Saturday, June 15, 2019
Parade begins gathering at 7:30pm and steps off around 9pm
The parade starts at Steel Canyon Golf Club
460 Morgan Falls Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Parade Participation: FREE
Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Sandy Springs Lantern Parade on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The parade starts at Steel Canyon Golf Club and ends at Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Chantelle Rytter, the creator of the very 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? Globe and Flying Pig Lantern Kits are available for purchase at High Country Outfitters' Buckhead store. (3906 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342). Kits are $25 and include a paper lantern, materials to decorate, an LED push light and a stick for carrying your lantern.
Take a look at these lantern ideas and workshop galleries for inspiration! Note: All lanterns are lit with battery-operated LED’s (no live flames permitted). The lanterns are carried on sticks, not released.
To walk in the parade, please arrive at Steel Canyon Golf Club beginning at 7:30 pm - the parade will step off around 9 pm.
PARKING AND SHUTTLES:
Parking is available at the locations below. All parking lots are a short walk to Steel Canyon Golf Club, so wear your walking shoes! Limited shuttle service will also be available to take you from the parking lot to Steel Canyon.
After the parade, there will be shuttles at Morgan Falls Overlook Park to take attendees back up to the parking lot at 600 Morgan Falls Rd. Sandy Springs, GA 30350. Attendees are also welcome to walk back. Shuttle service will begin running from Morgan Falls Overlook Park at 9:45pm.