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EVERYONE IS ALWAYS INVITED TO MAKE A LANTERN AND WALK IN THE PARADE!

Parade line-up 8pm in Adair Park I at Catherine Street

Parade Step-off at 8:45pm sharp! Check out the route!

ABOUT THE PARADE:
The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade is is the mothership of our lantern parades. In 2010, the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons answered a call for proposals from Art on the Atlanta Beltline with the idea of a lantern parade where everyone is invited to make a lantern and participate, like Mardi Gras Day marching down the Beltline. At the time, the Beltline Eastside Trail was a creepy dirt path behind the dumpsters. Our first lantern parade in 2010 drew a spirited 400 participants, and zero spectators. By 2019 the parade was drawing an estimated 70,000 in spectators and participants, and became a beloved Atlanta tradition.  The Krewe builds and performs giant lantern puppets and hosts lantern workshops. We are always astounded by the amazing lanterns people bring to the parade!  Atlanta's got game.

MAKE A LANTERN!
You make the magic! Seeing the people you share a city with as playful volumes of light is a collective joy.  Be that joy.
Get 
some lantern ideas and inspiration
here or come for a workshop. Lantern Kits are available at Wild Heaven Tap Room at Lee + White and at the Lantern Parade Studio during workshop hours.

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons are super grateful to have a pop-up Lantern Parade Studio courtesy of Lee + White! 

Come visit the Lantern Parade Studio!

 

 

Lantern Workshop Schedule

Globe Lanterns

Saturday, May 7

11:00am-2:00pm

Pay-What-U-Can $5-$25

Register here to hold your spot and pay-what-u-can with cash, Venmo, or card when you arrive. 

Skill Level: Easy

Globe lanterns are an easy way to make a fantastically original lantern! Add arms and hands and you have an easy lantern puppet. Lantern, light, batteries, carry stick and decorating materials provided. Best for ages capable of using scissors. Kids must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Tickets are per lantern: If Dad and daughter are making one lantern together, they need one ticket.

 

Skill Share: Big Lantern Puppets Based on Tomato Cages

Saturday, May 7

3:00pm - 4:30pm 

Free

Register here 

Ambitious builders, get some ideas! Talk & demonstration of the Krewe's big tomato cage puppet basics. A tomato cage is an easy and affordable way to make a 7'-8' puppet. Come get the scoop and try one on. Then you can go get your tomato cage at West End Ace Hardware!

Illuminated Parasols for Mom 

Mother's Day ,Sunday, May 8

12:00-3:00pm 

$30

Skill Level: Easy

Register here.

Elegant and easy, mom will love it. We’re installing lights and decorating a parasol with colored tissue paper. All materials provided, including lights and batteries. Best for ages capable of using scissors. Kids must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Tickets are per parasol: If Dad and daughter are making one lantern together, they need one ticke

CALL FOR GIANT PUPPETEERS

SIGN UP HERE

Wednesday, May 11

6:30-8:30pm

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons is looking for some volunteer puppeteers and spotters for our giant lantern puppets for the Beltline Lantern Parade! No experience necessary, one will be provided. We're going to try on and try out the puppets and see who likes who.

Giant Puppeter Qualities: You are playful, love attention, fit enough to dance around with a 35lb backpack for an hour and a half, and you wouldn't dream of flaking out and not showing up. 

You are availble for the BeltLine Lantern Parade, May 21 8pm-10pm. We'd really like it if you came to the Lantern Parade Salon and helped show off the puppets on May 13, 7-10pm. If you end up on the puppet Krewe, you'll get a coveted Weird Gone Pro Krewe shirt.

Herd of Cats Globe Lanterns

Thursday, May 12

6:30-8:30

$25

Register here.

Skill Level: Easy

Make a cat to walk with the Herd of Cats! We have cat patterns that you are welcome to, or design your own. Best for ages capable of using scissors. Kids must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Tickets are per cat: If Dad and daughter are making one lantern together, they need one ticket.

 

LANTERN PARADE SALON & ARTIST TALK with CHANTELLE RYTTER and KREWE!

Friday, May 13

7:00-9pm

Free

Talk at 7:30

Register here.

Did you know that lantern parades in Atlanta started in 1887? Let’s talk about lantern parades in Atlanta and around the world and our common calling to delight one another. Visit with the giant lantern puppets, check out the new builds, get some lantern ideas and inspiration for the parade! Lantern kits available.

 

Globe Lanterns 

Saturday, May 14

1:00-3:00pm 

Register here 

Skill Level: Easy

Globe lanterns are an easy way to make a fantastically original lantern! Add arms and hands and you have an easy lantern puppet. Lantern, light, batteries, carry stick and decorating materials provided. Best for ages capable of using scissors. Kids must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Tickets are per lantern: If Dad and daughter are making one lantern together, they need one ticket. 


This is our 12th year with Art on the Atlanta Beltline! We are forever grateful to the Atlanta Beltline for giving such great support to a crazy idea.