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 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. Families can 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, and youth will perform traditional fan and ribbon dances. Hear a talk on the history of moon festivals in China. Chinese food will be sold at the event, and traditional moon cakes will be available for sale all week. FREE admission.