Enlighten Illuminations

28 February - 9 March

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Canberra’s beloved Enlighten Illuminations will again see the Parliamentary Triangle come to life after dark. Be immersed in stunning architectural projections on Canberra’s most iconic buildings. Learn more about the projections and the stories behind them here. Explore the national attractions after dark with a range of exclusive free and ticketed events.

Tempt your tastebuds at Enlighten Alley, BentSpoke Beer Garden and Canberra Night Noodle Markets. Find out more here.

The Enlighten Illuminations programming will start at 6pm, with the architectural projections lighting up your evening from 8pm to 11pm each night.

Share your favourite art installation at the Enlighten Illuminations using #EnlightenCanberra.


Wander through the Neon Night Garden, a touchable and interactive neon installation of things you might find in a garden. Or take a photo in the Neon Archway before heading over to Bloom, presented by National Capital Authority, an epic landscape of giant gum nuts and gum nut flowers.

Keep the kids entertained with Chromatica, a 6.7m long take on the classic childhood kaleidoscope. Or have a go at playing the Light Chimes, with bespoke touch boards to produce a sonic cloud of notes like a wind chime.

For the most insta-worthy installations, you’ll need to check the big, 80s themed Monsters Love You! (But might eat you…), and Sal the Snail, a 4m tall neon inflatable snail. Find out more here.

Neon Archway, by Carla O’Brien, will be an instagrammers delight at Enlighten Festival 2020.


The Enlighten Illuminations Main Stage, located in between Reconciliation Place and the Reflection Pool, will be filled with one great musical act after another.

Friday 28 February

6pm Kim Yang

7.15pm Michael Liu

8.30pm Kopasetic

9.45pm Big Boss Groove

Saturday 29 February

6pm Geromy & Grace

7.15pm Maxo

8.30pm Archie

9.45pm Baker Boys Band

Friday 6 March

6pm Mike Horneman

7.15pm The Advocates

8.30pm The Cherry Pickers

9.45pm Zackerbilks

Saturday 7 March

6pm Azlan Bathusha

7.15pm Guyy & The Fox

8.30pm Steve Amosa

9.45pm The Cherry Pickers

Monday 9 March

6.30pm Guyy & The Fox

7.45pm traXion Big Band

9pm Baker Boys Band

Entertainment is subject to change without notice.

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