Lismore Lantern Parade

19 June 2021
5.30pm-10pm
see website for details
Lismore CBD
Magellan Street
0266226333

Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community event held on or around the longest night of the year, being the Winter Solstice. The Parade weaves its magickal Lanterns through the Lismore CBD entralling the many who line the parade route. The Parade culminates with a Lantern and Fire extravaganza. With its social, economic and cultural contribution to the City, the event has been formally recognised by Lismore City Council as its signature event. The event attracts approximately 30,000 people each year and is estimated to contribute 3.4 million to the local economy.

​Each year the Lantern Parade involves participants from Lismore, throughout the Northern Rivers and visitors to the region who have attended workshops in lantern, mask and costume making. School and community workshops start at Easter each year with many other volunteers travelling from across the Northern Rivers region, South East Queensland, around NSW, South Australia and Victoria to participate in this event.

The event is held in Lismore, just one-hour south from the Gold Coast, twenty minutes from iconic Nimbin, and thirty minutes inland from popular Byron Bay. It’s home to around 45,000 people and is surrounded by beautiful, lush countryside, pockets of small villages and nestled between World Heritage Rainforest. It’s a city of contrasts and diversity and is known for its links to the agricultural and dairy industries as well as the Northern Rivers centre for business, education, culture, retail, sport and health. It has a strong connection to culture and the arts through partnerships with Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA), the Lismore Regional Gallery, the Northern Rivers Conservatorium of Music and the grass roots arts organisation Creative Lismore.

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