There will be more than 400 magnificent lanterns lighting up South Bank.
Brisbane’s LUMINOUS Lantern Parade was forced to go digital last year, which makes welcoming new Queenslanders a little more difficult than normal. Then again, last year was no normal year.
Now in its 14th year, the event is returning to Brisbane’s streets to light up the night with hundreds of lanterns of various sizes in order to celebrate our state’s culture and heritage, its people, places and industries as well. Taking place during the week of Queensland Day, the LUMINOUS Lantern Parade is the perfect opportunity for Queenslanders to come together especially after a time of such strong disconnect.
Multicultural Australia CEO Christine Castley said, ”Like so many newcomers to our country, coming from Malaysia when I was 15, I understand what it is like to feel disconnected in a strange new land and to then be embraced by the warm welcome of Brisbane and Queensland.”
The Lantern Parade, which is free to attend and family-friendly, will depart from Little Stanley Street, South Bank at 6pm on Friday 4 June and make its way through the streets. Then at 7pm, South Bank Piazza will be filled with the sounds of music from around the world as a diverse line-up of musicians take to their instruments to continue the celebrations.
The lanterns are bathed in light to symbolise hope and also to represent the warm welcome Queenslanders give.
To register your interest in attending, see here.