Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Chinese Moon Festival

Celebrate Chinese Culture Underneath a Full Moon

10th Annual Chinese Moon Festival

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
| Free | Heritage House | 8193 Magnolia Ave., Riverside
Download & Print the Chinese Moon Festival Flyer or the Event Program

The Chinese Moon Festival, which is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a traditional Chinese Celebration that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is celebrated every year on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar when the moon is at its fullest and brightest of the year. Traditionally, it is a family holiday, when families gather to watch the full moon rise and enjoy pastries made specifically for the event called “moon cakes”. These small cakes along with hot tea will be available for purchase during the festival. For more information about Heritage House, click here.

-Storytelling - Learn the legend of the Rabbit on the Moon and many more!
-Mooncakes and Tea (a small cost for mooncakes)
-Lion Dance Performance
-Get Your Name in Chinese Calligraphy
-Chopstick training
-Games and Crafts
-Tai Chi Demonstration
-View the full moon with high-powered telescopes
-Cooking demonstration with authentic Chinese cuisine
-View Riverside’s Chinatown artifacts and photographs from the Museum’s collections telling the story of what life was like as a Chinese immigrant during the city’s earlier days.

The Festival is done in partnership with Riverside Huaxia Chinese School and Riverside Astronomical Society

Event Parking: Due to limited parking at the Heritage House, please plan to park on the street or across the street at the YWCA. Please note that the YWCA's parking gate will be locked after 8:30 pm.

     
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Tuesday - Friday* 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
*Open 9am – 9pm on the First Thursday of the Month for Arts Walk
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Heritage House
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8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

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Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday - Sunday Noon - 3:30pm
Closed Major Holidays
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