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saturday 14 november 2020, 11am to 9pm

Enjoy relaxing sketching, painting and jamming with a suitcase market and celebrating art. There will be a fabulous line up of local musicians, performers and artists.  Proudly hosted by Womb Art.

The Creative Way
14 November, 10am-4pm
Back Alley Gallery

A fantastic day out for the kids enjoying creative activities, information, games, performance, music and dance and lantern decorating (toddler to teens). Make decorations for the tree and the fairy village and enjoy learning all about bees and what they love.

14 November, 11am-4pm
Lismore Library/The Quad

Join in the fun  bring your instrument. A great opportunity if you want to participate in the parade. The street band workshops are open to the public and free to join in. More information about song and times available shortly.

Street Band Workshops
14 November, 2pm-4pm
The Quad

Now lets face it... we all love a market!  This special market delight features arts, crafts, local gems to the bizarre from afar and great tasty street food.

Market deLight
14 November, 11am-9pm
The Quad + Fredericks Car Park

Enjoy the sights and sounds of local performers as they via for the coveted position of the favourite Lantern Parade Busker. Come and cheer them along and of course don't forget to vote for your favourite! Proudly presented by the North Coast Institute of TAFE and the Lismore Quad.

Buskers Festival
14 November, 10am-2pm
Lismore CBD

The Lismore Lantern Parade presents “All Things Bee-autiful” Exhibition, featuring diverse artworks inspired by the humble bee. Come along and bee enchanted by works of wonder celebrating this tiny flying phenomena!


Opening Night 19 June Continuing to 21 June.

All Things Bee-autiful Exhibition
November (TBC)
Lismore Regional Gallery

Explore the Lismore CBD and

find beautifully decorated shop front windows to this year's  festival theme  ‘BEE the change’. Vote for your favourite Enchanted Window to go in the draw to Win. More details coming soon.

Enchanted Windows
14 November
Lismore CBD

Spectacular community parade featuring lanterns, dancers, bands and amazing illuminated sculptures that weave their

way through the heart of Lismore’s CBD. Departs Federicks Carpark at 5.30pm culminating at Riverside Park for the Fiery Finale (ticketed event). Lantern Bucketeers on hand to collect donations. Thank you.

Lantern Parade
14 November, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Lismore CBD

Lantern decorating  for toddlers to teens and then join in the parade and watch the fabulous Fiery Finale down by the river. Tickets for this event will go on sale soon which will include entry into the Fiery Finale for one adult and one child. The parade will Harold Fredericks Carpark at 5.30pm.

Lantern Decorating
14 November, 11am-3pm
The Quad, Rural St, Lismore

Fun for the whole family with fair ground games and rides and a little bit of naughty food.

Lantern Carnivale
14 November, 11am-9pm
Fredericks Car Park

Enjoy fine dining on the Gallery Lawns. Experience some of the Northern Rivers finest fare in an outdoor marquee under the magic magic of lanterns. A feast of honey and floral food. Complimentary bus from the Fiery Finale to the banquet. This is a special ticketed event with more information and booking details available soon.

The Feast
Ticketed Event
14 November, 7.30pm-10pm
Rural St, Lismore

Bee amazed (pardon the pun, we just couldn't help ourselves.) ... and be delighted by the beautiful theatrical finale on the riverbank with music fireworks and a spectacular bonfire.  Enjoy fabulous hot food from the Winter Warmers. Rug up, bring a rug and book early to help with a smooth entry to this event. Booking details available shortly.

Fiery Finale
Ticketed Event
14 November, 6.30pm-7pm
Riverside Park

A very special Welcome to Country with Aunty Thelma James growing up on Widjabul Wia-bal County. The children of Lismore welcome visitors to the Lantern Parade.

Welcome to Country
14 November, 12pm
Heartbeats Stage @ The Quad

Showcasing performances from local and regional musicians and dancers, including current students and Alumni from the Northern Rivers Conservatorium and Southern Cross University. Everything from folk to jazz and belly-dance to flamenco. Presented by the Northern Rivers Conservatorium and Southern Cross University.

Heartbeats Festival Stage
14 November, 11am-9pm
The Quad

Handmade silhouettes will grace the windows of the Lismore Library telling beautiful community stories about individual experiences associated with this year's theme about the BEE.

Shadow Dreaming
14 November, 5pm-9pm
Lismore Library

289 Keen Street, Lismore
NSW, Australia
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