The Enlighten Festival will once again shine a spotlight on the nation’s capital over 17 days of culture and creativity.
Enlighten Illuminations: 4 to 14 March
Witness thought-provoking large-scale projections on some of the capital’s most loved and iconic buildings. The projections will be presented on Australian Parliament House, the National Library of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia, Questacon, the National Portrait Gallery and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Feast on tasty treats from local food and beverage vendors, enjoy live music and snap a selfie with the creatively crafted art installations. No tickets required.
Light! Canberra@ Action!: 11 March
Enlighten Festival shines a spotlight on Canberra’s talented film-makers as competition sparks creativity. Come and watch the finalist’s films at an outdoor movie screening at the Senate Rose Gardens. No tickets required.
Canberra Balloon Spectacular: 12 to 20 March
Marvel at hot air balloons floating across the city during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular. Held over nine days, the Canberra skyline turns into a sea of colour and movement. The balloons launch each morning, weather permitting, from 12 -20 March at Patrick White Lawns. For those who have braved the dawn start there’s a hot breakfast to enjoy as the balloons lift off and drift across the dawn sky. No tickets required.
Symphony in the Park: 13 March
One of Enlighten’s most popular events! The Canberra Symphony Orchestra will take to the stage to perform with this year’s special guest, multi award ARIA winning singer songwriter Lior. Sit back, relax and prepare for a night of great tunes and delicious eats. Stage 88, Commonwealth Park. No tickets required.
Canberra Day: 14 March
Make the most of the public holiday and enjoy an array of Canberra Day festivities at Commonwealth Park. Stay on to celebrate the final night of Enlighten Illuminations.
Attractions After Dark
Major attractions and businesses throughout Canberra will open their doors to host an array of after-dark and Enlighten themed free and ticketed events.
Acknowledgement of Country
Our work is on the land of the Ngunnawal People, Ngunnawal Country. We pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging.