Celebrating the Winter Solstice – longest night of the year – Mansfield Lantern Festival has evolved into one of the most eagerly anticipated annual events in Victoria’s High Country.
Mansfield Lantern Festival brings light and warmth to the centre of Mansfield in the cold of winter.
Alli Walker of Walker Events has steered this beautiful celebration of the Winter Solstice in Mansfield, at the foot of snow-capped Mt Buller, since 2015. The festival is returning with a fun and packed long weekend program from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June 2024.
Bringing together fairy lights, open fires, food and drink and the Bendigo Bank Lantern Parade through the streets of Mansfield, the Mansfield Lantern Festival is a definite date to add to your calendar.
Highlights include music, performance artists, exhibitions and buzzing market stalls showcasing the amazing, food, wine, craft beer and spirits produced in and around Mansfield.
The weekend celebrations will kick off in spectacular style with the Bendigo Bank lantern parade and open fires to light up the darkness and ward off the mid-Winter chill.
From tiny beginnings the Mansfield Lantern Festival now regularly attracts more than 1700 festival-goers. Ahead of the event, free lantern-making workshops are available to encourage locals and visitors to get creative and get involved.
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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.
We love the Mansfield Lantern Festival – our favourite event of the year!
Excellent initiative. Heartwarming to see the community gathering for such a fun event. Congratulations organisers.
Love the Lantern festival, such a good family night out. Thankyou.