Feast of Lanterns

Calendar of Events

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(Events, dates, and times are subject to change.)

  • July 17, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • August 21, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • September 11, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • October 9, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • November 13, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • December 4, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Beach House for a Holiday Dinner

One additional Planning Meeting and Policy Meeting

General Rules for the 2018 Feast of Décor, sponsored by Cedar Street Times:

Enter the Feast of Decor by decorating your home or business for Feast of Lanterns! To participate in the contest, applicants are welcome to submit their name, phone # and address (photo optional) to Cedar Street Times at www.cedarstreettimes.com or by mail to 306 Grand Ave. Pacific Grove, CA 93950. You can even use Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cedarstreettimes/.

5:00 - 6:30 pm at Chautauqua Hall in downtown Pacific Grove, CA.

Entertainment by the Monarch Handbells, Rockstar Dance Studio, the Hootenanny, the 2018 Royal Court and Royal Guard. Mayor Bill Kampe and Queen Topaz cut celebration cakes as we sing happy birthday to our beloved hometown. The Hootenanny will lead a hometown sing along as we celebrate the Feast of Lanterns and the Chautauqua Assembly.

12:00 pm at Chautauqua Hall in downtown Pacific Grove, CA.

This luncheon is a local restaurant showcase and features 20 different Pacific Grove restaurants. The Bridge Ministry assists in serving at the event. It is also an opportunity for the public to meet the 2018 Royal Court and Royal Guard.

6:00 - 9:00 pm at Chautauqua Hall in downtown Pacific Grove, CA.

Dance the night away with the Royal Court and Royal Guard! DJ Chris spins a hometown dance party for all ages. The event will open 30 minutes early (5:30 pm) for families that have kids with special needs so that they can meet the Royal Court and Royal Guard.

11:15 am – Pacific Grove Public Library

Join the Royal Court for a special story time at our local library.

1:00-4:00 pm – Pacific Grove Natural History Museum

Join the 2018 Feast of Lanterns for a Family Fun Day at the Pacific Grove Natural History Museum! Mingle with the 2018 Royal Court and create great memories with the whole family. Queen Topaz, Scholar Chang and the Princesses will be onsite to tell the legend of Blue Willow and paint children's faces. Local historian and 5th generation from the Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village, Gerry Low-Sabado, will join us to talk about her heritage and the Fishing Village. Free paper lantern crafts will be provided for a fun activity, and the Gem and Mineral Society will be showing examples of real gemstones.

This event is free for Monterey County residents and regular admission fees for visitors.

2:00 pm at Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove, CA.
The parade starts at 2:30pm.

Dress up your favorite pet, stuffed or imaginary animal and join the Pet Parade. The 2018 Royal Court and Royal Guard distribute ribbons to participants. They lead the parade in the antique fire truck, followed by dressed up animals and their owners. Following the parade, the PG Recreation Department staff hands out ice cream treats.

3:00 - 5:00 pm at Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge

Join the 2018 Royal Court in celebrating decades of service by our beloved Queen Moms. A royal tea will be served, and all Royal Mothers are invited to attend, especially Queen Moms from the past. Royal mothers are anyone who has had their child serve on the Feast of Lanterns Royal Court and Royal Guard. The event will be catered by the Bridge Ministry. Tickets are $30 and are available to be purchased at Pacific Grove Travel 831-373-0631 and at the door of the event.

Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge
680 Central Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Feast Day at Lovers Point Park

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm - Food Court - Ocean View Boulevard (Food vendors wishing to participate, visit our Partners/Vendors page for more information.)
  • 10:00 am - 7:30 pm - Lantern Sales - Pier Entrance
  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am - Yoga with the Royal Court on the Grassy Area - Please bring your own mat.
  • 11:00 am - 7:00 pm - Kids activities.
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Sand Castle Contest (2:30pm judging with announment at 3:00pm)
  • 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Pier Entertainment.
    • 1:30 pm - Flag Ceremony by St. Angela’s By the Sea Cub Scout Pack 125
    • 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm - Monterey Bay Chinese Association
    • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Firefly Band
    • 4:10 pm - 4:30 pm - Tongan Dancers
    • 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm - Michael Martinez
    • 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm - Chris Bohrman & Friends
    • 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm - DiFranco Dance Project
    • 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm – Dragon
    • Royal Court and Royal Guard

Feast of Lanterns Pageant

8:00 pm - 9:30pm on Lovers Point Pier

  • Sponsors walk
  • Former Royalty
  • Pageant
  • Fireworks

Come and witness the heroic journey and transformative power of true love!

The Feast of Lanterns Pageant will be the official closing ceremony as it was for the first Chautauqua Assembly, 1905.

6:00 pm – starting at Robert H. Down Elementary School

Events, dates, and times are subject to change.