Everyone is welcome to attend the Winter Bloom Lantern Parade, Bozeman’s free lantern parade celebrating creativity, community and magic, on Saturday evening, February 10th, at Gallatin Regional Park. The event is led by Random Acts of Silliness with music by the Bozeman Symphony.
Once the sun sets around 6pm, the magic will begin. The delightful parade of hundreds of illuminated lanterns will proceed along a mile of paths around the park’s pond, bringing a trail of lights into the darkness that can be seen from all directions. Everyone is welcome to make a lantern to bring and march with neighbors, artists and musicians. The public is also welcome to line the parade route to watch the brilliance of beautiful handmade lanterns made by Gallatin Valley artists, Montana State University art students, and area residents wind through the night and spark joy. The procession will include music from Bozeman’s Symphonic Choir and members of the Greater Yellowstone Threshold Choir.
Other event sponsors include Design.5 Landscape Architecture and Sarah Day. In case of extreme cold or high winds, the parade will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17th.
A variety of community lantern-making workshops will be held leading up to the parade. More details are available at www.randomactsofsilliness.com. •