The Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to further and enhance the culture, history and heritage of the City of Pacific Grove through civic and cultural activities, including the annual Feast of Lanterns festival, and to provide scholarships for the continued education of the Royal Court.
The Royal Court
The Feast of Lanterns' Royal Court members are selected by a panel of community leaders from applicants who are middle and high school-aged young women who live in the Pacific Grove Unified School District. The young women who are selected excel academically and are active in community service and extra-curricular and non-school activities and represent the City of Pacific Grove as the Royal Court for one year.
The proceeds of the festival each year, minus operating expenses, fund an academic scholarship program to benefit the Royal Court.
Invest in the Future of the Feast of Lanterns
There are a multitude of ways you can help keep the lanterns lit - become a volunteer at any one of the events or join any number of planning committees, make a monetary contribution to the Feast of Lanterns, or become an event or general sponsor.
Volunteer - it's fun, fun, fun!
Each year the Feast of Lanterns depends on its volunteers to work with its Board of Directors to put on all the wonderful events the community enjoys each year. We need help with planning and with the execution of the events. To find out more about volunteering, contact the Feast of Lanterns using the contact form at the top of the page or pick up a FOL Volunteer form at the Museum, Library, or Chamber of Commerce.
Support the Feast of Lanterns
The Feast of Lanterns is made possible through your financial support. Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to further and enhance the culture, history, and heritage of Pacific Grove through civic and cultural activities, including the Feast of Lanterns festival, and to encourage continued higher education of the Royal Court through an annual scholarship fund. Learn more about sponsorships and donations on this website. You can also mail a donation directly to us at PO Box 809, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.
The Feast of Lanterns is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public benefit organization, with an all volunteer Board of Directors. The proceeds of the festival each year, minus operating expenses, fund an academic scholarship program for the "royal court", who are community spirited, active middle and high school students.
Any persons requiring auxiliary aids or services while attending Pacific Grove’s Feast of Lanterns may contact the festival by using the contact form at the top of the page or mailing us at P.O. Box 809, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.
2017 Board of Directors:
Vice President -
Katie Samora Henden
Joni Coleman Birch