The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
Presented by Creative Alliance & The Friends of Patterson Park
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | Rain Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
Patterson Park – Pulaski Monument
4 p.m. Festival, 6:30 p.m. Parade Line-up, 7 p.m. Parade
Kids & Family Costume Contest: Registration for kids and families begins at 3:30 p.m., Contest begins at 4:30 p.m.
With over 20 years of monumental lantern-making and spectacle-creating under their belts, the diverse communities of Baltimore come together each year to create The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival in Patterson Park!
The day begins with a family festival, featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern-making, pop-up performances, an arts & crafts market, and more. Grab a picnic blanket for your family and friends and enjoy an array of food and treats from local food trucks and enjoy the afternoon.
Once the sun sets, the magic begins. Dragons, mythical creatures, and spirits parade through Patterson Park surrounded by bright and beautiful music. Everyone is welcome to grab a lantern and march with thousands of neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. Many more line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade wind through the night!!