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The opening weekend is full of new and exciting experiences to make your Floriade adventure truly memorable.

See the program details below to find out what’s on during the opening weekend of Floriade.

Floriade 2017 Opening Weekend Program

Date Start End Performance Name Venue Ticketing Information
Friday, 15 September 2017 4:30:00 PM 7:00:00 PM Opening Concert – CSO Stage 88 buy tickets
Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM Flowers by Mercedes – kids’ workshops Floral Emporium FREE, BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:00:00 AM 2:00:00 PM CIT Flower Bar Floral Emporium Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:30:00 AM 11:00:00 AM Young Music Society Concert Band Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:30:00 AM 11:10:00 AM The Living Garden Roving  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:30:00 AM 4:00:00 PM Gnome sales and painting Gnome Knoll
Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:00:00 AM 11:30:00 AM Le Petit Circus Le Cirque Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Move n Groove workshop Art flag installation  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Hands-on Handmade – Spring Italian Tasting Plate buy tickets
Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:10:00 AM 11:40:00 AM Young Music Society Concert Band Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:50:00 AM 12:20:00 PM Canberra Gang Show Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:00:00 PM 12:40:00 PM The Living Garden Roving Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:00:00 PM 1:00:00 PM Flowers by Mercedes – kids’ workshops Floral Emporium Free, Bookings Required
Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:30:00 PM 1:00:00 PM Subsdance Dance Studio Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:30:00 PM 1:00:00 PM Le Petit Circus Le Cirque Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:45:00 PM 1:45:00 PM Kids’ Creative Cooking—Jr Pasta Masta Tasting Plate buy tickets
Saturday, 16 September 2017 1:10:00 PM 1:40:00 PM Joel Steenbergen Band Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 1:30:00 PM 2:10:00 PM The Living Garden Roving Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 1:30:00 PM 2:30:00 PM Drumming workshop Art flag installation  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 1:50:00 PM 2:20:00 PM Kmotion Dance Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 2:00:00 PM 3:00:00 PM Flowers by Mercedes – kids’ workshops Floral Emporium Free, bookings required
Saturday, 16 September 2017 2:30:00 PM 3:00:00 PM Hughes Primary School Choir Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 2:30:00 PM 3:15:00 PM Out of the box Tasting Plate  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 2:30:00 PM 3:20:00 PM The Drop Bears Roving  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 3:00:00 PM 3:30:00 PM Le Petit Circus Le Cirque Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 3:10:00 PM 3:40:00 PM CBR Big Band Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 3:50:00 PM 4:20:00 PM CBR Big Band Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 4:00:00 PM 4:45:00 PM Pleased to Jive You Stage 88  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 4:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM The Drop Bears Roving Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 4:00:00 PM 5:00:00 PM VIP food bloggers with Paul West Tasting Plate
Saturday, 16 September 2017 4:30:00 PM 5:00:00 PM Canberra City Big Band Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 5:00:00 PM 5:45:00 PM Chesterfield Stage 88  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 5:10:00 PM 5:40:00 PM Canberra City Big Band Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 6:00:00 PM 6:45:00 PM The Lowlands Stage 88  Free Event
Saturday, 16 September 2017 6:00:00 PM 9:00:00 PM Charity partnered hands-on dinner with Paul West Tasting Plate Ticketed Workshop
Sunday, 17 September 2017 7:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM Floriade Photography Workshop Tasting Plate buy tickets
Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM Papetal – Paper Flowers workshop Floral Emporium buy tickets
Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:30:00 AM 11:00:00 AM Passion & Purpose Academy Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:30:00 AM 11:10:00 AM The Living Garden Roving Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:30:00 AM 4:00:00 PM Gnome sales and painting Gnome Knoll
Sunday, 17 September 2017 11:00:00 AM 11:30:00 AM Le Petit Circus Le Cirque Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Move n Groove workshop Art flag installation  Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Out of the Box Tasting Plate  Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 11:10:00 AM 11:40:00 AM Yut Hung Kung Fu Academy Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 11:30:00 AM 12:30:00 PM Papetal – Paper Flowers workshop Floral Emporium buy tickets
Sunday, 17 September 2017 11:50:00 AM 12:20:00 PM Ghawazee Moon Bellydance Regatta Point Stage  Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:00:00 PM 12:40:00 PM The Living Garden Roving  Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:30:00 PM 1:00:00 PM Canberra Choral Speaking Choir Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:30:00 PM 1:00:00 PM Le Petit Circus Le Cirque Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:30:00 PM 1:30:00 PM Kids’ Creative Cooking—Roly-Poly Desserts Tasting Plate buy tickets
Sunday, 17 September 2017 1:00:00 PM 2:00:00 PM ACT for Bees Floral Emporium Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 1:10:00 PM 1:40:00 PM Cooma Dance Co Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 1:30:00 PM 2:10:00 PM The Living Garden Roving Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 1:30:00 PM 2:30:00 PM Drumming workshop Art flag installation Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 1:50:00 PM 2:20:00 PM Momposina Colombian Dance Group Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 2:15:00 PM 3:15:00 PM Hands-on Handmade – Superfood Sushi Tasting Plate buy tickets
Sunday, 17 September 2017 2:30:00 PM 3:00:00 PM Australian Chinese Culture Exchange & Promotion Assoc. Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 2:30:00 PM 3:20:00 PM The Drop Bears Roving Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 2:30:00 PM 4:30:00 PM Moxom + Whitney – Terrarium workshop Floral Emporium buy tickets
Sunday, 17 September 2017 3:00:00 PM 3:30:00 PM Le Petit Circus Le Cirque Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 3:10:00 PM 3:40:00 PM Bom Funk Dance Studio Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 3:50:00 PM 4:20:00 PM COZMO Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 4:00:00 PM 4:45:00 PM The Bridge Between Stage 88 Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 4:00:00 PM 4:45:00 PM Local produce rocks with Paul West Tasting Plate Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 4:00:00 PM 4:50:00 PM The Drop Bears Roving  Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 4:30:00 PM 5:00:00 PM Australian Chinese Culture Exchange & Promotion Assoc. Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 5:00:00 PM 5:45:00 PM Betty Slim Stage 88 Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 5:10:00 PM 5:40:00 PM Australian School of Contemporary Chinese Regatta Point Stage Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 5:15:00 PM 6:00:00 PM Super healthy Super Foods Tasting Plate Free Event
Sunday, 17 September 2017 6:00:00 PM 6:45:00 PM String Elephants Stage 88 Free Event