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May 20, 2023!
Line-up at Adair Park at 7:45, Step-off at 8:45
Everyone is always invited to make a lantern and walk in the parade! There are all kinds of ways to make a lantern. A workshop schedule will be announced shortly. In the meantime, take a look at the Lantern Ideas & Inspiration page and at the Workshop Gallery!
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!
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.
Here's some of our favorite photos and video from 2019: 11 Alive's 30 minute video! , Atlanta Intown's Photos, and Steve Eberhardt's Photos. And check out our 2020 parade-in-place videos below.
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