What to expect at Enlighten 2018

There's so much to EAT, SEE and EXPLORE at this year’s Enlighten Festival, proudly presented by Singapore Airlines.

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

EAT to your heart’s content at the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets and food & drink precinct.

SEE stunning architectural projections and installations, live music and performances, locally produced films, spectacular hot air balloons in flight and mesmerising fireworks.

EXPLORE the culture and creativity of our national attractions and vibrancy of our city arts and mind precincts, as they open their doors to host an array of exclusive events and surprising experiences.

It may be the eighth year of Enlighten, but there’s no sign that the festival intends on slowing down. In 2018 Enlighten Festival has expanded into two new vibrant arts precincts. The ANU campus will come to life over five thrilling nights with vibrant projections, fire-side chats and a special Saturday night market. Explore all the city has to offer after nightfall – under a sea of fairy lights you’ll find hidden gems in the city’s nooks and crannies. Keep your eye out for interactive installations, workshops and other unexpected surprises.

In addition to the Illuminations and exploring the new Enlighten precincts, the festival has been extended to include some of Canberra’s most popular autumn events – the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Symphony in the Park, Lights! Canberra! Action!, Canberra Day and Hit 104.7 Skyfire.

Enlighten Festival will be lighting up Canberra 2 – 18 March. For more information visit enlightencanberra.com