The Festival Town on the Edge of the Lake District
Ulverston Lantern Festival will be taking place in the centre of the town this year. Ford Park, which usually hosts much of the festival’s activities, will instead only offer car parking facilities for the event. Fireworks will instead be staged close to Ulverston town centre and will be visible from Market Cross, The Gill and Buxton car park, where many are expected to gather for this year’s event. Festival activities are planned for the town centre finale which will include performances, food & drink stalls, bands, circus acts and street entertainment.
Lantern Making Workshops
Lantern Workshops have proved very popular this year, with lots of people attending, all keen to learn how to make their own lanterns and get involved in the event. Workshops are still available and will be running at Church Walk Parish Rooms from 5.30pm-8.30pm each day until Friday this week.
Lantern Kits have also been selling like hot cakes. You can buy them from shops in Ulverston town centre including Appleseeds, The Market Hall, Laurel and Hardy Museum and Costa, and are £5 each. So grab one while you can!
Support the Festival
The festival aims to raise £2000 for the event to help pay for insurance, license fees and emergency first aid. If you would like to support the festival, then visit Ulverston Lantern Festival’s JustGiving page and contribute what you can towards this great community event: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ulvlantern
If you would like to know more about Ulverston Lantern Festival, or would like to help out at this year’s event, contact ULF community group on 07761930627 or visit the website: ulverstonlanternfestival.org