Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival

Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival


Saturday, September 10
1:00 PM


Saturday, September 10
10:00 PM

See Downtown Edmonton light up with Chinese lanterns and come alive with music, people and activities on September 10th at Churchill Square.

Mid-Autmn Lantern Festival is proudly presented by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Edmonton and the Edmonton Chinese Community Organziations. 

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a centuries old tradition that is celebrated in many countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. Steeped in folklore and tradition, this Chinese festival is about the Lady in the Moon and her reunion with her earthbound husband at the full moon of each year. Traditionally, families and couples spend time together under the beauty of the full moon, sharing moon cakes. Children play with lanterns while listening to the legend of the Lady of the Moon and her companion jade rabbit.

Continuing the tradition, Edmonton's Chinese Community will be presenting the 3rd annual Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival in Churchill Square. A relative newcomer to Edmonton's festival scene, the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival will offer Edmontonians a unique cultural experience. Expect a feast for the senses as Churchill Square transforms into a Chinese style Bazaar lined with food trucks, vendor stalls, music, mooncakes, games, a lover's lane, pumpkin eating and latern-making contests and dozens more activities. This family-oriented event kicks off with cultural performances at 1:00 pm and continues with an entire day of dynamic and colourful programming. The event concludes at 8:00 pm with a Lantern Parade around Churchill Square where more than 1000 lighted wish boats will be floated onto the City Hall reflecting pool at night for a $3 dollar donation from the public. Proceeds from the wish boats donation will go to support the Edmonton's Food Bank. The Food Bank will also be accepting non-perishable food donation at the event.

Sponors are: City of Edmonton, Edmonton Arts Council, CBC Edmonton and General Signs

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Event Location

Churchill Square
10247 100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 2R7

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