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Everything You Need to Know About The Great Halloween Parade!
SAT OCT 29 | FREE!
The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
Patterson Park, Pulaski Momunent, Corner of Linwood Ave. & Eastern Ave.
3:30pm Festival around Pulaski Monument
6:30pm Parade Line-up by the Boat Lake
~8:15pm Finale on Stage inside Pulaski Monument
9:30pm Glow Ball Parade After Party at Creative Alliance
Pulaski Monument | 3:30-6:30pm
Baltimore's BEST family Halloween Festival EVER features an adorable kids costume contest, NEW hand drum lantern making, hayrides, yoga, live music, a traditional Mexican and contemporary arts & crafts market, and more! Local food trucks and the beer garden are open till 8:30pm. Grab your picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon!
Lantern Making Workshops
Lantern Making Tent, Pulaski Monument
6 thirty-min sessions - 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, & 6pm
Sign up at the Lantern Making tent the day of the Festival. Make a lantern at the Festival to carry in The Great Halloween Lantern Parade that night!
Kids Costume Contest
Main Stage, Pulaski Monument
3:30 Registration | 4pm Contest
Don't miss our adorable kids costume contest on the main stage!
Check in at 3:30pm near the stage. The contest begins at 4pm. Trophies and prizes for the winners!
6:30pm Line-up near the Boat Lake | Everyone is welcome to join the parade! Head towards the Boat Lake and the Parade Marshals will place you in line.
8:30pm Finale | Main Stage is just north of the Pulaski Monument
The Parade’s spectacular route starts at the Boat Lake and heads east to the annex of the Park and back to Pulaski Monument. A specially commissioned FINALE closes out the Parade on the stage in Monument.
Where to Watch
Annex Park on the Hill - The parade will pass along the lower path in the small park. If you are sitting on the hill you will have a great view!
Beer Garden & Picnic Area - Hanging out in the Beer Garden along Linwood Ave will have a great view as the Parade marches by and a great view of the Finale Performance.
Along the Parade Route
FREE Shuttle - Park in the garage on Eaton Street and hop in the shuttle. Two Shuttles run from 3:30pm to 9:30pm every 20 min and drops off/picks up at the corner of Eastern & Linwood.
Parking Garage - 550 S. Eaton St. Baltimore MD 21224
BUS Route - #10 drops you off right at the parade!
Parade After Party!
GLOW BALL with Las Cafeteras
SAT OCT 24 | Doors 8:30pm | Bands 9:30pm
The wild parade after-party! Las Cafeteras seamlessly fuses traditional Afro-Mexican music with a politically charged modern urban sound that can only come from the Chicano culture of East L.A. PRIZES for BEST COSTUME! The Marquee Lounge will be OPEN! Tickets & Info
Art To Dine For Season is here!
Art To Dine For season of sparkling soirees is here again! Our fascinating collectors, designers, artists, musicians, singers, dancers and arts lovers generously welcome you into their homes, lofts, studios or workplaces for an insider's view of Baltimore's vivacious art scene. Art To Dine For supports Creative Alliance's free and reduced artistic, youth education, and outreach programs.
- SEPTEMBER -
SOLD OUT Barn Dance! - SAT SEP 10 | 6:30-9:30pm
Carolyn Black-Sotir and Michael Sotir open their handsome renovated barn at Silo Hill in Phoenix for a night of wide-ranging line dancing! Yummy barbecue by Station North Arts Catering.
Make It & Break It - FRI SEP 16 | 6-9pm
Celebrate with Creative Alliance’s Artesanas Mexicanas piñata artists as they share their traditions and teach you how to create and design your own brilliant piñata star with full tissue paper details. Special prices for children! Sponsored by Towson University's College of Fine Arts & Communication and Seawall Development
Art Camp - SAT SEP 17 | 2-4:30pm CANCELED
Look forward to an afternoon of pure fun and bring the kids, too! Explore the 100-year-old barn Virginia Sperry has converted into her welding studio where she creates life-sized animals and birds out of steel.
SOLD OUT Spice & Rice - SAT SEP 17 | 7-10pm
Add some spice to your life and come feast on an extravagant Sri Lankan spread prepared by chef, author, DJ, and tour guide Skiz Fernando.
