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The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade 2022

Light up the BeltLine with thousands of colorful lanterns

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One of Atlanta's most inspiring traditions, The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade celebrates the annual Art on the BeltLine art show, which​ is the biggest temporary exhibition of the South. The BeltLine is a former railway circling Atlanta that now serves as a multi-use trail for hiking, biking, and other activities. The Parade takes place on the Westside Trail. It was created in 2010 by Chantelle Rytter, an artist and leader of the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. Over the years it has grown from 1,000 to over 70,000 participants.

The Lantern Parade lines up at 8 pm and starts marching at 8:45 pm sharp in Adair Park and finishes at Lee + White. Anyone can participate in the parade for free if he or she brings a lantern or any glowing object. Participants let their creativity loose bringing glowing hats, animals, popular culture characters, and all kinds of custom designs. The procession also includes 6 marching bands.

Lantern Parade is the only such event in Atlanta, celebrating art, light, colour​, and music. The Art on the Atlanta Beltline exhibition lasts through mid-November.

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