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Join us for one of Atlanta's favorite new traditions - the Lantern Parade!
Created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the Lantern Parade marks the beginning of the annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, the largest temporary art exhibition in the south! Come join the fun on September 10, 2016!
Parade weekend kicks off the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine annual exhibition, which will be held early September through mid-November. Check out the continuing exhibition on the trails right now and we’ll see you for more later this year!
The History of the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade
Every year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has celebrated our exhibition with a captivating and energetic Lantern Parade, created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons.
The glowing procession of light, music, and color carry over the entire length of the Eastside Trail, opening Art on the Atlanta BeltLine the Saturday after Labor Day each year.
While lantern parades have wound through city streets and waterways around the globe for centuries, the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade debuted on the Atlanta art scene in 2010. In 2012, the event grew to embrace 1,200 participants and tailgaters along the parade route. The 2015 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade blew apart everyone’s expectations by drawing more than 60,000 people to the Eastside Trail to parade with bright, glowing lanterns.
Return here for updates as the event approaches.
The Lantern Parade is a beautiful illustration of how the brilliance of individuals can illuminate a community.
~ Chantelle Rytter, Captain of the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons