The Enlighten Festival 2024 in Canberra, set to run from 1 to 11 March, promises an immersive experience of culture, creativity, and community engagement. This year’s festival features awe-inspiring art installations, captivating entertainment, and a variety of food and drink options, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Highlights include breathtaking illuminations across the National Triangle, interactive activities, and live music, setting the scene for a vibrant celebration of the arts.
A special focus this year is on the 35th Anniversary of Parliament House with unique LEGO® inspired animations and hands-on workshops. Additionally, the National Portrait Gallery will showcase dynamic digital art by Dylan Mooney, offering a unique blend of culture and technology. The Enlighten Festival Hub will be a foodie’s delight, boasting a range of local and international cuisines, alongside live performances and roving entertainers to keep the atmosphere lively.
Film enthusiasts and music lovers will have plenty to look forward to with the Lights! Canberra! Action! film festival and Symphony in the Park featuring the Hoodoo Gurus in collaboration with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular adds another layer of excitement, with dozens of hot air balloons adorning the skies.
Enlighten Festival not only illuminates the city with artistic brilliance but also fosters community spirit and supports local businesses, making it a must-visit event in Canberra’s cultural calendar. For more information and to plan your visit, check the official festival website and stay updated on the latest announcements