A global symbol of compassion and human rights, Little Amal is a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee who has spent the past two years traveling over 6,000 miles to 15 countries. Her journeys are festivals of art and hope that aim to bring awareness to the growing number of children fleeing war, violence and persecution.

As part of her 2023 United States journey, Amal will travel along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, where she’ll join the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, Liquid Sky and Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective.

Because her visit coincides with the 2000-mile monarch butterfly migration passing through Atlanta, Amal will be welcomed by 100 monarch butterfly puppets. She will also encounter a number of surprises along the walk, including live music and a dance performance.

  1.  The Little Amal procession will occur on one side of the BeltLine trail, and the other side will remain open. Be courteous to trail users and keep the open side clear.
  2. Watch Little Amal from designated viewing areas along the route.
  3. Please do not join the parade and the performers.
  4. You are welcome to follow the Little Amal procession after she has passed your viewing area and join her at the butterfly sanctuary at the Old Fourth Ward Activity Field for the finale.


Amal Walks has previously been welcomed at over 260 unique events in 97 cities, towns and villages across the globe.

The Atlanta BeltLine is thrilled to host Amal as part of her United States tour (representing one of the largest free public festivals ever created). To view her entire Atlanta schedule, click here.