The 2018 Hahndorf Winter Lantern festival will involve working with the local community and schools in order to create artful lantern sculptures that will be paraded down the main straight of Hahndorf and displayed in the Hahndorf Academy grounds.
The Hahndorf Academy grounds will be transformed into a colourful and dynamic space, decorated with a large array of lanterns and dotted with local vendor food stalls as well as craft and activities including shadow puppetry, fire puppetry and mural workshops.
The theme for this year is ‘Poetry’ and will include an inaugural poetry prize and poetry performances.
Just before Sundown a candlelit lantern parade, accompanied by the town band, will make its way down the main street of Hahndorf and make an entrance back at the festival. Following this live bands will play leading up to a Fire Mural display at 8pm.
People involved in making this event possible include local artists Tony Hannan, Rebecca Prince, Zinia King, The Hahndorf Academy staff and volunteers.
FRIDAY 24 AUGUST
7PM: Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival Opening Night. Featuring the Heysen Ensemble with lanterns, refreshments and the Adelaide Hills young musicians.
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST
2PM: Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival food stalls, poetry readings, music and kids activities followed by the Dusk Fire Lantern Parade.
6PM: Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival Main Event: Dusk Fire Lantern Parade!
8PM: Fire Mural and live music.