The Parliament of Owls Lantern Parade flies back to Colony Square for another year!
The black-and-white themed lantern parade and celebration take place on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. You can participate for FREE. All the details are below!
Before the parade, you can create your own owl lantern in a do-it-yourself community workshop.
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The lantern parade
Anyone can participate in the parade. The theme is black-and-white, so dress accordingly and bring a lantern. You can also make an owl mask from a free pattern if you’d like — details below.
Participants will begin gathering at 8:30 pm. The parade will start at The Plaza at Colony Square at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 6th. It will follow a path down Crescent Avenue and make a one-mile loop before returning to The Plaza. You can view the route here.
The Black Sheep Ensemble will play live tunes in The Plaza until 10 p.m. and you’re invited to linger after the parade. Food and drink will be available from the restaurants in the Politan Row food court.
NOTE: You can see from the photos that you don’t need an elaborate owl lantern to participate. You can start with a simple round paper lantern and glue on big owl eyes that you create from craft paper. Get some ideas from this Pinterest board or from Google Images.
The lantern-making kits
Ahead of the event, you can come to Colony Square to create your own owl lantern in a DIY workshop.
You can also download a FREE owl mask, print it, color it, and wear it in the parade — or use it to decorate a simple paper lantern from the dollar store. There are two options — here and here.
All the details
The Plaza at Colony Square
1197 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30361
6 to 8 p.m.
Parliament of Owls Lantern Parade:
Saturday, August 6 from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
(participants will gather at 8:30 p.m. and the parade will begin at 9 p.m.)