This year, NightFest has been reimagined as Canberra’s biggest NightFeast and the ACT hospitality industry is being encouraged to take part.
Restaurants and eateries across the capital have until today (4 September) to register an expression of interest in taking part in NightFeast, which is being promoted as a “territory-wide feast”.
“NightFeast is a great opportunity for Canberrans to support our local hospitality industry, which has been significantly impacted by COVID-19,” a spokesperson said.
“On Friday 2 October, 2020, Canberrans can join in the territory-wide feast by booking a meal at a participating eatery or ordering an at-home NightFest experience. Foodies can enjoy a blooming pink gin from Underground Spirits, ice-cream from Frugii, seasonal flavours from Poacher’s Pantry and more.
“NightFest will connect Canberrans through a shared celebration of Canberra’s great food scene during a time when our local business need all the support they can get. Each local purchase goes a long way, helping not only that neighbourhood business, but also their team, suppliers, growers, families and more.
“Canberra’s big NightFeast wouldn’t be complete without those treats that NightFest is famous for – entertainment and lights.
“Canberrans ordering spring-inspired meals straight to their front door can enjoy dinner and a show with fun-sized NightFest activities. Try your hand at making one of the festival’s signature lanterns and enjoy a curated Spotify playlist featuring artists from past festival to bring a taste of NightFest into your home.”
In 2020, COVID-19 has forced Floriade to be reimagined with the annual spring celebration moving from its traditional home in Commonwealth Park to bloom across Canberra.