SouthFest will return to the streets and laneways of Tuggeranong Town Centre with a day of celebration, markets, food, activity and entertainment.
And just like the successful inaugural event last year, all activities at SouthFest will be free, thanks to the support of more than 20 sponsors.
The event this year will be on Saturday, November 16, from 10am to 3pm.
SouthFest spokeswoman Taryn Langdon said it was a festival "for the community by the community", designed to enliven Tuggeranong and showcase its spirit.
"The event, which attracted more than 14,000 Canberrans in 2018, is all about showcasing local business and talent, making connections and bringing the community together," she said.
This year, there will be 200 stallholders, performers and activities.
- A fun park featuring free activities for the kids including Blastalot, jumping castle and obstacle courses;
- Eat Street with a selection of the region's best food and drink and a pop-up bar;
- Pop culture and table top gaming expo;
- A community connect hub featuring art, cake decorating competition and more;
- A pop-up sports and health and wellbeing precinct, with games, demonstrations and come-and-try activities; and
- A preschool play zone and YMCA youth zone.
There will also be music, performances and entertainment all day.
Also part of SouthFest 2019 will be the Tuggeranong Arts Centre Queer Stage with a lineup of dynamic performers, including Australia's favourite Indigenous showgirl, Constantina Bush.
Transport Canberra is offering free, ticketless bus travel on all Tuggeranong routes, as well as from Tuggeranong park and ride locations. Pedal Power will also be supplying bike racks for the event for people to ride to SouthFest.
The event's partners include Needhams Business and Financial Strategies and McIntyre Property. '"SouthFest represents the spirit of the community that people share in Tuggeranong," a Needhams spokesperson said.