Public Hours: SAT & SUN Noon-6pm
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21224
Patterson Park – Pulaski Monument
3:30pm Festival, 6:30pm Parade Line-up, 7pm Parade
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 Halloween festival, featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, pop-up performances, an arts & crafts market, and more. Local food trucks and a beer garden provide a place for families and friends spread a picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon.
Once the sun sets, the magic begins. 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!!
We are asking artists and community groups to create NEW, BIG, BRIGHT, FUN, MOBILE objects over 10’ feet tall, and less than 6’ wide that are lightweight and can be carried by you and your posse! We’re looking for Baltimore-based artists to create illuminated floats that celebrate our values of CREATIVITY and FUN for our magical walking Lantern Parade! Special consideration will be given to creations that reflect our theme of Myths, Legends, & Spirits.
This is about COMMUNITY. If your creation is part of a community/group effort, that’s great!