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participate in the parade

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.

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


Community Groups, Organisations or Businesses see <Community Lantern Project>.

how to participate

  •          first register here

  •          dress up, make some funky musical instruments, dance routine


  •         signup to carry one of our fabulous feature lanterns.


There is no charge for dance groups, bands or friendship groups to participate in the parade.

If you need extra little lanterns eg pyramids to decorate numbers are limited please order soon $15 each


2024 theme

This year the theme is Celebrating 30years bringing the light to our hearts or Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

conditions of participation - individuals/groups of friends, performers, bands or dance groups

  • Your participation should link in some way to the 2024 parade themes

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

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

  • We accept cycle based ‘floats’ but no internal combustion engines. Note you may be walking on grass.

  • 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 (9.30am - 2.30pm) or 0412 732 102

If you would like to participate in this wonderful community event please complete the online registration below or contact us by email <>

register here
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