Feast of Lanterns at Spades Park, Aug. 27, 2016
By Kay Feeney-Caito
On behalf of the Feast of Lanterns
The Feast of Lanterns annual, family-friendly festival organized by the Lanterns Foundation Inc. is slated for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, from 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. at Spades Park, 1800 Block of Nowland Avenue, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Admission is free.
This colorful and visually-appealing one-day festival features glowing lanterns, food trucks, live music from local and national bands, a kids zone, community vendors, artists, yoga, a beer garden, and more. Festival attendees can enjoy the event after dark when one can see and enjoy the lanterns and lights throughout the festival.
The Feast of Lanterns Festival is host to over 30 local artists with items for sale, neighborhood organizations, games, and performances. Food trucks include Duos, Citizen Hash, Calliope Sno Balls, Cosmic Chrome, Gauchos Fire, General American Donut Company, Taste of Caribbean, Der Pretzel Wagen, Kickstand The Flying Cupcake, Gordon’s Ice Cream and more. The beer garden will feature Metazoa, Flat 12 Bierworks, Ash & Elm Cider Company and Tastings Wine.
Live music features Damon Karl, The Punkin Holler Boys, Busman’s Holiday, Bonessetters, Rodney Stepp & The Steppin’ Out Band featuring Steve Cooper and The Pork and Beans Brass Band.
Feast of Lanterns is sponsored by John Boner Neighborhood Centers, Eskenazi Health, Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub, Near Eastside Area Renewal, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Tick Tock Lounge.
FREE parking will be available at Circle City Industrial Complex located at 1125 Brookside Ave. Park free and walk down the new Pogue’s Run Trail to Spades Park and the Feast of Lanterns.
All are invited to bring family and friends and be a part of over a decade of community tradition. For more information, visit https://www.indyfeastoflanterns.com/