Wanna glow? DeKalb is getting a lantern parade


The city of Avondale Estates just revealed plans for a lantern parade.

The event is set for April 21 at 7 p.m. 

The city said on Facebook people should gather at the grass triangle on Berkeley Road and Kensington Road for socializing and instructions. At dusk, which ought to be about 8 p.m., the parade takes off down Berkeley Road, passing Lake Avondale.

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It’ll end at DeKalb School of the Arts for a bonfire that will kick off the school’s 30th anniversary and Annual Fringe Festival. 

Now for the parade rules:

No flying lanterns; no dogs; no fire-lit lanterns; LED/battery powered lights only. 

Bicycles are OK, but bikers are asked to walk with their bike; golf carts are OK, but must follow pedestrians at the back of the parade; strollers and wagons are OK. 

Now for the lanterns:

Garage Door Studio, 119 Center St., will be hosting lantern making workshops to help folks prepare for the parade. 

The workshops are: Wednesday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, April 9, from 2-5 p.m.; Friday, April 14, from 6-9 p.m.; and Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. 

“More details will be provided in the upcoming weeks,” says the city.

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