Feast of Lanterns

Calendar of Events

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

  • January 10, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • January 31, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • February 8, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • March 12, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • April 9, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • May 14, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • June 11, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • June 25, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • July 9, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • September 10, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • December 3, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Beach House for a Holiday Dinner

One additional Planning Meeting and Policy Meeting

9:00 am – Parade on Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey, CA
11:00 am - 3:00 pm – BBQ at Caledonia Park in Pacific Grove, CA

9:00 am – 11: am Join us at the Pacific Grove High School Track and Field for a Kiwanis Club of PG Pancake Breakfast and the Royal Run and Fun Track Meet

General Rules for the 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 2019 Royal Court and Royal Guard. The PG Mayor and Queen Topaz will 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.

2:00 - 3:00 pm at Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove, CA.

Dance the afternoon 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 (1:30 pm) for families that have kids with special needs so that they can meet the Royal Court and Royal Guard.

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 2019 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.

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.)
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Yoga with the Royal Court on the Grassy Area - Please bring your own mat.
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Sand Castle Contest (judged at 2:30pm and announced at 3:00pm) - Beach
  • 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Lantern Sales - Pier Entrance
  • 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Pier Entertainment.
    • 2:30 pm - Flag Ceremony by St. Mary's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Cub Scout Pack 125

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.

3:00 pm (tentative) at Merrill Hall, Asilomar Conference Center

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

Events, dates, and times are subject to change.