After the Parade

A crowd of lanterns in the Lantern Parade, marching along the road

Photo Credit: Steve Eberhardt

Take It to the River

The parade ends at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, right next to the Chattahoochee River!

As you explore Overlook Park, you're surrounded by hundreds of creative, glowing lanterns. Sound fills the park as Black Sheep Ensemble plays an energetic music with incredible brass and percussion. 

Then, five unique and enchanting lanterns are floated on the Chattahoochee River. Look for Jeremiah the Bullfrog, Georgia Kissyfish, Alice the 26-foot Albino Alligator, and more!

After you've snapped some pictures, walk over to the shuttle. It will take you back to the parking lot. Learn more about Parking & the Shuttle Route.

Watching the parade? You can bring folding chairs & blankets to watch the parade. The parade fills up the entire road, so watchers should remain on the sidewalk. For your safety, please do not sit or climb on the retaining walls along the route. If you’d like to view the parade closer to Overlook Park, you can walk your stuff down and take the shuttle back to the parking lot at the end of the event.


A fish lantern floats on the Chattahoochee River

The Spotted Georgia Kissyfish is a fictional species attributed to the little minnows that will nibble-kiss you while swimming in the fresh water of Georgia. (Water puppet by Chantelle Rytter, Photo by Steve Eberhardt) 


An alligator lantern floats on the Chattoochee River

Alice, the 26 foot albino alligator, is a nod to alligator sightings in the Chattahoochee river. (Water puppet created by Chantelle Rytter, Photo by Steve Eberhardt) 


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