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LUMINOUS Lantern Parade South Bank

5:00pm - 8:30
South Bank Parklands

About This Event

Now in its 16th year, LUMINOUS is one of Queensland’s largest welcome events, capturing the imagination of Queenslanders with its spectacular use of light to symbolise hope and create welcome for new Queenslanders. 

The LUMINOUS Lantern Parade is now an iconic event on the annual Queensland events calendar, held in conjunction with Queensland Day to celebrate Queensland’s birthday and our unique culture, heritage, people, places and industries. 

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The spectacular lantern procession will begin at Flowstate, South Bank, winding its way on a short and symbolic walk down the promenade taking in the sites of the city skyline.  

The Parade ends at the South Bank Piazza for a vibrant World music concert, with the lanterns bathed in the luminous light symbolising welcome and hope for many people from all over the world, especially our newest Queenslanders. 

LUMINOUS attracts supporters from across the community including all levels of government, corporate and community organisations.  

Indigenous elders, migrant and refugee communities, service providers, education and training providers, church organisations, schools, various stakeholder groups and the wider community also walk in the Parade or participate in a range of LUMINOUS satellite events. 

This year Multicultural Australia will feature LUMINOUS in the Neighbourhood across Brisbane and in Toowoomba and Rockhampton, spreading the message of welcome across Queensland. 

LUMINOUS Lantern Parade commences at 6pm from Little Stanley Street, with the World Music Concert commencing in the South Bank Piazza at 6.40pm.

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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.