Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley Brings the Merry Vibe for Chinese Moon Festival

Colours, bright lights and upbeat music will fill Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley this Saturday, the 7th of Sept 2019, as it is time once again to celebrate the annual Chinese Moon Festival.

Some 3,000 years ago, the Chinese Moon Festival was a community gathering during the brightest night of the season to thank the gods for a bountiful harvest. It was also a time to celebrate harmonious relationships, good health and new births. 

These traditions have changed over the years as the harvest festival evolved with the times. Nevertheless, modern Chinese and their friends continue to observe the Moon Festival by mounting an all-day celebration that locals in Brisbane will also have the chance to experience. 

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So, this Saturday weekend, Chinatown Mall will be packed with activities from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For this year, the Chinese Moon Festival will also include Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Filipino cultural performances: 

4:00 p.m. Dragon dance
4:20 p.m. Opening and welcome
4:30 p.m. Crafty up-cycle earring making workshop (one hour)
4:35 p.m.The Story of Chang’e – Goddess of the Moon
4:55 p.m. Traditional Japanese dance
5:15 p.m.Grandma Yen the Chinese clown
5:30 p.m. Konhou – traditional Chinese harp
5:45 p.m. V-Pop performance
6:05 p.m.Lion dance
6:25 p.m. Tai Chi and Qigong demonstration
6:45 p.m. Judy Chan Chinese and cultural dance
7:15 p.m.PanGoot – Traditional Korean performance
7:35 p.m.Filipino dance
7:55 p.m.SamulNori – Korean percussion
8:15 p.m. K-pop performance
8:35 p.m. Japanese Taiko performance 
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An amusing roving entertainment featuring the Three Brothers Parade and Grandma Anna Yen, the Chinese Clown, will also be featured at this event whilst visitors check out the market and food stalls to score unique finds and treasures or taste Asian treats.

Don’t miss out on the moon-shaped structure at the centre of the mall. Guests may write down the names of their beloved on this installation to strengthen their bond. 

This is a free event sponsored by the Brisbane City Council.

Chinese Moon Festival Happening in Fortitude Valley

Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley will be lit with Asian-inspired festivities as it celebrates Chinese Moon Festival on Saturday 7 October 2017.

Chinese Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. It is a full moon festival widely celebrated in by Chinese and Vietnamese people. It is also celebrated across the world, with mooncakes hailed as the main delicacy during the festival.

The festival at Chinatown Mall is a free event that promises to entertain people of all ages. Kids and older folks are sure to enjoy the entertainment in store including lion dances and colourful lantern parades.

Event Details

What: Chinese Moon Festival
When: Saturday 7 October 2017

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Chinatown Mall, Duncan Street,
Fortitude Valley

What to Expect

The festival will not be complete without a lion dance. The festivities will start with a vibrant lion performing acrobatic tricks on high poles.

Adding to the colour will be a unique lantern dance that will be featured during the festivities. At night, a dragon dance will be performed in the traditional palace costume and a dragon prop.

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The festival will be filled with music, dancing and lively entertainment featuring traditional Chinese, cultural and modern Chinese dances. There will also be a traditional Chinese tea ceremony performed through dance.

Find out more about the Chinese Moon Festival in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.