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Halloween Lantern Parade & Food Truck Gathering in Baltimore

Baltimore's Creative Alliance is holding it's annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in Patterson Park on Saturday afternoon and evening. It's a FREE and creative, family-friendly festival where people wear costumes, make lanterns, listen to music, take hay rides, etc. during the afternoon. As it gets dark, they form a parade at 7:00 pm to march around the park, light up their custom homemade lanterns, and float them on the lake with much revelry.

Like Artscape and the Kinetic Sculpture Race, this is a featured Baltimore's Best event that's quite colorful and spectacular. The residents of Baltimore's neighborhoods really get into doing these events, and it's always a hoot watching and joining them.  I've never been to the Halloween lantern festival, so let's check it out.  It's all explained in the following short video:

http://www.creativealliance.org/blog/2013/10/halloween

In addition to the festival and parade, the best Baltimore food trucks will be at Patterson Park on Saturday holding THE GATHERING, which is their weekly joint appearance with music and beer/wine to offer with the food. Baltimore's food trucks are renowned for their variety of interesting and tasty eats.  This is a great opportunity to compare and try them out at one fun spot in conjunction with all the other activities.  Check out the list of food trucks and THE GATHERING schedule here:

http://www.thegatheringbaltimore.com

We'll start with refreshments at Sharky's Bar & Grill right by Patterson Park. It's a popular REAL Baltimore local bar that's highly-rated on Yelp.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/sharkys-bar-and-grill-baltimore

Then we can head over to the park to enjoy the festival and eat at the food trucks.  And when it gets dark, the parade of lighted lanterns and costumes should be a terrific fun experience!

I hope to see you there!

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice pictures Gloria, what camera do you have? My pics of the parade did not come out as good. Good to see you all.

    October 27, 2013

    • Gloria

      Thanks Vilma and Jake. I have an Olympus Tough. I just got it so am still learning the features...

      October 27, 2013

  • Jake

    Another excellent adventure in Baltimore. Sharky's was the perfect local bar to meet, right across the street from the festival. The crowd was friendly with wonderfully creative costumes, and the kids were cute. The food trucks were awesome! The parade around Patterson Park in the dark was really cool. Gloria got some terrific photos. Thanks to all who came.

    October 27, 2013

  • Gloria

    I don't think its possible for me NOT to have a good time in Baltimore. Excellent festival Jake! Thank You!

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great night to be out and about in the city. Sorry I missed the group at Sharkeys but had fun taking in the parade and the atmosphere on my own.

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you guys see a bright red down jacket roaming the park, that's me looking for you guys at the food trucks. Hope to see you there!

    October 26, 2013

  • Jake

    I just discovered a Meetup group for The Gathering of Baltimore food trucks. I joined to keep up with their events. Check it out:

    http://www.meetup.com/The-Gatherings-Food-Truck-Festivals-around-Baltimore/

    October 22, 2013

    • Ron

      I wake up hungry, I'm in.

      October 23, 2013

    • Peggy

      Sounds good to me !

      October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi There, I would love to attend but can't get there until 5 pm. Is there a way to meet everyone? Thanks! :) Margo

    October 24, 2013

    • Jake

      Check Sharky's since we may still be there. Or try me by phone or text at[masked]-8435. See ya there!

      October 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!!! :)

      October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would have gone by myself, but I am very glad to go with friends. I hope it is not too cold at night. See you at Sharkys.

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to pass on Sharky's but will look for you guys at sunset in the park or at the food trucks on Baltimore Street.

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've done this before, and the marching bands are excellent. Some of the costumes are great too. You should see this at least once.

    October 21, 2013

    • Jake

      No marching bands this year. But I believe THE GATHERING of Baltimore's best food trucks should be adequate compensation...

      October 21, 2013

  • Jay

    These are great finds Jake! I was just rsvp'ing yes as I realized I already have plans. Gosh, dern it... why do they have to be the same day?

    October 21, 2013

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