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Ulverston Lantern Festival

25 September

Date confirmed. Hopefully going ahead in the full traditional format.

The theme for 2021 is ‘My Favourite Things’ which gives our hundreds of lanterneers the option to create any kind of lantern they like.

To make the festival more family friendly the start times for the various processions have been moved forward by 30 minutes, and should come together in County Square around 8.00pm. The combined processions should be arriving at Ford Park around 9.00pm in the evening, for the grand Firework Finale.

‘Favourite Things’ can be anything from spaceships to soft toys, from Disney characters to Dolphins, from Submarines to Spitfires, or from animals and insects to vegetables or flowers. Whatever your Favourite Thing happens to be – that can be your lantern for 2021.


25 September


Ulverston, Cumbria United Kingdom


Last Update Source
Peter Winston
Last Update Date
Last Update Summary
Moved from 18th to 25th September.

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