Enlighten Festival

1 - 11 MARCH 2024

Enjoy awe inspiring art, delicious food, captivating entertainment, film, music and much more as Enlighten Festival returns to Canberra from 1 -11 March 2024!

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular also returns from 9-17 March, filling Canberra’s skies with colour each morning.

REGISTER NOW for the Canberra Day Appeal Fun Run on 11 March and raise funds for Hands Across Canberra to help those in need. Registrations close Sunday 3 March.


See what else is on

VOLO Virtual Reality Flying Experience

Look down from the clouds as you soar through the sky in a da Vinci-inspired flying contraption – all without leaving the ground.

This VR headset experience lets you pilot one of four flying experiences, transforming a regular old playground swing into an exhilarating aerial experience.

Tickets only $12, or $36 for four different experiences.


Program – Events and Entertainment

Along with our signature events there will be a packed program of events and entertainment to enjoy during Enlighten Festival.


Check out highlights from Enlighten 2023

See more Enlighten Festival highlights in our Image Gallery.

We are thrilled to announce that Enlighten Festival won the Major Festivals and Events Award at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards 2022!

Enlighten Festival was also a finalist in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in the same category.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people, and their continuing connection to land and community. We pay our respects to them, and to Elders both past and present.