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flying pig Sandy Springs Lantern Parade - Take it to the River

The 5th Annual Sandy Springs Lantern Parade is back, Saturday, June 20, 2020!  Check this page often for additional information about the parade festivities, lantern workshops, and how you and your lantern can join Sanderson the Flying Pig in the Sparkle Sandy Springs Holiday Parade.   


Saturday, June 20, 2020


PARADE START: Steel Canyon Golf Club

PARADE END: Morgan Falls Overlook Park


Parade Participation: FREE


The Sandy Spring Lantern Parade is a free event held on a Saturday evening each June. Participants stroll together with brightly-colored and lighted globes, parasols, hats and whimsical creatures, paying tribute to the Chattahoochee River and the community on its borders. The lantern parade starts at Steel Canyon Golf Club, with participants walking to Morgan Falls Overlook Park, a beautiful and intimate riverside park that is one of Sandy Springs most popular attractions.  As walkers arrive at the park, the river is transformed into a breathtaking sight with whimsical and beautifully-lit floating lanterns escorted by paddlers from High Country Outfitters. Floating lanterns include Sandy the Mama Turtle; Jeremiah the Bullfrog and his Lilies; Georgia Kissyfish; and Alice, the 25-ft. Albino Alligator.

LANTERN WORKSHOPS - Workshop dates and additional lantern kit information will be announced shortly.

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.



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