2015 Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: ELECTRIC

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

Produced by Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park in partnership with Baltimore City Dept of Recreation and Parks. Presented by OneMain Financial

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

Sat Oct 24 Starts 3:30pm


Overview 2015 Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: ELECTRIC

ELECTRIC charges up the 16th Great Halloween Lantern Parade with NEW monumental lanterns and ELECTRIC Finale! Festival starts at 3:30pm with lantern workshops, hayrides, food trucks, beer garden, and arts & crafts market!

3:30pm ZUMBA on Stage
Kids Costume Contest on Stage
Pop Up Yoga Baltimore
Tongue in Cheek on Stage
Parade Line up at Boat Lake
Parade starts

Eastern & Linwood Aves, Patterson Park, Pulaski Monument. Rain date Sun, Oct 25. FREE!

The ELECTRIC Great Halloween Lantern Parade connects science to the arts for this dynamic celebration! NEW monumental lanterns designed and created by Baltimore artists:  Charm City Puppets, Tryfuss Puppet Collective, Artesanas Mexicanas, Dan Van Allen, Doug Retzler, Edna Emmet, Kyle Miller, Stevie Dissinger, as well as Yesenia Mejia and Nicoletta De La Brown in collaboration with Patterson Park Public Charter School 5th graders!

PARADE BANDS include Urban Foli, Bateria Terra Maria, Tongue in Cheek, PPPPCS Fife & Drum, Coir w/ Jonathan Gilmore, New Baltimore Twilighters Marching Band, N-Full Motion Marching Band, Manly Deeds, 901 Arts Drumcorps, and DJ Eddie Chabot keep the Parade musically alight! March with thousands of our neighbors who have created their own lanterns, many of them created in FREE public workshops. The Parade’s spectacular route starts at the Boat Lake and heads east to the annex of the Park and back to Pulaski Monument. A specially commissioned ELECTRIC FINALE closes out the Parade with Matthew Casella as mad scientist, Dr. Patterson, and LIVE Tesla Coil animations by Jose Rosero! Head back to Creative Alliance for Glow Ball after partyand adult costume contest!

The day starts with the BEST family Halloween Festival EVER. Featuring the adorable and hilarious Kids Halloween Costume Contest, lantern making, hayrides, yoga, and bands! The food trucks arrive in time for the festival and the beer garden is open!

Arts & Crafts Market w/ Jess Rose Illustration, Lavoda Jewelry, Christine Cots Face and Body Art, Alley Kid Art, Baltimore Improv Group, Really Awesome Toys, Enchanted Collective, Paint Nite Baltimore, Aelita Collage Art, Twigs & Wool, Sugar Coated Arts, Zanisimo Jewelry, Daisy Troupe Girls Scouts, Open Hearts, and Pop Up Yoga Baltimore! Pulaski Monument. 3:30-9pm

Make your own ELECTRIC lantern!

$5-10 suggested donation per lantern. Bring your flashlights or purchase extra lights at $2 each.

Family Lantern Workshops


Saturday, Oct 3

12pm, 1pm, 2pm

Patterson Park Public Charter School: 27 N Lakewood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224


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

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 maria@creativealliance.org for full details.

Keep Baltimore Glowing! Click here to make a donation to the parade!

Partners & Sponsors

16th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival is produced by Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park in partnership with Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks and The Maryland Mobile Food Vendors Association.

Thank you to our 2015 funders!

Presenting Sponsor: OneMain Financial


Baltimore County Commission On Arts and Sciences

T. Rowe Price

Mark Supik & Company

Bay Bank

Other Supporters

  • Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences
  • Baltimore Housing
  • Goldseker Foundation
  • Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
  • Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
  • Maryland State Arts Council
  • Wheeler Foundation
  • William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund


  • Abbott Memorial Church
  • Baltimore City College (High School) School # 480
  • Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
  • Buppert’s Farm
  • Crown Industrial Park
  • Friends of Patterson Park
  • Gallery Church
  • Hampstead Hill Elementary/Middle School
  • Highlandtown #237 Elementary/Middle School
  • Living Classrooms
  • Maryland Mobile Food Vending Association
  • Matthew’s Pizza
  • Naomi Gieser Memorial Highlandtown Pre-School at Breath of God Lutheran Church
  • Patterson Park Public Charter School
  • Spartan’s Pizza
  • Tench Tighlman Elementary/Middle School
  • Towson University
  • Volunteers like you!



FREE shuttle 3:30-9:30pm! Shuttle stops on Pratt and Linwood Ave to/from parking garage on 550 S Eaton St, 21224. Look for the signs!


Questions? Visit us at the Info Booth!

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