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The LUMINOUS Lantern Parade at South Bank gives a very warm Welcome to new Queenslanders.

This year, the LUMINOUS program includes events in Toowoomba, Rockhampton, and local neighbourhoods across Brisbane as part of LUMINOUS in the Neighbourhood.


2021 LUMINOUS Program


LUMINOUS Lantern Parade | Friday 4 June | Brisbane

The spectacular LUMINOUS Lantern Parade returns to South Bank Parklands, featuring a free World Concert in the South Bank Piazza.

The magnificent lanterns that feature in the LUMINOUS Lantern Parade are created by LightnUp Inc, a community based arts organisation based in Lismore.  Jyllie Jackson, LightnUp's CEO and Artistic Director says that LightnUp's vision is "to lighten the hearts of communities across Australia and beyond, through art based activities."

LightnUp has been bringing their spectacular lanterns to LUMINOUS since 2010.  To get in touch with Jyllie and the LightnUp team, visit their website.


LUMINOUS in the Neighbourhood | May - June | Brisbane, Rockhampton and Toowoomba

Our highly successful LUMINOUS in the Neighbourhood program will continue in 2021, bringing neighbourhoods together across Brisbane and Queensland at local events that celebrate the many cultures that call this place home.

Stay tuned for event details!

Giant Kookaburra Regional Queensland and Brisbane Tour | May - June

The world-famous Giant Kookaburra was built by Dr Faravardin Daliri OAM in the height of Brisbane’s COVID-19 lockdown as an
icon of unity and resilience. The massive sculpture was featured internationally on CNN, Buzzfeed and many more.

In 2021, The Giant Kookaburra will embark on a tour of regional Queensland, including stops at Toowoomba and Rockhampton, concluding its tour at South Bank as part of the LUMINOUS Lantern Parade on 4 June 2021.

Share your photos on our LUMINOUS Photo Wall

Light up your homes and neighbourhoods with your lanterns, take a photo and share them with us on our LUMINOUS photo wall.

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Upcoming Events

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Major Sponsors

Qld Government
Queensland Day LUMINOUS Sponsor


Ergon Energex
Brisbane Lions
CS Net
Hastings Deerings
Catholic Education
Brisbane Catholic Justice and Peace Commission
Alliance for Leadership Learning
Federation University
Kelvin Grove State College
Mt St Michael
Queensland Council of Unions
SSI Access
Football Queensland
Queensland Theatre
AFL Queensland

Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.