LANTERN FEST

Experience Magic and History Together

Each year on the third weekend of October, the birthday of the Crooked River Lighthouse is celebrated with a very unique and beautiful event known as Lantern Fest. This remarkable festival is best known for its awesome display of over a hundred colorful and handmade lanterns. Each year there as many lanterns as the lighthouse has years…. like birthday candles. Carrabelle’s treasured maritime landmark was first lit on October 28, 1895.

Lantern Fest also features wonderful live music as well as amazing performances by the Tallahassee Community College Dance Company. Also at this big birthday party are ancient craft demonstrators, star gazing with the Tallahassee Astronomical Society, children's activities, delicious food and desserts and special evening Lighthouse tower climbs.

Enjoy an evening under the stars while enjoying the glow of over a hundred beautiful lanterns at Crooked River Lighthouse Park.

For more information, call 850-697-2732.