50th Chinatown August Moon Festival

CCBA Presents Chinatown’s 50th Annual August Moon Festival

Date:  Sunday, August 11, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location:  Boston’s Chinatown (Harrison Avenue and Beach, Tyler, Hudson, and Oxford Streets), Main Stage in Phillips Square (by the corner of Harrison Ave. and Essex St.)

CCBA is pleased to announce Chinatown’s 50th August Moon Festival, which will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 10AM – 5PM.  Please join us for a day of music, martial arts, food, arts and crafts, street vendors and more.

Each year, CCBA organizes Chinatown’s August Moon Festival. Now in its 50th year, Chinatown’s August Moon Festival is a day-long event filled with cultural performances as well as Chinese calligraphy, arts and crafts, and various vendors of Chinese food and merchandise. The Festival not only celebrates an important Chinese holiday, but also serves to attract people of all backgrounds to Boston’s Chinatown, to highlight what the CCBA and Chinatown’s offerings, and to educate people on Chinese culture, such as lion dancing, Chinese opera, music and folk dance, and martial arts. The event attracts thousands of spectators from the greater Boston area and beyond to Boston’s Chinatown each year.

Although there is much Chinese lore concerning the August Moon Festival, this Chinese holiday, which traces its origins back to 771 BCE, historically celebrated the annual harvest of rice and wheat on a night of the full moon. Today, the August Moon Festival in Chinese culture is very similar to American Thanksgiving. The fundamental concepts the August Moon Festival celebrates are the gathering of friends and family, thanksgiving, and prayers for the future.

Mooncakes, a round Chinese dessert typically filled with lotus bean paste and an egg yolk (representing the moon), and which are a symbol of familial unity, are shared between family and friends as part of the celebration.

Come join the CCBA in this celebration on Sunday, August 11, 2019.  This event is open to the public, no admission fee is required.

Interested in supporting this event?  The CCBA is looking for event sponsors, program book advertisers, and vendors.  For more information, please download the following application forms and flyers:

Application Forms and Flyer:

Sponsorship Flyer (Deadline:  July 19, 2019)

August Moon Advertising Form 2019 (Advertising Deadline:  July 19, 2019)

Vendor Table Registration Form 2019 (Vendor Registration Deadline:  July 19, 2019)

Food Vendors must also fill out the Temporary Food Service Application (for food vendors only)

Please print out the applicable application form(s) and submit it along with the application fee(s) to CCBA.

For questions or further information, please contact: Susan Chu : 617-542-2574 or schu [at] ccbaboston.org