The community that creates together is GREAT together! With 20 years of 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.
Each year on the last Saturday of October, the day begins with a family Halloween festival, featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, hayrides, live music, 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!!
The 2019 Great Halloween Lantern Parade is on October 26th (Rain Date October 27th). This year's theme is 20th Anniversary. Come help us celebrate 20 years of lantern magic!
2019 - 20TH ANNIVERSARY
2018 - EEK!
2017 - RISE!
2016 - DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
2015 - ELECTRIC
2014 - KALEIDOSCOPE
2013 - COSMIC PARK
2012 - PHANTASMIC CREATURES OF EARTHLY DELIGHT
Produced by Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park, and in partnership with Baltimore City Dept of Recreation and Parks.
Join us for The 20th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival!