Feast of Lanterns

Calendar of Events

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

  • 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

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

2019 Calendar of Events

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

  • February 12, 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 7, 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

  • July 16, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Visitor's Center, Pacific Grove, CA

  • August 20, 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

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

  • November 12, 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

5:30 - 6:30 pm at Pacific Grove Comunity Center

5:30 - 6:30 pm at Pacific Grove Community Center

9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Pacific Grove Community Center

4:00 pm at Canterbury Woods.

10:00 am Parade on Pine Ave, Pacific Grove

12:00 pm at the Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point.

We have a special event called the Beach House Brunch (with live and silent auctions) to fundraise for the Feast. We invited all residents, sponsors, and vendors to this event.

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

General Rules for the 2019 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.

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 2019 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.

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.

Join the 2019 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.

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!

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.