Sin categorizar / Oct 12th, 2021

Everything you need to know about the 22nd Great Halloween Lantern Parade!

Celebrate the 22nd Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

SAT OCT 23, 2021 | Rain Date SUN OCT 24, 2021 | FREE!

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


The Schedule

4:00pm Festival Begins! Lantern Making, Artists Market, Food Trucks, Costumed Yoga $ (sign-up here), performances, & more!
4:30pm Costume Contest (Registration 4pm) Trophies and prizes for the winners!
6:30pm Parade Line-up (Boat Lake)
7:00pm Parade!


Lantern Making Workshops

SAT OCT 9, 17, & 21 at Creative Alliance | times vary | Please RSVP
Create a glowing lantern in these special workshops at Creative Alliance, then bring them to march in Baltimore’s only Great Halloween Lantern Parade in Patterson Park! All ages welcome, all supplies provided! More Info

Day of Parade | Drop-in Workshops
Stop by the Lantern Making Tent to pick up your supplies and instructions. Then, head to one of the open air tables to create your lantern! Suggested donation


Keeping the Festival and Parade Safe for Baltimore!

  • Halloween is the perfect time for masks! This event is outside in Patterson Park and we recommend masking at the event. Stop by the Info Tent if you forgot yours!
  • Lantern Making will be spread out in the open field behind the Pulaski Monument to encourage social distancing. 
  • Food Trucks will be on site and you are welcome to bring a picnic! (There will be no beer or wine sold at the parade.)
  • NEW THIS YEAR  Sidewalk Serenades will be located along the Parade route! Space out along the path through the park and listen to live music while you wait for the parade to pass. Serenade locations and great places to watch are marked with music notes on the map.  
  • We will not host a grand finale at the main stage.
  • NEW THIS YEAR  There will be a Mobile Vaccination Station for COVID vaccinations and Flu Shots on site at the Festival! Baltimore City Health Department will be offering FREE Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to adults and children ages 12 and over as well as Flu Shots. No registration is required, simply drop-in, get vaxxed, and enjoy some free swag courtesy of Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park! 


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!
Along the Parade Route – MAP

Parking/Getting to the Park

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


How You Can Support the Parade!

  • Make a gift of any amount via our website or *NEW* Venmo at @creativealliance!
  • Purchace Parade Merch! Our shirts this year are designed by local illustrator Lolo Gem. Pick them up at the Info Tent the day of the Parade!



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

Highlights from past parades: