The Belgrave Lantern Parade will be held over the Winter Solstice in 2014.
The 2012 Winter Solstice Lantern Parade promises to be yet another fabulous community and family celebration in the heart of Belgrave. Planning is now underway to make this the biggest Lantern Parade yet, with the theme of "Forest", and now is your chance to get on board and be a part of this great event.
There are many ways to be involved in the lead up to the Lantern Parade – from totally creative activities to being a part of the planning and organizing. This is Belgrave’s parade, and this is your chance to be a play a bigger part and get even more out of this wonderful event. The more who get involved in the lead up to the parade the more fun it is for everyone.
There is a great new web site for the lantern parade at www.belgravelanterns.org.au, where you can find more information, tips and instruction sheets on lantern making, workshop dates, special lead-up events and lots more – take a look.
Volunteers have the opportunity to be involved in working bees, preparing lantern making materials, in lantern making community workshops, in art and music programs for the parade route, in the before and after celebrations and performances, in carrying the big lanterns, and in parade marshaling and information for the public. There’s something for everyone to be a part of!
Every year in June the Belgrave Lantern Parade is held to celebrate creativity. The Lantern Parade is a family and community participation event – so people can make their own lanterns or join in with a local school or community group to make a big, bright lantern to celebrate together.
The Belgrave Winter Solstice Lantern Parade is one of the main activities organised through the Belgrave Community Arts Partnership (BCAP). This is a Not-For-Profit group whose aim is to bring together a wide cross section of community, arts, local government and business groups in the Dandenong Ranges. BCAP's projects are all about getting involved, from individuals and families, to schools and organisations - working together to create in our community.
The parade winds through Belgrave and includes live music, circus, drumming and lots more in the streets. Prior to the big day there are workshops for individuals and groups to create their lanterns.
For more details visit the Belgrave Lantern Parade website: www.belgravelanterns.org.au