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Enlighten Festival, presented by Singapore Airlines, brings together the best autumn events. Held over 17 days from 28 February to 15 March, Canberra will come alive with a range of free and ticketed events.

Kick off the festival at the 10th anniversary of Enlighten Illuminations as architectural projections light up the national attractions from 28 February to 9 March. Indulge your inner foodie at the Canberra Night Noodle Markets and receive exclusive access to explore the national attractions after dark.

Prepare to have your mornings brightened when the Canberra Balloon Spectacular returns from 7 to 15 March. Celebrate local creativity as Lights! Canberra! Action! (6 March) shines a light on local film-makers and Symphony in the Park (8 March) provides the perfect soundtrack to your sunset picnic. Top off the festival by celebrating the city’s birthday at Canberra Day (9 March) and enjoy a flourish of fireworks at Hit 104.7 Skyfire (14 March).

For all event times, locations and ticket prices, visit our program.

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