Mid-Autumn Moon at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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578 Carrall St.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The change of the season brings our big annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! This year, the Harvest Full Moon undergoes a special lunar eclipse throughout the night and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre will be helping us take in the eclipse atop our ting. Join us with the entire family for a unique opportunity to revel among musicians, magicians, artists, performers, tea artists and astronomers. Learn about Chinese traditions, have moon cakes and celebrate this age old tradition with local storytellers including a book-reading by Loretta Seto! As one of our biggest signature annual festivals, we welcome all to help us celebrate it in style. Perfect for families, the young and the young at heart and lovers of culture, history, and the arts.

Special Programming:
5:30pm-6:30pm – Storytelling by Mia Zhou and Friends (15 minutes each) in Main Courtyard
6:45pm-7:00pm – Bagua Style circular Kung Fu demonstration in Main Courtyard
7:00pm-7:30pm – Rod Chow Magic Show in China Maple Hall
7:30pm-8:00pm – Storytelling (continued) with Gerardo Avila, Mia Zhou and Friends
7:45pm – Projection light show begins (Jade Water Pavillion to Ting in Park)
8:00pm-8:30pm – Rod Chow Magic Show in China Maple Hall
8:00pm-8:30pm – Loretta Seto Mooncakes Storytelling (HHR Courtyard)
8:30pm-9:00pm – Garden/H.R. MacMillan Space Centre co-presents: Eclipses & Moon Mythology talk with Q&A
9:00pm-9:30pm – Rod Chow Magic Show in China Maple Hall

All Night:
Mountaintop Tours and Telescope Moon-gazing (telescope and astronomer from H.R. MacMillan Space Centre from 7pm)
Rod Chow Wandering Magic
Music in Scholar’s Music Pavilion
Gongfu Cha Tea Ceremony in the Hall of One Hundred Rivers & South Courtyard
Drinks and Refreshments in the Yellow Rose Courtyard
Mooncake sampling & stories in Hall of One Hundred Rivers
Floating Lanterns & Moon Mementos Pop-up shop: South or Main Courtyard
Collaborative colouring Moon Mandala in Scholar’s Study