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A fun and accessible festival experience for all

The Festival is always a large, exciting event filled with lots of people, sounds and activities, and we know that some just like to take a break every once in a while and find a quiet space out of the heat and away from the hustle and bustle. That’s why this year we’re excited to offer our new Sanctuary spaces for children, parents and festival goers as a way of making the Festival a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.

The Sanctuary

Adult visitors to the Sanctuary on Saturday and Sunday will be able to sit in peaceful, shaded areas, grab a cool drink and take in a quieter festival atmosphere with a wide variety of special music and entertainment programs to enjoy.

Children’s Sanctuary

Visit the Children’s Sanctuary at Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) and enjoy a place for children to play, create and take part in a range of cultural activities. Across the two days there will be art making, music and dance workshops, as well as face painting, balloon modelling and storytelling sessions.

All children must be accompanied by a participating adult - parents, carers, grandparents and friends most welcome.