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Have you always wanted to participate in the Lantern Parade, but did not know how? Well there are a number of ways you can:

  • Are you a member of a dance troupe or band that could walk in the parade? Dress up and swathe yourself in fairy lights,

  • Join up with a bunch of colourful friends and dress up with fairy lights and carry one of our fabulous feature lanterns

  • Gather a group of work mates in your business or community organisation and register as a group to carry a feature lantern in the parade, see the community lanterns project for more information

  • Register your wonderful solo self after reading the information about how you can participate.

how to participate


Dress up, make some funky musical instruments or maybe a wacky and wonderful performance piece that links in with this year's theme ‘Bee the Change ‘. Celebrate with everything from Blue Banded bees to honey flow, wild flowers to fabulous bee hives or “B” words - and lots and lots of fairy lights!!

2020 theme


This year the theme is “Bee the change….”  everything ‘beeish’ and their place in our environment, with the sub text ‘bees are the new canary in the mine.’


In recent times the bee been subjected to extreme threat from toxic chemicals, drought and more recently bushfire. Bees are essential within the ecosystems of our bushland and agriculture, and therefore life on this planet.


So, the festival this year celebrates the BEE – from bee lanterns made by school children, to workshops on how to support our bees under threat from drought and bushfire with workshops on bee friendly flowers and trees we can grow in our gardens and farms.

conditions of participation

  • Your participation must link in some way to the 2020 parade theme ‘Bee the Change’.

  • Your participation must be non-commercial and contain no logos or political slogans.

  • Your entry must be illuminated and/or you play music.

  • You will not hand out any pamphlets or advertising materials, or things like lollies.

  • We accept cycle based ‘floats’ but no internal combustion engines.

  • The Lismore Lantern Parade is a family oriented event and your entry must be suitable for viewing by minors (G rated).

  • The Organisers’ (LightnUp Inc.) decision is final and your entry can be refused at any time.

more info

Jyllie Jackson

CEO / Festival Director
02 6622 6333 or 0412 732 102


If you would like to participate in this wonderful community event please complete the online registration below.


289 Keen Street, Lismore
NSW, Australia
+61 2 6622 6333

0412 732 102

ABN 12 605 767 294

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