Lanterns and fireworks part of Illuminate Boomerang Park at Raymond Terrace

OOH...AH: Boomerang Park will be lit up by fireworks on November 18 as part of the new Illuminate Boomerang Park festival.
OOH...AH: Boomerang Park will be lit up by fireworks on November 18 as part of the new Illuminate Boomerang Park festival.

A lantern festival will shed light on Boomerang Park’s history and importance this Saturday.

Illuminate Boomerang Park will be held from 4pm to 9pm and promises to be a ‘vibrant spectacle’ of the popular park.

Memory lamps made by Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed will be sold for $5. The night kicks off with the lantern display and parade followed by a host of family attractions. 

  • ‘Ollie-uminate’ activities at the new skate park with special guests
  • Glow Zone – kids only!
  • Sound and light display
  • Old fashioned shadow puppets
  • Food vans
  • Circus activities
  • Professional fire troupe

Port Stephens Council held a launch event at Boomerang Park on August 31 that included a lantern making how-to.

Organisers have also been eager for people to check under the bed for historical photos like these.

In the planning for the event more history has come to light including details about Muree quarry which produced the world’s best freestone in 1893.

A fireworks display will cap off the evening.