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Taking It To The River for an Illuminated Night of Fun

Join Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism for an “enlightened” celebration of the Chattahoochee as part of the inaugural Sandy Springs Lantern Parade, June 18, 2016 at Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Participants will “Take It To the River” as they parade downhill on Morgan Falls Road to the park with colorful lanterns lighting up the night.

Don’t have your own lantern? Want to create your own? Chantelle Rytter, producer of the Sandy Springs Lantern Parade, and creator of the successful Beltline, Grant Park and Decatur Lantern Parades, will hold lantern workshops at North Springs United Methodist Church. The cost of the workshop will cover all materials, instructions and tools for attendees to walk away with illuminated turtles and lilies, bamboo fish lanterns, lantern hats, illuminated parasols, and paper decorated globe lanterns. For more details and to sign up for the workshops, visit the following links:

Tuesday, June 7 – Floating Turtle Lanterns – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8 – Bamboo Fish Lanterns – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 9 – Lantern Hats – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 – Globe Lanterns – 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 11 – Illuminated Parasols – 2:30 p.m.

The parade will start at North Springs United Methodist Church at 7770 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350. Get there early to grab a tasty treat from King of Pops. At 9 p.m., Big Mama Turtle (Sandy, affectionately) will lead the parade 1.17 miles down the hill to Morgan Falls Overlook Park.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., High Country Outfitter paddlers will escort Alice, the 25 foot albino alligator lantern and the illuminated turtles and lilies, to the river for a floating parade. Attendees can watch the river light display while enjoying performers and live music. Everyone is invited to march in the parade or watch on the side lines – just bring a lantern to walk or a flashlight to watch. Don’t leave anyone in the dark!

Shuttle sponsors, Atlanta Movie Tours and Sandy Springs Recreation & Parks, will be on hand to give attendees a ride back to North Springs United Methodist Church, but you are welcome to team up with a friend and park a car at Morgan Falls Overlook Park prior to the parade. There is also a safe sidewalk for a return walk. Due to the rolling road closure, please be at the church by 8:30 p.m. to participate in the parade.

Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism would like to thank its participating sponsors:

94.9 The Bull
105.7 Atlanta’s Alternative
Arrow Exterminators of Sandy Springs
Atlanta Movie Tours
Epic Insurance Brokers
FastSigns of Sandy Springs
High Country Outfitters
Northside Hospital Atlanta
North Springs United Methodist Church
Power 96.1
Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks
The Simpson Organization
Steel Canyon Golf Course

Interested in sponsoring this exciting event? Email Patti Davis for details.

For More Information
Contact: Patti Davis
Event & Production Development Manager
Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism
(770) 206-1455

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