Come and take part in the Mansfield Lantern Festival!


The Mansfield Lantern Festival is a family friendly community festival held on the Saturday closest to the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice.  Celebrating winter, community, family and fun!

Come along on – Saturday 23rd June 2018 – for a fun and family night out.  A fantastic Lantern Parade followed by music, fairy lights, open fires, entertainment, food and drink.

Festivities will begin at 5pm in Erril street and then the parade will kick off at 5.30pm (and anyone with a lantern can take part).  There’ll be food, wine, fire twirling and music with celebrations continuing until 9pm.

The festival celebrates community and art with arts, crafts, workshops,a parade, music and more.  Have a look at our gallery to see some images from our festivals in June 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Anyone can come along to the festival – in fact the more the merrier!  For more information make sure that you sign up to our newsletter.

join in our lantern workshop with the Mansfield Arts council

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the hungry caterpillar at the mansfield lantern festival

We look forward to holding some workshops to assist YOU to make your own lantern for the parade in 2018.  For more information about the WHERE and the WHEN – have a look at our workshop page.

If you would like to make your own lantern but need a little inspiration we have some ideas on our DIY page.  Come along and join in the fun at the Mansfield Lantern Festival on Saturday 23rd June 2018.