Announcements / Sep 3rd, 2019

How to get involved with the most illuminating Lantern Parade yet!

20th Great Halloween Lantern Parade

Celebrate the 20th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Rain Date: SUN OCT 27, 2019

Patterson Park, Pulaski Monument, Corner of Linwood Ave. & Eastern Ave. Event Page


Become a Community Sponsor!

Show your support for this FREE community event by becoming a Community Sponsor! Your name or business can be in front of the thousands of people at the 20th Great Halloween Lantern Parade this year! Your support helps make the festival a magical tradition for Baltimore and your community. All sponsors are invited to view the parade in VIP Tent among other great perks! Find out more by emailing

Make a donation to support the Parade

We need your support! Help us keep this magical community festival FREE for the next 20 years! Make a Gift

Create a Glowing Sculpture or Float

Create an illuminated sculpture or float to celebrate our values of CREATIVITY and FUN for this very special 20th anniversary Parade. Special consideration will be given to creations that reflect the Great Halloween Lantern Parade’s 20-year history in Baltimore. Find out more!


Help the community make lanterns, assist with festival set-up, carry a float with your friends, or help clean-up and make sure our beautiful park stays lovely! There are lots of ways to help out at the parade and you’ll join a team of our celebrated volunteers! Sign-up here or email for more information.



More Parade Info:

The Schedule

3:30pm Festival around Pulaski Monument
4:00pm Kids Costume Contest (Registration at 3:30pm)
6:30pm Parade Line-up by the Boat Lake
7:00pm Parade
8:30pm Grand Finale on Stage by Pulaski Monument

The Festival

Pulaski Monument | 3:30-6:30pm
The day starts with the BEST family Halloween Festival EVER. Featuring the adorable and hilarious Kids Halloween Costume Contest, lantern making, hayrides, yoga, and live bands! The food trucks arrive in time for the festival and the beer garden is open!

Day of Lantern Making Workshops

Lantern Making Tent, Pulaski Monument
6 thirty-min sessions – 3, 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 & Family 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 by the Boat Lake | Everyone is welcome to join the parade! Head to the Boat Lake and the Parade Marshals will place you in line.
7:00pm Parade 
8:30pm Finale | Main Stage is inside 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 inside the Monument. This year we end with a dance party!

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 – 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 


Parking Garage – 550 S. Eaton St. Baltimore MD 21224
BUS Route – #10 drops you off right at the parade!
Come early to guarantee finding a spot. We highly recommend taking an Uber or Lyft, carpooling, ride your bike or grab a scooter!