The 22nd Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

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The 22nd Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Presented by Creative Alliance & Friends of Patterson Park

SAT OCT 23 | Rain Date: SUN OCT 24 | 4pm Festival | 6:30pm Line-up | 7pm Parade! | FREE!

Remerging from the pandemic cocoon like a mystical glowing butterfly is the 22nd Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival!

No need to check your eyes, you read that right, the Lantern Parade is back!! We’ll be marching in Patterson Park like days of yore at 7PM on Sat Oct. 23rd (rain date: Sun Oct. 24th) complete with magical illuminated floats, boisterous marching bands, stilt-walkers, and more!! Join us before the Parade for our Festival by the Pulaski Monument in Patterson Park where you can make your own lantern, eat delicious food, move your body to DJ rhythms, and peruse our Artist Market.

Attention families! Our annual Costume Contest is ON and we expect to see you and your kiddos dressed (and masked) in the spookiest, prettiest, and wildest costumes Baltimore has ever seen!! 

4:00pm Festival Begins! Costumed Yoga, Kids Costume Contest Registration, Lantern Making, Artists Market, Food Trucks & More!
4:30pm Kids Masked Costume Contest (Registration 3:30-4:30pm)
6:30pm Parade Line-up (Boat Lake)
7:00pm Parade!

LANTERN MAKING at Creative Alliance: OCT 9, 17 & 21 | multiple workshops available​
Is it a space ship? A jelly fish? A magical glowing orb with a hat? It's up to you! Create a glowing lantern in these special workshops at Creative Alliance, then bring them to march in Baltimore’s only Great Halloween Lantern Parade in Patterson Park! All ages welcome, all supplies provided! RSVP

Help us make this year's parade the BEST YET! We need volunteers for many different locations - help carry a float, give out information, hang signs and set up the festival grounds - to make this event a success! Sign-up today!

You gift help keep Baltimore glowing! Make a gift to the parade!

We will be taking all COVID precautions as necessary and are so excited to be able to spend this Baltimore Halloween tradition together again, in-person! Our festival and parade will look a little different this year, but we are so happy to be making magic in Patterson Park with you all once again.
*** There will not be a beer garden or hay rides this year. 

Follow @baltimorelanternparade on Instagram to see behind the scenes!


The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival Sponsors

Mariner Finance | Barbara Denrich | Venable, LLP | T.Rowe Price Foundation

Stilt Walker
Kollman & Saucier | Maggies | Miles & Stockbridge P.C | Brown Advisory | Morgan Stanley

Glowing Star
Semmes Bowen & Semmes

Lantern Maker
Mark Supik & Co.

Additional Support for The Great Halloween Lantern Parade provided by: 
Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Baltimore Community Foundation, Baltimore Housing, The Citizens of Baltimore County, William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, Baltimore Community Foundation, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation,  Goldseker Foundation, Jim and Patty Rouse Charitable Foundation Inc., Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds

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