Participants are invited to light up Suwanee’s Town Center Park on Saturday, April 23, during a lantern parade set for dusk — area residents are invited to walk in the parade carrying pre-made lanterns lit with LED lights.
According to suwanee.com, “This event is a community celebration of creativity; everyone is strongly encouraged to create illuminated costumes and carry their pre-made lanterns to parade together! This electrical spectacle is family- and pet-friendly, so everyone can join in as we make our beloved park glow in the dark!”
In preparation for Glow in the Park, the Suwanee Arts Center is offering lantern workshops. The workshop fee is $30, and registration includes one lantern kit containing a paper lantern, a bamboo stick and an LED light, along with decorating supplies, including tissue paper, stickers, ribbons, twine, sequins, pom poms, feathers and more. The workshops are for all ages, and children 8 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Space is limited, and as of Friday, April 1, one workshop session was already filled. The following times and dates were still available:
- 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9
- 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9
- 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13
- 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16
- 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16
- 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16
- 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19
- 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20
- 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21.
Click here to compete an online workshop registration form.
DIY paper lantern kits are also available for purchase at the Suwanee Art Center. Lanterns come in assorted colors, and sizes and prices vary.
Festivities will kick off with the International Night Market from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 22, featuring food and stage performances that showcase Gwinnett’s cultural diversity. The event will continue from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23.
Click here for more information.