Mansfield Lantern Festival

19 June 2021

Our Story

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


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.   The festival operates under a joint collaboration with Walker Events and Mansfield Shire Council.


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.


In 2021 we've added a Mystery Progressive Dinner - traversing some of our in town venues. Tickets on sale soon!

Mansfield Lantern Festival

Celebrate the winter solstice

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.

Family Friendly

Festivities begin at 5:00pm in High Street in the middle of town.  

There will be food, wine, lanterns, lights and music with celebrations continuing until 9:00pm.

The festival celebrates community and art with workshops, music and more.


"A festival that everyone can participate in"

Festival Attendee 2019

Mansfield Lantern Festival
Mansfield Lantern Festival

When & Where

We Love To See You!

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    Saturday 19 June 2021
    5pm - 9pm

Median Strip
High Street

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    Mystery Dinner

    19 June 2021
    6 - 10.30pm

Various Mansfield venues,
Mansfield township