Cultural Ambassador - WED SEP 21 | 6-9pm
Musical Director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and Host of WYPR’s Maryland Morning, Tom Hall shares his experiences as a broadcaster, performer, lecturer, writer, and educator and discusses the energetic evolution of the local art scene.
History Meets Contemporary - FRI SEP 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
Architect and artist Myrna Poirier’s 200-year-old multicolored grouping of four clapboard rowhouses decorate Ann Street in Fells Point. Learn about the house’s history, renovation, and art while sipping wine and enjoying music in Myrna’s colorful walled garden with its 100-year-old grapevine and waterfall.
Fruitenanny - SAT SEP 24 | 4-7pm
Once a circa 1915 barn, Creative Alliance trustee Lauren Calia and husband Angelo Otterbein's
SOLD OUT Art Transcends - THU SEP 29 | 6:30-8:30pm
Photographers Aliza and Michael Friedman open their Pikesville home for guests to enjoy an evening of international arts. Along with her beautiful, original jewelry, guests can view the art the couple has collected from Israel, Nigeria, Thailand, Monte Carlo, and China -- as well as a delicious Middle Eastern Dinner. Ultrafaux plays original jazz.
- OCTOBER -
SOLD OUT Laugh Track - SAT OCT 1 | 6-10pm
Paul and Mary Streb host a raucous evening of stand-up comedy when the hilarious duo Jason Weems and Elahe Izadi perform at the Streb’s contemporary home in Columbia.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) - SUN OCT 2 | 10am-1pm
Pedal along the hilly paths, slow down and take in the beauty Co-hosted by Anne Draddy and the Friends of Druid Hill Park.
Co-hosted by Creative Alliance trustees, Amy Bonitz, Seema Iyer and Amy Raehse. Sponsored by Wendy Jachman & The Motor House.
Experience a rare cinematic treat at this special screening of two award winning short documentaries about Baltimore produced by Lillian Bowers. Hosted by Anne Draddy and Ben Frederick
Chill with friends, as jazz flutist Andrea Brachfeld and her quartet offer an evening of spicy jazz at Betamore, one of Baltimore’s hottest new tech and education spaces.Sophia Silbergeld,and Rachel Edds.
The Nature of Things - SUN OCT 30 | 2-5pm
Spend the afternoon immersed in the work of sculptor John Ruppert while sampling Pan-African cooking.
SOLD OUT! Museum Secrets - SUN OCT 30 | 6-9pm
Learn about former director of the Walters Art Museum Gary Vikan's book, available this fall, “Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Art Director” over a three-course gourmet meal prepared by Gary and Elana at their Guilford home.
- NOVEMBER -
From Holy Land to Graceland - THU NOV 3 | 6-8pm
Partake of the King’s favorite foods - peanut butter and banana sandwiches with a side of bacon wrapped meatballs prepared by Kim Battista - while scholar and raconteur, Gary Vikan, tells fascinating stories about the ways Elvis fan “worship” parallels medieval deification rituals.
Paper Marbling - SAT NOV 5 | Noon-3pm
Drop colored inks in water, next swirl, feather, blow, or brush them into a pattern, and capture the colors on paper. Let your creative side loose and take home a notecard, bookmark, or stationery! Hosted by Eric & Christina Fenton.
SOLD OUT Italian Sunday Supper - SUN NOV 6 | 3-6pm
Expect a slightly rowdy affair full of laughter and wine and a spread of delectable foods! Learn the secrets of making traditional pasta. Play bocce and lawn games in Patterson Park before and after supper.
NEW DATE The Jeweler and the Cook - SUN NOV 6 | 6-9pm
Gourmet cook Eddie Seidel prepares foods in interesting shapes, colors, textures and patterns that guests can sculpt inspired by the organic designs of Jewelry designer Shana Kroiz’s jewelry. Guests are encouraged to play with their food!
A Wheel Good Time - SUN NOV 13 | 4-7pm
The Potters Guild of Baltimore knows how to throw a party! Guests can get down and dirty with clay and experiment at the wheel. Enjoy delicious soup in hand thrown bowls. Hosted by CA trustee Mark Lapointe & Kirsten Lapointe