The Feast of Lanterns is an annual festival organized by the Near East Side Community Organization committee and volunteers from the community. It takes place at Spades Park (1800 Block of Nowland Ave) and admission is free. This year, bring your family and friends from noon to 11pm on Saturday, August 24th and be a part of community tradition of beauty and togetherness.
Feast of Lanterns in host to local artists with items for sale, neighborhood organizations, games, and performances on two stages. The food is delicious and plentiful and there are free activities for children.
For the past several months, workshops have been held where volunteers have made many, many, many lanterns to decorate Spades Park for this annual tradition. I have yet to attend the Feast of Lanterns but I look forward to when I can. I especially want to attend after dark when I can see all of the lanterns and lights throughout the festival.
All images in this article are from the NESCO Feast of Lanterns Facebook page for the purpose of facilitating this article.