Come celebrate the all-new Moon Festival at Oakland Zoo on September 17th from 10am-3pm. This special day will be one your family is sure to enjoy with Asian-inspired festivities, live music, entertainment, and plenty of activities for the kids including face painting, arts, crafts, and enrichment-making stations for the Asian Sun Bears.
The Moon Festival (also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival) is a harvest festival celebrated throughout much of Asia. It is held at the time of the year when the moon is at its roundest and brightest, hence the name. It is a day to gather with family, play games, dance, and eat traditional Moon Cakes, a pastry whose round shape symbolizes the reunion of family.
Oakland Zoo will honor several traditions of the Moon Festival, including a lion dance, games, and of course, moon cakes!