Parliament of Owls Lantern Parade Flies Back to Colony Square on Saturday, August 14


About Colony Square 

At the corner of 14th and Peachtree Streets sits Colony Square, the first-ever mixed-use development to rise in the Southeast. For more than 50 years, the iconic destination has anchored the Midtown Atlanta community and served as the heartbeat of the City. Owned and operated by North American Properties (NAP), the reimagined Colony Square brings the Art of Modern Life to Midtown and features nearly one million square feet of class A office, 160,000 square feet of best-in-class retail, restaurants and entertainment, a 20,000-square-foot food hall featuring an all local lineup of culinary talent, 40,000 square feet of open-air greenspace, 262 luxury residences and a 466-room hotel. Since its inception in the early 1970s, Colony Square has brought an unmatched energy to the streets of Midtown, and now, the destination has once again re-emerged as the crown jewel of the vibrant district. The reimagined Colony Square is a foodie haven; shopping mecca; events destination; and a beautiful, amenity-rich and arts-infused place to gather with the community and soak up Midtown's vibe. Open, walkable, full of greenspace and transit-friendly, The Square is alive with possibility.


Megan Hackworth
The Wilbert Group



On Saturday, August 14, the Krewe of Grateful Gluttons returns to Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta to host its third annual Parliament of Owls Lantern Parade, an elegantly weird, black and white owl-themed lantern parade led by local artist Chantelle Rytter and The Black Sheep Ensemble. Stepping off from The Plaza at Colony Square at 9 p.m., participants will glide along a flight path traveling down Crescent Ave and making a nearly one-mile loop before returning to the mixed-use destination via Peachtree Street. 

Ahead of the event, interested participants are invited to create their own lanterns this week during DIY community workshops planned with the Krewe on August 11 and 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. on The Patio at Colony Square, the outdoor seating area connected to the new Politan Row food hall. There will be a limited amount of complimentary owl mask prints for guests, otherwise lantern-making kits will be available for purchase for $15-$25. All craft accessories will be provided, including scissors, glue and instructions. For those unable to attend the workshops, kits can also be purchased at Shep’s Midtown Ace Hardware from August 7-14, and complimentary DIY owl masks can be downloaded from the event website.

The Black Sheep Ensemble will play live tunes in The Plaza until 10 p.m. Following the parade, participants are invited to linger on The Square while enjoying food and beverage from Politan Row.

With the recent resurgence of COVID cases in mind, guests are encouraged to flock smartly – walk behind the band, keep six feet between you and fellow owls, stay home if you’re sick, wear a mask and follow the most recent CDC guidelines. For full event details, visit 

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The Plaza at Colony Square: 1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361

Shep’s Midtown Ace Hardware (to purchase lantern kits in advance): 860 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30808


  • Lantern-making workshops - Wednesday, August 11; Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Parliament of Owls Lantern Parade - Saturday, August 14 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. (participants will gather at 8:30 p.m. and the parade will begin at 9 p.m.)

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