About the Tacoma Moon Festival

Presented by the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation (CRPF), the Tacoma Moon Festival is an annual outdoor celebration held in the month of September at the Chinese Reconciliation Park to honor the rich diverse cultures of the Puget Sound region, brought here by our immigrant communities over the 150 years of the city’s history. This annual waterfront event also highlights the progress of a collaborated project between the City of Tacoma and its citizens to build the commemorated Chinese Reconciliation Park.

Annual Celebration since 2012

This family-friendly celebration brings together businesses, residents, community groups and visitors from all areas of Pierce County and beyond for a safe, fun, cultural experience. The one-day festival introduces the Asian traditions of the Mid-Autumn Festival and the legend of the Chinese Moon Princess, while sharing the arts and heritage of Tacoma’s many different immigrant cultures through stage performances, crafts and other activities. The inaugural Tacoma Moon Festival was held on Saturday, September 29, 2012, and attracted over 3,000 festival goers. Receiving great media attention through our local TV, radio station, newspapers and social media, this event provides an important opportunity for building community and connections.

2020 Tacoma Moon Festival

Due to the pandemic, the 8th Tacoma Moon Festival this year will not be a live, in-person event. However, we hope the introduction of the Tacoma Moon Festival website, with the 2020 festival page launched on October 1, will allows us to continue this annual celebration virtually. Visitors attending this year’s festival can take a video tour with docents that have intimate knowledge of the park and its history, stop by the Ting to watch a wide selection of dance and musical performances from Tacoma’s most beloved heritage groups and local talents, learn at the education booths about resources and programs in the community, and pick up a mooncake recipe or download a kid’s activity at the vendor booths. The website provide is here to stay and provides a permanent home for additional information on past festivals, sponsorships and resources for our community.

Photography by Lihung Wung