Created and presented by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade brings together thousands of people, hundreds of lanterns, and some really big lantern puppets for a festive evening of creativity, community, and magic. This is a night to show off your creativity with your homemade lantern and to celebrate community. Sit and watch from the sidelines or jump in the parade and dance to the music. Let’s light up the night and spark joy on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail together.
Check out the schedule at www.weirdgonepro.com/atlanta-beltline-lantern-parade.
You can also find loads of lantern making ideas at www.weirdgonepro.com/lantern-parade-resources.
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Free Family Lantern Making @ Pittsburgh Community Market
5:45 PM: Children’s Lantern Parade @ Pittsburgh Yards
6:30 PM: – 8:00 PM: Pre-game vendor market and mingle @ Adair Park I
8:45 PM: Parade step-off
9:15 PM-ish: Lantern Finale “jam session” @ Lee + White
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM: After party @ Lee + White
LANTERN PARADE GAMEBOOK
- You need a lantern to walk in the parade.
- Walk/dance slowly, no passing.
- If you need to stop, please step off to the side.
- Yield generous space to bands and large lanterns.
- Leave your pets at home.
- Walk your bike.
- No flying lanterns.
- Take your trash with you.
- Smile & wave! You’re in a zillion photos.
- Go to the end for the giant puppet & band jam!
The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade debuted on the Atlanta art scene in 2010 with a few hundred people and continues to grow to include tens of thousands of lantern enthusiasts. Everyone is always invited to join in in the fun and lights of one of the most magical events of the year. Anyone with a lantern is invited to come out and light up the Atlanta BeltLine trails! The parade is led by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons and a host of live bands.