Warming up for the Lantern Parade
As the temperature starts to drop, things start warming up for the annual Lismore Lantern Parade. Organisers are looking for local market stalls that make, bake or grow their own produce.
Festival director Jyllie Jackson said stalls would include arts and crafts, community promotion and fair trade products, with priority given to people who live and work in the Northern Rivers.
Local charities and community groups are also invited to participate in the Winter Warmers Project at Riverside Park. Since its inception the Winter Warmers have raised over $50,000 for local community organisations by selling hot food to festival goers. The Lismore Lantern Parade and its members support local CBD businesses and the Winter Warmer outlets and therefore no commercial food vans will be allowed on site.
Stallholders should go to the website www.lanternparade.com for application forms, and community groups wanting to participate in Winter Warmers should call Robyn on 6688 6452.
The Lantern Parade will be held on Saturday, June 26, commencing with the Market DeLight at noon, the Winter Warmers from 4.30pm and the parade around the CBD from 5.30pm, concluding at Riverside Park.
A stage highlighting regional performers and bands will run simultaneously with street theatre including the amazing Erth Dinosaurs, who will be wandering around the city streets. There will also be numerous activities for the kids with circus play and rides during the day.