One of the most beloved Beltline events of the year is just around the corner – the Lantern Parade. If you plan to swing, dangle or carry a lantern this year, now is the time to attend a lantern workshop and start making your own perfect creation.
“It is a whole bunch of fun,” said Chantelle Rytter, one of the masterminds behind the parade and the workshops. “The creativity in this city is well worth celebrating.”
It is fun to see adults get enthusiastic about about making a lantern, especially people who haven’t done a craft project since school, Rytter said.
Some workshops are open to both adults and children, while others are adults only. The first workshop features lantern hats, while the others will be globe lanterns. All supplies are provided.
First launched in 2010, the Lantern Parade is a procession of lights, music and festivities all along the Eastside Trail. Last year, more than 60,000 people attended and participated in the parade.
This year, the parade is Saturday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 – 11 p.m. It is hosted by Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons.
The event opens the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, held annually from early September through mid-November.
To sign up for one of the following lantern workshops, click here.
Lantern Workshop: Hat Lanterns Aug. 30, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Lantern Workshop: Globe Lanterns (Adults Only) Sept. 1, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Lantern Workshop: Globe Lanterns at the Carlos Museum (Adults Only) Sept. 2, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Lantern Workshop: Globe Lanterns at the Carlos Museum Sept. 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lantern Workshop: Globe Lanterns Sept. 6, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.