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April 21, 2017
7:00 PM
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
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Lantern Parade

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Avondale Estates community along with the DeKalb School of the Arts is invited to participate in our first Lantern Parade on Friday, April 21st! 

We will celebrate community and the arts by parading through beautiful Avondale Estates neighborhood, wind around the lake for a spectacular display and cut through the woods pathway to Avonwood where we’ll end at DSA’s campus for a bonfire celebration. We are thrilled to be partnering with the DeKalb School of the Arts students, faculty and families to celebrate the kickoff of their annual Fringe Festival** and 30th Anniversary. 

Parade Line-up

Meet at S. Avondale and Kensington road in the grass triangle at 7:00 pm for socializing and instructions. We’ll begin parading at dusk (around 8 pm). The parade route is 1.3 miles.

You must have a lantern to participate! 

Workshops will be held at Garage Door Studio on April 5, 9, 14 and 21. Bring a paper lantern, parasol, etc., or if you are schooled on making lanterns, feel free to bring your own materials to assemble! We’ll have instructors on hand to guide and help. All ages are welcome to create in our art center (except Friday, April 14 is an adult only affair where you can BYO for a creative night out!)

Lanterns can be found at Ikea and Oriental Trading have plain white globe lanterns. Richards Variety Store have printed lanterns and colored parasols. 

Parking is available behind City Hall and on all neighborhood streets. We will have transportation available at DSA to take you back to the triangle after the parade. We recommend you leave your lanterns at DSA, get your car, and come back to pick them up.



Bicycles are fine, you must walk your bike. Golf carts are fine, but must follow pedestrians at the back of the parade. Strollers and wagons are allowed.

About the Fringe Festival at DSA

**The Lantern Parade kicks off DSA’s annual Fringe Festival, a student-curated set of performances “on the fringe” and will include visual art exhibitions, vocal, dance, creative writing, media and drama performances. Students will showcase “outside the box” performances along with showcase pieces they have worked on over the course of the year. Fringe Festival is a great way to get a glimpse inside the school, meet faculty and school leaders while experiencing the creative work by these awesome kids!

The Lantern Parade will be a wonderful opportunity for AE citizens of all ages to connect with DeKalb School of the Arts, a true gem in our community. Let's make a lantern, expand our own art experience and parade in the celebration of 30 years with DeKalb School of the Arts!

“The Lantern Parade is a beautiful illustration of how the brilliance of individuals can illuminate a community.” – Chantelle Rytter, Captain of the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons