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Big thanks to everyone who came out for the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade one the Westside Trail! You brought the magic! Thank you!
There's a
great set of photos from the AJC, an excellent recap on the BeltLine Blog, a fun WABE  interview with Lois Reitzes, and a lovely piece in Atlanta Intown Magazine. Check out the BeltLine's video!
ABOUT THE PARADE: EVERYONE IS ALWAYS INVITED TO MAKE A LANTERN AND WALK IN 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. Check out the 2022 route!
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.