Enlighten Festival

Community Event

28 Feb 2020 to 15 Mar 2020

Canberra will shine bright with culture and creativity as the Enlighten Festival, presented by Singapore Airlines, brings together the best autumn events. Held over 17 days from 28 February to 15 March, the city will come alive with a range of free and ticketed events.

Kick off the festival at the 10th anniversary of Enlighten Illuminations as architectural projections light up Parliament House, the National Library of Australia, Questacon and more from 28 February to 9 March. Indulge your inner foodie at the Canberra Night Noodle Markets and receive exclusive access to explore the national attractions after dark.

Prepare to have your mornings brightened when the Canberra Balloon Spectacular returns from 7 to 15 March as hot air balloons fill the sky with a flurry of colour, sound and movement. Celebrate local creativity as Lights! Canberra! Action! (6 March) shines a light on local film-makers and Symphony in the Park (8 March) provides the perfect soundtrack to your sunset picnic. Top off the festival by celebrating the city’s birthday at Canberra Day (9 March).


Art & Culture Disabled access available Family Food & Wine International Major Events

Event Times

28 Feb 2020 to 15 Mar 2020

Annual Event


Various venues

Various locations, Canberra

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Hotel Room

Pavilion on Northbourne

Dickson, Canberra

Front of Quest Canberra in the historic Melbourne Building

Quest Canberra



Quest Canberra City Walk


Abode Kingston

Abode Kingston

Kingston, Canberra

Indoor Swimming Pool

Mantra on Northbourne


Studio Room King

Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson

Dickson, Canberra

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