About Belgrave Lantern Parade
Belgrave Lantern Parade promises another amazing celebration of creativity and community in the Hills.
Each year the Lantern Parade brings together the community of the Hills in a celebration of friendship, light, warmth and creativity on the shortest day of winter. The street is reclaimed for the people and thousands flock to take part in one of best and biggest community-made spectacles as hundreds of lanterns line the main street, accompanied by drummers, dancers and performers of all sorts. There’s also a lineup of fabulous performers and events before and after the Parade, and the Parade Village with fire pits, food stalls and community signing into the night.
Each year we see more big lanterns, from more groups in the community, coming together in the weeks and months leading up to the parade and working with our Hill’s own Lantern Artists to create awe inspiring large group lanterns of special significance.
Belgrave Lantern Festival 2022
Sat 25 June from 6pm | Belgrave
This year’s Belgrave Lantern Festival puts all of Belgrave on the map, taking festival revellers on a self-led journey across and around the entire township. ‘Activated’ spaces and creative precinct ‘pop ups’ appear in streets, alleyways, arcades, nooks and crannies, featuring art, music, workshops, circus arts, DJ’s, bands, solo artists, food trucks, fire-pits and more.
Last year’s ‘re-imagined’ lantern pivot, which saw shop fronts transformed into luminous lantern exhibits, verified that the hills community is an undaunted, creative and tenacious mob, prepared to do whatever it takes to keep the glow in our streets, and in our hearts, burning bright. This spirit sets the tone and inspiration for 2022.
Belgrave will again become a literal and figurative beacon of light, levity and celebration across the hills this year. On June 25, The Belgrave Lantern Festival will splash down! So, will there be lantern-making workshops in the lead up? Absolutely. Can I bring my own lantern on the night? 100%.
On the longest night of the year, we invite you to experience and re-experience Belgrave anew. June 25 is a homage to light, the imagination and to the community that illuminates, nourishes and informs how Belgrave lives, works and plays together.
See you there!