This year sees the Lismore Lantern Parade celebrate 28 years of bringing light to the heart of our community.
After months of dealing with the post flood cleanup, the light and connectedness of the lantern parade has become even more important and will be back in the Lismore CBD on Saturday 25 June with Our Healing Hearts.
It will be a smaller, simpler event honouring the brave people who took to the raging flood waters and saved so many lives, thanking all the good people who have helped in the clean up and to bring our community together.
Through the two floods this year, The Lantern Parade’s workshop was not spared, with the foul flood water entering the upper level where so much had been taken for safe keeping. The water came into the building four metres higher than it had ever done before. So much stock, tools and materials were lost. If you would like to donate towards this year’s parade, head to the Lismore Lantern Parade donations page.
With the effects of the pandemic through 2020, the parade had to be reimagined with lantern installations, little ‘parades in place’ in gardens, driveways and suburbs, and the Virtual Lantern Parade. A Zoom party linked people, many in lock down, from all over Australia, the USA, Canada and UK. Last year, once again, the parade was re-imagined and moved to The Lismore Show Grounds inline with COVID-19 regulations, narrowly missing the state lockdown a week later. We’re all looking forward to seeing the parade back in the heart of Lismore this year.
Our Healing Hearts
12.00pm to 8.30pm
Bringing Light to the Community