Feast of Lanterns

Calendar 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 here.  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.

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

  • January 14, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

  • February 11, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

  • March 10, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

  • April 14, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

  • May 12, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

  • June 9, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

  • June 23, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

  • July 14, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

  • September 8, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

  • November 10, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

  • December 4, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Beach House for a Holiday Dinner

  • December 8, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Canterbury Woods, Canterbury Room, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

One additional Planning Meeting and Policy Meeting

Feast Day at Lovers Point Park

  • 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 on the 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.

Feast of Lanterns Pageant

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

  • Sponsors Walk
  • It is followed by 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.

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

Events, dates, and times are subject to change.