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Patterson Park Lantern Parade w/Morgan Quetzalcoatl Float

Morgan’s second installment of our Quetzalcoatl float for the Lantern Parade will be in Serpentine Form, adding pre-colonial Mesoamerican traditions (click here to learn more OR here to read a Nahuatl story of Quetzalcoatl) to contemporary celebrations in the city of Baltimore.

Celebrate the magic of Halloween, create illuminated lanterns, carry glowing large scale artist-made floats, and march through Patterson Park with Baltimore’s most beloved community bands, stilt walkers, and creatures big and small. 

The day begins at 3:30pm with Baltimore's BEST family Halloween festival featuring an adorable kids costume contestlantern makinghayridesdancerslive music, an arts & crafts market, and more! Local food trucks and the beer garden stay open until 8:30pm. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon!

Once the sun sets, the magic begins. Grab your lantern and get ready to march with thousands of your neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. You can also line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade!! The route begins at the Boat Lake in Patterson Park, heads east to the annex of the Park, and ends back at the Pulaski Monument for a specially commissioned FINALE and dance party with Mark Evans and Soul Centered. 

Earlier Event: October 15
Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month Events
Later Event: November 2
Day of the Dead Celebration