6 events to look forward to at Enlighten Festival

Posted 1 Mar 2019

Story by Visit Canberra

Enlighten Festival will be lighting up Canberra in March 2019 and we don’t want you to miss any of the magic. Get your calendars out and be ready to mark down the most important festival dates of 2019.

Enlighten Illuminations

The national capital’s Parliamentary Triangle and the city centre will be transformed into a vibrant arts precinct with free entertainment such as talented street artists and international musical acts – all set against a backdrop of stunning architectural projections that shine a light on some of Australia’s most iconic attractions.

See Canberra in a different light during autumn when many of the city’s national attractions open their doors after-hours to host an array of exclusive events and surprising experiences. In 2019, the Enlighten Illuminations are lighting up new areas of Canberra – be sure to check out the projections on the Sydney and Melbourne buildings in Civic, the illuminated colours of the ACT Memorial and the Roll of Honour projections at the Australian War Memorial.

Find out more at enlightencanberra.com/illuminations.

Lights! Canberra! Action!

Filmmakers are given a list of ten items to include in their movie, with only ten days to shoot, edit and produce a seven-minute film exploring the theme ‘one small step’.

The screening of the top twelve finalists will again take place outdoors in the Senate Rose Gardens at the Museum of Australian Democracy, with the award winners announced immediately after the screening.

Find out more at enlightencanberra.com/lca.

Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Wake up to the view of hot air balloons floating across the city during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular. This mesmerising view is best appreciated from the lawns of Old Parliament House. Held over nine days, more than thirty hot air balloons from across the globe are expected to take to our skies this autumn. Keep an eye to the sky for one special shape balloon that is sure to inspire.

Find out more at enlightencanberra.com/balloons.

Symphony in the Park

We guarantee this is not your standard symphony experience. The natural amphitheatre of Commonwealth Park provides the perfect backdrop for what is guaranteed to be a magical experience. The Canberra Symphony Orchestra have outdone themselves this year, perfecting a new interpretation of music we all know and love.

Find out more at enlightencanberra.com/symphony.

Canberra Day

Canberra is turning 106 in 2019! Join in the celebrations with a program bursting to the seams with live music and entertainment for all. The stunning landscape of Commonwealth Park will provide the perfect backdrop for your family day out. Enjoy the thrill of amusement park rides or indulge in a tasty treat from local traders. Snap a cute photo after visiting the face painting station or relax with a picnic to the sound of live music.

Find out more at enlightencanberra.com/cbr.


Hit 104.7 Skyfire

Skyfire will deliver a magnificent display of fireworks set to a soundtrack simultaneously broadcast on Hit 104.7. Canberra lights up on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin’s central basin. See great free live entertainment at Regatta Point before the fireworks explode!

Find out more at hit104.7skyfire.com.au.

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