Bring your own picnic dinner or reserve one of our picnic baskets to pick up when you arrive. Then relax and enjoy your meal on our ocean-front decks or in front of your favorite exhibit. Please note that beer and wine are available for purchase at the Aquarium; you may not bring in your own alcoholic beverages.
Don’t miss our exciting programs during the night, including a special Kelp Forest dive show and cornhole on the Great Tide Pool deck!
Member Nights are free for members and guest cards are honored. Registration not required. Please enter through the Main Entrance.
In keeping with tradition as old as the city itself, this is a multi-day community celebration featuring the Family Fun Day – Chalk Fest, Feast of Flavors, Pet Parade, Sock Hop, the Story of the Blue Willow pageant and fireworks.
2018 SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
FEAST OF LANTERNS OPENING CEREMONIES
July 24, 2019
12:00pm at Chautauqua Hall in downtown Pacific Grove, CA.
FEAST OF FLAVORS
July 25, 2019
11:30am – 1:30pm at Chautauqua Hall in downtown Pacific Grove, CA.
FEAST OF LANTERNS PET PARADE
July 26, 2019
2:00pm at Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove, CA. The parade starts at 2:30pm.
THE FEAST OF DANCE
July 27, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm at Chautauqua Hall in downtown Pacific Grove, CA.
FEAST DAY AT LOVER’S POINT
July 27, 2019
Kids activities from 11:00am till 7:00pm.
Yoga with the Royal Court 11:15am till 12:30pm.
Pier Entertainment starts at 12:30pm.
Pageant and Sponsors walk starts at 8:00pm.
FEAST OF LANTERNS CLOSING CEREMONIES
July 28, 2018
2:00pm at Chautauqua Hall in downtown Pacific Grove, CA.
Come to Gilroy Garlic Festival for great garlicky food, live cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family!
The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor kitchen where the world-famous “Pyro Chefs” put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced calamari and scampi in huge iron skillets. Other Festival favorites include pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, fried calamari, and sausage sandwiches, as well as Gilroy garlic fries and garlic bread. And don’t forget the only-in-Gilroy garlic ice cream!
You’ll also find live entertainment on three stages, cooking contests and demonstrations, arts & crafts, wine tasting, and a fun Children’s Area too.
Caledonia Park in downtown PG behind the Post Office will be the site of a huge holiday party. Lots of wintry fun for all! Featuring Santa’s arrival on a shiny PG fire truck, Frosty the Snowman, Snow Queen, hayrides, petting zoo & lots of entertainment. The hours are from 10:00am- 4:00pm. More information: 831-373-3304 or www.pacificgrove.org