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Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade

  • Irwin Street NE at Sampson Street NE Atlanta GA 30312 (map)

Everyone is always invited to walk in the Lantern Parade! The lantern parade is based in your creative participation. There is no parade without you and your lantern! Make your masterpiece lantern at home or take a workshop! Parade line-up will begin at 7:15 on Irwin Avenue at the start of the Eastside Trail. We will step-off at 8:15 and finish in Piedmont Park at Park Tavern. The Lantern Parade kicks-off the season of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, the largest public art exhibit in the southeast! Our little seven year old parade has nearly gotten too big for her britches! The BeltLine reported 60,000 folks participating and attending in 2015. To help the parade grow sweetly, we've written a Lantern Parade Game Book and FAQ's. Help us raise this child up right! 

Lantern Parade Game Book
1. You need a lantern to walk in the parade.
2. Yield to bands and large lanterns.
3. Strut! And keep moving north.
4. Walk your bike, not your dog.
5. No flying lanterns.
6. Take your trash with you.
7. Have a blast!

There are 5 weeks of Lantern Workshops hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. Treat yourself to creative playtime with us! 
Register at (ps. They sell out.)

Check out the lantern workshop gallery, other lantern ideas, and some of the great lantern parades around the world at!lantern-parade-resources/c16zf

Lantern House is graciously hosted by the United Methodist Church of Candler Park, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at 1561 McLendon Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307!

There is a free Large Lantern Show & Tell in the schedule. 8/15. If you are buiding a huge rock star lantern, we might be able to help you with a parking plan. Drop Chantelle a line.