Announcements / Oct 24th, 2019

Everything you need to know about the 20th Great Halloween Lantern Parade!

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Celebrate the 20th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Rain Date: SUN OCT 27, 2019 (Official Rain Call will be made Friday morning – check here for into)

Patterson Park, Pulaski Monument, Corner of Linwood Ave. & Eastern Ave. Event Page | Festival Map | Parade Route Map


The Schedule

3:30pm Festival around Pulaski Monument
4:00pm Kids & Family Costume Contest (Registration at 3:30pm)
6:30pm Parade Line-up by the Boat Lake
7:00pm Parade
8:00pm Grand Finale on Stage by Pulaski Monument
8:30pm Dance Party with Extra Syrup Horns (Beer Garden & Food Trucks stay open till 9:30pm)

The Festival

Pulaski Monument | 3:30-6:30pm – MAP
The day starts with the BEST family Halloween Festival EVER. Featuring the adorable and hilarious Kids and Family Halloween Costume Contest, lantern making, hayrides, pop-up performances, and live bands! The food trucks arrive in time for the festival and the beer garden is open! Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon!

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 costume contest on the main stage! New GROUP COSTUME Category!
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 – MAP
8:00pm Finale & Dancy Party Under the Stars | 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 – MAP


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!
Bike Parking – Bike Racks will be along the sidewalk near Eastern & Linwood


There are still lots of ways to get involved!

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


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.