Parade officials advise detour routes and alternative transportation
WHAT: The 2016 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons and sponsored by Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, will mark the opening of the seventh year of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. The exhibition is presented by Google Fiber and 10th & Monroe. Atlanta Trails is providing photography for the Lantern Parade.
WHEN: The parade is Saturday, September 10. Irwin Street will be closed to vehicles from between Krog Street and Randolph Street from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Parade-goers are encouraged to line up beginning at 7:15 p.m. at Irwin Street west to Randolph. The parade will begin at 8:15 p.m. and move from Irwin Street north to Piedmont Park. After walking the 2-mile Eastside Trail, the parade will guide into the green at Piedmont Park, ending two miles from the starting point.
ADVISORY: Krog Street and Randolph Street will be open to traffic traveling north and south. The following routes are established for east/west traffic:
- East on Irwin Street (Lake Avenue) – turn right on Randolph Street, left on Edgewood Avenue, and left on Waddell Street to Lake Avenue.
- West on Lake Avenue (Irwin Street) – turn left on Waddell Street, right on Edgewood Avenue, and left on Irwin Street.
Parade sponsor Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center offers public parking in a prime location to festival and parade access on Saturday, Sept 10. A short 10 minute walk from AMC Garage B to Historic Fourth Ward Park will be marked with directional signs.
$6 Parking – AMC Garage B
East Avenue (between Boulevard & MacKenzie Drive)
Thanks to Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center for making this lot available to Parade participants
Alternative transportation is also available. Many MARTA stations in the metro area offer free parking to transit riders. The Inman Park/Reynoldstown and King Memorial MARTA train stations are a few blocks away from the start of the event. The Midtown MARTA station is six blocks from the endpoint of the parade. For more information on MARTA train and bus schedules, please visit www.itsmarta.com.
Paid parking is also available in the Piedmont Park Parking Deck. Additional parking is available along neighborhood streets, including Edgewood Avenue at the beginning of the parade and 10th Street at the end of the parade.
Taking a cab, carpooling, and biking are also encouraged, though bicyclists will need to dismount and walk their bikes during the parade.
Several EMTs and officers from the Atlanta Police Department’s Path Force Unit will be present at the parade. Portable restrooms and trash cans will be available. NO fire is permitted at the event – all lanterns must be lit by LED. Atlanta BeltLine lanterns are available for purchase at shop.beltline.org.
See beltline.org/explore/maps/ or download our mobile app for Android and Apple phones for a map of the Eastside Trail and all access points.
More information and the answers to frequently asked questions can be found at art.beltline.org/lantern-parade