Sandy Springs "Take it to the River" Lantern Parade

Thank you to everyone who helped us light up the night at the 2021 Lantern Parade! See you in 2022!



Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Location: Morgan Falls Overlook Park

Address: 200 Morgan Falls Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350


Image of the Sandy Springs Lantern Parade with Logo


Parking is available at the Old World Pay Building (600 Morgan Falls Rd. Sandy Springs, GA 30350). Parking is also available at North Springs United Methodist Church (7770 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350) for $5.00. The money collected is used to support NSUMC outreach programs. All parking lots are a short walk to Steel Canyon Golf Club, so wear your walking shoes.



The Sandy Springs Lantern Parade is an annual event where participants decorate their own paper lanterns and join in a parade that ends at the Chattahoochee River. The Sandy Springs 2021 Take it to the River Lantern Parade is on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, Pre-parade activities in the Steel Canyon Golf Club (460 Morgan Falls Road) will run from 7 – 9 p.m. and will feature food, entertainment, and children’s activities. The parade will step off at 9 p.m. to make its way down to Morgan Falls Overlook Park where participants will be able to catch a glimpse of some spectacular floating lanterns on the river!

Need a lantern? Feeling creative? Stop by the Sandy Springs Farmers Market on Saturday May 22 and May 29 from 10am-12pm and pick up a lantern kit and get some tips and tricks from lantern parade creator Chantelle Rytter. Globe lantern kits, illuminated parasol kits, swallowtail butterfly lantern kits, and easy accordion lantern kits will be for sale ranging from $5-$30.

Kits will also be available for sale at:

Flying pig lanterns will also be available to purchase at all of the locations.  Want to help the lead the parade? If you make a flying pig lantern you get to march in the front of the parade with Sanderson and the swoop of pigs!  Hang onto your flying pig lantern and you can also join Sanderson at the Sparkle Parade that kicks off the holidays at City Springs – more details on that later.

Download free lantern templates


Need a little lantern inspiration? Take a look at these lantern ideas,  workshop galleries, and  free coloring pages.