For the flower buffs, you can see displays of everything that should bloom in spring, from tulips to poppies and irises to daisies, and a whole lot more we've never heard of. The best part is that entry to Floriade during the day is free; NightFest will cost you A$20 ($17) though.
Canberra's 'Floriade' Flower Fest Welcomes Spring With Giant Fire Organ
Australia's tiny capital city of Canberra is somewhere tourists often stop by to simply visit Parliament House or the national War Memorial, but in the Down Under spring (which would be now), it actually comes alive with something better than stuff from the history and geography curriculum: it's time for Floriade.
This month-long festival is now in full bloom and runs right through until October 11. From its origins as a rather stuffy garden show, Floriade has turned into a hip reason to head to Canberra and even has the Floriade NightFest up and runningit's this week until Sunday, and has outdoor films, a Glow Bar, live music and most impressively, the "Pyrophone Juggernaut"the largest hand operated multi-octave fire organ in the world, which basically spews fire while making noise.