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May 11, 2024!

Line-up at Adair Park I at 7:45pm 
Choose your spot to walk behind one of our five marching bands! 
Parade Line-up and Route Map!
Step-off at 8:45pm

Everyone is always invited to make a lantern and walk in the parade! Think Mardi Gras in lantern form.
Individual creativity rules! 

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 one of the Weird Gone Pro
 Lantern Workshops below!
OR, be a Lantern Parade Marshal and escort the bands down the route! Marshal Sign-up here!

Atlanta Drum Academy
Black Sheep Ensemble
Seed & Feed Marching Abominables
Atlanta Freedom Band

Kebbi Williams & the Wolf Pack!

We are forever grateful to our 2024 Lantern Parade Sponsors! 
Lee + WhiteAckerman & Co. and MDH Partners 
Having a 
temporary studio at Lee + White has meant the world to our practice. THANK YOU!

Parade Friends! Please help welcome and remind newcomers of our simple parade rules


Weird Gone Pro Workshop Series!


The goal of our workshop series is to give you ideas and skills to best deliver the gift of your creative play for this year’s parade and all the ones to follow! All workshops are hosted by Chantelle Rytter and Krewe and held at the Lantern Parade Studio at Lee + White, 1070 White Street, Atlanta GA 30310, generously gifted by Ackerman & Co. Our collection of giant lantern puppets are at the studio! You're welcome to pop in for a visit when you're on the trail and see us at work.

“Fantastical Botanicals”

6-Day Lantern Puppet Master Class 














This six-day workshop is a collective build culminating in the group performing the ensemble in the BeltLine Lantern Parade on May 11, 2024. We are going to build three giant lantern flower puppets and three mushroom lantern body puppets. You will learn new construction skills, puppeteer giant puppets, make new friends, and be rockstars in the parade!

Friday, April 19


Saturday, April 20


Sunday, April 21


Monday, April 22


Tuesday, April 23


Wednesday, April 24


There are 8 spaces Fee: $100 

Skill Level: Crafty 

Please send a note of interest and confirm your availability for the dates and your commitment to performing in the parade to Need-based financial assistance available. 


Lantern Ideas & Studio Tour












Lantern makers! Come tour the Lantern Parade Studio and check out all kinds of different ways to make a lantern or a lantern puppet. Get some tricks, tips, and material sources for making your lanterns.

Thursday, April 25


Free! Please sign-up here



$12 Everybody Lantern PUPPET Workshops! 


Lantern puppets bring so much joy to the parade, we want everyone to have one! These lantern puppets are easy and can be as simple or elaborate as you like. It’s your design. Think of them as a fantastical second-self, a playful critter native to the world of lantern parade! All materials are provided including lights and batteries. This project is best for ages capable of using scissors and respecting hot glue. Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Tickets are per lantern. Two people are welcome to work on one lantern puppet AND can share operating it in the parade, but please no more than two. The workshop will take every bit of 2.5 hours. Please do your best to be on time to get all the instructions. There are 20 spaces. Skill Level: Easypeasy

Thursday, May 2

Adults-Only night, 6:30pm-9:30pm


Register Here


Friday, May 3

Adults-Only night, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Register Here

Saturday, May 4

Family Workshops 


Register Here


Register Here



Family Illuminated Parasol Workshop















Parasols look great twirling in the parade! We will be adding colored tissue paper and lights to white paper parasols with wet glue. This project is best for ages capable of using scissors. All materials included. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Tickets are per parasol. Two people can work on one parasol, but please no more than two. Skill Level: Easy Peasy


Wednesday, May 8


There are 16 spaces. $25

Register Here

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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 Westside Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade!

You brought the magic! Here'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!

Here's some of our favorite photos and video from 2019, our 10th year on the Eastside Trail: 11 Alive's 30 minute video! , Atlanta Intown's Photos, and Steve Eberhardt's Photos. 

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