SUWANEE — On Saturday, April 20, the City of Suwanee is inviting everyone to get lit in Town Center at the community lantern parade.

Suwanee’s Glow in the Park will feature a strolling jazz band leading an illuminated pageant of light, music, and color around Town Center Park, ending with a concert starring Electric Avenue.

“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,” said Amy Doherty, Events and Outreach Manager for the City of Suwanee. “This electrical spectacle is family and pet friendly, so everyone can join in.”

Prizes will be awarded for the best glow looks and costumes. Lanterns will be carried, not released, and should be lit with battery-operated LEDs, as no live flames are permitted.

Dogs, kids, strollers, and wagons are all allowed in the parade. This event is completely free, no registration or sign up is necessary. Visit for more information and a parade map.

Event Schedule

5:00 pm               Lantern-Making

5:45 pm               On Stage: Shopkeep

7:00 pm               On Stage: Electric Avenue

7:50 pm               On Stage: North Gwinnett High School Drumline

8:05 pm               Lantern Judging

8:15 pm               Parade

9:00 pm               On Stage: Royal Dance Academy

9:15 pm               On Stage: Electric Avenue

This article was originally published by The Georgia Sun. Read the original post here.