Mid-Autumn Festival


September 14


05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Roots & Routes

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/roots-amp-routes-20171425449

607-647 E 31st St

607-647 East 31st Street, Chicago, IL 60616

Chicago, IL, US, 60616

Come celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

What is this festival about??

“The Chinese Moon Festival is on the 15th of the 8th lunar month. It’s also known as the Mid-autumn Festival….The Moon Festival is one of the most important traditional events for the Chinese, like Christmas and Thanksgiving in the West. The importance of holding Moon Festival [in] Chicago is to keep… traditions alive as the younger generations grow up in a diverse environment where all cultures and traditions come together. It can also be used as a tool to educate others who are not familiar with Chinese traditions and culture to learn more.” (https://www.moonfestchicago.com/)

More on the story, check out this young storyteller!


Kerry Leung will be playing traditional Chinese Music throughout the event.

5pm-6pm Help Plant a Prairie! Community Planting, Seed ball activity. The Chicago Park District and Field Museum will lead an activity where you’ll be able to help grow habitats for native plants. We will provide gloves and tools. Please bring a water bottle and dress comfortably.

6-7pm Lantern Making and Art activities

7pm Storytelling of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Legend: The Story of Chang-E

7:20pm Children’s Lantern Parade with Chang-E the Moon Goddess

7:30pm-8pm Mooncakes!


GPS coordinates: 41°50’16.7″N 87°36’35.0″W

Enter thru Parking lot, Set in Stone Gathering Space in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor


rootsnroutes@fieldmuseum.org // (773) 669-7404

This event is organized by the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago in partnership with the Roots & Routes Initiative, Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks Program, and the Field Museum.

This event is outdoors, family-friendly, free, and open to the public.