Lismore Lantern Parade - Lismore

Lantern Parade Saturday 22 June 2024 | Parade 5.30 - 6.30pm | Fiery Finale 6.30 - 8pm


  • A magical family friendly event in Lismore celebrating the winter solstice
  • The festival celebrates community art and nature  with a spectacular lantern parade though the CBD
  • Parade bands, street theatre, music, carnival dancers and illuminated puppets
  • Culminating in the Fiery Finale with bonfire, fire art and pyrotechnics!


General Information

Copy by Jyllie Jackson
Artistic Director /CEO Lismore Lantern Parade

The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night of the year, being the Winter Solstice.

Event themes are drawn from community sentiment and stories, creating a strong sense of place and ownership. The lantern parade involves participants from throughout the Northern Rivers and visitors to the region who have attended workshops in lantern, mask & costume making, the finale show, carnival dance and the parade bands.

The Lismore Lantern Parade attracts in excess of 30,000 people each year and provides a safe and enjoyable experience for all those involved. The festival celebrates community, art and nature with arts, crafts, workshops, regional cuisine, a spectacular parade, lanterns, parade bands, street theatre, music, carnival dancers, illuminated puppets, fire art and pyrotechnics and much, much more.

The Lantern Parade has a wonderful network of lantern and fire event friends that spread across the country, many travel to Lismore each year to work on the Lismore Lantern Parade. This event would not be possible without the support of our local community, volunteers and sponsors.

Photos used for the carousel are a combination of personal photographs and images taken from Lismore Lantern Parade’s Website which are credited on the photograph to them.


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