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Decatur Lantern Parade returns May 10, registration for lantern workshops open now

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Decatur Lantern Parade returns May 10, registration for lantern workshops open now

Chantelle Rytter (center) kicks off the third annual Decatur Lantern Parade. File photo: Jonathan Phillips
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This story has been updated.

On Friday, May 10, the Decatur Lantern Parade is back. The parade lineup will begin at 8 p.m. at the Color Wheel Studio, located at 508 East Howard Avenue in Decatur, and the parade will start its procession at 9 p.m.

“Everyone is invited to make a lantern and walk in the parade,” a press release for the event says. “Line-up with your lantern at Color Wheel Studio after 8 p.m. Be ready to step-off at 9 p.m.”

Live music by the Black Sheep Ensemble and Wasted Potential Brass Band will accompany attendees in the parade as well.

Festival goers are encouraged to attend one of the local lantern-making workshops or to construct a lantern at home with a lantern kit sold at Kelly’s Market, located at 308 East Howard Avenue in Decatur. These kits include globe lantern kits, illuminated parasol kits, and cat lantern kits.

Below, is information from a recent press release about each lantern workshop offered in Decatur:

– Globe Lantern Workshop, Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

– Illuminated Parasols, Saturday, May 4, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

– Free-Form Willow Lanterns, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

– Herd of Cats Ensemble, May 7, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

To stay up-to-date on event happenings, visit the Facebook event page by clicking here.

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about where the parade lines up. This story has been updated with the correct information. 

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