About the Heritage Festival


Think ‘heritage’ is something old and dusty that you only find in a museum? Think again.

See, hear, taste, touch and explore our capital’s unique heritage at the 2019 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

From 13 April to 5 May over 200 diverse events will take place across the Canberra region, including talks, dinners, dances, tours, concerts, markets and more. Now in its 37th year, the Festival raises awareness of the ongoing need to conserve our natural, historic and Aboriginal heritage.

2019 Theme

Get your moonwalk ready, because this year’s theme is out of this world. In 2019 we’re exploring ‘SPACE’!

In July the world will celebrate 50 years since man walked on the moon and that footage came from Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station here in the ACT! The 2019 Festival is a great opportunity to discover the ACT’s space history through a number of fun, interactive and inspiring events.

Space is more than ‘outer space’. Walter Burley Griffin said ‘architecture is a space art’. Space can be an expanse, a landscape, a location, a possibility, a vacuum, or a relationship between objects people and places. What does space mean to you?

Participants send us your feedback

Have you been to a Heritage Festival event? We want to hear about it. Your feedback will help us improve visitor experiences at future Festival events. Have your say by taking our survey on Survey Monkey.

Information for event organisers

Thank you for being part of the 2019 Heritage Festival. We are looking forward to working with you to make this year's Festival a special event.

Organisers send us your feedback

The Heritage Festival and ACT Government logos can be made available to use in your promotional material.

For more information on how to use the logos see the Branding toolkit.

To request the logos, please email EPSDDComms@act.gov.au.

To update your event details or for any other enquiries about running your event, please email Linda.Roberts@act.gov.au

Eventbrite banner

Get our Eventbrite banner to make your event pop.

Event poster

Use our event poster template and put your event details up all over town.

Email signature

Send our email signature to share the Festival details with your contacts.

Event kit signs

Post these signs to let your audience know they are in the right place.

Social media pack

Use our social media tiles and banners to promote your event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.