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Light the Night 2022 Re-Emerge, Celebrate & Engage!

Held on 28th April 2022 the Light the Night Micro festival in John St, Coonabarabran!

The new Plaza and main CBD lit up with late night shopping & markets, Creative lighting, live music and family fun activities!

Indigenous Musician John Hausia entertained the crowd and the Little Timor Street Plaza was lit up thanks to the lighting by local Shane Mitchell. The bubble & smoke machine were a real hit adding to the atmosphere.

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Funded by NSW Government - Festival of Place

Hosted by the Warrumbungle Shire Council

This event is also part of the 2022 International Dark Sky Week #IDSW20222

#TheFestivalOfPlace #LoveThePlaceYouLive

#IloveCoonabarabran #WarrumbungleRegion

Children's & Family Activities

Thanks to Ainslee Halls from Samaritans for hosting the Children’s activities & the Macquarie Library for opening late. 

Late night Shopping & Stalls

Special thanks to stall holders who came from across and beyond the Warrumbungle Shire to sell their wares.

Celebrating our Warrumbungle Dark Skies

Thanks to Coonabarabran’s Astronomical Society for enabling festival goers to see the different types of telescopes and sharing their knowledge of night skies and the importance of reducing light pollution. Celebrating International Dark Sky Week #IDSW 

Dark Sky Week 2022 is being celebrated around the globe to raise awareness of light pollution from April 22 - 30.

Coonabarabran is situated right next to the first internationally recognised Dark Sky Park in Australia - The Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park. Coonabarabran's 'Light the Night' event has been chosen to celebrate our dark skies and encourage all to discover the night.

It may seem harmless, but light pollution has far-reaching consequences that are harmful to all living things. Effective outdoor lighting reduces light pollution, leading to a better quality of life for all.

Check out these great tips on how to use effective outdoor lighting so we can light the night with minimal impact

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