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April 13, 2024!

Pre-parade fun & parade line-up 6-8pm at

 Steel Canyon Golf Club, 460 Morgan Falls Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30305

The parade steps-off at 8:30 pm!


Getting there: Parade route, parking and spectaor directions 

You do need a lantern to walk in the parade!


You make the magic! Witnessing the people you share a city with as playful volumes of light is a beautiful collective joy. Shine your light and take it to the river! There are lots of easy lantern-making ideas and free downloadable lantern prints here. Or you can pick up a lantern kit at Steel Canyon Golf Club or Dunwoody Ace Hardware starting on April 4th.Or come to one of our workshops! (Lantern kits will also be available during the workshops.)

Everybody Lantern Puppet Workshops on April 6th! 














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

Saturday, April 6

10:30am-1:00pm, $25

Register Here

2:00pm-4:30pm, $25

Register Here


In its 9th year, the Sandy Springs Lantern Parade is an annual event where everyone is invited to make a lantern and march in the parade down to the river! Follow the giant lantern puppets and everyone’s favorite marching band, the Black Sheep Ensemble, down to beautiful Morgan Falls Overlook Park .



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