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Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Balloons over lake
Balloons rising into the sky as dawn breaks
Passengers in a hot air balloon
View inside a hot air balloon as it inflates
Balloon inflating before dawn in front of Old Parliament House
Different coloured balloons about to lift off
Balloon inflating
Canberra Balloon Spectacular
Balloons over lake
Balloons rising into the sky as dawn breaks
Passengers in a hot air balloon
View inside a hot air balloon as it inflates
Balloon inflating before dawn in front of Old Parliament House

Overview

Marvel at hot air balloons floating across the city during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular. Held over nine days, the Canberra skyline turns into a sea of colour and movement.

The balloons launch each morning from around 6.15am and for those who have braved the dawn start there’s a hot breakfast to enjoy as the balloons lift off and drift across the dawn sky.

This event is free for spectators.

This event is weather dependent. Daily announcements if balloons will launch and fly are made at around 6am and published on the Enlighten website and via the Enlighten Festival and EventsACT social channels.

To see the full program of Enlighten Festival visit the website for more information.

Dates

9–17 Mar 2024
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Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Patrick White LawnsPatrick White Lawns, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet