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Feast of Lanterns lights up Indy’s near eastside

Feast of Lanterns lights up Indy’s near eastside

The Feast of Lanterns, an annual, free, family-friendly festival organized by the Lanterns Foundation Inc. is slated for Saturday, August 26 from 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Spades Park, 1800 Block of Nowland Ave. 

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, a beer garden, and more. Festival attendees will especially enjoy the event after dark when one can see and enjoy the lanterns and lights throughout the festival.

Feast of Lanterns lights up Indy’s near eastside

Event co-chairs Martha Latta & Andrew Frye highlight over 30 local artists with items for sale, including clothing, soaps, home decor and more, and 30+ neighborhood  and community groups with tables and information and free goodies for the community, plus a kid’s zone with free craft projects. Food trucks this year include Duos, Calliope Sno Balls, Gordon’s Ice Cream, NY Slice, Lick, Nicey Treat, Goucho’s Fire and several more. The beer garden will feature Flat 12, Centerpoint Brewing, and Ash and Elm Cider. Live music this year features Mr. Daniel and the Rainbows (4 p.m.), Cincinnati-based Jess Lamb and the Factory (5:15 p.m.), Bashiri Asad (6:30 p.m.), Knot Brothers (7:45 p.m.), Chicago-based Bubbles Brown (9 p.m.) and Pork and Beans Brass Band (10 p.m.). 

Feast of Lanterns is sponsored by Windsor Park Art Cinema, John Boner Neighborhood Centers, Eskenazi Health, Near Eastside Area Renewal, Rabble Coffee, Silver in the City and, Nothingham Realty

Spades Park is located on Indy’s near eastside at 1800 Nowland Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana. Free parking will be available at Circle City Industrial Complex located at 1125 Brookside Ave. Park free and walk down the Pogue’s Run Trail to Spades Park and the Feast of Lanterns. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and to leave their pets at home.  

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