Moon Festival Lantern Celebration this weekend

Fourth annual Moon Festival Lantern Celebration takes place Saturday (Sept. 6) at Gordon Head Recreation Centre

The fourth annual Moon Festival Lantern Celebration takes place Saturday (Sept. 6) at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre.

The festival marks the Harvest Moon and is a cultural practice celebrated by many Asian cultures around the world.

Organizers aim to foster understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity by sharing Asian cultural traditions in music, arts, dance and performance.

Children’s lantern making ($5) and a sampling of moon cakes and traditional green teas is also available.

The event culminates with outdoor large-scale lantern installations and an illuminated lantern procession through the park.

This free event is open to all ages and runs 3 to 7:30 p.m.