The town of Cary, NC hosted its first community lantern parade, Under the Silver Moon, in the winter of 2021 as a way to bring the communities of Wake County together through the arts. A community workshop program preceded the parade and included a series of community workshops, a professional development workshop for art teachers, and a 2-day large-scale lantern intensive for artists. With fiery entertainment from Caroleeena’s Circles of Joy and music from One Tribe Rhythms and the Bulltown Strutters, the parade was a huge success and is now in its third year.