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May 11, 2024!
Line-up at Adair Park I at 7:45pm
Choose a spot to walk behind one of our five marching bands!
Step-off at 8:45pm
Everyone is always invited to make a lantern and walk in the parade! Individual creativity rules in this parade.
The Beltline Lantern Parade doesn't have a theme like Mardi Gras doesn't have a theme - be your own theme!
There are all kinds of ways to make a lantern. Look at photos of past parades below,
check out the Lantern Ideas & Inspiration page, or join the Weird Gone Pro Lantern Workshops, schedule TBA.
Parade Line-up and Route Map!
BAND LINE UP!
Atlanta Drum Academy
Black Sheep Ensemble
Seed & Feed Marching Abominables
Atlanta Freedom Band
Kebbi Williams & the Wolf Pack!
Please help welcome and remind new comers of our simple parade rules:
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. This is our 14th year with Art on the Atlanta Beltline! We are forever grateful to the Atlanta Beltline for giving such great support to a crazy idea.
Note: Why did we move the parade to the Westside Trail? The Eastside Trail is lit!
Big thanks to everyone who came out for the 2022 Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade!
You brought the magic to our first lantern parade on the Westside Trail! 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!
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