September 15, 2018

Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade 2019: Learn to make a paper lantern

You’ll need a lantern to walk in the 10th annual illuminated procession 

The 10th Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade kicks off Sept. 21 along the Eastside Trail.

What began in 2010 with 1,200 people has grown into a parade with more than 70,000 participants carrying illuminated paper creations in the shapes of hats, parasols, animals and globes — and just about any other design you can think of.

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Those lanterns are the only thing you need to participate in the parade. But what if you don’t have one? Well, you can make one.

Several workshops still have spaces open for those who want to learn how to make their own paper lantern. Most classes cost $30-40, but all supplies are provided.

The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade
Photo: Steve Eberhardt

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This list is only classes that still have openings:

Adults Only Globe Lanterns
6:30–9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12
New Realm Brewery 

Globe Lantern Workshop
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Atlanta Beltline Visitor Center

Globe Lantern Workshop
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15
Atlanta Beltline Visitor Center

Illuminated Parasol Workshop
3:30–6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15
Atlanta Beltline Visitor Center

Lantern Hats
6:30–9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
New Realm Brewery

Globe Lantern Workshop
6:30–9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
Hillside Atlanta


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