Experience Canberra in a different light this autumn as the city’s national attractions transform after dark. Enlighten 2017 kicks off on Friday 3 March and runs through to Sunday 12 March. Enjoy amazing light projections, along with ticketed and free events.
Enlighten’s signature architectural projections will bring colour, movement and celebration to six iconic buildings of the Parliamentary Triangle. See the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House, Australian Parliament House and Questacon lit up in a kaleidoscopic display of lights and projections.
Times to catch the transformation:
8pm – midnight on Friday and Saturday nights
8pm – 10pm every other night
Enlighten Night Noodle Markets
Enjoy some authentic Asian eats as you marvel at the spectacular lights across the Parliamentary Triangle.
Times: 3 – 12 March, 5pm until late
Venue: Reconciliation Place
See music, installations, performances, guided walks, photography workshops and more, across the Parliamentary Triangle and satellite venues including Canberra Glassworks, The National Arboretum of Canberra, National Zoo and Aquarium and the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
See the full Enlighten program here.
Travelling to Canberra for the Enlighten Festival? Crowne Plaza Canberra is just a short drive from the Parliamentary Triangle. Book our Weekend Special package to includes accommodation in a deluxe room, buffet breakfast for two adults, complimentary Wi-Fi and an on-demand movie and late checkout, giving you more time to explore Canberra after dark. Click here to find out more.
Stop in at Binara one to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat before your Enlighten experience. Binara one, at Crowne Plaza Canberra, is located just 5 minutes by car or taxi from the Parliamentary Triangle.
The city is still full of life during the day and there are plenty of things for you to do and see whilst you wait for the sun to set. Check out our Concierge’s guide to Canberra for the best tips.
Image: © VisitCanberra