Lanterns and Lights in Katikati

Lantern-making workshops and a Lanterns and Lights Parade is coming to Katikati in July.

The Lanterns and Lights event includes free workshops where attendees learn how to make a fish or ika lantern and then have the opportunity to join the Lantern Parade with their own lantern.

‘Train the teacher’ Master Classes kick off in early July and expert lantern maker Ally Rogers will be teaching attendees how to teach other people how to make lanterns via zoom.

The free Master Classes are held on Sunday 3rd July 10am – 12pm, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th 7pm-9pm.

Free Lantern Making workshops start later in the month and Ally will show attendees how to make a a fish or ika shaped lantern. Workshops are for everyone - any age, ability, or experience level. Lantern making is a simple, easy, beginner level craft.

The public workshops are held Monday 18th July 6pm-9pm, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th 9am-noon, 1pm-4pm, 6pm-9pm, Thursday 21st July 9am-noon, 1pm-4pm.

Workshop attendees are encouraged to join the Lantern Par

ade with their creations that glow in the dark. The Parade on Friday 22nd July starts at 5pm from Kotahi Lane in Katikati and progresses to Katikati Township where the town will be buzzing with street entertainment and outdoor eateries.

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Lanterns and Lights is organised by Katch Katikati, sponsored by the Creative Communities Scheme and Project Parore and was originally scheduled to be part of the Katikati Festival of Arts in 2021.