Decatur Lantern Parade

Friday, May 12 | 9 pm | Downtown Decatur

Light up the night! Kick off Arts Month and celebrate the start of summer with the Decatur Arts Alliance and Decatur Education Foundation at the Decatur Lantern Parade. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Ave. after 8 pm, then parade to the downtown square along with the Black Sheep Ensemble.

Make your own lantern at home or attend a lantern-making workshop where supplies and guidance are provided. Start dreaming up your lantern now! Sign up for all sorts of lantern making workshops – lantern hats, illuminated parasols, globe lanterns, and more – hosted by Chantelle Rytter at Color Wheel Studio in the two weeks preceding the parade.

For more information and lantern making resources visit decaturlanternparade.com. Please note the Decatur Lantern Parade is battery powered. Flying lanterns are forbidden.

The parade is a joint venture with Decatur Education Foundation.
Photo credit: Beate Sass