Our Sponsors

Enlighten Festival would like to thank its sponsors which ensure the event is possible.

Strategic Partner

National Capital Authority

The NCA is pleased to host the Enlighten Festival in the National Triangle and within Commonwealth Park.  The NCA is also the Presenting Partner of the “Monkeying Around” illuminations installation, a fun interactive installation up in the trees for audiences to enjoy as they walk around the festival precinct.

Major Partners


ActewAGL and our predecessors have been committed to the Canberra region for over 100 years. Along with the brightest minds in the national’s capital, we’re focused to reimagine energy now and for future generations. We’re proud to light up the city as the official energy partner of the Enlighten Festival and together celebrate some of the things that make Canberra such a great place to live—innovation, entertainment, art and community. ActewAGL officially ‘Switched On’ the Enlighten Festival to kick start the illuminations on Friday 26 February.

Canberra Centre

This year, as part of Enlighten Festival, Canberra Centre is bringing the “mini beasts” back in the centre with a new addition to the group. The four mini beasts react to movement with light, sound and colour. These insects stand up to 4 metres in height so make sure you take the time to interact with the Neon Cuckoo Bee, Cicada, Swallowtail Butterfly and our new Jumping Spider until 29 March 2021.

On the 4 and 11 March, Canberra Centre has partnered with the National Zoo to run a meet and greet with some of the zoo’s favourite reptiles. Find them between 11am-2pm on the Ground Level outside R.M Williams. More info on our website.

Supporting Partners

Bentspoke Brewing Co.

BentSpoke Beer Garden is back for the Enlighten Festival 2021, offering a selection of locally brewed, award-winning beer and cider plus an exclusive beer to commemorate Skywhale’s new partner in crime. A selection of great local food vendors will keep everyone from hunger. Complete with interactive neon artwork and a kids area, there will be something for the whole family. Find us opposite the stage in the BentSpoke Beer Garden and in Enlighten Alley nestled between Questacon and Old Parliament House.

Jervis Bay Cookies

Jervis Bay Cookies are excited to be officially launching at Enlighten 2021. This has to be on your must see list so come along and watch our chocolate chip cookies being freshly baked in front of your eyes. It’s hard to beat the sight of deliciously fresh chocolate chip cookies falling into baskets and just waiting for you to enjoy. You may be torn between enjoying a cup of freshly baked cookies immediately or taking home a freshly baked bag to enjoy later. Of course you can always get one of each.

We genuinely hope you enjoy devouring our chocolate chip cookies as much as we enjoy making and being able to share them with you.

Abode Hotels

As the official Enlighten Festival Accommodation Partner for 2021, Abode Hotels is offering all Enlighten attendees 10% off their accommodation for the duration of the festival. This special offer is available across all Abode Hotels properties in Canberra, as well as at Abode Murrumbateman, located just outside of Canberra in the cool climate wine region.

To receive 10% off your stay, simply use the code ENLIGHTEN21 when booking online or over the phone. With seven hotels to choose from as part of this special offer, Abode Hotels has your Enlighten Festival accommodation sorted.  

Book now by visiting abodehotels.com.au or by calling 1300 122 633.

Canberra FM

We have partnered with local radio networks Mix 106.3 and hit104.7 to help spread the word about Enlighten Festival 2021.  Tune into hit104.7 for week commencing 1 March for a Ned & Josh Breakfast Promotion where they will be will giving the Canberra community the chance to win unique family pass experiences to Enlighten Alley, the BentSpoke Beer Garden, Lights! Canberra! Action!, Symphony in the Park and the Canberra Balloon Spectacular.