Creative Alliance Lantern Parade at Light City

Creative Alliance Lantern Parade at Light City

Event Type: kids & families, community

Fri Mar 31 6:30 Line-up | 8pm Parade


Overview Creative Alliance Lantern Parade at Light City

Creative Alliance lights up its best monumental lanterns for Light City Lantern Parade on Friday, March 31! Bring the kids, charge your batteries, and march with us around the Inner Harbor!

Bands and performers!
901 Arts Drum Line
East Coast Westsiders
Bateria Terra Maria
Mariachi Rey Azteca
New Edition Legacy Marching Band
Citywide Goldstarz Marching Band
The New Twilighters
Stilt Walkers

Artists working behind the scenes!
Dan Van Allen
Hilary Christian
Alice Gadzinski
Artesanas Mexicanas

Want to get involved?
Carry a monumental float! For this and more opportunities to get involved, contact or call 410-276-1651.
Make a Lantern: BGE Lantern Workshop at Creative Alliance on Sun Mar 19 at 10am & 12:30pm MORE INFO HERE! Call 410-276-1651 or email to register!

7pm Community lines up | 8pm Parade kicks off! | Baltimore Inner Harbor | Rash Field

More Info


When is it?
Friday, March 31, 2017 at dusk (Rain or shine) 8pm parade start. Arrive early (by 7pm) to park, ready equipment and line up for the parade.

Where do you we meet, check-in, line up for the Parade?
The Creative Alliance check-in tent will be stationed on Rash Field. The parade lineup will start on the inner harbor promenade by the Science Center (steps) and extend to the Rusty Scupper.

How long is the walk?
The Parade is a 1 mile walk from Rash Field to Columbus Piazza at Eastern Avenue and President Street. We expect the parade to conclude by 9:30pm.

What should I wear?
It may be cold, so keep gloves, scarves, and coats near! Make your costumes tall and bright! Consider using battery-operated LED lights, glow sticks.

Where should I park?

Parking Garages:
Marina Garage (Rusty Scupper) – 402 Key Highway
Water Street Garage – 414 Water Street
30 Light Street Garage – 30 Light Street
Hyatt Garage – 300 Light Street 
Lockwood Garage – 124 Market Place
The Gallery – 101 South Calvert Street 

To reserve and pay for a (street) parking space visit:

Bike parking is available on the back lawn of the Visitor Center, accessible via Light Street at Conway Street, or from the Jones Falls bike trail.

Public Transportation:
Baltimore Water Taxi will be available during the following hours: 11am-11pm on weekdays and 11am-12am on weekends.

Where can I find a restroom on site?
Temporary restrooms and hand sanitizers are located throughout the festival:
Rash Field
West Shore Park
Pier 5
Pier 6

Other useful information:

  Lost & Found:
All items found will be turned into Festival Headquarters at Pier 5 Hotel where they can be claimed. Post-festival, those looking for lost items should call BOPA at 410-752-8632. Light City is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

   Lost Child:
Visit Guest Services (West Shore Park, near Aquarium Drive, Pier 5 outside of the hotel and Pier 7/East Falls Ave), where festival staff will connect with the Baltimore Police Department, or call Festival Headquarters, 443-807-7524.



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