MID-AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL
AT THE GARDEN
“A CIRCUS OF DREAMS”
This year our 37th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is bigger and better than ever, with performances, food, tea ceremonies, art and activations curated throughout the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and the Zodiac Courtyard.
Make sure to check out our:
Arts and Activations: Arts and Crafts, Fortune Telling, Lanterns, and Poetry Dr. SYS Classical Chinese Garden, Xiang the Art of Incense with Daisy May of JJW Aromas, Moon Gazing with Telescopes from HR MacMillan Space Centre, Chinese Calligraphy with Jiangang Su and V. Wen, “A Thousand Scenes in One Word”, a digital animated short by Wen Wen (Cherry) Lu, Indigenous-led DTES Youth Art Exhibition with Miska Creative Society x Dr. SYS Classical Chinese Garden x Digital Hopes and Face Painting & Henna by A Star Art Parlour
Tea Ceremonies: with Daniel Lui, Michael MacDonald, Luke Moloney, Adrian Sinclair, Veronique Vachon, Lily Lok, Arman Kazemi, Howard Lu.
Sips and Bites: A.BENTO Restaurant, Aiyahohno Cafe, Bon Moment Bake Shop, Noisette by Olivia Bakery, Simply Homayd Chili Oil and Sun Yat-Sen Garden Bar.
Performances: Music by DJ Static, ft. B-Boy Dancers Nox and King Sun, Lion Dance Hon Hsing by Athletic Club, Guzheng by Michelle Kwan, Vocal performances by Amanda Sum, Kristin Fung and Music by DJ Kozue, Circus Arts: Hula Hoop Artist – Lola Loops, Contortionist – Kasha Konaka, Juggler – Yuki Ueda, reenactment presentations by the Vancouver Hanfu Association.
Buy your advanced tickets today and save!!!
Adult tickets are $10 + taxes and fees,
Kids (age 6 -12) tickets are $7 + taxes and fees.
(Kids ages 5 and under are FREE)
**There will be a limited number of tickets at the door on both nights:
Adult tickets for $15 and Children’s for $10.
The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a time-honoured tradition celebrated by families around the world. This festival holds great significance as it marks a time for loved ones to come together, enjoy delicious food, and bask in the enchanting glow of the full moon. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is not just a yearly event but a cherished occasion that strengthens familial bonds and encourages cultural preservation, connection and tradition.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a registered museum and one of Vancouver’s top tourist attractions. It is a unique venue for cultural programming and events, including guided tours, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, receptions, and educational programs. This Ming Dynasty-style garden-home is the first among its kind to have been built outside of China, and continues to be unique among the world as the result of the joint collaborative effort of community members, the Canadian Government, and the People’s Republic of China. As a registered not-for-profit all Garden revenue goes toward the fulfillment of our mission to bring together cultures and communities through educational and public programs.
Public Tea Ceremonies
Discover the art of traditional Chinese tea ceremonies while sampling delicious tea.
Tea drinking is an integral part of Chinese culture. Since ancient times, the simple pleasure of family and friends gathering to drink tea has been practiced promoting health and well-being. Savour the delicate fragrances, imagining yourself as an ancient scholar at leisure in their garden home!
Thursday: 10:45am | 11:30 am | 1:00 pm (Max 8 spaces in each time slot)
Friday: 10:45am | 11:30 am | 1:00 pm (Max 8 spaces in each time slot)
Sunday: 10:45am | 11:30 am | 1:00 pm (Max 8 spaces in each time slot)
Nathalie Keiller has completed training in and received certifications from Sivananda Vedanta, Ashtanga, Hatha, Anusara and Yin Yoga. She has spent the past 25 years developing these skills with passion. Sharing this holistic knowledge and helping her clients and students to achieve better health and improved quality of life is her everyday joy. The class will officially begin each Monday at 9:30 am PST and Nathalie will be available from 9:20 am to answer questions.
Find out about ancient Chinese arts and crafts, Chinese festivals, and more. These multi-age activities are suitable to use in class or at home and, where appropriate, include BC Curriculum links.
About The Garden
A Registered Not-For-Profit Garden For All People.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a registered museum and one of Vancouver’s top tourist attractions. It is a unique venue for cultural programming and events, including guided tours, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, receptions, and educational programs. This Ming Dynasty-style garden-home is the first among its kind to have been built outside of China, and continues to be unique among the world as the result of the joint collaborative effort of community members, the Canadian Government, and the People’s Republic of China.
Plan Your visit to Dr. Sun
Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Over the years, the Garden has received several honours and designations: it is one of Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s “Places That Matter”; was named World’s Top City Garden by National Geographic in 2011; voted Canadian Garden of the Year by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in 2012; and most recently, the proud recipient of the 2022 City of Vancouver Award of Excellence in the category for Diversity & Inclusion
From scavenger hunts to Family Days, learn about bringing a family to The Garden and arrange a fun day out for all ages.
From a walk in historical Chinatown to Tai Chi in the Garden, we offer specialized group programs that are fun, interactive, and educational.
See our upcoming events to ensure you don’t miss out on our range of cultural and educational programs.
Learn about our current exhibitions, and discover what we have coming up next.