Chinatown’s Moon Festival Saturday, September 21, 2013

crowds wander through Chinatown under neon lighted archway

Balmy evenings and glittering neon provide the perfect mood for the 75th Annual Chinatown Moon Festival.

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Chinatown’s Moon Festival: A Fun Family Event

These balmy nights are perfect for street food and music. So hop on the Gold Line and head for Chinatown’s 75th annual Moon Festival. You’ll find food trucks, cooking demonstrations and samples, live music and DJs, crafts, moon viewing and moon cakes — a flaky pastry filled with bean paste. The festivities run from 5 p.m. to midnight — and Metro trains run until 2 a.m. on Saturday nights (check timetables to make sure you connect if you’re taking more than one train).

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Celebrated for more than 1,000 years in Asia, the Moon Festival marks a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the stories of the moon Goddess. Ranked among the most popular holidays in Asia, the Moon Festival has been likened to a Chinese Thanksgiving.

map from Gold Line Chinatown Station to Chinatown Central Plaza
Take the Metro Gold Line to Chinatown Station.
Exit the Gold Line Chinatown Station using the north elevator, stairs, or escalators. Walk uphill (west) on College Street and turn right on Broadway. The Chinatown Central Plaza is a short distance away.

Chinatown Central Plaza, West Plaza and Bamboo Lane
943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

neon rimmed buildings and bright red lanterns

Neon and lanterns add to the festive atmosphere of Chinatown’s Moon Festival.

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