The Festival Town on the Edge of the Lake District
Ulverston’s favourite fiery festival takes place mid September each year in Ulverston.
The Lantern Festival is an annual community event featuring a spectacular lantern procession through the streets of Ulverston. Four different processions start from their assembly points in the town and then merge in the County Square around 8:25pm and 8:35pm.
There is a new theme chosen each year and people are encouraged to make lanterns built with this theme in mind.
If you would like to make a lantern at a workshop, the cost is £5 per lantern for standard sized lanterns, and £10 for larger lanterns, with space to build and dry lanterns, all materials, and plenty of advice from experienced Lanterneers.
Lantern kits are also available to buy for £5 each at Appleseeds, the Laurel and Hardy Museum, The Book Shack in the Market Hall, and Costa Coffee.
The Lantern Festival organising committee is appealing for ‘crafty’ volunteers to help make the event a huge success by helping to run lantern-making sessions. We’re also seeking more volunteers to act as marshals for the procession in September. No previous experience in lantern making is required – people just need to be willing to learn from Ulverston’s home-grown experts and to give up a little of their time at evenings and weekends to assist at the sessions teaching people how to make lanterns.
If you would like to volunteer at the Ulverston Lantern Festival or at our lantern-making workshops please call us on 07761 930627.
There are lot of ways you can get involved, whether it’s by attending a workshop, handing out leaflets and posters or volunteering as a steward.
If you would like to sponsor or donate to the Ulverston Lantern Festival please get in touch
Ulverston town centre and Ford Park