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Saturday 19 June 2021 @ The Lismore Showgrounds

It is with very mixed feelings that due to COVID-19 Health Orders that the Lantern Parade has had to move from its home of 26 years in the heart of the city of Lismore. Various Health Orders have been imposed across the State, events such as ours must be held in an enclosed space, with a maximum of 5,000 attendees. 

This year's festival will be held at the Lismore Showground from 11am until 9pm. It is a ticketed event with an amazing, interesting, colourful and exciting program. We do hope you will join us.

tickets on sale here

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Costa Geogiardis
various locations

Find out about the amazing  Australian pollinators with delightful COSTA Georgiardis from Gardening Australia. 

Costa will be at the festival all afternoon and even do a selfie with you in between playing  Grubby Buckets with  Dirtgirl & Scrapboy or Car Share Carrotoake in Tthe Rainbow Power Company's  Electric Vehicle  Tesler

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Hearbeats Festival Stage
11am - 9pm

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium in partnership with Southern Cross University showcase Lismore's eclectic, creative and inclusive performances on the Heartbeats Festival stage. Local musicians, dancers and the extraordinary Green Couture Catwalk Parade. Check out the full program here.

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The Hive Mind
11am - 4pm
William Smith Pavilion

Along-side the REGEN Expo we will present a series of speakers, a discussion panel and short films including a presentation The Pollinator Show by Costa Georgiardis from Gardening Australia 2.30pm. See the full program here.

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The Creative Way
11am - 9pm

Presented by the crew from Art Womb a gentle place to create, jam, paint murals. DJs into the evening after the Fiery Finale. The Creative Way will make a big mural to donate to the Lismore Farmers' Market based in the Showgrounds.

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The Alphstreamer
In the REGEN Expo
12.30 pm & 4.00pm

Mememe Productions (producers of Dirtgirlworld) will be bringing their amazing mobile internet ‘streamer’ live broadcaster. The Alphastreamer will interview exhibitors in the Expo and visitors to the festival, bringing a global audience to our event, in particular the Regen Expo, The Hive Mind and the Electric Carpool Carrotoke.

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The Fiery Finale
 6.45pm - 7.30pm
The Main Arena

The story - Dirtgirl, Scrapboy and Costa visit the Summerland Agricultural Show -sorry but the rest is still under wraps. Song, dance, lanterns, fire and illuminated puppets with a ‘cast of thousands’! Culminating in a fabulous bonfire and theatrical pyrotechnic display.

No pets please, lock up your pooches

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Electric Carpool Carrotoke
1.30pm & 3.30pm
William Smith Pavilion

Join Costa DirtGirl, Scrapboy and Costa the Garden Gnome, in the Rainbow Power Company's  fantastic all electric Tesler and sing along to Dirtgirl’s ‘Buzbuzz’ and send your talent across the internet (or not, that's up to you)

Stay tuned the words will be online soon. Sing along here.

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The Market deLight
11am - 9pm

The Market deLight will delight your senses and fill you full of warm goodness. Find those unique goodies and start your Christmas Shopping now. All stalls will be from the region please support your local artisans and foodies.

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The Lantern Parade
5.15pm - 6.30pm
The Main Arena

The beloved Lantern Parade will take place in the traditional Showground Arena. LightnUp runs lantern workshops for students in local schools from Easter, dance groups and bands add energy and colour.

5.15pm Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony - Gilbert Laurie

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KidsArtFest
11am - 4.30pm

Kids & family activities during the day - performances, craft, dancing, games, Green Couture for Kids, art  - creativity with a light touch on the earth.

Bring  cool & warm clothes  - hat, cups, picnic blankets.

Book into the Lantern Decorating Workshops to join the parade. ($15 each) limited numbers.

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Green Couture Catwalk Parade
Heartbeats Festival Stage
1.30pm

 Creative recyclers of all ages, amateur & professional, beginner & experienced, make inspired, innovative & outrageous outfits from recycled, found & repurposed, materials to be paraded in the Green Couture Catwalk Parade on the Heartbeats Festival stage at the Lismore Lantern Parade.

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REGEN expo
11am - 4pm
William Smith Pavilion

Inspired by our theme this year the REGEN EXPO 21 will showcase the work of some of our inspirational regional businesses and organisations. People who think outside the square and are all about innovation, regeneration and sustainable practices.

Proudly sponsored by Summerland Credit Union.

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The Grubby Bucket Show
12.30pm  &  4.00pm

Dirtgirl, Scrapboy and Costa the garden gnome, are on a mission and they are bringing the grubby bucket with them.
The Get Grubby gang make getting buzzy with bees, getting funky in the compost and getting outside and getting grubby … everyday fun! 
Prepare for Mayhem.