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Inaugural Full Moon Lantern Fest

Saturday, February 1, 2020

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Historic Downtown Glendale is celebrating the start of the Lunar Year with an inaugural lantern festival. This free event will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The event brings in the Year of the Rat during the first cycle of the Moon for 2020. This family-friendly, cultural-themed event showcases Lion Dancers, Daiko Drummers and Martial Arts demonstrations. Activities also include Asian inspired fashion shows and an interactive Moon Meditation Yoga. In addition, a free event-themed art activity will be presented by the WHAM Art Association. The art activity is funded by the City of Glendale through the Centerline District Arts & Cultural Initiative.


Many of the locally owned shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court will feature make and take activities, interactive demonstrations, store promotions and special sales throughout the day. In addition, shops will be decorated with colorful lantern streamers and will distribute traditional red envelopes with new year blessings, special offers and an ancient coin.

Event attendees are encouraged to start their day at the Arizona Information Center located at 5836 W. Palmaire Ave., to pick up the festival activity list and walking map. For more information, visit and follow at @fullmoonlanternfest, #FMLF2020. Click Here for the Event Flyer…

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts


Discover Historic Downtown Glendale which has been named as one of the country’s ten best places for shopping and has received national accolades for dining. 

Historic Downtown Glendale's Entertainment District is actually two distinct neighborhoods!

Old Towne's brick-trimmed sidewalks and glowing gaslights lead the way to the famous eateries, antique shops and specialty stores.

Historic Catlin Court features a wonderful collection of unique boutiques and one-of-a-kind eateries.  Located in mid-century bungalows, the area is surrounded by picket fences and mature shade trees. 

The pedestrian friendly area spans 10 square blocks. Free covered parking is available at the Palmaire Parking Structure located at 5835 W. Palmaire Ave. 

Our Treasured History

Historic Downtown Glendale (1910)

Cowboys, farmers and ranchers wove the fabric that is the Glendale of today. Visitors have a number of ways to catch a glimpse of these pioneers at the many culture and heritage attractions within the city. Journey Glendale’s past with public art, historic ranches, National Register neighborhoods, museums & exhibits.

Historical photos courtesy of Glendale AZ Historical Society. 

To learn more about the Glendale AZ Historical Society, visit www.glendalearizonahistoricalsociety.org.

Click HERE for a walking tour brochure of historic sites throughout Glendale.

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