Mid-Autumn Moon Festival



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Tix $10-20/garden members free


Festivals, Nightlife

The change of the season brings our annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival!
Join us with the entire family for a unique opportunity to revel among musicians, magicians, artists, performers, tea masters, martial arts masters, and astronomers. Learn about Chinese traditions, enjoy mooncakes and celebrate this age old tradition with local storytellers and our friends at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre will return to host mountain-top moon-viewing. This is a rare opportunity when we permit guests to the top of the Garden’s mountain and into its cave for special storytelling tours.
We welcome all to help us celebrate in style one of our biggest signature annual festivals. Perfect for families, the young and the young at heart and lovers of culture, history, tradition and exploration.

Special Programming:
Martial Arts Demonstrations
Garden/H.R. MacMillan Space Centre telescope moon viewing (weather dependent) and lecture about the Moon
Yue Opera demonstration
Mid-Autumn Moon Projection light show
Lantern procession with the Vancouver Chinese Choir
All Night:
Mountaintop Tours and Moon-gazing (telescope and astronomers from H.R. MacMillan Space Centre from 7pm)
Wandering Magic by Rod Chow
Live Music in Scholar’s Music Pavilion
Yue Opera Makeup Demonstrations
Gongfu Cha Tea Ceremony
Lantern Riddles
Mooncake Sampling
Floating Lanterns & Moon Mementos Pop-up Shop
Community Art Project
Mah Jong Matches in collaboration with the Youth Collaborative for Chinatown
Calligraphy & Painting by the Richmond Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Club
Drinks & Refreshments

Places to go nearby approx. 15 minutes away