15th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: Kaleidoscope
Produced by Creative Alliance, Friends of Patterson Park & Southeast CDC
KALEIDOSCOPE Brings 15th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade in Full Color!
The community that creates together is GREAT together! With fourteen years of lantern making and spectacle-creating under their belts, the diverse communities of Baltimore have created their most colorful EVER Great Halloween Lantern Parade – KALEIDOSCOPE! This year’s 15th Annual Parade is ALL NEW! Creative Alliance teachers have designed a new lantern and it’s FULL of brilliant hues. We also have a MUCH more dramatic Parade route that will start at the Boat Lake and cross over to the high ridge in the Annex Park so the Parade can be seen on high. The marching bands have returned, as well as The Gathering’s Food Trucks, and we’re recruiting a dozen artists to create specially commissioned floats and performances. The fab pre-Parade, family friendly Festival has a new groovy layout and the same GREAT attractions, including: a wildly fun kids’ costume contest open to all, lantern making, hay rides, and more all FREE activities! So don’t miss out on the world class celebration that comes when ALL kinds of folk create a glittering show of light in the night! As always, ANYONE can march in the Parade, wear a costume, and carry their lanterns. Expect over to see over a thousand, neighbor-made lanterns! And if you want to make your lantern early come to one of our pre-Parade workshops! SAT OCT 25. 4pm Festival. 6:30pm Parade Line up at NEW location by Boat Lake. 7pm Parade kick off. Ends with NEW Finale of Video Projection at Pulaski Monument, Eastern & Linwood Aves, Patterson Park. Rain date Sun, Oct 26. FREE!
We are asking artists to create BIG, BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL, FUN, MOBILE objects over 10’ feet tall that can be carried a mile in the park. Top ten proposals awarded $250 to support materials, transportation, and artist fees. The top two proposals awarded are $400 each, plus a Neighborhood Halloween Parade Studio at Patterson Park’s Pool House or Crown Industrial Park in Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District.
Free! $5 suggested donation per lantern. Purchase lights at $1 each. If you would like your own lantern making workshop, contact our Education Director, Karen Summerville at Karen@creativealliance.org
Festival (Day of) Workshops
SAT OCT 25: 30-min sessions
DROP IN! 4-6:30pm
Patterson Park — Pulaski Monument on Eastern & Linwood Avenues
FRI OCT 17. A suave craft centric, lantern making party for the cocktail inclined. Grab your neighbors, a Lantini cocktail, and head over to the Creative Alliance to light up Highlandtown! Begin the night building your lantern with NEW materials. Bring plastic bags for tassels, handles, and braiding décor!
GLOW BALL Dance Party & Costume Contest
w/ Balti Mare (Grown Ups Only!)
The wild dancing cast and after party for the Parade is the Glow Ball at The Patterson. This year the manic gypsy party band Balti Mare sings of songs of goats, drinking and mad times had by all. SAT OCT 25. Doors 8:30pm. Party 9:30pm.
Volunteer in Parade and with lantern making workshops! Contact Jess@creativealliance.org.
Vend at Festival! Contact our Community Arts Manager and Halloween Parade Director, Maria Aldana, at email@example.com.
Partners & Sponsors
Our Sponsors Become Famous! Support the Parade! Click here for more info!
The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival is created by Creative Alliance, Friends of Patterson Park, and Southeast CDC. Thank you to our sponsors!
- Baltimore Community Foundation
- Baltimore County Maryland
- Baltimore Housing
- One Main
- William G. Baker JR Memorial Fund
- MD State Arts Council
- M&T Bank
- Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
- Friends of Patterson Park (www.friendsofpattersonpark.com)
- Southeast CDC (www.southeastcdc.org)
- Baltimore City Dept of Rec & Parks (http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/Recreation.aspx)
- Crown Industrial Park
- Best Battery
Map coming soon!
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