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Lismore Lantern Parade

The next Lismore Lantern Parade will be on 22nd June 2024

2023 sees the Lismore Lantern Parade celebrate 29 years of ’bringing light to the heart of the city”. We are still finding our way after the Great Floods of 2022 as are so many in our Northern Rivers community, but we feel the Lantern Parade brings so much joy and positivity to our community – THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!

The theme this year is “Gates of Renewal” which reflects the history of the lantern parade which celebrates Winter Solstice, the change from the longest nights to the return of the sun – known as liminal space, where optimism and magic happen. We hope this will bring positivity and happiness to our community – moving forward with renewed hope and energy.


The day will commence at 12noon in the HEART of the CBD for the Market deLight.The Northern Rivers Conservatorium and Southern Cross University will once again present a fabulous musical program on the Heartbeats Festival Stage in Carrington Street.


You can write 'Love Letter to the River' or a 'Wish for Lismore' under the Heart in Magellan Street.


The Summerland Credit Union's Games Space will provide loads of fun for young people of all ages, they  have also generously subsidised the school lantern workshops this year.

And there is more - Summerland Credit Union will be helping out on the ever popular, Lantern Decorating Stall at the festival, before joining the parade.


The Market deLight will have a fabulous array of local food stalls to feast upon, craft stalls and community fundraising stalls. The bouncing castles and kids activities will be back.


Take time to wander around the CBD and delight at the lovely Enchanted Windows and LisAmore! themed eateries.


We are delighted to be returning to the River once more this year for a beautiful Fiery Finale.

The fun in the CBD continues with that rockabilly bundle of energy the iconic Jimmy Willing.

Then party on at fun central The Hotel Metropole for the "After Party" until late.


Remembering with love - John Lush, Joanne Kambourian, Karen Coyle, Suzanne Olesen, John Miller, Issy, Bede Flynn

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