The BeltLine will light up the night sky this May with thousands of lanterns
The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade is a beloved part of the Art on the Beltline program. In 2010, the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons answered a call for proposals of a lantern parade, and their wish came true. Every Atlantan is invited to make a lantern and participate, like Mardi Gras Day marching down the Beltline.
The first lantern parade was in 2010, and drew a spirited 400 participants with zero spectators. By 2019 the parade was drawing an estimated 70,000 in spectators and participants, and became an Atlanta tradition.
The parade is on May 21, 2022, with the line-up starting at 8pm in Adair Park I at Catherine St. and will follow the Westside Trail to Lee + White. The parade step-off is at 8:45pm sharp.
The time has come to spread the light and the joy! Visit their website to stay up to date with all things Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. There will even be lantern workshops and lantern kits sales locations across the city, will will be announced soon.
Speaking of Art on the Beltline, we recently rounded up some spectacular art installations located on the beloved trail.