Rome Lantern Parade – Downtown Saturday
Saturday, May 4, 8:30 PM
Parade along Rome’s river trails at the inaugural Rome Lantern Parade
Bring your homemade lantern or purchase one at the Downtown Saturday Block Party on Saturday, May 4, 2019. It’s free to participate in the parade, but a lantern is required for entry. Enjoy a glowing procession of light and art along Rome’s rivers and historic downtown. Remember that your lanterns must be lit with battery operated lights; glass lanterns and fire lit lanterns are not permitted.
Parade Route: View Map – Download pdf
BE CREATIVE – MAKE A LANTERN
Get creative and make your own lantern. Ideas range from simple round paper lanterns to large figurines.
Lantern Design Ideas: Get inspired
How to Make a Lantern: Lantern Making Basics
Prizes will be awarded: Most Creative, Largest Lantern, Best Group Entry, Best Rome Themed
Who can enter? Artists, Students, Individuals, Groups/Organizations, Businesses More details
NEED HELP MAKING YOUR LANTERN?
Register for a family-friendly lantern making workshop:
April 6, 2-4pm: Farrell’s Frame & Design (FREE)
April 16, 6pm: Rome City Brewing Co (No more tickets)
April 23, 4:30-6pm: ECO Center with Siri Selle (No more tickets)
April 27, 11am-3pm: Farm Animal Lantern Marking Workshop – AR Workshop ($10)
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY – LANTERN PARADE SCHEDULE
Join us Saturday, May 4 for a full day of free, family fun! Here is the schedule:
– Downtown Saturday Art Block Party Kicks Off
– Sidewalk Art Chalk Competition Begins Sponsored by Merry Maids
– Ellen Axson Wilson Art Walk Begins Sponsored by RACA
– Live Music Stage featuring Local Bands & Songwriters
– Gather for Lantern Parade at Main Stage on Broad & E. 4th Ave.
– Lantern Contest Winners Announced (before parade starts)
Thank you to our Downtown Rome Businesses who make all Downtown Saturday events free!