Feast of Lanterns

Welcome to the Feast of Lanterns

Lanterns From All Nations

The Feast of Lanterns theme “A New Vision” honors what the Feast has been and illuminates all the amazing community service that members of the Royal Court complete during their reign.

The Board of Directors invites you to come and celebrate with the last hometown, Butterfly Town USA.

Introducing the 2020 Royal Court

Introducing the 2020 Royal Court

Ivana Reynolds
Queen Topaz

Photography donated by Ben Kaatz Photography

Sophia Rudoni
Princess Peridot


Dayci Dishny
Princess Pearl

Lyndsey Llantero
Pricess Amethyst


Sovay Medford
Princess Turquoise

Emma Font
Princess Tourmaline


Samantha Barragán
Princess Sapphire

Feast of LanternsCalendar of Events

Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Feast of Lanterns Board of Directors has come to the regrettable decision to postpone many of our major events this summer, including Feast Day at Lovers Point. We simply do not believe the choice to gather as a large community this summer is a viable one. Instead we hope to realize our events sometime later in 2020 (or 2021). The 2020 Royal Court will continue its virtual outreach to the community via our Facebook and Instagram pages and on our calendar page.  Each member of the 2020 Royal Court is guaranteed a place on the 2021 Royal Court, and we will also open the application process to other youth next year.

We encourage everyone to hang lanterns in June and July: #PGStillShining. Additionally, keep an eye out for smaller Feast of Lanterns events as social distancing guidelines permit. We have a fabulous Royal Court and an exciting new story to share, “The Legend of Pacific Grove.” We value immensely the community’s support of the Feast of Lanterns, Pacific Grove’s oldest tradition. As you await news of coming events, be sure to mark your calendars for Feast Day 2021: July 31, 2021.

Visit our Calendar page for a complete listing of events.

TBD: The Feast of Lanterns Royal Court Presentation

July 31, 2021: Feast Day & Pageant

The big day is July 31, 2021 at Lovers Point Park.

The public is invited to dress in costumes that represent your culture or family heritage.

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm - Food Court - Ocean View Boulevard. (Food vendors who wish to participate should visit our Partners/Vendors page for more information.)
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Yoga with the Royal Court - Grassy Area - Please bring your own mat.
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Sand Castle Contest (judged at 2:30 pm and announced at 3:00 pm) - Beach
  • 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Lantern Sales - Pier Entrance
  • 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Pier Entertainment (visit our calendar page for a complete list) - Pier
  • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Feast of Lanterns Pageant - Pier
    • Sponsors Walk
    • Pacific Grove's Pageant. Come and witness the heroic journey and transformative power of true love!
    • Fireworks

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

Dec 3, 2020

Holiday Parade of Lights - Robert H. Down Elemetery School

2019 Official ProgramFor all of those who missed the Feast of Lanterns, participated in the Feast, or have never experienced the Feast of Lanterns - Pacific Grove, CA, we present the HIGH DEFINITION version of the Live Stream of the Opening Ceremonies and the Pageant.

Opening Ceremonies Video!

Feast of Lanterns Opening Ceremonies
Chautauqua Hall
July 20, 2019

Entertainment by the Monarch Handbells, RockStar Dance Studio, and the 2019 Royal Court. PG Mayor and Queen Topaz cut celebration cakes as we sing happy birthday to our beloved hometown.

Opening Video!

Feast of Lanterns Pageant at Lovers Point
July 27, 2019

Feast of Lanterns Pageant

Witness the heroic journey and transformative power of true love!

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