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Help Illuminate One of Atlanta's Great New Traditions!
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!
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Each year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine celebrates 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 illuminates the Eastside Trail to open the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, held from annually from early September through mid-November.
The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade debuted on the Atlanta art scene in 2010, and has been growing every since. In 2012, there were 1,200 participants and tailgaters along the parade route, and in 2015, the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade brought together more than 60,000 people for an awe-inspiring spectacle of lights and sounds.
Lighting Up the Atlanta Night
Watch the Fun!
Light It Up!
Hat lanterns, globe lanterns, lanterns big and small – there’s something for everyone. You can’t fully be a part of the lantern parade without a lantern! Our workshops are a fun, easy way to get ready for the big night!
Learn How to Make Lanterns
Hold up a light for the Atlanta BeltLine! Your creative participation is what makes the magic! Like the Lantern Parade, this workshop is created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons.
Got A Burning Question? Let Us Shed Some Light!
The Lantern Parade has been growing exponentially every year since its inception in 2010. With thousands of participants and spectators, we know there are a lot of logistical questions. Hopefully we address those here.
So, how can you ensure a great time at the Lantern Parade? Just be sure to check off everything on this handy reference list:
- You need a lantern to walk in the parade.
- Yield to bands & large lanterns.
- Strut! And keep moving north.
- It’s a people parade; please leave your pets at home.
- Please walk your bike.
- No flying lanterns.
- Take your trash with you.
- Have a blast!
Do I need to be at line-up at 7:30 and ready to march at 8:30 sharp?
Can I join in the parade along the route?
Can I bring my dog?
Where can I watch the parade?
How many people do you think will attend this year’s lantern parade?
What about safety? Are first responders present?
Can I fly my drone?
Jenny Odom, email@example.com and 404-477-3659. We need to know who is flying where in order to prevent accidents.
How are we all supposed to fit in the Park when Music Midtown is there?
Can I set up a table and sell or promote my thing?
Do I need a lantern to walk in the parade?
Where do I get a lantern?
Can I set off flying lanterns? The flaming kind?
Registration and Admission
Does it cost anything to walk in the parade?
Do I need to register to walk in the parade? Do I need a ticket?
Where do I park?
How do I get back to my car from the end?
Parade Route and Closures
Does the Parade end at Monroe Ave.?
Is it ok to bike, skate, walk, or run on the BeltLine against the flow of the parade?
Is the BeltLine closed for the Parade?
Restrooms and Trash
What about trash?
Will there be extra bathrooms?
Can I volunteer to help out at the parade?
Be Part of Art
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine (and the Lantern Parade) would not be possible without our incredible sponsors. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary public art exhibition in the south, so it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your business before thousands of art patrons. Please join the team!
We offer many ways to get involved. For more information on becoming an Art on the Atlanta BeltLine sponsor contact:
Director of Partnerships
Tel: (404) 446-4408
Fax: (404) 446-4403