Celebrate the opening of Art on the Atlanta Beltline with the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade!
Saturday | September 9th, 2017
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail
660 Irwin St NE
Free & Open to All Ages
Last year’s parade brought in over 60,000 participants for an incredible event connecting community through art. Unique to Atlanta, the Parade is an astounding procession of art, illumination, color, and music! The captivating and energetic celebration kicks off the season of Art on the Atlanta Beltline, which continues through mid-November.
Want to be sure you have the best time possible? Be sure to check out everything on this handy list!
2017 Lantern Parade Game Book
1. You need a lantern to walk in the parade.
2. Yield to bands and large lanterns.
3. Strut! And keep moving north.
4. Walk your bike, not your dog.
5. No flying lanterns.
6. Take your trash with you.
7. Have a blast!
Parade line-up will begin at 7:15 p.m. on Irwin Avenue at the start of the Eastside Trail. Participants will line up on the newly finished south section of the trail towards Edgewood Ave! The parade kicks-off at 8:15 p.m., traveling north across Monroe Drive, down the 10th Street sidewalk, and finishing in Piedmont Park at Park Tavern.
Come light up the BeltLine with globe lanterns, illuminated lantern hats, and custom designs from the event’s Lantern Workshops!
Live music will have you dancing and skipping through the parade as six marching bands step-off every 15 minutes. Watch towering caterpillars, winged creatures, and dancing figures while dazzling at the art the Atlanta community has to offer. As always, fun costumes are encouraged and welcome!
The Atlanta Beltline Parade debuted in 2010 and grew over the years to embrace thousands of participants and tailgaters throughout the parade route. Community participation is what fills the Parade with magic, so the event embraces people of all ages and backgrounds!