4 Unique Festivals Only in Lakewood
Lakewood is a bustling, fun city anytime of year. The warm weather coupled with a vibrant community make it the perfect location for family friendly events:
Lollipop Lane Boutique
Every fall, on the third Saturday of October, Mayfair Park turns into Lollipop Lane Boutique. This festival features professional crafters and artists displaying breathtaking holiday decorations, home decor, and more. Come see over 100 vendors offering everything from jewelry, to clothing, quilts, cards, wood crafts, paintings, candles, soaps and many other beautiful handcrafted items. Experience the local Lakewood flair, while meeting and socializing with others from the community. Admission is free, but lunch and other refreshments are available for purchase.
Pan Am Fiesta
Experience Lakewood’s longest running community event and cherished tradition: the Pan Am Fiesta, held on Mother’s Day weekend at Mayfair Park. Celebrate Pan American culture with free concerts, flag ceremonies, and hands-on cultural experiences for which both the young and old can participate. Explore over 50 vendors selling their cultural wares, or sample some of the delicious delicacies like polish hotdogs, meatball sandwiches, and more. Dating back to the 1940's, the Pan Am Fiesta is the nation’s only community wide celebration of Pan American culture, you definitely don’t want to miss it!
Experience one of Lakewood’s favorite nights in style at the Halloween Festival. This special event features four Lakewood parks selected each year to turn into a “haunted houses”, complete with carnival activities, game booths, contests, prizes, and plenty of spooks. This family friendly festival is the perfect way for youngsters to stay safe and have fun on the scariest night of the year. The event occurs on October 31st, from 6 pm - 8:30 pm at these various Lakewood parks: Bizcailuz, Bloomfield, Bolivar, Boyar, Del Valle, Mayfair, Palms and San Martin.
Lakewood Christmas and Fireworks
Lakewood City Hall
Get into the Christmas spirit with a real Lakewood tradition: Tree Lighting and FIREWORKS! Every year at the beginning of December Lakewood holds a ceremony to deck the large Christmas tree, featuring visits from Santa, free carnival games, food trucks, and carolers singing holiday favorites. Later in the night you’re invited to peer up into the winter sky for a dazzling display of fireworks. This safe and professional fireworks show takes place in multiple locations, and can be watched from many Lakewood resident’s front yards. Check out the City of Lakewood’s website for updated details on date and time.
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