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August 3, 2024!
Elegantly weird, Parliament of Owls is a black and white owl themed lantern parade. 
Everyone is always invited to make an owl lantern and walk in the parade with the Black Sheep Ensemble!
Parade attire is black and white. You do need an owl lantern to walk in the parade. 
Owls flock in The Plaza of Colony Square at 8:30pm and take flight at 9:00pm! 
Please fly behind the band.
Check out the parade route! It's a 1.2 mile loop that will pass through the new Art Walk!
The parade should return around 9:45 and the Black Sheep will play until 10pm. The Arts Center MARTA Station is two blocks from the start/finish. 
Help us best prepare by signing up! We can also give you weather alerts that way.
Make an Owl Lantern!
We all love to see new weird owls. Invent! Check out the Lantern Ideas & Inspiration page and browse
the photos of past parades below. Free owl mask prints and little owl lanterns are at the bottom of this page. 
Workshops & Kit Sales
  • ​Owl Lantern Workshop at Museum of Design Atlanta                                                                                            July 18, 6-8pm $25 for members, $30 for future members. Register here.
  • ​Owl lantern kits will be available at Midtown Ace Hardware, 860 Juniper St. NE 30308                                   Starting on July 26th at noon til parade. $15-$25

  • ​​Drop-in Owl Lantern Workshop and kit sales on the Patio at The Plaza at Colony Square!                 Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1 from 6:30-8:30pm.  $15-$25, free owl mask prints.

Making lanterns together and marching in the parade is memorable community building.
Contact for private workshops and lantern kit orders for your group.


These owl masks are intended to be illuminated from below with a flashlight. Your phone has one! They are best printed on 11 x 17 card stock. Office Depot or Staples will print one for you for 40 cents. You'll need elastic, ribbon, or string to attach them. I bet you could figure out how to make a lantern with them, too!
Big thanks to our sponsor and host!
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