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Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival 2010 Held 10/30


Festival and Parade Line-Up at Pulaski Monument at Eastern & Linwood Aves.
Festival 3-9pm. Parade Line-Up 7pm, Step Off 7:30pm.
FREE! Food, drinks, arts & crafts on sale.
Rain Date Sun Oct 31

The world's one and only glowing giant vegetable garden!
1000 Lanterns! Stiltwalkers! Huge Floats! The Gourd Orchestra!

Lantern Festival!
Hay Rides! Lantern Making! Day of the Dead Community Altar & Activity!
Live Music! Yummy Food, Hot Cider, Cold Beer!

Produced by Creative Alliance, Friends of Patterson Park and Southeast CDC, The Great Halloween Lantern Parade is created by Nana Projects, under the direction of Molly Ross. In its eleventh year, The Great Halloween Lantern Parade is Baltimore's brightest Parade and community arts tradition! Over the course of the month neighbors in Highlandtown and Southeast Baltimore make over 1000 lanterns which become part of a spectacular procession through Patterson Park as their makers march with glowing floats, thundering bands, and towering stilt-walkers. This year's theme-GROW!-celebrates food and the creative power of community gardens. Ten-foot tall farmers tend illuminated vegetables. Colossal cucumbers cavort! Lady bugs dance! Towering beets blaze! The Gourd Orchestra-complete with handmade instruments, Sac Au Lait, The Barrage Band and more amazing bands! Come early for a hayride, last minute lantern making, live music, great food, beer and fun at the Festival-a Pre-Parade party-fest! Post Parade join the festival for moonlight libations and music from the Main Stage. NEW this year-a Day of the Dead Community Altar and arts activity for the whole family led by Mexican artist Francisco Loza during the Festival!

Be a part of it! Check out or call Creative Alliance at 410-276-1651 for a complete list of workshop dates and times: free lantern-making, stilt-walking, make your own Day of the Dead altar with CA resident artist here from Mexico Francisco Loza, or make your own instrument and play in the Gourd Orchestra. Plus the Lantini Party-a groovy lantern making workshop for adults-and Parade Volunteer Happy Hour!

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