September 26, 2020
The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade is is the mothership of our lantern parades. The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons answered a call for proposals from Art on the Atlanta Beltline in 2010 with the idea of a lantern parade where everyone is invited to just show up and participate like a Mardi Gras Day secondline, on the Beltline. At the time, the Beltline was a dirt trail behind the dumpsters.
Our first lantern parade drew a shocking 400 participants, and zero spectators. The parade now draws an estimated 70,000 in spectators and participants, and is a beloved Atlanta tradition. We needed that.
The Krewe builds large scale lanterns, performs giant lantern puppets, and hosts lantern workshops. We are always astounded and over joyed by the amazing lanterns people bring to the parade! Atlanta's got game.
There is a lot of information and a set of rules that keep it sane at Art on the Atlanta Beltline. We are forever grateful to the Atlanta Beltline for giving such great support to a crazy idea.
You can visit the Lantern Parade Studio every 3rd Thursday beginning in April! Check out the big lanterns, try on a giant puppet, have a glass of wine. Lantern kits and willow will be available. Workshop schedule to be announced.