The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade debuted on the Atlanta art scene in 2010, and has been growing ever since.

In 2012, there were 1,200 participants and tailgaters along the parade route, and in 2017, the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade brought together more than 70,000 people for an awe-inspiring spectacle of lights and sounds.


The glowing procession of light, music, and color will illuminate the Eastside Trail on September 22 of this year.

Check back for lantern making workshops, parade logistics, registration, parade routes and closures plus more closer to the event.

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. We will post FAQs closer to the event.

Check out a recap of the 2017 parade.


Volunteer for one of Atlanta’s illuminating events! Become a Lantern Parade Marshal!

Volunteers help with crowd control by maintaining space around the bands and large lanterns; assisting parade-goers with street crossings; and helping to keep the trail clean by picking up trash and recyclables.

Sign up here to be a Lantern Parade Marshal!

For details contact:

Alice Weston
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
Program Manager