Today I am pleased to announce that the popular Night Noodle Markets will come to Canberra for the 2015 ENLIGHTEN festival.
The market is another great addition to the ACT's event calendar over the coming months, giving Canberran's the opportunity to enjoy our city whilst attracting interstate visitors to the nation's capital.
For 10 nights from 27 February to 8 March, the ENLIGHTEN Night Noodle Markets will see up to 25 hawker style food stalls operating in the ENLIGHTEN precinct between Reconciliation Place and Commonwealth Place.
The markets will showcase the essence of the Canberra region food and wine experience within ENLIGHTEN's vibrant event hub, which features roving performers and bars and a backdrop of iconic national attractions with spectacular architectural light projections.
Through VisitCanberra, the ACT Government has invested $200,000 from its Special Events Fund to assist Fairfax Events to bring the Night Noodle Markets to Canberra. The Night Noodle Markets are part of the respected Good Food brand. Fairfax will leverage this funding to deliver interstate media exposure valued at more than $1 million, focusing on key markets in Sydney and regional NSW.
The Tourism industry contributes $1.8 billion to the ACT economy and is one of the Territory's largest private sector employers, supporting 17,000 jobs. 2015 is expected to be an eventful year, contributing significantly to the goal to grow the value of the visitor economy to $2.5 billion by 2020.
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Section: Andrew Barr, MLA | Media Releases