Feast of Lanterns

*2022 Dates TBD

A tradition lasting for over a century, the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is a community celebration. This event in Pacific Grove includes a lantern pageant, children's activities, and a pet parade. Local high school students are named to the "Royal Court" and receive an academic scholarship.

Schedule of Events

On Friday, July 20th join the Royal Court for the Opening Ceremony and refreshments at Chautauqua Hall at noon. Their will be live entertainment and celebration cakes.

On Friday, July 26th, enjoy the Feast of Lanterns Pet Parade and Feast of Dancing. Dressed up pets will march the streets of Lighthouse Avenue beginning at 2:30pm. Directly following the Pet Parade will be the Feast of Dancing at Caledonia Park. Dress up in a costume that represent your culture or family heritage and dance the afternoon away with the Royal Court. 

Saturday, July 27th is Pageant Day at Lover's Point Beach beginning at 10am. The day will include children's activities, food booths, live entertainment and more. The pageant and main event begins at 8pm with a firework display grand finale. 

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Where to Stay

Pacific Grove has a range of full-service hotelsquaint inns, and personality-filled motels, many of which are located within an easy walk of the Feast of Lanterns events.

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