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1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

The data presented in this section relate to the attendance and participant numbers to selected events and exhibitions held in the ACT during 2006. Data were provided by the organisers of each event. In the case of public events that were not held on an admission basis estimated figures have been provided by event organisers.


In 2006, the event recording the highest attendance numbers in the ACT was Floriade with 375,151 admissions. The Multicultural Festival, FM 104.7 Skyfire and the National Science Festival all recorded more than 100,000 admissions, as did Summernats. Summernats was also the sporting event with the highest attendance numbers.

13.6 Attendees(a), Selected events and exhibitions - ACT - 2006

Attendees
Event or exhibition
no.

Anzac Day Dawn Ceremony
27 000
Anzac Day National Ceremony
16 000
Australia Day Live 06 Concert
35 000
Bass in the Place Dance Party
10 000
Canberra Balloon Fiesta
9 545
Canberra Nara Candle Festival
5 000
Celebrate in the Park (Celebrate Canberra)
30 000
Circus of the Air (Celebrate Canberra)
10 000
Floriade
375 151
FM 104.7 Skyfire
120 000
Lighting of the Canberra Christmas Tree
5 000
Multicultural Festival
135 711
National Science Festival
109 000
New Year's in the City
5 000
ParkLive (Australia Day)
3 000
Remembrance Day
2 360
Royal Canberra Show
(b)131 000
Spring Home and Leisure show
22 000
Summer in the Capital Festival
14 126
Tropfest
17 500

(a) For events not held on an admission basis, estimates have been provided by event organisers.
(b) Estimate for 2007.
Event organisers, Data available on request.

13.7 Attendees and participants, Selected sporting events and exhibitions - ACT - 2006

Attendees(a)
Participants
Event or exhibition
no.
no.

Canberra Capital Triathlon Festival
420
744
Canberra Marathon and Canberra 50km Ultra Marathon
4 000
1 809
Kanga Cup
159
128
National Dance Sport Championships
4 019
806
SCOTT 24 Australian Mountain Bike Championships
5 000
3 031
Sri Chinmoy Triathlon Festival
2 202
1 376
Summernats
101 400
1 425

(a) For events not held on an admission basis, estimates have been provided by event organisers.
Event organisers, Data available on request.


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