The Lantern Parade will bring a smile to your face and a glow to your cheeks as it illuminates the showgrounds this year. We aren’t talking about your standard kerosene lantern – we’re talking giant 3D characters and animals! The crew from LightnUp has prepared a vibrant show for you this year, with everything from clowns and circus dogs to gold fish and mermaids featuring in the parade. Make sure you stick around until 7pm for this gleaming event.
It’s not just the big lanterns that will steal the show – kids have the opportunity to decorate their own special lantern and be part of the parade. Come along to LightnUp’s Lantern Decorating Workshop on Saturday afternoon so you can add your artwork to the sky.
But before the kids get their hands dirty, be sure to pop over to the Have A Go Circus or the Kiddywinks Puppet Theatre & Workshop. If you’re up for something a little more adventurous, step outside and enjoy a power-packed Taekwondo & Hapkido demonstration.
After the kids have worn themselves out with painting and puppetry, head over to the Strawberry Plaza and treat yourself to a celebration of culture and colour with the dancing of Ragged Band Border Morris. Morris dance is a form of English folk dance, and the dancers will bring tradition, magic and mystery to life through their performance.
And now, for the grand finale…our fantastic fireworks display! The fireworks are an annual favourite for all ages, and are the perfect way to round out a big day at RedFest. They will kick off right after the Lantern Parade at 8pm.
All of this great family fun is included in your admission price. There’s no better place to be than at RedFest on Saturday 6 September!