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Enlighten March 2 - 18

Over 16 days the nation’s capital comes alive to celebrate the best events Canberra has to offer.

See Canberra in a different light as Enlighten Festival illuminates the city with culture and creativity. The Parliamentary Triangle is transformed into a vibrant arts precinct with free installations, live music and performances all set against a backdrop of stunning architectural projections. Explore the national attractions as they open their doors after-hours to host an array of exclusive events. In 2018, Enlighten Festival expands into two new arts and minds precincts, filling the Australian National University and the city centre with hidden gems and surprising experiences including light art, night markets, illuminating fire-side chats and workshops.

Highlights of the festival include luminous art at the illuminations, delicious delicacies at the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets, mesmerising hot air balloons in flight at the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, unforgettable music at Symphony in the Park, the city’s birthday celebrations at Canberra Day, the best local short film competition at Lights! Canberra! Action! and world class fireworks at Skyfire.