15th – 17th September 2023

STA are proud partners with Wollondilly Shire Council for the annual festival that transforms Picton into an enchanting world of art, performance, light and colour. 

Lantern Parade, 6pm on Friday 15th September lights a path through the Picton Botanic Gardens. Bring a lantern & join the parade or bring a drum to beat. Thanks to our friends at River Road Creative Academy for leading the drumming rhythm for the parade. 

5.30pm Meet STA at the parade marshalling area at the garden entrance on Cliffe St. 

Get ready to Glow
Can’t make it to one of our lantern making workshops? Make your own with our self-led online lantern making workshop with artist Tracy Luff now available at STA kids.

Be inspired – Check out our Pinterest boards for ideas to brighten your festival

Visit the Illuminate Wollondilly Festival of Art & Light website for details of what’s on over the entire weekend.

Sat 2 Sept Public Lantern making workshop with Tracy Luff 10-2pm  
@Wollondilly Shire Hall. Free lantern making workshop as part of Illuminate Wollondilly 2023. Be part of the Illuminate Lantern parade. Book a spot now

Sat 9 Sept Illuminate Drumming workshop @ Picton Shire Hall 11-1pm. Learn drumming techniques led by Patrick of River Road Creative Academy to add a beat to the Illuminate Lantern parade. Free. Book your place now

Fri 15 Sept Illuminate Lantern parade 6pm  (marshalling at 5.30pm parade) Join the river of lantern light as we wind through the Picton Botanic garden for Illuminate Wollondilly. Let’s make this year’s parade bigger than ever!

Sun 17 Sept 11am Illuminated Roving Poetry Performance
Join Poets Extraordinaire Lizz Murphy, Mark Tredinnick & Richard Bell for live poetry in Picton Botanic Gardens. FREE

Every year STA delivers lantern making workshops in local schools. Huge thanks to our schools for 2023 Tahmoor and Picton Public Schools. See you at the parade.

The Lantern Parade ends at the  spectacular illuminated sculptures and lantern display create by our friends at LightnUp Inc, which continues for Saturday evening.

Visit the Illuminate Wollondilly Festival of Art & Light website for details of what’s on over the entire weekend. 

Workshops & parade are supported by Wollondilly Shire Council 
Download a printable Lantern Parade flyer




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