Enlighten Festival

Canberra will shine bright with culture and creativity as the Enlighten Festival brings together the best autumn events.

Enlighten Festival 2021 will be held from 26 February to 14 March. Keep an eye on this page for event details, which will continue to be based on advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and relevant public health restrictions.

Eat, see and explore as the Enlighten Illuminations light up the national attractions after dark, indulge at the Canberra Night Noodle Markets and be mesmerised as a spotlight shines on local film-makers at Lights!Canberra!Action!

Brighten your morning and see the sky taken over by colourful hot air balloons at Canberra Balloon Spectacular, before you watch the sunset to the perfect soundtrack at Symphony in the Park. Top off the festival by celebrating the city’s birthday at Canberra Day and enjoy a flourish of fireworks at Hit 104.7 Skyfire.