Last night, Atlanta was treated to the 10th annual tradition of the Lantern Parade along the Atlanta Beltline. Among tens of thousands of other spectators, I watched this amazing display of light and creativity. The Lantern Parade has become one of Atlanta’s great new(ish) traditions:
One of Atlanta's great new(ish) traditions! Created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the Lantern Parade is a celebration of the annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, the largest temporary art exhibition in the south!
This year, I was (strategically) situated near the Ponce City Market, in order to frame the images against one of Atlanta’s landmark buildings. (Previously: see the photos from the 2015 Lantern Parade). This year’s Lantern Parade route began near Krog Street Market and continued north along the Eastside Beltline Trail toward Piedmont Park:
My favorite set of 19 images from the 2019 Lantern Parade appear below. The entire gallery of photos is embedded at the bottom of this post.
Did you attend the 2019 Lantern Parade? What were your favorite lanterns and/or costumes from this year’s parade?
The entire gallery from the 10th Anniversary of the Lantern Parade is embedded below. If you recognize anyone in the photos, feel free to send/share this blog post with them!