The Mansfield Lantern Festival is held annually on the Saturday closest to the Winter Solstice. The 2021 Festival has been scheduled for Saturday 19th June.

Due to COVID – 19 restrictions we unfortunately had to cancel the 2020 Festival.

We look forward to an exciting event next year!

Join the festivities!

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.

Festivities begin at 5:00pm in the Erril Street precinct (just off High Street) with the parade beginning at 5:30pm (and anyone with a lantern can take part).

There will be food, wine, fire and music with celebrations continuing until 9:00pm. The festival celebrates community and art with workshops, a parade, music and more.

Celebrating the festival’s seventh year in 2021 (sadly with a break for 2020), this event is continuing to grow. Anyone can come along to the festival – in fact the more the merrier.

About us

A community centred festival created to celebrate the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year.  The brain child of Alli Walker of Walker Events, the Mansfield Lantern Festival brings light and warmth to the centre of Mansfield in the cold of winter.

Bringing together fairy lights, open fires, food and drink and a lantern parade through the streets of Mansfield, the Mansfield Lantern Festival is a definite date to add to your calendar.

Originating in 2015 with a handful of people taking part in the main street median strip, the festival has grown to welcome more than 1000 to the streets of Mansfield in the middle of winter.  Anyone with a lantern can take place in the parade – come one, come all!

Held in Mansfield at the base of Mt Buller in North East Victoria, the festival is an easy day trip from Melbourne. Spend the weekend and enjoy all that Mansfield has to offer.