Joondalup Festival: Twilight Lantern Parade set to be bigger than ever


Registrations for this year’s Twilight Lantern Parade are open.
Registrations for this year’s Twilight Lantern Parade are open.

SCHOOLS and community groups in the City of Joondalup are encouraged to follow in the footsteps of Woodvale Secondary College students and make their mark on the Joondalup Festival’s 2017 Twilight Lantern Parade.

A key feature of the cultural event, the parade is an arts project that displays the talent and creativity of the local community.

All primary and high schools are invited to take part in the parade, with up to 1500 people expected to showcase their lanterns on Saturday, April 1 – including the team from Woodvale that has been collaborating with environmental artist Calvin Chee on a 12m dragon lantern.

When finished, it will be the biggest lantern in the City’s collection.

In its 19th year, the Joondalup Festival will be inspired by a magical theme – Perform, Inspire, Imagine – as the finale to the City’s summer events season.

“There is always an air of excitement on the opening night of the Joondalup Festival and this popular annual parade of light and colour gives local creatives a chance to display the fruits of their labour in front of thousands of spectators, providing memories for participants and festival-goers alike, ” Mayor Troy Pickard said.

The parade will run along Grand Boulevard and Boas Avenue.

Expressions of interest are open until February 3 and prizes will be awarded for the best entries.

Go to www.joondalup.wa.gov.au or call 9400 4927.