Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Sandy Springs Lantern Parade, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The parade begins gathering at 7:30 pm at Steel Canyon Golf Club and steps off around 9:15 for the march to Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Arrive early and grab a bite to eat from Chick-fil-A. Steel Canyon will also have beverages and ice cream available for purchase.
Chantelle Rytter, the creator of the hugely successful Beltline, Grant Park, and Decatur Lantern Parades, produces our unique “Take It to the River” Parade. Last year, Chantelle introduced new dragonfly and great blue heron "puppet" lanterns to interact with the audience. They will be back again in 2019, along with the swans, Lilly and Billy, Alice the 25-foot albino alligator, Big Mama Sandy the turtle, and Jeremiah the bullfrog, accompanied by his lilies.
NEW THIS YEAR is Sanderson the Flying Pig. Participate in one of the flying pig workshops, and you can march with the Swoop of Pigs leading the parade to Overlook Park. Once the parade reaches the river, paddlers from High Country Outfitters will escort select lanterns to the river for a floating parade. Don't miss this riveting river light display!
Don't have a lantern? Make a lantern at home, or take a lantern workshop with Chantelle Rytter. All workshops take place at Lantern Parade Headquarters: Sips n Strokes 230 Hammond Dr. NE # 402, Atlanta, GA 30328.
Flying Pig Lantern Workshop, June 4 2019 - 6:30pm-8:30pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sandy-springs-lantern-parade-workshop-flying-pig-lanterns-tickets-60322931512
Globe Lantern Workshop, June 8 2019 - 10:00am-1:00pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sandy-springs-lantern-parade-workshop-globe-lanterns-tickets-60322267526
Illuminated Parasol Workshop, June 8 2019 - 2:00pm-5:00pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sandy-springs-lantern-parade-workshop-illuminated-parasols-tickets-60322697813
Flying Pig Lantern Workshop, June 11 2019 - 6:30pm-8:30pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sandy-springs-lantern-parade-workshop-flying-pig-lanterns-tickets-60323204328