Autumn Moon Festival celebrations have been held throughout Asia for more than 1,000 years. The holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon goddess, Chang-O.
The Richmond District’s 2018 Autumn Moon Festival will feature local groups, non-profit organizations, food and entertainment.
The event, with free admission, will be held on Clement Street, between Fifth and Eighth avenues, on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Autumn Moon Festival is often considered a “Chinese Thanksgiving” because of its celebration of gratitude and inclusion of abundant food – including the popular moon cake.
The moon festival is a fun, family-friendly event where attendees get a taste of the Richmond District’s “rich cultural diversity.”