Experience the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival this Saturday

renfrew ravine moon festival 2017

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The festival season isn’t over quite yet! This Saturday, the 15th annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is returning to Vancouver for a night you won’t soon forget.

An event packed full of family-fun, lantern parades, vegetable competitions, and lots of fun, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival has something for everyone! Co-produced by the Renfrew Park Community Association and the Still Moon Art Society, the festival celebrates the first full moon of the fall.

The event kicks off on Saturday (September 30) from 4:00pm – 6:45pm at the Harvest Fair at Slocan Park with games, crafts, live music, food, and a home-grown vegetable competition. Ever wanted to see the longest green bean or the biggest squash grown in Vancouver? This is the place to be!

After the Harvest Festival, you can head down to the ravine (that runs along Atlin Street from 22nd to 29th streets), where a twilight lantern parade and other fun entertainment will take place. Starting at 6:45pm, festival goers can light their own lanterns and walk the trails along the ravine, accompanied by live music as darkness falls. Passing by the river-stone labyrinth, the procession is invited to a walking meditation surrounded by music and light. The parade then passes by other lantern installations and surprise performances until it reaches Renfrew Park.

renfrew ravine moon festival 2017

Image from Still Moon Arts Society | Facebook.com

From 7:15pm onwards, the parade leaves the streetlights and descends into a transformed world of the stream, Still Creek, lined with lights, floating lantern art, and ethereal music.

Take some time to absorb the beauty of candlelight, exquisite lanterns, music, and the gently shimmering stream. Just outside of the stream, you’ll find musicians playing at the main stage, a Tea Garden full of delicious treats for you to enjoy, and a Mobile-Friendly Lantern Walk for everyone to enjoy.

For the grand finale, the event finishes off on a field where you’ll be treated to a dazzling performance accompanied by live music. The spectacle ends with an explosion of fireworks as a back-drop to the youth performers.

The Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is a feast for all of the senses, and yes – it’s free to attend!

renfrew ravine moon festival 2017

Image from Still Moon Arts Society | Facebook.com

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival Quick Details

Date: Saturday, September 30
Time: 4:00pm – late
Location: Slocan Park, Renfrew Ravine, beside Renfrew Park
Price: Free
Website: Moon Festival Website

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