Lismore Lantern Parade
Event dates to be confirmed: June 2020
***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***
Now in its 25th year, the spectacular Lismore Lantern Parade is a weekend festival of activities celebrating the Winter Solstice in June.
Activities begin on Friday, June 21 with a Gala Concert at Lismore City Hall featuring Moorambilla Voices and the Northern Rivers Festival Choir.
Saturday, the fun starts in the CBD from 10am with markets stalls, rides, games, a buskers festival, kids arts, crafts, games and lantern making workshops. At 5.30pm, the Lantern Parade winds its way through the heart of Lismore’s City Centre with spectacular, larger than life lanterns, illuminated sculptures, parade bands and performers. Making their way to the Quad for a where it climaxes with a breathtaking outdoor theatre featuring fire performance, bonfire and fireworks.
To celebrate this year’s ‘Rivers of Light’ theme, there will be a special event after the Piazza in the Park at Riverside Park from 5.30pm until 6.30pm where a flotilla of canoes, kayaks and tinnies carrying lanterns will meander down the Wilson’s River at dusk. There will be food stalls serving hot soup and braziers to keep you warm.