SpoLang FLA welcomes children of all ages and backgrounds to a fun-filled autumn celebration.

SpoLang German Language Students of all ages are going to parade with their handmade glowing lanterns through Spokane’s beautiful Manito Park singing traditional lantern songs.

In Germany, Laternenfest is a festival where children walk through their villages with lighted lanterns on the eve of Martinstag.

Be a part of this magical tradition and join us for Spokane’s Original Lantern Fest Celebration at Manito Park in Spokane on Friday, November 3rd* at 6:30pm. The route starts and ends at the Main Parking Lot of Manito Park Spokane.

Lots of fun and laughter for all ages.

*If the weather is windy or rainy, we will reschedule for the following Friday the 10th of November.

Have your child experience the joy of crafting their very own glowing lantern and accompany SpoLang’s students for the annual traditional Lantern Parade.

SpoLang invites children 4 years and up for Lantern Crafting on:

Tuesday 10th of October 2:45 – 6.:45pm (5 years +) – Drop Off

Wednesday 11th of October 3:45 – 4:45pm (9 years +) – Drop Off

Thursday 12th of October 2:45 – 6:45pm (5 years +) – Drop Off 

Friday 13th of October 9.00am – 12.00pm (4 – 5 years) – Drop Off

Friday 13th of October 3.45 – 4.45pm (9 years +) – Drop Off


Tickets for children age 4 to 5 years are $20 and for children 5 years and older $50.

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets must be purchased in advance by October 6th, 2017; there will be no at-the-door sales.


Laternen Craft Day sold out in 2016, and space is again limited this year, so purchase your tickets today.


Admission of $20 for children 4 to 5 years includes:

  • Crafting time and materials for one child to craft one personalized lantern, a sing-along, and concludes with the Lantern Parade on Friday November 3rd at 6.30pm. 

Admission of $50 for children 5 years and older includes:

  • TWO HOURS of crafting fun, materials for one child to craft one personalized lantern, a sing-along, and concludes with the Lantern Parade on Friday November 3rd at 6.30pm.

CALL TODAY and reserve your spot.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What time does the parade start? Line-up starts at 6:30 PM and the parade kicks off at 6:45 PM.

  • What is the cost? It is a FREE event for all!

  • Where does the parade start and end? Main Parking Lot of Manito Park.

  • Where can I park? Street and Parking Lot parking.

  • How long is the parade route? The route is about 1/2 miles long. 

  • Can I bring my own lantern? Where can I get a lantern? Yes, bring your own glowing Lantern. Children can atted SpoLang’s Craft a Lantern Week in October.


  • Do people wear costumes? No, people do not wear Costumes.

  • Are dogs allowed? This is a child oriented event. Please keep your dogs at home.

  • When does the parade take place? The annual parade takes place the first Friday of November every year.

  • Are flying lanterns and Fire Torches allowed? No. Flying lanterns and Fire Torches are prohibited as they are dangerous. Thank you for respecting this rule! 


  • Do we bring food? Pre-Registered* children will receive a traditional sweet baked Wechermann Bread Man at the end of the parade. We will only have as many Bread Men as Pre-Registered Children!

    (*Please look for this event at www.facebook.com/Spolang.info and click ATTEND to pre-register your child for this yummy treat)