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Feast of Lanterns

Feast of Lanterns

Jul 30 - Jul 31, 2021  All Day Event

Various Locations

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Event Info

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In keeping with tradition as old as the city itself, this is a multi-day community celebration featuring the Family Fun Day – Chalk Fest, Feast of Flavors, Pet Parade, Sock Hop, the Story of the Blue Willow pageant and fireworks.

Schedule (Tentative)


July 20, 2020 from 5 to 6:30pm

Feast of Lanterns Opening Ceremonies
at Chautauqua Hall in downtown Pacific Grove


July 26, 2020 from 2 to 3pm

Pet Parade
at Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove

July 25, 2020 from 3 to 5pm

Feast of Dancing
at Chautauqua Hall in downtown Pacific Grove 


July 25, 2020

Feast Day & Pageant (The Big Day)
at Lover’s Point Beach and Park

The public is invited to dress in costumes that represent your culture or family heritage. This will help us to celebrate our theme of "Lanterns From All Nations Make A Brighter World."

10am - 10pm - Food Court - Ocean View Boulevard. (Food vendors wishing to participate, visit our Partners/Vendors page for more information.)

12pm - 1:30pm - Yoga with the Royal Court - Grassy Area - Please bring your own mat.

1pm - 2:30pm - Sand Castle Contest (judged at 2:30 pm and announced at 3pm) - Beach

1pm - 7:30pm - Lantern Sales - Pier Entrance

2:30pm - 8pm - Pier Entertainment with the flag ceremony by St. Mary's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Cub Scout Pack 125 - Pier

8pm - 9:30pm - Feast of Lanterns Pageant - Pier

Sponsors Walk

Former Royalty

Pacific Grove's Pageant titled "Queen Topaz Escapes!" Come and witness the heroic journey and transformative power of true love!

Fireworks