Saturday 26 October 4pm – 9pm
Canberra Nara Peace Park in Lennox Gardens

The Canberra Nara Candle Festival is a celebration of the sister-city relationship between Canberra and Nara, Japan.

Celebrating 26 years of the Sister City relationship this year, visitors will be mesmerised by the sounds of Japanese music and enchanting lighting that highlights the features of the beautiful Peace Park.

Canberra Nara Candle Festival

The festival brings together a wide variety of Japanese and Australian cultures with arts and crafts such as calligraphy, lantern making, origami and furoshiki.

As the sun sets, a total of 3,000 candles bathe the park in soft candlelight, forming a rich centrepiece at the event, symbolising the strength and importance of the sister city relationship.