The Feast of Lanterns is a free and family-friendly festival featuring hundreds of colorful and glowing paper lanterns strung from tree to tree throughout the park. The lantern lighting at dusk is a great sight to see. The lanterns are brightly lit at approximately 9 pm following a countdown led from the stage. This colorful and visually-appealing one-day festival features food trucks, live music, sponsor booths, community vendors, artists booths, a beer garden, and more.
The 2022 Feast of Lanterns Festival will feature the most booths ever with over 60 booths including 40 local artists with items for sale including clothing, soaps, home decor and more, and 20+ neighborhood organizations, non-profit and community groups with tables and information and free goodies for the community.
Food trucks and food tents this year include Taste of Manila, Pi Indy, Chef Dans, Gordon’s Ice Cream, NY Slice, Lick, and many more. Several vegetarian and vegan options will be available.
The beer garden will feature adult beverages from Sun King, Centerpoint Brewing, Kismetic Brewing, Mayfair Taproom, Ash and Elm Cider, and 8th Day Distillery.
Live music this year features Mr Kinetic (4 pm), Public Universal Friend (5 pm), Bashiri Asad (6:20 pm), Ed Lanier Band (7:40 pm), Everything, Now! (9 pm) and SM Wolf (10:20 pm).
Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and to park at the Circle City Industrial parking lot located less than 1/4 mile west of the Park and walk along the Pogue’s Run Trail to reach Spades Park, or park at Teacher’s Treasures located off E. 10th St.