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Luminous Lantern Parade 2023

South Bank is lighting up to celebrate multiculturalism.
By Sarah Ward
March 27, 2023
By Sarah Ward
March 27, 2023

Maybe you'll see a glowing giraffe. Perhaps you'll spy a dazzling koala. Or, you might find yourself peering at the sun — but much closer than usual. They're just some of the lanterns that could be brightening up the inky night sky at the 2023 Luminous Lantern Parade, with the event making its return to South Bank Parklands from 5pm on Friday, June 9.

The parade doesn't just give the riverside spot a new glow for the fun of it. It celebrates multiculturalism, and has for more than 15 years now. Over that time, it has grown to become quite the hefty — and radiant — event.

Crowds in recent years have been a little more spread out than usual for obvious reasons, but the parade champions diversity — and welcomes new Queenslanders, including migrants, refugees, international students and people seeking asylum — no matter how jam-packed attendees are.

As well as the main event — which is free to head along to — there'll also be live music and performances in the South Bank Piazza afterwards.

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