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  • Old Parliament House lit up by Enlighten
  • Intrude, by Amanda Parer.
  • Crowds admire the artwork illuminating National Library of Australia
  • Couples walking in the mist at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
  • The Enlighten Night Noodle Markets

Enlighten Festival

Eat, see and explore as Canberra transforms for the annual Enlighten Festival!

Held over the first17 days of March, the city will be a hive of activity with a range of free and ticketed events combining to make the Enlighten Festival a highlight on Canberra’s 2019 events calendar.

In addition to the ever-popular 11 nights of architectural projections in the Parliamentary Triangle (1-11 March), Canberra’s Enlighten Festival is now a true celebration of culture and creativity, bringing together the Canberra Balloon Spectacular (9-17 March), Lights! Canberra! Action! (8 March), Symphony in the Park (10 March), Canberra Day (11 March) and Hit 104.7 Skyfire (16 March), plus activations in the city precinct and more.

Dates and times:

From 1 March 2019 to 17 March 2019

1 March:10:00
2 March:10:00
3 March:10:00
4 March:10:00
5 March:10:00
6 March:10:00
7 March:10:00

Contact operator for further dates and times




Various venues
Various locations
Canberra  ACT  


Contact event organisers for cost information