Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade

Celebrate the opening of Art on the Atlanta Beltline with the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade!

Event Details
Saturday | September 22nd, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail
660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Free & Open to All Ages

Parade line-up will begin at 7:00 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 8:00 p.m., traveling for two miles to the after-party at Park Tavern! 

Last year’s parade brought in over 70,000 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!

2018 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!

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!

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