80th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

When:
September 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – September 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am
2018-09-29T17:00:00-07:00
2018-09-30T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
Central Plaza
943 N Broadway Los Angeles
CA 90012
Cost:
Free
Contact:
213-680-0243

The annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates the full harvest moon and is a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, and to celebrate and share the generous bounty with family. We will be celebrating with our Los Angeles family in Chinatown style! Traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations alongside hot local bands mark a celebration uniquely Angeleno and uniquely Chinatown. Come by for our annual Dessert Eating Competition, or to taste Mooncake samples from Chinatown’s popular bakeries, or to take a peek at the full moon in her glory through scientific telescopes!

West Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Paper Cutting: Moon Lady, Panda, Temple

“Tara” Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (6pm-9pm)

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth (5pm-10pm)
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Artisan (5pm-9:30pm)
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Dough Sculptor by Shi Zhen Shan
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Sugar Art by Tony Shi

Roaming Magician
Makoto Halverson (6pm-9pm)
Minh Tran (8:30pm-10:30pm)

Central Plaza Main Stage (6pm-9pm)
6:00PM Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese Zither)
6:40PM East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
6:55PM Chinese Hula Hoop
7:00PM Moon Cake Making Demo by Wonder Bakery
7:15PM Moon Festival Ritual by Miss Chinatown
7:30PM Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Demo
7:50PM Chinese Hula Hoop
7:55PM Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese Zither)

Craft & Vintage Market
California Cowboy
Gyozados
ini creations
Lioness Jewelry
LA MENO
Lotus Era
Pattras Home
Robots by Matt Q Spangler
Sol de Cobre
Thunderbachs

Street Food Lot
Hop Woo BBQ & Seafood Restaurant – Roast Pork or Roast Duck or Soy Sauce Chicken served over rice, Hong Kong Egg Pancake
Good Gravy Bakes – Donut Holes with Horchata Dipping Sauce; Full Moon Almond Cookie with Jasmine Tea Buttercream
Pique-Nique – Butter Mochi with Seasonal Fruit
Yarrow Cafe – Impossible Burger; Beggars Chicken Prata Taco

Star Gazing (6:30pm-10:30pm)
Telescope supplied by Hector Vasquez
6:30pm – Venus
7pm – Jupiter
8pm – Saturn
9pm – Mars
10pm – Moonrising

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Fluff Ice
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Love Bird
LuckDish Curry
Prince of Venice
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vivace Pizza

Phoenix Bakery (969 N. Broadway)

7:00pm – Lion Dance by East Wind Foundation for Youth
7:15pm – Moon Cake making demonstration & sampling by Phoenix Bakery

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Star Gazing (7pm-10:30pm)
Telescopes supplied by Griffith Observatory (Tony & Therese)
7pm – Jupiter
8pm – Saturn
9pm – Mars
10pm – Moonrising

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
Highland Park Brewery – Quinoa Cowboy, Good Green, Radio Hill
Ohana Brewing Company – Spa Water Saison, Hashtag Hops IPA, Saison Kau Wela, Hill Street Hefeweizen

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
Mamorimaru
Miss Ing Artist

Gourmet Concept 5pm-10PM (or until food runs out)
Sticky Rice

Live Music Stage
Curated by Kensington Presents
5 pm – Chris Avetta
6 pm – O Future
7 pm – Parker Ainsworth
8 pm – Nico Franc
9 pm – Klez
10 pm – The Roswell Universe
11 pm – The Thens

OWSLA (1001 N Broadway)

Kite Making Workshop: will have blank kites with stations set up for kids to decorate

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Pop up by CLAY CA
Eastern Projects
LA Wine

5:00PM-10:00PM  Lantern Making Workshop
8:00PM  Jurassic Park – Jurassic World Movie Screening & Popcorn