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Posted on: March 7, 2023

"Flight of the Fireflies" Lantern Parade at Dudley Park

Lantern parade

Leisure Services invites the community to the inaugural Flight of the Fireflies Lantern Parade on Saturday, April 1, 2023 beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Dudley Park. Find out more information and meet your friends and families at any of the four color-coded entry points at  

Let’s light up the winding paths to Dudley Park together! This parade is open to individuals, families, school, neighborhood groups, and organizations who are all encouraged to participate.  Bring your lanterns, flashlights, your imagination and join in the parade.  

Along the way and at the center of Dudley park, participants with enjoy live music, fantastical performers and large-scale illuminated puppets. On the night of the Flight of the Fireflies Lantern Parade, each access point to Dudley Park will be color-coded and staffed with volunteers to help you find your way.  

Together we can create a fun, magical experience for the Athens community that celebrates the recent renovations of Dudley Park.

DIY lanterns are encouraged.   However, any portable light source powered by battery, solar or other flameless light is welcomed.  

For more information, please visit or call 706-613-3800.

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