Thank you for a beautiful Decatur Lantern Parade!
Let's do it again in 2020!
Decatur Lantern Parade!
Friday, May 10, 2019!
Line-up at 8pm, Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Avenue. Step-off at 9pm!
We march to Decatur Square with the Black Sheep Ensemble and Wasted Potential Brass Band!
Everyone is always invited to make a lantern and walk in the Decatur Lantern Parade! The Lantern Parade is a creative community collaboration. Your creative participation makes the magic! Invent your masterpiece lantern at home or take a lantern workshop or pick up a lantern kit at Kelly's Market! There are globe lantern kits, illuminated parasol kits, and cat lantern kits! We are making a Herd of Cats ensemble! All lantern kitties are welcome to march with the cool cats in the parade.
Globe Lantern Workshop
Saturday, May 4, 10am-1pm
This is the easiest one! We are tricking out paper globe lanterns with colored paper, glue, and a light. You can easily finish your globe lantern in an hour or you can luxuriate with fabulous details! Workshop tickets and information here.
Saturday, May 4, 2:30pm-5:30pm
We are tricking out white paper parasols with colored paper, glue, and string lights. They look great twirling around in the parade! And they will collapse and fit in a back pack afterwards. Workshop tickets and information here.
Free-Form Willow Lanterns
Build any kind of lantern you'd like using willow. This workshop is challenging and best for adults or older kids with a parent partner.
One lantern is a good project for two people. Come with lantern ideas! Workshop tickets and information here.
Herd of Cats Ensemble
May 7, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Join the lead ensemble, A Herd of Cats! We are making a herd of cat globe lanterns to walk together with two big cat-people puppets in the front of the parade. Cats only! And you have to promise to walk together.
Sweet video produced by the Decatur Education Foundation showing the parade's beginings at Glennwood Elementary's Stardust Stroll!