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The Enlighten Festival Illuminating Canberra This March

March 3, 2018 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Illuminating Canberra for its eighth year, the Enlighten Festival proudly presented by Singapore Airlines, will transform Canberra into a hive of activity with an extended program of free and ticketed events and activities plus two new and exciting events precincts – Canberra city and the Australian National University (ANU). 

Over 16 days in March, visitors to the Enlighten festival will see stunning large-scale architectural projections and installations transform some of the capital’s most loved and iconic buildings including Australian Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, as the Parliamentary Triangle becomes a vibrant canvas showcasing Australian talent buzzing arts precinct with roving entertainers, art installations, live music and enchanting performances.

The ANU campus will come to life over five thrilling nights with vibrant projections, fire-side chats and a special Saturday night market; and you can explore all the city has to offer after nightfall. See the fairy lights, and find hidden gems in the city’s nooks and crannies. Keep your eye out for interactive installations, workshops and other unexpected surprises.

Eat at the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets and food and drink precinct featuring local street food.  Enjoy Canberra’s best autumn events including the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Symphony in the Park, Lights! Canberra! Action!, Canberra Day and Hit 104.7 Skyfire. And explore the culture and creativity of Canberra’s national attractions, and the vibrancy of the city’s art and mind precincts as they open their doors to host an array of exclusive after-dark events and surprising experiences.

When is the Enlighten Festival 2018? 2 -18 March 2018

Where is the Enlighten Festival? Parliamentary Triangle, various major attractions, City CBD and ANU.

Entry price: Enlighten Illuminations and most major events are FREE. For exclusive after-dark ticketed events at the major attractions, see website for details.

Tickets for all Enlighten paid experiences are available now via Ticketek or call 13 28 49.

Why is the Enlighten Festival bigger and better this year?

  • In 2018, the Enlighten program has been expanded and enhanced – there is more to eat, see and explore.
  • Two new precincts to explore – the ANU and Canberra city.
  • More delicious food to sample, taste and eat at local street food vendors and at the popular Night Noodle Markets.
  • Enlighten Festival 2018 will incorporate popular Canberra events including the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Lights! Canberra! Action!, Symphony in the Park, Hit 104.7 Skyfire and Canberra Day.
  • An eclectic mix of new roving entertainment, some specially commissioned works and large illuminated and inflated installations.  Including Metamorphosis, an installation landscape of giant, glowing, musical cocoons; the grotesque creature from the deep which swallows humans whole, Angler Abyss; and the Canberra premier of the ethereal divers from another place and time in What Lies Beneath? And the illuminated Elaphantessence.
  • There is more to explore as more of Canberra’s major attractions host a range of free and ticketed after-dark events.

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