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Creative Alliance is aglow with eerie and heavenly Halloween spectacles and activities to awe and delight children and adults. Not to be missed this Halloween season is our beloved The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival, featured this year in The Baltimore Sun. This year the theme is Cosmic Park in celebration of the universe, heavens, stars, and all celestial bodies, which will converge in our very own Patterson Park. Read more...In preparation for this other worldly event, create a stupendous luminary at our lantern making workshops. After the parade, attend our phenomenal Halloween after-party The Glow Ball, including an All Out Adult Costume Competition with celebrity judge Sunrize Highway who will assess the fabulousness of your costumes!

Don’t miss Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George's terrifying horror film night, plan to get your socks blown off at the Famous Pontani Sisters Burlesque, and the night before Halloween is the impressive mind-reading duo Tessa and Jeff Evason who return to their home state that evening to communicate, through their audience, with the spirit world.

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The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival 2013  

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival 2013

Sat Oct 26, 3:30pm

The 2013 Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: COSMIC PARK celebrates the universe, including the heavens, the stars, and all celestial bodies in our very own Patterson Park. The day kicks off with a free festival, hay rides, lantern workshops, costume contest, The Gathering food trucks and more! Artist Director Laure Drogoul directs our shimmering spectacle! Floating Floats glow on the park's Boat Lake; video projections light up the DiPietro Ice Rink, the pavilion and behind Pulaski Monument in the park; artist installations and performances by 901 Arts Drum Corps, Barrage Band, stilwalkers in the Parade Route.  The Parade will keep you moving! Families, friends, and neighbors are welcome to dress in costume, make lanterns from repurposed plastic bottles, and carry them in the Parade. Or... watch from anywhere along the route! Contact maria@creativealliance.org to volunteer! Sat Oct 26. 3:30pm Festival. 6:30pm Parade Line up. 7pm Parade kick off. Ends with Fire Finale at Pulaski Monument, Eastern & Linwood Aves, Patterson Park. Rain date Sun, Oct 27. FREE!

Click here to view Parade map!

NEW! Parade & Festival video (refresh webpage if you don't see it below):

*Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate marching bands this year.

Sat Oct 26. Doors 8:30pm. Party 9:30pm.
After the kids are in bed, head back to The Patterson for Glow Ball, the Halloween Parade AFTER-PARTY!

Free! $5 suggested donation per lantern.

Festival (Day of) Workshops
Sat Oct 26: 30-min sessions
DROP IN! 3:30-6:30pm
Patterson Park – Eastern & Linwood Avenues