The week long Feast of Lanterns Pacific Grove features fun events for the whole family and fido too. A pet parade begins a Caledonia Park in Pacific Grove on Friday, July 27 and a free dance will be held at Chataqua Hall later that evening. Children’s activities, a sand castle building contest, flag ceremony, and a variety of entertainment will take the stage at Lovers Point on Saturday.
The neighboring town of Pacific Grove borders Cannery Row, and all events during the Fest of Lanterns are within easy walking distance from the Inns of Monterey. You can even glimpse the lighted boats parade past the Monterey Bay Inn and Spindrift Inn as they make their way to Lover’s Point.
Learn more about the early Asian influence of Cannery row and the history of the Spindrift Inn. Read about the about the Legend of the Blue Willow.