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Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade

Celebrate the opening of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine with the annual Lantern Parade, this year on September 6!

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2013 Lantern Parade, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Eastside Trail

Every year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has celebrated our exhibition with a captivating and energetic Lantern Parade. This event has grown to attract such large crowds that it now officially opens the temporary art exhibition each year on the first Saturday after Labor Day. The glowing procession of light, music, and color carry over the entire length of the Eastside Trail as the parade winds from Irwin Street near Krog Street up to Piedmont Park. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine and the Lantern Parade are free and open to the public. Your participation is the magic of the Lantern Parade. Hold up a light for the Atlanta BeltLine! Check out our Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade gallery!


2014 Lantern Parade

Back for the fifth year in a row, the 2014 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade will take place on September 6.

  • 7:30 p.m.: Parade line-up is in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor between Irwin Street and DeKalb Avenue with a tailgate party in the parking lot at Krog & Irwin. Irwin Street will be closed between Auburn & Krog.
  • 8:30 p.m.: The parade steps off with The Seed & Feed Marching Abominables leading the way!
  • 8:45 p.m.: The Black Sheep Ensemble step off!
  • 9:00 p.m.: Mausuki Scales & the Common Ground Collective steps off!
  • 9:30 p.m.: Wasted Potential Brass Band brings it on home!

The parade route goes to Piedmont Park (2 miles) where everyone is invited to relax in the grassy lawn outside Park Tavern. For more details on how to get there and back, what to wear, what to expect, and more, please see our event on facebook (you can RSVP there, too!).


Help Light the Way!
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The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade is fast approaching, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

We’ve made it easier than ever to carry a light in the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade! With this lantern kit, you get a 14″ paper lantern printed with the Atlanta BeltLine mosaic, a light, and batteries.

Purchase your lantern kit today, and get ready to shine on September 6th. Supplies are limited, so act fast and don’t be left in the dark!

Order Lantern Kit
Event Details
Date: Sep 6, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Eastside Trail
Atlanta, GA, United States
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