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The second annual Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival will be taking place on August 27 and 28, and we would love for your attendance! Also looking for volunteers!

The “Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival” is a Southeast Asian cultural holiday that celebrates the autumn harvest moon. Much like Thanksgiving, it is a time for families to gather and eat in the comfort of each other’s company and celebrate the year’s hard work and harvest.

Created in honor of the Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival, the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival takes on new meaning. Because much like the moon lanterns, too, bring light to darkness. Therefore, our display of lanterns symbolizes hope, the light that keeps us moving forward.

Our small organizing team, which consists of a few TUSDM students and local community members, has worked very hard to put together this 2-day community cultural event that will include:

  • Food markets and beer garden
  • Multiple vendors from local businesses
  • Free COVID testing & vaccination on-site
  • Full entertainment provided by local artists

Part of our goal for the event is to further the diversity and inclusion movement by promoting cross-cultural interaction. We hope that inviting by the general public and other communities of various ethnic groups; to actively share a bit of Southeast Asian culture would cultivate a sense of comfort and confidence in the local communities. Additionally, this event will strive to unify each other’s presence and bring assurance that all are acceptive and supportive of each other.

The event is free of charge, but registration is required via our website link or Eventbrite. 



Follow on IG: @themidautumnlanternfestival

Still Looking For Volunteers!

Currently, the festival is still seeking volunteers to help set up and operate different event components, such as the workshops, gaming areas, and directing traffic/parking. If you are interested in helping out, please visit our website (link below) to register. More information about contributing and volunteering will be available there.

TUSDM students: Brian Nguyen (D24), Mike Kennedy (D24), and Patrick Lockett (D24) would like to give a special thanks for your support in this event.