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Sandy Springs Inaugural Lantern Parade

Sandy Springs Inaugural Lantern Parade Taking It To The River for an Illuminated Night of Fun

Sandy Springs Inaugural Lantern Parade
Taking It To The River for an Illuminated Night of Fun

Join Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism for an “enlightened” celebration of the Chattahoochee as part of the inaugural Sandy Springs Lantern Parade, June 18, 2016 at Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Participants will “Take It To the River” as they parade downhill on Morgan Falls Road to the park with colorful the way.

Want to create your own lantern? Chantelle Rytter, producer of the Sandy Springs Lantern Parade, and creator of the successful Beltline, Grant Park and Decatur Lantern Parades, will hold lantern workshops at North Springs United Methodist Church. The cost of the workshop will cover all materials, instructions and tools for attendees to walk away with illuminated turtles and lilies, bamboo fish lanterns, lantern hats, illuminated parasols, and paper decorated globe lanterns. For more details and to sign up for the workshops, visit the following links:

The parade will start at North Springs United Methodist Church at 7770 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350. Get there early to grab a tasty treat from King of Pops. At 9 p.m., Big Mama Turtle (Sandy, affectionately) will lead the parade 1.17 miles down the hill to Morgan Falls Overlook Park.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., High Country Outfitter paddlers will escort Alice, the 25 foot albino alligator lantern and the illuminated turtles and lilies, to the river for a floating parade. Attendees can watch the river light display while enjoying performers and live music. Everyone is invited to march in the parade or watch on the side lines – just bring a lantern to walk or a flashlight to watch.  Don’t leave anyone in the dark!

Shuttle sponsors, Atlanta Movie Tours and Sandy Springs Recreation & Parks, will be on hand to give attendees a ride back to North Springs United Methodist Church, but you are welcome to team up with a friend and park a car at Morgan Falls Overlook Park prior to the parade. There is also a safe sidewalk for a return walk. Due to the rolling road closure, please be at the church by 8:30 p.m. to participate in the parade.

Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism would like to thank its participating sponsors:

City of Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks

Atlanta Movie Tours

North Springs United Methodist Church

High Country Outfitters


Interested in sponsoring this exciting event? Email Patti Davis for details.


For More Information

Contact: Patti Davis

Event & Production Development Manager

Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism

(770) 206-1455

Facebook Event Link

Media Contact:

Brianna Wagenbrenner

Pineapple Public Relations