Lismore Lantern Parade

22 June 2024
12 noon to late
see website for details
Lismore CBD and Riverside Park
289 Keen Street
0412 732 102

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The Lismore Lantern Parade brought to you by LightnUp Inc will be celebrating 30 years of bringing light to the heart of our community.

The day will be filled with lots of family friendly activities to keep everyone entertained.

Market DeLight

  • 12pm – 9.00pm

The day's activities begin at 12 noon when the Market delight opens with a fabulous array of delicious regional food, arts & crafts and some pop-up shops from local CBD businesses.

​Freedom of Entry Parade

  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Soldiers from the Lismore based 41st Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment, will conduct a Freedom of Entry Parade into the Lismore CBD on 22 June 2024 as a part of the lantern festival

​Kids Fest

  • 12pm - 4.30pm

Enjoy fun and games with Northern Rivers community groups & organisations. There will be activities, street performers, jumping castle and lots more fun..

The Summerland Bank will be bringing along their giant street games! They will also be facilitating the Lantern Decorating stall so you can join in the parade!


  • All of June

The Lismore Pop-up Museum, Molesworth Street will be celebrating 30 years of the Lismore Lantern Parade. The Lismore Museum is curating a wonderful collection of Lantern Parade memorabilia and audio visual displays.

Open from 1st June 2024 - 30th June 2024 (times tbc)

​The Heartbeats Festival Stage

  • 12pm – 9.00pm

HeartBeats Festival Stage returns to Carrington Street, near Dragonfly Cafe. Magenta Community Services have joined the festival team this year as lead sponsor of the popular stage throughout the day and into the evening.

​Southern Cross University, also celebrating 30 years, will once again sponsor the HeartBeats Festival Stage, providing light & sound, back line and the amazing Sunflower Solar Power Centre.

Southern Cross students will gain valuable work experience performing and assisting back stage. 

The delightful Little Jarjums from Friends Children's Centre and friends will join Uncle Roy Gordon to do a special Acknowledgement of Country. Music and performance is drawn from the wealth of talent here on the Northern Rivers. Thank you to the Northern Rivers Conservatorium for their support over many years.

​The full HeartBeats Festival Stage program will be posted closer to the festival.

​The Lantern Parade

  • 5.30pm - 6.30pm

The fabulous Lanterneers assemble in Magellan Street outside the Library and depart through the Heart of the City to Magellan Street, Market Street and along Victoria Street and into Riverside Park.

​The Fiery Finale

  • 6.30pm -7.30pm - Yesterday Today Tomorrow

Set in the gentle slopes of the Lantern Parade's traditional home in Riverside Park. Bring along blankets and cushions to sit on the grass. Camp chairs kept to the top of the slope. There will be some gentle pyrotechnics, and a big bonfire.

​Live stream the Fiery Finale

  • 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Can't get down to the Fiery Finale? TAFE NSW, Lismore will be live streaming the fabulous fiery finale to the internet. Details will be posted here in early June

​The After Parties

  • 8.30pm - late

Want to keep partying? Hotels and venues around the city will be putting on a variety of 'After Parties'. Check out thw website and The Lantern Parade Facebook Page for all the details of Lismore's party night!

More details to come.


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