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Presented by Creative Alliance and The Friends of Patterson Park
Presented by Creative Alliance & The Friends of Patterson Park
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | Rain Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
Patterson Park – Pulaski Monument
4pm Festival, 6:30pm Parade Line-up, 7pm Parade
Kids & Family Costume Contest: Registration for kids and families begins at 3:30pm, Contest begins at 4:30pm
With over 20 years of monumental lantern making and spectacle-creating under their belts, the diverse communities of Baltimore come together each year to create The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival in Patterson Park!
The day begins with a family festival, featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, pop-up performances, an arts & crafts market, and more. Grab a picnic blanket for your family and friends and enjoy an array of food and treats from local food trucks and enjoy the afternoon.
Once the sun sets, the magic begins. The night animals of our beautiful Patterson Park parade through the night surrounded by bright and beautiful music. Everyone is welcome to grab a lantern and march with thousands of neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. Many more line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade wind through the night!!
Join the parade through Patterson Park
Support for The Great Halloween Lantern Parade provided by:
Maryland State Arts Council | National Endowment for the Arts | State of Maryland | Southeast Community Development Corporation | Mayor Brandon Scott & the Citizens of Baltimore | Wheeler Foundation Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences | Baltimore Gas & Electric | T. Rowe Price Foundation | Bunting Family Foundation | Maryland Heritage Area Authority
Special Thanks to our Community Partners & Sponsors!
Friends of Patterson Park, Southeast CDC, Towson University Asian Arts & Culture Center, Taste This, Matthew’s Pizza, Off the Rox, Mark Supik & Co., and all the incredible performers and community groups that join the parade!