Get your lantern ready for the Sandy Springs 2021 Take it to the River Lantern Parade!
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Everyone with a lantern is always invited to walk in the parade! Pre-parade activities in the Steel Canyon Golf Club (460 Morgan Falls Road) will run from 7 – 9 p.m. and will feature food, entertainment, and children’s activities. The parade will step off at 9:00 p.m. with the Black Sheep Ensemble and make its way down to Morgan Falls Overlook Park where participants will be able to catch a glimpse of some spectacular floating lanterns on the river! Check out the MAP of the route and parking. (There is no parking at Steel Canyon Golf Club. There is plenty of parking when you first turn onto Morgan Falls Rd. It is a 10 minute walk to the start and there are shuttles at the end to bring you back.)
NOTE: In regards to COVID, we will be in a huge outdoor space. Please give generous space between yourselves and other participants. Mask as is appropriate to distance. Participants are asked to walk 6ft behind the band.
Need a lantern? Stop by the Sandy Springs Farmers Market on Saturday May 22 and May 29 from 10am-12pm and pick up a lantern kit and get some tips and tricks from lantern parade creator Chantelle Rytter. Globe lantern kits, illuminated parasol kits, swallowtail butterfly lantern kits, and easy accordion lantern kits will be for sale ranging from $5-$30. You're welcome to pull up a chair and make an easy accordion lantern as space allows. Kits will also be available for sale at Ace Hardware - 6348 Roswell Road and High Country Outfitters - 3906 Roswell Road. Here are some Lantern Ideas and Free Downloadable Templates!
Flying pig lanterns will also be available to purchase at all of the locations. Want to help the lead the parade? If you make a flying pig lantern you get to march in the front of the parade with Sanderson and the Swoop of Flying Pigs! Hang onto your flying pig lantern and you can also join Sanderson at the Sparkle Parade on December 5, 2021 that kicks off the holidays at City Springs! You can check the Flying Pig box in the email sign up at the bottom of the page!