Moon Lantern Parade | OzAsia Festival | Elder Park | 19 Oct 2019

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Moon Lantern Parade | OzAsia Festival

Moon Lantern Parade is back in 2019 and will showcase hundreds of hand-held lamps and over 50 giant lanterns including the stunning 40 metre Hong Kong Dragon, all set to a live music performance by Australian-Chinese music collective Emissary of Tang.

Make sure to take a picnic rug and arrive early to settle in and watch performances from popular Adelaide community groups across three different stages, or catch roving acts around Elder Park. Enjoy artist workshops and craft activities, and explore a trail of bright and colourful lanterns in the lead up to Australia’s biggest lantern parade.

Adelaide’s best-known food trucks will return with delicious cuisine from around the world. The Parade will start from 8pm and the night will finish with a spectacular fireworks display around 8.45pm.

The event is FREE entry. 

List of food stalls:

  • Bao plus
  • Beyond India
  • Cafe2U Melrose Park
  • Carpets for Communities
  • Caterers of Adelaide – Oh My Gyoza
  • Chi Chis Modern Asian
  • Clucking delicious
  • Mr Viet
  • Popsicool
  • Ragini Spice
  • Sookii La La Southeast Asian Street Food
  • Soza’s – Sri Lankan Street Food
  • Squid Inc
  • Strawberries Galore Adelaide & Oakbank
  • Tammy’s Meat Rolls TMR BISTRO
  • Tara, Let’s Eat! – Filipino Street Food
  • The Creperie Cart
  • The Satay Hut
  • Tuckerbox Foods


Moon Lantern Festival Play & Go

Photos from 2015 Moon Lantern Festival Parade

Play & Go Tips for enjoying Moon Lantern Parade

Get there early!

Don’t turn up at 7.30pm, just before the parade, with hungry kids (or hungry adults). Events like this often have long line-ups at the food trucks and they sell out of some items if it’s super busy – don’t forget they have limited room to work in and don’t have the benefits of a full size restaurant kitchen.

Unfortunately there’s never usually a sausage sizzle that you can quickly feed the kids, and even getting a bucket of chips can be difficult sometimes. If you’re not sure, eat before you get there, pack a picnic, or go through a drive thru or pick up pizzas on the way into town. Having a hangry family is not enjoyable. We’ve learnt this lesson the hard way.

There’s always a large expected turnout so make sure to go early so you can gain entry in case Elder Park reaches capacity (thousands of people have been turned away in the past by around 6pm).

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the OzAsia Festival website.

What:   Moon Lantern Parade

When:   Saturday 19 October 2019 | Parade from 8pm (recommended to arrive much earlier)

Where:   Elder Park, Adelaide

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: OzAsia website, Play & Go Adelaide


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