LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2019

Queensland says welcome!

One of the most anticipated events on the Brisbane calendar, the 12th annual LUMINOUS Lantern Parade celebrates Queensland Week by highlighting the strength of our cultural diversity, our heritage, our people, places and history, giving all Queenslanders the opportunity to say “Welcome!” to our newest Australians and celebrate our diversity.

This free event unites government, community leaders, multicultural communities and everyday Queenslanders, capturing our imaginations with its spectacular use of light as it illuminates the South Bank precinct to symbolise hope and create welcome.

LUMINOUS 2019 features an array of new lanterns. Some of the larger lanterns include a koala, owl, kangaroo and rainbow serpent, as well as iconic Brisbane landmarks including the Story Bridge and City Hall.

LUMINOUS parade walkers can either carry a small hand-held lantern, or join another community group with a large lantern.

More than 15,000 people are expected to be part of the spectacle of light and sound, set against the backdrop of the River City.

The event concludes with a vibrant free concert on the Cultural Forecourt.  Follow our Facebook events page for updates.

Food stalls and entertainment from 5pm
Parade 6.00pm
Concert 6.45pm

Cultural Forecourt
South Bank Parklands


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Please note that your image may be photographed or filmed at any time throughout this event. Your consent to the use of your image, in full or in part for any MDA-related purpose, is taken to be given by attending this event. Should you not wish to have your image photographed or filmed, please inform one of the MDA staff at the event.

WATCH Luminous Lantern Parade 2019 teaser:

Organisations and community groups interested in walking in LUMINOUS can find partnership opportunities through:

Luminous Lantern Parade 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus

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