Parade brightens Murbah’s festival week

The 2014 Tweed River Festival lantern parade drew a big crowd.
The 2014 Tweed River Festival lantern parade drew a big crowd. Vibrant Imaging

MURWILLUMBAH by lantern light will be the highlight of the week-long Tweed River Festival that kicked off on Monday.

The family festival at Murwillumbah's Budd Park, which kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, will feature the popular and colourful lantern parade.

The parade featuring more than 400 participants will begin in the CBD and cross over the bridge to Budd Park.

Lismore Lantern Parade's Light'n Up will again provide the fabulous large feature lanterns that will light up the river and its bank.

Other events throughout the week will include an art exhibition and information walk about wetlands and birds.

Volunteers can help carry the iconic lanterns by registering with Tweed Shire Council.

There will be a coastal habitat walk at the Pottsville Environmental Park today at 9am and a screening of the historic Travelogue of the Tweed film, produced in 1923, at Murwillumbah's Regent Cinema tonight from 6.30pm.

Held in spring each year, the week-long festival comprises a broad range of programs, activities, workshops and exhibitions all focused on the care, protection and enhancement of the Tweed's waterways.

More information at visit or to register for any of the free activities or volunteer to carry a lantern, phone council on (02) 6670 2400.

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