Lismore Lantern Parade - Lismore
Lantern Parade Saturday 23 June 2018 | Parade 5.30 - 6.30pm | Fiery Finale 6.30-8pm|
- A magical family friendly event in Lismore celebrating the winter solstice
- The festival celebrates community art and nature with a spectacular lantern parade though the CBD
- Parade bands, street theatre, music, carnival dancers and illuminated puppets
- Culminating in the Fiery Finale with bonfire, fire art and pyrotechnics!
Copy by Jyllie Jackson Artistic Director /CEO Lismore Lantern Parade
The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night of the year, being the Winter Solstice.
Event themes are drawn from community sentiment and stories, creating a strong sense of place and ownership. The lantern parade involves participants from throughout the Northern Rivers and visitors to the region who have attended workshops in lantern, mask & costume making, the finale show, carnival dance and the parade bands.
The Lismore Lantern Parade attracts in excess of 30,000 people each year and provides a safe and enjoyable experience for all those involved. The festival celebrates community, art and nature with arts, crafts, workshops, regional cuisine, a spectacular parade, lanterns, parade bands, street theatre, music, carnival dancers, illuminated puppets, fire art and pyrotechnics and much, much more.
The Lantern Parade has a wonderful network of lantern and fire event friends that spread across the country, many travel to Lismore each year to work on the Lismore Lantern Parade. This event would not be possible without the support of our local community, volunteers and sponsors.
Photos used for the carousel are a combination of personal photographs and images taken from Lismore Lantern Parade’s Website which are credited on the photograph to them.
LANTERN PARADE EVENTS – SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018
Winter Warmers: 4pm – 8pm
Oakes Oval, Lismore
Local charities providing great food in a market environment.
LANTERN PARADE! 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Cnr of Market & Molesworth Streets to Oakes Oval, Lismore
Spectacular community parade with dancers, bands and amazing illuminated sculptures weaving their way through the streets of Lismore CBD.
Fiery Finale: 6.30pm – 8pm (Gates open at 4pm)
Oakes Oval, Lismore
Lantern Parade and Fiery Finale, fireworks and bonfire; food stalls (ticketed event).
Ticket Sales are for the Pre-Show Performance and the Fiery Finale at Oakes Oval in Lismore. This year the fiery finale tells the magical story of the nasty fire ants and the brave echidna and her friends. Performed by schools and community groups of the Northern Rivers and their friends.
You can pre-purchase tickets online from the Lismore Lantern Parade by clicking here
Note: Early Bird Tickets close 23 May!!
For further information on this fantastic annual winter event, visit lanternparade.com