Get Lit At This Breathtaking Lantern Parade Lighting Up South Brisbane

Get Lit At This Breathtaking Lantern Parade Lighting Up South Brisbane

Alexa, play “Blinded by the Light”.

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 25th May 2021

Fight me on this: Tangled is one of the most underrated Disney movies in the last 15 years, and it’s purely because of the gobsmacking animation in *that* lantern scene. While we can’t all visit the Kingdom of Corona (that’s the name, I double checked), Brisbane is getting its very own larger-than-life lantern parade next Friday night for the best reason!

In celebration of the multicultural communities that call the Sunshine State home, the 14th annual LUMINOUS Lantern Parade is lighting up South Brisbane on June 4 to welcome new Queenslanders and refugees. Igniting the state’s rich cultural diversity, the free parade begins its march at 6pm and ends at South Bank Parklands, where a World Music Concert will get the city grooving from 7pm. Featuring a Welcome to Country by Nunukul Yuggera, diverse dance crews, big bands, and more, you literally can’t miss it.

LUMINOUS is part of an immersive program of events kicking off across Queensland in honour of Queensland Day on June 6. Obviously, candles wouldn’t cut it to celebrate the state’s birthday – we’re lighting up the night!

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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.

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