FYI, Atlanta, it’s time to light up your night. On Saturday, September 22, 2018, grab your homemade lantern & join in the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade.
Want to join in the fun? Though anyone is welcome to cheer folks on, you will need a lantern to walk in the parade, which begins on the Eastside Trail where it crosses Irwin Street/Lake Avenue.
Lineup starts at 7:00 p.m., and the parade steps off at 8:00 p.m. Folks will wind north along the trail to Piedmont Park. Highlights of the Atlanta Lantern Parade include lots of people displaying awesome lanterns, plus live music by The Atlanta Freedom Marching Band, The Seed and Feed Marching Abominables, Wasted Potential Brass Band, and The Black Sheep Ensemble, and giant lantern puppets created by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. And be sure to stick around for the after-party at Park Tavern.
Need a lantern? Once the online order form is available, you can spend a few bucks to reserve a DIY lantern kit & pick it up at the Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival on September 22, 2018.
Want a bit of extra assistance with making your lantern? Head out to one of the lantern-making workshops hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. You can make everything from globe lanterns and big daisy lanterns to parasol lanterns and lantern hats. Be sure to order tickets soon to save your spot.
And mark your calendars: The 2018 season of free Art on the Atlanta BeltLine events will take place at various locations along the BeltLine on September 15 & October 13. Don’t miss out!