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Ulverston Lantern Festival

17 September @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lantern Festival 2022
Ulverston Lantern Festival is set for an epic procession this year, when the lantern-makers will be drawing their inspiration from movies, TV, and computer games for the ‘On the Screen’ theme.
The organisers are expecting the withy and paper lantern creations will feature everything from Marvel superheroes and Disney characters to Harry Potter’s golden snitch or flying Ford Anglia, dinosaurs, spaceships, Pokemon and children’s TV favourites. Whatever anyone sees on a screen could be appearing in the procession – lit by the traditional candle or sparkling LED lights.
Last year saw a huge success as the Lantern Festival returned after the COVID 19 with around 1,000 lanterns in the parade that created a never-ending River of Light as it wound through the town up to Ford Park for the big firework finale.
The Lantern Festival is a true community event, self-funding with support from local companies such as education specialists CGP Books, and from Ulverston Town Council and South Lakeland District Council. But the biggest proportion of the £10,000 needed to run the event each year comes from sales of Lantern Kits – which will start from Town Centre outlets in August – and with the money collected from spectators on the night itself.
The event also relies heavily on volunteers to step up and help organise the procession and road closures to keep everyone safe, and the organising committee is hoping for an influx of new people to help run the Festival.
To volunteer please contact Chris Nelson on 07761 930627 or email


17 September
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ulverston Town Centre
Market Street
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7BA United Kingdom
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