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The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Presented by Creative Alliance and The Friends of Patterson Park

Sat, Oct 22nd 4:00 pm

Free for Everyone!

Support the Parade!

great halloween lantern parade on october 22

The 23rd Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Presented by Creative Alliance & The Friends of Patterson Park
Saturday, October 22, 2022 | Rain Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022

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. Myths, spirits, and legends converge in Patterson Park from lands beyond, bringing their mystic wonder to Baltimore. A majestic Alebrije presides over the stage as an ethereal Ouroboro watches over the festival grounds. Dragons, mythical creatures, ghouls, and spirit folk parade through Patterson Park 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!!

Help keep Baltimore Glowing! Your support makes this free community festival happen! Please make a gift today.


Learn More
stilt walkers at the lantern parade
Baltimore Lantern Parade Kids
Lantern Parade Collage
Lantern Making Tent at Creative Alliance
Lantern Parade Finale Dancers

Check out the NEW Parade Route!

Join the parade through Patterson Park

Lantern Parade Map

Thank you to our GLOWING Sponsors & Partners!

Support for The Great Halloween Lantern Parade provided by: 
Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Baltimore Housing, The Citizens of Baltimore County, William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, Baltimore Community Foundation, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation,  Goldseker Foundation, Jim and Patty Rouse Charitable Foundation Inc., Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, Barbara Denrich, Venable, LLP, T.Rowe Price Foundation, The Israel & Mollie Myer Foundation, Mark Supik & Co.

Special Thanks to our Community Partners!
Friends of Patterson Park, Southeast CDC, Nuestras Raices, Matthew’s Pizza, Off The Rox, and all the incredible performers and community groups that join the parade!

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