@ Enlighten Festival Events

With seven signature events to enjoy, see @ Enlighten Festival bring Canberra to life with culture and creativity this autumn.

Enlighten Illuminations 
3-13 March

Illuminations @ Enlighten Festival will light up some of the capital’s iconic buildings in a stunning display of light, sound, and movement. Feast on tasty treats from local food and beverage vendors and enjoy live music.

Lights! Canberra! Action! 
10 March

Located in the open-air surrounds of the Senate Rose Garden, Lights! Canberra! Action! @ Enlighten Festival shines a spotlight on local filmmaking talent on Friday 10 with this short film festival.

Canberra Balloon Spectacular
11-19 March

Marvel at hot air balloons floating across the city during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular @ Enlighten Festival. Held over nine days, the Canberra skyline turns into a sea of colour and movement.

FreshOut Fair Day Canberra
11 March

The ACT’s largest LGBTIQA+ community pride event, FreshOut Fair Day @ Enlighten Festival will showcase a diverse range of entertainment, market stalls and local food and wine. Everyone is welcome at FreshOut!

Symphony in the Park
12 March

See the Canberra Symphony Orchestra take to the stage to perform with special guest Electric Fields at Symphony in the Park @ Enlighten Festival. Enjoy a night of great tunes and delicious eats.

Canberra Day 
13 March

Canberra Day @ Enlighten Festival brings Commonwealth Park to life with something for the whole family. Enjoy fabulous food, beverages and performers and celebrate the Nation’s Capital.

Canberra After Dark
3 – 13 March

Major attractions and businesses throughout Canberra will open their doors to host an array of after-dark and Enlighten-themed free and ticketed events during Canberra After Dark @ Enlighten Festival.

Want to see what else is on during the Enlighten Festival?

Explore the full event program for more information.