51st Chinatown August Moon Festival
The August Moon Festival, which traces its origins back to 771 BCE, historically celebrated the annual harvest of rice and wheat on a night of the full moon. Today, the August Moon Festival in Chinese culture is the equivalent of American Thanksgiving. The fundamental concepts the August Moon Festival celebrates are the gathering of friends and family, thanksgiving, and prayers for the future. Mooncakes, a round Chinese dessert typically filled with lotus bean paste and a symbol of familial unity, are shared between family and friends as part of the celebration.
Join us in Chinatown for a day of entertainment and fun. Sign up for one of our morning fitness classes to kick start your day. Order takeout and grab a seat in Chin Park on the Greenway to enjoy cultural performances during the day and trivia in the evening. Stop by one of the local bakeries to try the mooncake. Get to know the neighborhood by participating in our scavenger hunt.
9:30AM – 10:30AM: Fitness Class for Adults
11:00AM – 12:00PM: Fitness Class for Kids
12:30PM: Opening Ceremony
12:45PM – 4:30PM: Cultural Performances
5:00PM – 7:00PM: Trivia
Scavenger Hunt and Trivia Contest with Prizes
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Please remember to social distance. Masks encouraged.