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Canberra Balloon Spectacular

March 6 @ 5:30 am - March 14 @ 9:30 am

Marvel at Hot Air Balloons Filling Canberra’s Skies
Held over nine days, the city’s skyline will feature a flurry of colour, sound, and movement as the Canberra Balloon Spectacular returns to the capital.

Watch as pilots inflate and launch their balloons at Partick White Lawns while enjoying hot drinks and breakfast. Or for a morning to remember, experience the thrill of hot air ballooning over Canberra at sunrise with a balloon ride.

Gates open at 5:45am. This event is weather dependent. Daily announcements regarding whether balloons will launch and fly are made at 6:00am and published on and via the Enlighten Festival and Events ACT social channels. Alternatively, please call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 from 6:00am for daily information.

The event is free for spectators however, registrations are required to watch the balloons inflate and take off from Patrick White Lawns. Patrick White Lawns is an enclosed event space and places are limited. Register now so you don’t miss out.

In the event that the balloons are unable to launch, they will inflate and tether, weather permitting. If they are unable to inflate and tether, registered Enlighten fans are encouraged to enjoy a hot breakfast and watch the sun rise over the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin.

Registrations to watch the balloons take off from Patrick White Lawns are not transferable. If balloons cannot fly that day, Enlighten fans will need to register again for another day.

Balloon flights are ticketed separately. For balloon flight bookings call Balloon Aloft (02 6249 8660) or Dawn Drifters (02 6248 8200).


March 6 @ 5:30 am
March 14 @ 9:30 am
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Patrick White Lawns
Parkes, + Google Map