What’s in store at this year’s Enlighten Festival!

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Madeleine Riddell


Six of Canberra’s most iconic buildings are being lit up- to mark the start of the Enlighten Festival!

Questacon, Parliament House, The National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, The National Library, and the Museum of Australian Democracy are all being illuminated with artworks produced by a variety of Aussie Artists.

While the Festival Hub is setting up shop in the city centre tonight, with live music, food, and even a Bentspoke beer garden! Free shuttles to the venue are available for the festival as well.

Thelma Plum is set to take to the stage tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday evening as well, as part of the hub’s live music performances, alongside The Sunbears, The Iconics, Marty K, and many more artists!

But it’s not just this weekend that’s pulling out all the stops, with short film festival ‘Lights, Canberra, Action!’ kicking off on the 8th, followed by the Symphony in the Park on March 10th, and the Canberra Day fun run on the 11th with special performer Budjerah taking to the stage as a headlining act.

On top of all that, Hot Air Balloons are returning to Canberra’s skies with the Balloon Spectacular running from Saturday the 9th up until the 17th.

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