So much more than a parade...
The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice.
In 2014 we celebrate our 20th Anniversary of bringing ‘light to the heart of the city'.
Each year the Lantern Parade attracts in excess of 30,000 people. The festival celebrates community, art and nature with arts, crafts, workshops, regional cuisine, markets, a spectacular parade, lanterns, bands, street theatre, music, carnival dancers, illuminated puppets, fire art and pyrotechnics and much, much more...
The festival takes place in the heart of the Lismore CBD with lantern making workshops held in the months and weeks before the festival begins.
Local businesses actively participate in the festival and decorate their windows to complement the theme for each year. They also provide great deals and special offers... so be on the look out!
The aboriginal people of this area are the Widjabul. This country is sacred to them and we urge you to respect their land, culture and beliefs. The Lismore Lantern Parade and LightnUp Inc acknowledges the Bundjalung Nation on whose land we walk and celebrate.
Lismore Lantern Parade
Saturday 21 June 2014