’s illuminated wonderland, take advantage of the return Ferry transfer back to your car.


The Marketplace

To indulge your inner foodie (and food critic), we’ve created the Marketplace; a food, wine and beer bazaar hosted in the The Kitchen Company Tasting Plate, during NightFest. We’re not quite ready to announce whose delicious produce we will be featuring this year. Last year the Marketplace explored the food and beverage crafts of Bentspoke Brewery, Pialligo estate, Mount Majura vineyard and more, in a melting pot of top local and regional talent.


The Parlour

This decadently dressed venue sings of a by-gone era of the exotic and unfamiliar. Full of laughs at NightFest, the Parlour spotlighted one funny act after another. We’re not quite ready to announce the line-up of comedians for NightFest 2017 but we guarantee they will make you giggle, chuckle and laugh.