Mid-Autumn Festival

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Northwest Portland
Sept. 18–19, 2021
Cost: Free — Members $12.95 — Adults $11.95 — Seniors (age 62 & over) $9.95 — Students (age 6-18 and college students with I.D.) Children five and under are free
239 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209

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Join in the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration at Lan Su.

Zhong Qiu Jie (中秋節), a.k.a. the Mid-Autumn Festival, is considered one of the most important Chinese holidays. Traditionally taking place on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is usually on or close to the time of the “Harvest Moon” when the moon appears at its fullest during the autumnal equinox. The image of a full moon symbolizes a happy family reunion.  

Visit Lan Su during the weekend of September 18th and 19th when the garden is adorned with countless hanging lanterns. Join in on lantern-making activity, Mid-Autumn storytelling, chopstick challenge, and calligraphy demonstration. Don't forget to try some mooncakes, the classic treat of the Mid-Autumn Festival, at the Garden Teahouse.

This daytime festival is free with garden admission or membership.   

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 18 & Sunday, September 19

10am – 4pm – Chopstick Challenge Activity 

10am – 4pm – Paper Lantern Making Activity  

10am – 5pm – Mid-Autumn Story Time

11am – 4pm – Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration

Upcoming Dates & Times

Sept. 18
Sept. 19