See Canberra in a new light as architectural projections light up six of Canberra’s iconic national attractions, and a jam-packed program featuring stunning installations, roving performances, dining experiences and live music. If you’re wondering where to start, here is our hit list for Enlighten 2017.

1. SKY HIGH SELFIES

Witness thought provoking and moving (literally!) large-scale projections onto Australian Parliament House, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the National Gallery of Australia and Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre.

Take a pic in the National Portrait Gallery’s digital photo booth and see your selfies displayed on the building’s facade or have a taste of flashing fairy floss that changes colour at Questacon. And as a bonus, all the attractions are open after dark, so get exploring!

2. OODLES OF NOODLES

Head to the Enlighten Night Noodle Market! Returning to Canberra as part of Good Food Month, the Night Noodle Markets are your go-to for the best in authentic Asian eats. Did someone say dumplings?!

3. WORLD CLASS INSTALLATIONS AND AUSTRALIAN FIRSTS

Enlighten is fortunate to play host to the Australian premiere of three whimsical and enchanting light installations: On the Wings Of Freedom, CLOUD (pictured below) and a performance piece Pedaleando Hacia El Cielo.

You can check out the entire Enlighten Program here.

People walk under a lit up cloud

4. DANCE PARTY…AT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT?

Enlighten will also take place at several locations around Canberra outside of the Parliamentary Triangle. Don’t miss Luminous Botanicus III at the National Australian Botanic Gardens – a chance to immerse yourself in the illuminated natural world – and Industrial Illumination – a dance party like never before at the Royal Australian Mint (hi-vis vest and glow-stick included!).

5. SHARING IS CARING

Enlighten is all about sharing your amazing experiences, so get snapping and be sure to tag your images with #visitcanberra.

the essentials

What: Enlighten 2017
Where: The Parliamentary Triangle, the National Australian Botanic Gardens and The Royal Australian Mint
When: 3-12 March 2017
Website: Find more information on Enlighten’s website

Image: VisitCanberra.com.au