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Enlighten Festival

Watch as the nation's capital transforms over 17 days of culture and creativity. Enlighten returns for its 12th year packed with exciting activities for the whole family.

Whether it’s seeing Canberra’s iconic architecture in a different light during the Illuminations, rising early to see hot air balloons take to the skies, enjoying a short film festival, listening to an orchestra in the park, or celebrating Canberra’s birthday with a feast of multicultural food and performances, the fascinating program will have something for everyone to enjoy during the Enlighten Festival.

And in 2022 the Enlighten Festival will also offer a smorgasbord of food and drink options with Night Noodle Markets, the Forage and BentSpoke Beer Garden catering for all tastebuds. The festivities won’t end there, with City Illuminations, the Surface Festival, Van Gogh Alive and the Canberra After Dark @Enlighten Festival program offering a host of other activities to enjoy across Canberra.


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When: 4 March 2022 - 20 March 2022

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