Nina Rasnik-Stryker (right) checks under Samira Ilyas’ lantern as they hang out at Color Wheel Studio before the start of the 2018 Decatur Lantern Parade on Friday, May 11. Photo: Jonathan Phillips
By Jonathan Phillips, contributor
It’s Friday in May and the time has come for another Lantern Parade in Decatur. This is the most well-attended parade to date with thousands of people gathering at Color Wheel Studio off of Howard St. to kick off the festivities. As the sun set, the parade took off from the studio and made their way through the streets to the square. Like in years past, the parade is made possible by the Decatur Arts Alliance, Color Wheel Studio, Decatur Education Foundation, and the Downtown Development Authority.