Enlighten Festival

4 - 20 March 2022

Every Autumn Canberra shines bright with culture and creativity as Enlighten Festival brings together five hero events over 17 days.

Enlighten Festival will be back again from Friday 4 March to Sunday 20 March 2022.

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Explore the events that make up the Enlighten Festival

Enlighten Illuminations

Witness thought-provoking large-scale projections on some of the capital’s most loved and iconic buildings. Feast on tasty treats from local food and beverage vendors, enjoy live music and snap a selfie with the creatively crafted art installations.

Lights! Canberra! Action!

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.

Canberra Balloon Spectacular

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.

Symphony in the Park

One of Enlighten’s most popular events! Join the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in iconic Commonwealth Park. Sit back, relax and prepare for a night of great tunes and delicious eats.

Canberra Day

Make the most of the public holiday and enjoy an array of Canberra Day festivities. Stay on to celebrate the final night of Enlighten Illuminations.

Attractions After Dark

The capital’s major attractions open their doors to host an array of after-dark free and ticketed events.

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