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.

Join Chantelle Rytter + Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons for this special lantern workshop series at the gigantic Lantern Parade Studio generously gifted by Lee + White at 1070 White Street (near the Lawton Street bridge). All the big Krewe lantern parade puppets will be at the studio, and they would love to see you! Workshops range from easy-peasy to crafty-pro.

Check out the schedule at

You can also find loads of lantern making ideas at

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

Download Parade Route and Schedule


  1. You need a lantern to walk in the parade.
  2. Walk/dance slowly, no passing.
  3. If you need to stop, please step off to the side.
  4. Yield generous space to bands and large lanterns.
  5. Leave your pets at home.
  6. Walk your bike.
  7. No flying lanterns.
  8. Take your trash with you.
  9. Smile & wave! You’re in a zillion photos.
  10. 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.