ACT Reconciliation Day Public Holiday

Reconciliation in the Park

Monday 28 May 2018
Glebe Park, Civic
10am to 2pm

Reconciliation in the Park celebrates the ACT’s historic first Reconciliation Day public holiday to be held in Australia.

Join this free community event in Glebe Park in the city which features headline folk inspired pop duo Busby Marou performing live on stage.

The ARIA award-nominated stars will be joined by an array of local Indigenous performers and dancers including the Wiradjuri Echoes. Also performing is Canberra’s own The Voice finalist, teen sensation Lucy Sugerman, The Chesterfield Band, Johnny Huckle and Hardcover.

The Glebe Park event offers something for all ages. Among the activities are basket weaving, bush tucker talks, storytelling and children’s art workshops. In addition to the cultural activities the kids can join in there will be a petting zoo, jumping castle and face painting.

Grab a bite to eat at the community barbecue or from the food trucks onsite.

You can also connect and chat with the many local community organisations who will be exhibiting in Glebe Park on the day.

Reconciliation Day is an opportunity for all Canberrans to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The day’s activities reflect the National Reconciliation Week 2018 theme Don’t make history a mystery which invites Australians to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.

Program performers at a glance

Main stage

10am Welcome to country
11am Griffyn Ensemble
11.30am Michael Weir
12pm Busby Marou
1pm Wiradjuri Echoes

Rotunda Stage pop up performers

10am Dale Huddlestone
11am Johnny Huckle
1pm Lucy Sugerman

Main entrance pop up performers

10am Dominic Lavers
11am The Chesterfield Band
1pm Hardcover

Getting there

Transport Canberra will be running on a public holiday schedule to get you to and from the city, with concession card holders able to travel free on the public holiday.

The free City Loop service will be operating, stopping at the Akuna Street (City Walk) stop.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Bus service will be operating a free shuttle service from select locations in Queanbeyan between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

Parking options include Canberra Centre, Civic Pool and city centre precinct car parks as well as the National Convention Centre.

Share your Reconciliation Day

Use #NRW2018 when sharing your day on social media.

Reconciliation in the Park 2018