2014 Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: Kaleidoscope

2014 Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: Kaleidoscope

Produced by Creative Alliance, Friends of Patterson Park & Southeast CDC

Produced by Creative Alliance, Friends of Patterson Park & Southeast CDC

Event Type: music/performance, Workshops, parties, kids & families, community, visual arts workshops, local interest

Sat Oct 25 3:30pm, Patterson Park


Overview 2014 Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: Kaleidoscope

KALEIDOSCOPE Brings 15th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade in Full Color!

3:30pm Festival in Pulaski Monument, Patterson Park (Eastern and Linwood Ave's)

Lantern workshops, hayrides, crafts vendors, food trucks, and bands. The Manly Deeds below!

Kids Costume Contest! 4:15-5:15pm

Sac Au Lait perform 5:15-6:15pm

6:30pm Parade Line up on Boat Lake. 7pm Parade starts with NEW PARADE ROUTE to Annex Park, NEW floats, stiltwalkers, dancers, and Bands Marching!

  • Bateria Terra Maria
  • 901 Arts Band
  • Batala
  • Sac Au Lait
  • Manly Deeds
  • Baltimore Westsiders Marching Band

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 more than 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! SAT OCT 25. 3:30pm Festival. 6:30pm Parade Line up at NEW starting point by Boat Lake and NEW Parade route! 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!

Make your lantern in one of our pre-Parade neighborhood workshops!

Free! $5 suggested donation per lantern. Purchase lights at $1 each. Contact our Education Director, Karen Summerville at Karen@creativealliance.org

Festival (Day of) Workshops
SAT OCT 25: 30-min sessions
DROP IN! 3:30-6:00pm

Patterson Park — Pulaski Monument on Eastern & Linwood Avenues


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! FRI OCT 17. 8pm.

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 on Oct 25 and with pre-Parade lantern making workshops! Contact Jess@creativealliance.org for dates and locations.

Vend at Festival! Contact our Community Arts Fellow, Tanya Garcia at tanya@creativealliance.org. Submit your application and check to Creative Alliance by Sep 13.




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!


Map coming soon!

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