A colourful assortment of moon lanterns, entertainment and food will take centre stage at St Albans Victoria Square on Saturday.

The annual St Albans Moon Lantern Festival will be held on October 19 from 1pm and St Albans Business Association marketing manager Ray Jacobs said there will be something for everyone.

“There’ll be entertainment from 1-6pm with the highlight being the moon lantern parade for the kids at 5.30pm,” he said. “There’ll also be lantern making, ice cream and a free sausage sizzle.”

Lantern-making workshops will be held throughout the day and children will have the chance to showcase their work in the parade.

While not as big as the Sunshine Lantern Festival, Mr Jacobs said St Albans’ offering continues to grow.

“It used to be based in a Scout hall, but since we moved it to Victoria Square [four years ago] it’s grown substantially.

“Most of the lanterns are made by local kids and the place ends up looking beautiful.

“There’s also a great deal more foot traffic that comes through, given the public location.”

Details: www.bowerystacc.com.au/events/moon-lantern-workshops