National Folk Festival - Exhibition Park in Canberra

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From high-end entertainment to the expression of folk-life through grassroots and community activities our multifaceted National Folk Festival is the ultimate celebration of all things folk. The program is designed to inspire, enliven and entertain. From traditional and contemporary grooves to the quirky and the endearing it features all the key elements that make people want to come from everywhere to be part of it.

The festival site is populated with themed bars, food and market stalls, circus performers and roving musicians and our multi-disciplinary program is broad and innovative boasting an A-list of performers from Australia and the world.

Where: Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
When: 13-17 April 2017
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FREE OFF PEAK Travel for event participants

National Folk Festival participants can take advantage of FREE OFF PEAK travel throughout the event by showing the driver your pre-purchased ticket of event pass.

FREE OFF PEAK travel will be available during the following times:

  • Thursday 13 April 2017 - FREE OFF PEAK travel between 9.00 am to 4.30 pm and after 6.00pm until last service.
  • Friday 14 to Monday 17 April inclusive, FREE OFF PEAK travel all day, each day over the weekend as bus services will be running to Sunday Timetable over the Easter long weekend.

Plan your trip with Trip Planner

The best way to plan your journey is to use our Trip Planner.

Trip planner allows you to select your mode of travel, in this case bus, and then select your start and end destination. You can even enter in when you wish to leave.

To plan your trip to the National Folk Festival simply place your starting destination in the starting point and then place your destination point, EPIC, Flemington Road. You will then be able to plan your travel depending on when you wish to leave.

Trip Planner

Transport Canberra buses servicing the National Folk Festival

The below services will allow travel from EPIC to the City or Gungahlin Bus Stations. Passengers requiring travel to other areas within Canberra may like to view our weekday or weekend bus maps.

Thursday 13 April - Weekday timetable - Red Rapid 200, routes 56, 57, & 58
Good Friday 14 April - Sunday timetable - Routes 950, 956, & 958
Easter Saturday 15 April - Sunday timetable - Routes 950, 956, & 958
Easter Sunday 16 April - Sunday timetable - Routes 950, 956, & 958
Easter Monday 17 April Sunday timetable - Routes 950, 956, & 958

NXTBUS can help you to track the next available service to your stop. To use NXTBUS during the festival, the relevant stop numbers are:

Stop 4751 - Flemington Rd Exhibition Park (southbound services) -*Please note this stop has been relocated to the EPIC pull in area.

Stop 4752 - Flemington Rd opp Exhibition Park (northbound services).

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