After much consideration, the Lanterns committee has decided that due to only a very small group of volunteers remaining, Lanterns on the Lagoon will not be held this year (2018). Instead, we will be working towards Lanterns on the Lagoon becoming a biannual event and returning in 2019!
We have decided to take a step back and take some time to focus on a strategy for Lanterns on the Lagoon which will ensure its sustainability for the future. The committee have concluded that making Lanterns on the Lagoon a biannual or “biennale” style event is the best way to ensure its longevity as a drawcard event in the Snowy Valleys region.
Lanterns is and always will be a community based, volunteer led festival celebrating our local community, culture and environment. Rest assured, our volunteers will return next year reenergized, refocused and ready to deliver a brilliant festival for Spring 2019! Events like this are simply not possible without volunteers and we would love to have new faces involved in planning the event. So, if you are reading/hearing this and would like to help, take this opportunity to reach out and register your interest to be a part of next year’s event. Contact us using the contact form below.
The committee is exceptionally grateful for the continued support that Lanterns on the Lagoon and Sculptures in the Park has received from the community over the past 7 years. Most importantly, we would like to thank our major sponsors and stakeholders. We simply couldn’t do it without you.
Here’s to a sustainable and vibrant future for Lanterns on the Lagoon.