11am - 8pm
South Bank Parklands, Clem Jones Promenade, South Brisbane

About LUMINOUS Festival

What started as a candlelight march in support of refugees and asylum seekers in 2007 has grown to become Queensland’s largest welcoming event at South Bank.

For those of you who have walked with us on our journey to create welcome and belonging for a significant time, you would be familiar with our LUMINOUS Lantern Parade, usually celebrated around Queensland Day, and our MOSAIC Multicultural Festival, a staple on Brisbane’s event calendar in spring.  

This year, we are bringing LUMINOUS and MOSAIC to create the largest multicultural event in Queensland’s history.  

Hosted on Saturday the 3rd of August at South Bank Parklands, LUMINOUS Festival will kick off Queensland Multicultural Month with a showcase of our growing cultural diversity at Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct.  

The event will provide many opportunities for Queenslanders from multicultural communities to share stories of their cultures and traditions, and for the broader community to make meaningful connections with Queenslanders from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Are you interested in being considered to take part in LUMINOUS?

LUMINOUS celebrates the cultural diversity of our local community with food and performances from around the world, volunteering for the event day or the lantern making workshops in the lead up to LUMINOUS helps to spread a message of welcome to new members of our community.

Applications for performers and entertainers for this year’s LUMINOUS are now open, and we highly encourage any groups interested to complete this online form as soon as possible. Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Friday 21 June. 

Applications for food, craft and community stalls at this year’s LUMINOUS will be first in best dressed, and we highly encourage any groups interested to complete this online form as soon as possible. Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Friday 21 June.  

We would like to invite you to walk with us in this year’s LUMINOUS Lantern Parade.

Please complete your groups details via the ‘Register Now’ button and our events team will be in touch to confirm your request.  Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Friday 21 June.

About the LUMINOUS Festival

A must-do event in the Queensland calendar, the LUMINOUS Festival celebrates Queensland by focusing on the many cultures, languages and worldviews that make up our state. 

In 2024, our LUMINOUS in the Regions and Neighbourhoods run from April to August and culminate in a community led lantern procession in South Bank showcasing the diversity and creativity of Brisbane’s greatest assets – its people.  LUMINOUS at South Bank will be held on Saturday 3 August 2024.

LUMINOUS attracts supporters across the community – from government, corporate and community organisations to indigenous elders, migrant and refugee communities, religious organisations, school groups and more. The procession culminates with a wide range of performances that showcase the talent and contribution of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Come back again soon for the full program!

Come back again soon for the full program!

Come back again soon for the full program!

Come back again soon for the full program!

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We help new Queenslanders settle into their new lives, build connections in their communities, find work and study opportunities, learn new skills and to feel at home. We also work with individuals, communities, business, and government to contribute to building a more welcoming Queensland through advocacy, cultural training, and community events.

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We who have come from many places acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land which always was and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island land. We pay our respects to their Elders throughout all time. We walk together in solidarity of the pain of the past and the shared hope for the future.