The community that creates together is GREAT together! With nearly 20 years of lantern making and spectacle-creating under their belts, the diverse communities of Baltimore come together each year to create The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival in Patterson Park.

Each year on the last Saturday of October, the day begins with a family Halloween festival, featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, hayrides, yoga, live music, an arts & crafts market, and more. Local food trucks and a beer garden provie a place for families and friends spread a picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon.

Once the sun sets, the magic begins. Everyone is welcome to grab a lantern and march with thousands of neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. Many more line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade wind through the night!!

The 2018 Great Halloween Lantern Parade is on October 27th (Rain Date October 28th).

PAST THEMES:
2018 - EEK!
2017 - RISE!
2016 - DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
2015 - ELECTRIC
2014 - KALEIDOSCOPE
2013 - COSMIC PARK
 

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

Watch Highlights from RISE!

2017 Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival - RISE! from Creative Alliance on Vimeo.

 

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