Wacky Wednesday: The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival

October 13th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Illuminated vegetables, 10-foot tall farmers, and dancing ladybugs… it’s only appropriate this is the first line of Wacky Wednesday, isn’t it? And you’ll find such creatures only at the Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival.

On Saturday, October 30th, from 3 to 9 PM head over to Patterson Park to see stilt walkers, huge floats, and 1,000 lanterns from members of the community and the world’s only giant, glowing vegetable garden in honor of this years theme – GROW!

Come for a day filled with free food, hayrides, last minute lantern making, live music from the Gourd Orchestra and the Barrage Band, and arts and crafts with the special Day of the Dead Community Altar.

So, start planning your adventure now! It’s never too early to get in the Halloween spirit.

Parade Start Time and Place:
7:30 PM at the Pulaski Monument,
Corner of Eastern and Linwood Avenues

Rain Date: Sunday, October 31st

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