The Macquarie Credit Union DREAM Festival is set to take over Dubbo's streets for an evening of lights, lanterns and food on Saturday, October 21. The festival's mascot, a life-size rhino in lantern form, will proceed down Talbragra street to reach Victoria Park where entertainment, light shows and food stalls will be waiting.
The night focuses around the Lantern Parade, which will progress through the Dubbo city centre from sundown. The entire town will be aglow with lanterns of all shapes, sizes and designs, with lantern-making workshops being held during the weeks leading up to the festival. Local novices will be able to show off their creations during the parade alongside senior art students and visiting professional artists. The procession is in participation with the annual fundraising walk for Light the Night, a Leukaemia foundation.
The parade will finish at the park where the Twilight Markets will be in full swing, hosting vendors from nearby cafes, restaurants and bars. Local musicians will keep the party going in the lead up to the third annual Laser Show — a crowd-favourite featuring lights, lasers and music by Oracle Liquid.