2018 Lantern Fest presents:

Light up the night with the Crooked River Lighthouse at LANTERN FEST on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6-10 pm at the lighthouse park, 1975 Highway 98 West, Carrabelle Beach, FL. Join the glow of over 100 beautiful lanterns in celebration of the Crooked River Lighthouse's 123rd birthday! Local lore, glowing lanterns, music, dance, food, and night time tower climbs brig magic and history together!  

This remarkable festival, best known for its awesome display of over a hundred colorful and handmade lanterns, also features wonderful live music by Celtic duo Aisha Ivey and Stephen Hodges, and by Celtic on the Half Shell as well as amazing performances by the TCC Dance Company, ancient craft demonstrators, star gazing with the Tallahassee Astronomical Society, children's activities, delicious food and desserts and special evening tower climbs of the tallest lighthouse on the Forgotten Coast.

Admission to this great celebration and wonderful music and dance program is only $5 for adults and $1 for ages 6-16. Tower climbing tickets are just $5 for adults and $3 for children (must be 44” tall). Good food will also be available for purchase too.  Be prepared to sing Happy Birthday to the 1895 maritime landmark! And don't forget to bring a chair and a lantern (or flashlight).

Activities include:

  • Amazing Celtic music by Aisha Ivey & Steve Hodges as well as Celtic on the Half Shell
  • Tallahassee Community College (TCC) Dance Company Performances
  • Special Evening Tower Climbs, Adult $5, Child $3 (must be 44” tall)
  • Ancient Crafts
  • Star Gazing with the Tallahassee Astronomical Society
  • Children's Activities
  • Enchanting Glowing Lantern Display
  • Museum and Gift Shop
  • Delicious Food and Desserts!
For more info, call 850-697-2732.
Lantern Fest 2018, Carrabelle FL

Past Lantern Fest events:
Killavil Bio for 2017 Lantern Fest
Tallahassee Community College TCC Dance Company

Check out our past events:


2011 Lantern Fest, October 28 and 29
 Tallahassee Community College Dancers created a human light show
From Collages



Crooked River Lighthouse Lens.              

                                    CRL Lens       












  Keepers House

Keeper's House 2010 Lantern Fest


Weekend volunteers are needed too!

See our web site www.crookedriverlighthouse.org 

Crooked River Lighthouse Museum,Gift Shop & Park

1975 HWY 98 WEST

Carrabelle Beach, FL 32322

(850) 697- 2732


WOW!!!  Thanks so much for Dean Dugger's coverage of our 2010 Lantern Fest.

Dean Dugger Lantern Fest Photos.  Click on the Slideshow button.