With temperatures in the capital forecast to reach as high as 40 degrees and above on Friday and Saturday, the first event cancellations are coming in.
Showtime in the City, a mini carnival scheduled for this weekend as a preview to the Canberra Show later this month, will now only run from 4.30pm till 9.30pm on Friday.
The event had been planned for the city centre on Friday evening and on Saturday but the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society has decided to cancel Saturday’s activities.
The event will still bring the best of the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show to the city centre on Friday evening as planned, with popcorn, show bags and baby farm animals all on offer in Petrie Plaza.
The ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show launch and show bag launch will both take place on Friday.
Those who choose to drop by and take part in the carnival atmosphere on Friday are encouraged to prepare for the expected hot weather.
For information on staying safe in the heat visit www.health.act.gov.au/healthy-living/summer-safety/tips-beat-heat
Showtime in the City also provides the community with an opportunity to buy show tickets early at the ActewAGL Assist Store. The event is a partnership between the ACT Government, the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society and ActewAGL.
The Canberra Show takes place at EPIC, from Friday 24 February to Sunday 26 February.