The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival drew a large crowd this year, both for the pre-parade activities and the march itself, which followed a new from the Patterson Park Boat Lake, past the Pulaski Monument, through the park’s annex field and back.
This was the first year that the Creative Alliance took complete creative control of the parade, naming Maria Aldana parade director. The Friends of Patterson Park contributed to the event with their band-management skills, honed through their Summer Concerts in the Park series.
The presenting sponsor of the free parade and festival was OneMain Financial. Bay Bank sponsored the kids’ costume contest, a perennial favorite, presented by Highlandtown Main Street.