Chinese Moon Festival In Lahaina
Lahaina pays tribute to the island's harvest of locally grown produce as well as honored traditions from China during its annual Chinese Moon Festival at the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse on Front Street. A display of colorful lanterns and offerings to the moon goddess provide the backdrop for teas served in the garden to the accompaniment of traditional music performed on the gu zheng harp. Enjoy cultural art activities like calligraphy and knot tying. Kids can learn how to make paper lanterns. Local artists will demonstrate painting the moon in honor of the festival. Hear a talk on the history of moon festivals in China. Maui Academy of Performing Arts Summer Musical Theatre students will perform fan, ribbon and umbrella dances from Mulan Jr. Chinese food will be sold at the event, and traditional moon cakes will be available for sale all week. FREE admission.