Decatur Park District hosting 79th Annual Lantern Parade

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DECATUR - The Decatur Park District is inviting central Illinois residents to participate in its 79th annual Lantern Parade on August 5.

This event will be held at Fairview Park's Dreamland Lake, and will start at 5:00 p.m.  Participants will begin making their lanterns at 5:00 p.m., with the lighting of the lanterns taking place at 8:15 p.m., and the parade kicking off at 8:30 p.m.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy other activities, such as a magician, face painting, the Scovill Zoo Mobile Zoo, and a performance by the Greater Decatur Youth Band.  For more information about the Lantern Parade, call (217) 422-5911.

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