2015 Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: ELECTRIC
Produced by Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park. In partnership with Baltimore City Dept of Recreation and Parks. Presented by OneMain Financial
ELECTRIC charges up the 16th Great Halloween Lantern Parade with NEW monumental lanterns, an Arts & Crafts Market, Kids performances and Finale!
3:30pm Festival: Lantern workshops, hayrides, food trucks, arts & crafts market and music!
4pm Kids Costume Contest!
6:30pm Parade Line up at Boat Lake
7pm Parade starts. Ends with NEW FINALE, Eastern & Linwood Aves, Patterson Park.
Rain date Sun, Oct 25. FREE!
The ELECTRIC Great Halloween Lantern Parade connects science to the arts for this dynamic celebration! Our new monumental lanterns are designed and created by Baltimore artists: Charm City Puppets, Tryfuss Puppet Collective, Mexicanas Artesanas, Dan Van Allen, Doug Retzler, Edna Emmet, Kyle Miller, and Stevie Dissinger! Urban Foli, marching bands and 901 Arts Drumline keep the Parade musically alight. Over two dozen artists will parade with their newly commissioned monumental lanterns-- from enormous snails to stunning ornate Mexican piñata lanterns to enormous LED puppets by Charm City Puppets! And, of course, they march with thousands of our neighbors who have created their own lanterns, many of them created in FREE public workshops. The Parade’s dramatic route that starts at the Boat Lake and heads east to rise super-high about the east side annex of the Park. A specially commissioned GRAND FINALE closes out the Parade. Head back to Creative Alliance for Glow Ball after party!
The day starts with the BEST family Halloween Festival EVER. Featuring the adorable and hilarious Kids Halloween Costume Contest, lantern making, hayrides, and much more for free! The food trucks arrive in time for the festival and the beer garden is open!
Make your own ELECTRIC lantern!
$5-10 suggested donation per lantern. Bring your flashlights or purchase extra lights at $2 each.
Family Lantern Workshops
Sundays, Oct 11 & 18
10am & 12:30pm
Creative Alliance: 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Must register! 410-276-1651
Advanced Lantern Workshops w/ Charm City Puppets
Two workshops: School of Electricity
Oct 4 and 18. 3-6pm
Creative Alliance, 2nd floor. 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival- Day of Workshops
SAT OCT 24, Rain Date SUN OCT 25
6 thirty-min sessions: 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6
Patterson Park — Pulaski Monument on Eastern & Linwood Avenues
Grab a Lantini and build a Parade Float! Creative Alliance’s Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival Director Maria Aldana and painter Edna Emmet lead the float making at the fabulously rehabbed Union Mill Building in Woodberry! Fuel up with savory fare and hit the dance floor with music by DJ Sean Barber. Special thanks to Edna’s Waldorf School students for assisting. Be sure to come to Patterson Park see your float in the Lantern Parade! Friday, October 2. 9-11pm | $75 Food: Savory Noshes | Suggested Attire: Costumes
GLOW BALL Dance Party w/ Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band
The wild dancing cast and after-party for the Parade is the Glow Ball at The Patterson. Grown-ups costume contest too! SAT OCT 24. Doors 8:30pm. Party 9:30pm. $12, $9 mbrs
Be in the Parade!
Carry a float, participate in Arts & Crafts Market, assist with Family Lantern workshops, be a Parade Marshall, and more! Contact Halloween Lantern Parade Director, Maria Aldana at firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
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