Queensland says Welcome!

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.

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.

Download your LUMINOUS poster here.

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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  • WHEN: June 09, 2023 at 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • WHERE: South Bank Parklands Clem Jones Promenade South Brisbane QLD 4101 Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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