EventsCommunity EventsFeast of Lanterns


July 20 - 28, 2019

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.

Saturday, July 21st celebrates "Feast of Flavors" and "Feast of Dancing." The food frenzy event features dishes from several local restaurants and will be served buffet style at 12pm. At 6pm Chautauqua Hall turns into a dance party where you can dance the night away with the Royal Court and DJ Chris. 

On Friday, July 27th, enjoy the Feast of Lanterns Pet Parade. Pets will march the streets of Lighthouse Avenue beginning at 2:30pm.

Saturday, July 28th 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.

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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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