2019 Autumn Moon Festival
The approach of autumn means that numerous representatives from many, many cultures will be preparing to celebrate with a harvest festival of some sort. In San Francisco, you will have the opportunity to see more than your fair share of these events, so it is up to us here at the NLS blog to help you decide which ones to go see. What we’re going to focus on today is one of the absolute most classic autumnal events that the Bay Area has to offer: the Autumn Moon Festival.
Taking place on September 7th and 8th, the event will occur within San Francisco’s historic Chinatown district. Numerous stages will be set up throughout the festival area, and on these stages you will have the opportunity to see some truly mesmerizing performances by some of the most highly skilled entertainers working in the Bay Area’s artistic scene.
A partial list of these performers includes the work of:
- Yau Kung Moon Lion Dance & Martial Arts Group
- Flora Hui & Dennis Woo
- Rahiti Polynesian Review
- Dulltones, with their versions of doo-wop music from the 50’s and 60’s
- White Crane Lion Dance & Martial Arts
- Chung Ngai Chinese Dance and Martial Arts
- Dynamic Hip Hip Dancers
- Caroline Cabadin and the Autonomous Region Band
As well as these performances, attendees of the Moon Festival will be able to attend a screening of the Joy Luck Club at City College on Saturday, September 7th.
If this isn’t enough to make you want to visit Chinatown on the 7th and 8th of September, consider the fact that there will be a kick-off parade happening on the 7th! Parades in Chinatown are well-known to be some of the most memorable and jaw-dropping events to take place in the city, and you will not want to miss this one as dancers, acrobats, dragons, and clowns march down the street in full color and form.
The 2019 Autumn Moon Festival is being produced by the Chinatown Merchants Association which has generously provided you with the chance to see all of the entertainment at no cost. Of course, there will be plenty of food vendors and shops where you can spend your money instead!