How to Enjoy Food, Art, Crafts, Music and Cooking Demos in Chinatown This Weekend

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Vancouver, BC | Chinatown House, together with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the Hua Foundation, are celebrating the rise of the full moon with a series of special events during Mid-Autumn Festival. From Friday, September 13 to September 15, 2019, festival-goers can enjoy everything from an evening of tea, art, and music at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden to a craft market pop-up, moon cakes, and tang yuan dumpling cooking demonstration.

“Mid-Autumn Festival is traditionally a wonderful time for families and friends to celebrate the incoming harvest season,” says Minna Van, executive director of Chinatown House. “This year, we really wanted to collaborate with the Chinatown community to create a weekend of inclusivity, where people of all ages can come and join in on the festivities. There is definitely something for everyone over the course of this weekend.”

Tea & the Moon
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street
Friday, September 13, 2019
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Taste traditional Chinese teas, enjoy mooncakes and music, and make your own festive lantern. Admission by donation.

Creative Chinatown Moon Festival
Chinatown House, 188 East Pender Street
Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shop, eat, and experience culture at this pop-up market highlighting Moon Festival themed art, crafts and food by more than 20 local vendors, including Mama’s Hands, Sheep Shaved, Jenny Hsieh risograph prints, and Ca Phe Vancouver. Many of the pastries featured will either be mooncakes or inspired by mooncakes including a salted egg yolk black sesame moon cookie by The Kouign by Andrew Han, who is also bringing back his popular White Rabbit cookie. Free Admission.

Dried Goods Series: Moon Festival Edition
Hua Foundation, 188 East Pender Street
Sunday, September 15, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn how to make one of Chinese culture’s more famous sweet delicacies, Tang Yuan dumplings in a sweet ginger broth. Tickets are $8 and available via EventBrite.

About Chinatown House | Chinatown House is founded by an alliance of entrepreneurs, urban designers, cultural curators and nonprofit organizations with the shared goal of building a Chinatown that is vibrant, culturally and financially sustainable and accessible to all. Chinatown House is a space that facilitates community building by hosting panel discussions and workshops with a mission to sustain ownership of Chinatown’s future by protecting, conserving and growing Chinatown’s creative culture through arts, culture and technology. For more information, please visit

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