Meet the high flyers of the global hot air ballooning scene

For nine days in March Canberrans wake up to a surreal scene, a sun rise dotted with flurries of colour as hot air balloons float across the city. Hours before the break of dawn, while most of the city is still slumbering, a dedicated group of hot air balloon enthusiasts are busy preparing for their early morning flights.

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GET READY TO SWITCH ON!

Canberra’s upcoming Enlighten Festival 2018, proudly presented by Singapore Airlines, will kick off with the unveiling of the architectural projections, Illuminating cultural institutions within the Parliamentary Triangle, at this year’s Switch On event.

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Canberra Balloon Spectacular special shapes announced

Wake up to the view of hot air balloons floating across the city during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular. This mesmerising view is best appreciated from the lawns of Old Parliament House. Held over nine days, more than thirty hot air balloons from across the globe are expected to take to our skies this autumn. Remember to keep an eye out for the special shape balloons. This year the festival features Kermie the frog and Jewel the hummingbird.

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7 date ideas to light up your life

Stuck for a gift idea for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Why not think outside of the traditional chocolate box and plan a romantic Canberra experience during Enlighten Festival?

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Parliament House and the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin are illuminated for Enlighten.

5 reasons 2018 will be the biggest, brightest Enlighten Festival ever

It may be the eighth year of Enlighten, but there’s no sign that the festival intends on slowing down. Proudly presented by Singapore Airlines, visitors to Enlighten Festival will get to experience the Illuminations (2-11 March) they know and love but with a bigger, better and brighter program across 16 nights in March (2-18 March).

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