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Enlighten Festival brings together the best autumn events. Held from 26 February to 14 March 2021, Canberra will come alive with a range of free and ticketed events.

Kick off the festival at the 11th anniversary of Enlighten Illuminations as architectural projections light up the national attractions from 28 February to 8 March. Indulge your inner foodie at Enlighten Alley and the BentSpoke Beer Garden and receive exclusive access to explore the national attractions after dark.

Prepare to have your mornings brightened when the Canberra Balloon Spectacular returns from 6 to 14 March. Celebrate local creativity as Lights! Canberra! Action! (5 March) shines a light on local film-makers and Symphony in the Park (7 March) provides the perfect soundtrack to your sunset picnic. Top off the festival by celebrating the city’s birthday at Canberra Day (8 March).

Enlighten Festival will run a little differently in 2021. To enable a safe event, all attendees will be required to book experiences in advance.

More information about the Enlighten Festival including how to book to attend will be announced in January 2021.

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