Produced by Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park in partnership with Baltimore City Dept of Recreation & Parks
Squeal with delight at bumps in the night, howl at the moon, and march through the night!
Calling all ghosts and ghouls, spooks and specters, frights and Frankenstein’s! By the light of the glowing moon, on the 28th of October, we gather to march through historic Patterson Park. Join your neighbors, friends, and family and help bring this year's festival and parade to life! EEEK, the theme of this year’s parade, is a throwback to classic Halloween!
Celebrate the magic of Halloween, create illuminated lanterns, carry glowing large scale artist-made floats, and march through Patterson Park with Baltimore’s most beloved community bands, stilt walkers, and creatures big and small.
The day begins at 3:30pm with Baltimore's BEST family Halloween festival featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, hayrides, dancers, live music, an arts & crafts market, and more! Local food trucks and the beer garden stay open until 8:30pm. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon!
Once the sun sets, the magic begins. Grab your lantern and get ready to march with thousands of your neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. You can also line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade!! The route begins at the Boat Lake in Patterson Park, heads east to the annex of the Park, and ends back at the Pulaski Monument for a specially commissioned FINALE and dance party with Mark Evans and Soul-Centered. Afterward, head back to Creative Alliance for the Glow Ball After-Party!
EVERYONE is welcome to dress in costume, bring a lantern, and march in the Parade.