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.

Each October the festival brings together a wide variety of Japanese and Australian arts and crafts such as calligraphy, lantern making and origami.


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.