California Festivals


Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns

July 19-28, 2019

July 20, 2018 – 5:00 -6:30 pm – Opening Ceremonies – Chautauqua Hall
Entertainment by the Monarch Handbells, Rockstar Dance Studio, the Hootenanny, the 2018 Royal Court and Royal Guard. Mayor Bill Kampe and Queen Topaz 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.

July 21, 2018 – 12:00 pm – Feast of Flavors – Chautauqua Hall
This luncheon is a local restaurant showcase and features 20 different restaurants. The Bridge Ministry assists in serving at the event. The 2018 Royal Court and Royal Guard are on hand to mingle with the public.

July 21, 2018 – 6:00 - 9:00 pm – Feast of Dancing – Chautauqua Hall
Dance the night away with the Royal Court and Royal Guard! The event will open 30 minutes early at 5:30 pm for families that have kids with special needs so that they can interact with Queen Topaz, the Princesses and Scholar Chang. DJ Chris spins a hometown dance party!

July 27, 2018 – 2:00-3:00 pm – Pet Parade – Caledonia Park
Dress up your favorite pet or stuff animal and join the Pet Parade. The 2018 Royal Court and Royal Guard will hand out ribbons to everyone in the parade and ride in the antique fire truck to lead the parade. Directly following the parade the PG Recreation Department staff hands out ice cream treats for all the participants.

July 27, 2018 – 3:00 -5:00 pm – Queen Mom’s Tea – Masonic Lodge
Join the 2018 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.

July 28, 2018 – 10:30am -10:00 pm - Feast Day – Pageant
The big day is July 28, 2018 at Lovers Point Park.
Yoga with the Royal Court from 10:30 am till 12:00 pm on the grass.
Sand Castle Contest judged at 2:30 pm and announced at 3:00 pm
Pier Entertainment begins at 1:30 pm and lasts all day with the flag ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 125.
Feast of Lanterns Pageant - July 28, 2017 at Lovers Point Park.
Sponsors walk and Former Royalty introductions start at 8:00 pm.
It is followed with Pacific Groves Pageant titled "Queen Topaz Escapes"
Come and witness the heroic journey and transformative power of true love!

**No Closing Ceremonies the day after. We are returning to the origin of the Feast Pageant as the official closing ceremonies, as it was for the Chautauqua Assembly.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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