81st Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

When:
September 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-09-14T17:00:00-07:00
2019-09-14T21:00:00-07:00
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 Moon Festival Ritual with Mooncake demo and sampling, or to take a peek at the full moon in her glory through scientific telescopes!

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Arts & Craft Workshop
Light-Up Pig Lantern
Chinese Lucky Knot

Artisan
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (TBA)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Central Plaza Main Stage
5:00PM Sean Wang on Guzheng + Ye Jin on Pipa
5:30PM Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Demo
6:00PM Lewana String Ensemble
6:30PM Sean Wang on Guzheng + Ye Jin on Pipa
7:00PM Moon Cake Making Demo by Wonder Bakery
7:15PM Moon Festival Ritual by Miss Chinatown
7:30PM Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Demo
7:45PM Lewana String Ensemble
8:15PM  East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
8:30PM  Sean Wang on Guzheng + Ye Jin on Pipa

Craft & Vintage Market
Brenda Chi
Inicreations
LA Style Rush
Pattrashome
Sol de Cobre
Thunderbachs

Culinary Corner
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖)
Golden Dragon Restaurant – Siu Mai, Steamed BBQ Pork Buns, Sesame Balls, Veggie Egg Rolls, Chow Mein
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie infused potstickers, butterfly tea
Pique-Nique L.A. – Butter Mochi Bites w Condensed Milk, Butter Mochi w Guava Sauce + Moon Dust, Sweet Potato Hot Cakes + Coconut Cream
Secret Lasagna – TBA
.standstill. – Cold brews, Tea Beverages, Tea Ceremony Tasting 1 hour 

Star Gazing
Telescope supplied by Griffith Observatory
Special Thanks to Anthony + Therese Cook

Food Trucks
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Sweet Cravings
Tokyo Doggie Style
Yalla Truck

Street Performer
Magic with Makoto Halverson (6pm-9pm)
Magic with Minh Tran (6pm-8pm)
Lewana Strings Ensemble

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

DIY Craft Table (Free) – 5pm-10pm
Eastern Projects – TBA
LA Wine Chinatown – TBA
Songbird – TBA

8:00PM FREE Movie Screening (Karate Kid IV/The Next Karate Kid) & Popcorn (limited seating)

*Schedule subject to change without notice.