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August Moon Festival: Chinatown

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Official Website:August Moon Festival: Chinatown
Location:Harrison & Beach Street, Chinatown, Boston, MA
Phone:(617) 542-2574
Dates:Sunday, August 10, 2014
Hours:10:00am - 5:00pm
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Fairs & Festivals


August Moon Festival: ChinatownJoin the outdoor party in Chinatown to celebrate the end of the harvest season. There will be music, food, activities, storytellers and a dragon parade to celebrate the full moon. Be sure to leave room for mooncakes. Yum!

At the Harrison/Beach Street stage, visitors to the festival can watch dancing, musicians, martial artists, and various other performers. You'll find it all happening on Beach and Harrison Streets, in Boston's Chinatown. Rain or shine.

If you get there early, try grabbing some fantastic Dim Sum at the China Pearl Restaurant on Tyler & Beach Streets. 10:30 am - 2:30 pm on Sundays.

Brief History of the August Moon Festival:
The August Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most celebrated Chinese holidays. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Chinese families celebrate the end of the harvest season with a big feast.

Unlike the American Thanksgiving dinner, the Chinese have mooncakes, which are round pastries filled with lotus seed paste instead of grandma' apple pie. Friends and relatives also send mooncakes to each other as a way of giving thanks.

Dragon and lion dances, whose origins also date back to ancient China, are wonderful dances done during festivals, especially exciting are the dragon and lion dances.

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Harrison & Beach Street, Chinatown, Boston, MA map

Take the Orange line to Chinatown or the Green Line to Boylston.

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  • This is a crowded event, so getting around with a stroller may be difficult. Backpack carriers are your best bet, so tots can be above it all maneuvering the crowds will be a lot easier. Chinatown is a relatively small area so if crowds aren't your thing, best to choose another event.
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Nothing to scream about
Kind of an overcrowded chaotic event. Hard to see performances, and to work you way through the crowds. We had some awesome Dim Sum, but the wait was quite long as a result of the event. Not really for kids, although there was a small area with a couple of games & rides.

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