A tradition lasting for over a century, the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is a community celebration. This event in Pacific Grove includes a lantern pageant, children’s activities, and a pet parade. Local high school students are named to the “Royal Court” and receive an academic scholarship.
On Wednesday, July 26th join the Royal Court for the Opening Ceremony and refreshments at Chautauqua Hall at noon. Their will be live entertainment and celebration cakes.
Thursday, July 27th will celebrate “Feast of Flavors.” This event will feature dishes from several local restaurants and will be served buffet style from 11:30am-1:30pm.The food frenzy takes place at Chautauqua Hall and tickets are $10.
On Friday, July 28th, enjoy the Feast of Lanterns Pet Parade. Pets will march the streets of Lighthouse Avenue beginning at 2:30pm. Also on Friday, dance with the Royal Court at Chautauqua Hall during the Feast of Dancing at 6pm.
Saturday, July 29th is Pageant Day at Lover’s Point Beach beginning at 11am. The day will include children’s activities, food booths, live entertainment and more. The pageant and main event begins at 8pm.
Sunday, July 30th will conclude the Feast of Lanterns Festival. The closing ceremony will take place at 2pm at Chautauqua Hall.
Each July, the West comes alive in Salinas with the California Rodeo Salinas at the Salinas Sports Complex. The California Rodeo Salinas is the largest rodeo in California.
California’s oldest music festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 80th Anniversary in 2017 with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events. As always, the focus is on J.S. Bach and the many composers he influenced, including Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and more.