program overview

This year's Lismore Lantern Parade will take place on Saturday 23 June 2018. We're thrilled to announce new and exciting activities commencing from 12pm right through until 9pm.

The parade will start at 5.30pm from the corner of Market and Molesworth Street and will culminate at The Quad in Rural Street, Lismore. The Quad is Lismore’s new green space in the heart of the CBD, situated between the new Regional Art Gallery, the Northern Rivers Conservatorium and the Regional Library. With the change in venue from Oakes Oval this year, there will be no tickets, just entry by donation please.

The Lantern Parade theme is ‘wonderland’ and will be a cross between an enchanted fairy tale paradise and a colourful fantasy dreamland. The Quad will be transformed into a magical wonderland full of light projections, fire art, bonfire, fireworks, delightful creatures and luminous garden surprises that will amaze and inspire.

daytime events: 12-6pm

Youth Hub - The Creative Way
12pm-6pm
Back Alley Gallery - Carrington Street, Lismore
Sketching, painting, jamming and celebrating art. Local food and craft stalls and a line up of great music. (more here)

Kids ArtsFest
12pm-5pm
Lismore Library The Quad - Magellan/Rural Streets, Lismore
Creative kids activities, information, games, kids stage and lantern decorating (toddler to teens) andevery twist and turn is a magical discovery. We will be making decorations for the tree and a fairy village in a garden, plus installing giant mushrooms! Let’s make a Wonderland! (more here)

Street Band Workshops
Rehearsal 2-4pm
Northern Rivers Conservatorium - Keen St, Lismore
Open to the public: bring your instrument, come to the rehearsal, then march in the Parade with us!
Songs: (all in key of F): This Little Light of Mine, Down by the Riverside, Ya Move Ya Lose, Beds Are Burning
Costume is black pants and plain coloured T-shirt (Or Band shirt from last year)

Market deLight
12pm-5pm
The Quad + Magellan Street, Lismore
Arts, crafts and community market stalls – local gems to the bizarre from afar. Tasty street food. (more here)

Heartbeats Festival Stage
12pm-5pm
The Quad - Rural Street, Lismore
Showcasing performances from local musicians and dancers, including current students and Alumni from Northern Rivers Conservatorium and Southern Cross University with everything from folk to jazz and bellydance to flamenco (more here)

evening events: 5-9pm

Shadow Dreaming
5pm-8pm
Northern Rivers Conservatorium + The Quad - Magellan/Keen Streets, Lismore
Handmade silhouettes will grace the windows telling a beautiful community story.

Lantern Parade
5.30pm-6.30pm
Cnr of Market & Molesworth Streets to The Quad, Lismore
Spectacular community parade with dancers, bands and amazing illuminated sculptures weaving thier way through the streets of Lismore CBD.

Fire Art, Fireworks & Bonfire
6.30pm-8pm
The Quad & Fredericks Car Park - Rural Street, Lismore
Enjoy fireworks and bonfire; bands to dance in the glow of the fire, food & market stalls.

Heartbeats Festival Stage
5pm-9pm
The Quad - Rural Street, Lismore
Showcasing performances from local musicians and dancers, including current students and Alumni from Northern Rivers Conservatorium and Southern Cross University with everything from folk to jazz and bellydance to flamenco (more here)

Market deLight
5pm-9pm
The Quad + Magellan Street, Lismore
Arts, crafts and community market stalls – local gems to the bizarre from afar. Tasty, warming street food. (more here)

Lantern Selfie
7pm-8.30pm
The Quad - Rural Street, Lismore
After the parade finishes at the Quad, get up close and personal with 20 of the voted favourites for your very own selfie. Take a pic and participate in our 'selfie competition' by uploading your photo to the Lismore App for your chance to WIN a Private Family Portrait Session with Humans of Lismore photographer, Denise Alison valued at $350.

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