your go-to spot for information about cultural events for adults, kids and families in and around Baltimore. Click the tabs to find an event, or scroll down to the Labels at the bottom of the page to find what you are looking for.
Every year, on the Saturday before Halloween, the Creative Alliance's Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival light up Baltimore's Patterson Park.
The free festival kicks off at 3:30pm with hay rides, lantern workshops, a costume contest, food trucks & more! Local and guest artists install dragon lanterns and glowing sculptures on the park's Boat Lake and all along the Parade route. Video projections light up the DiPietro Ice Rink bubble. Marching bands, stilt walkers and more performers arrive. When thousands of lantern-carrying costumed families join in, the spectacular glimmering procession begins!
This iconic event, now 13 years old, could not happen without the generous support from friends like you. Join the Parade of Supporters today and help keep this spectacular Parade free and luminous for young and old!