Volunteers, sponsors needed for Tacoma Moon Festival

The Chinese Reconciliation Park in Tacoma will bring to the Northwest the sights and sounds of many Asian cultures on Sat., Sept. 29, when the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation (CRPF) presents its inaugural celebration of the Moon Festival.

The Moon Festival is a popular Asian celebration of abundance and togetherness dating back over 3,000 years to China’s Zhou (pronounced “joe”) Dynasty. In sharing this celebration with the community, the CRPF will showcase the Asian connections in the Puget Sound area, and present a signature waterfront event that will better define the City of Tacoma as a culturally diverse and internationally minded community.

This festival, planned as an annual event, will feature music, dance and theatrical performers, along with a variety of community information and vendor booths, at the newly-opened waterfront park, located at 1741 North Schuster Parkway, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be Asian food, moon cakes, and educational and hands-on activities for adults and children alike. The festivities and activities will focus on the Chinese moon legend, and culminate with a parade of lanterns led by a Moon Princess at the close of the festival.

Organizers for the festival are seeking community volunteers and involvement from the greater Puget Sound area to support the debut of this signature event. Potential sponsors and interested volunteers can find more information here.