On Saturday, October 30, Nana Projects and Creative Alliance will host the Great Halloween Lantern Parade at Patterson Park. The festivities begin at 3 p.m but the parade line-up begins at 7 p.m and the parade starts at 7:30 p.m. The parade ends around 9 making it a perfect pre-game for that party that you kind-of-don’t-feel-like dressing up for.
I have attended the parade for the past 3 years and it is one of my favorite annual events in Baltimore. (Even the time I couldn’t find my car for over an hour! …everything looks different in the dark..am I right?) Anyway there are adorable children, human constructed paper lanterns, stilt walkers, weird contraptions, music, food, beer… it’s a good time! There are plenty of uncostumed folk so don’t feel the need to dress up.