September 15, 2018

Grant Park Lantern Parade returns for ninth year to kick off Halloween

The free event is open to everyone with a lantern and will be led by the Black Sheep Ensemble and Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

Those lanterns you created last month for the parade on the Beltline can be pulled back out and taken to Grant Park.

For the ninth year, Grant Park’s Halloween Lantern Parade will wind its way through the park. 

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This year’s parade will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, November 1, with the Black Sheep Ensemble and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons’ giant puppets and goblins at the head of the line. The Wasted Potential Brass Band will bring up the rear. 

In between will be everyone who wants to participate. The parade is free and open to everyone with a lantern.

Hang around after the parade for dancing to music by DJ Tabone

If you no longer have your lantern from the Beltline parade, that’s OK. Kits are available at Adams Realtors and Dakota Blue for $20 (cash only) at 458 and 454 Cherokee Ave., respectively. The lantern kits will also be available at the Grant Park Farmers Market on October 21.

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The event is sponsored by the Street Food Coalition, which will be bringing some of Atlanta’s favorite food trucks to the park.

Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade
6-10 p.m. Friday, November 1
840 Cherokee Ave. SE, Grant Park, Atlanta 30312
For more information, email


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