The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade-in-Place 2020 reimagines our beloved tradition at your house. To keep it safe, everyone is invited to participate by hanging your amazing lanterns on your porch, balcony, yard, or windows all week. 


Please share photos of your lanterns with #BeltlineParadeinPlace and include your residential block! We’re making a Lantern Map. It’ll be fun to walk, bike, or drive around town and get your lantern love fix. There is a prize for Best Parade-in-Place! A visit to your house by Big Sexy Rexy puppet on Sunday night! We will do a little dance and make you laugh. 


On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons’ giant puppets and parade bands will make surprise visits to Beltline neighborhoods! This year, our bands are Kebbi Williams and the Wolfpack, Black Sheep Ensemble, and Wasted Potential Brass Band. Turn up their tunes and hang up your lanterns and we might come to your block!


There are no lantern workshops this year but lantern kits and fancy parade-love yard signs with lights will be available at Hop City Craft Beer & Wine at Krog Street Market and Lee + White after Labor Day. Chantelle designed Paper Cut Angel Lanterns are also available by mail. And there are lots of ideas of how to make lanterns to parade-in-place on the Lantern Parade Resources page.


Shine your light, Atlanta! Delight one another. We need it!

Many thanks to Art on the Atlanta Beltline!

About our usual parade: 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.

Here's some of our favorite photos and video from 2019: 11 Alive's 30 minute video! , Atlanta Intown's Photos, and Steve Eberhardt's Photos.

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