Crooked River Lighthouse Hosts a Night of Magical History!

Glowing lanterns, music, dance and moonlit tower climbs bring magic and history together.

This year's Lantern Fest will be celebrated on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 6-10 pm on the park grounds at Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Highway 98 West, Carrabelle Beach, FL. Our unique outdoor festival lights up the night with magic and history at the 1895 maritime landmark. Special activities include live music and dance, moonlit tower climbs, ancient craft demonstrations, enchanting glowing lantern display, museum displays, gift shop, and delicious food and desserts.

Featured on the program will be a remarkably gifted and entertaining musical group, The Bottom Dollar Boys. This group has been delighting audiences for over 40 years, with traditional Bluegrass harmonies and mighty fine pickin’. They’ve been toilin’ in the fields of Bluegrass, Old Country, Gospel, Americana with a pinch of Blues. The Tallahassee Community College Dance Company will dazzle guests on the outdoor stage with their superb choreography, amazing talent and imaginative use of glow-in-the-dark props and illusions. Master Zheng Player, Dr. Haiqiong Deng, will be returning to Lantern Fest to joining the TCC Dance Company for part of their performance. The Crooked River Lighthouse is honored to have this international renowned player of the 21-string Chinese gu-zheng (zheng) perform again. John Pfund will set up his blacksmith forge and Ken Horne will weave useful rope from local plant fibers as the two ancient crafts demonstrators.

Come revel in this unique birthday party as the Crooked River Lighthouse turns 127 years old! Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for children through Friday and include an evening of music, dance, ancient craft demos and glowing lantern displays. (Food and tower climbs available for additional cost.) Any remaining tickets will be available for in-person sale only for $15.


2022 Lantern Fest Event Schedule



Lantern Fest 2022 Performance Schedule

Lantern Workshops participants are encouraged to bring their glowing creation to the Crooked River Lighthouse for Lantern Fest to add to the awesome display.

Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.  Special thanks to the City of Carrabelle.