The inaugural Mid-Autumn Festival will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Rosita Park. This free community event highlights Asian cultures and celebrates Santa Ana’s large Vietnamese community.
Food will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring a lawn chair and/or blanket.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
4 to 9 p.m.
Rosita Park: 706 N Newhope Street, Santa Ana, CA 92703
The event will include the following:
- A lion dance
- Drums performance
- Fashion show
- Food vendors
- Kids zone
- Kids lantern decorating contest
- Vaccine clinic and free mooncakes (while supplies last)
How to get here
The Mid-Autumn Festival is taking place at Rosita Park (706 N Newhope Street, Santa Ana, CA 92703).
On-site parking and street parking is available. Please be mindful that this park is in a residential neighborhood.
Learn more about the Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, is celebrated by many Asian cultures around the world and is considered the second-most important holiday in Asian culture after the Lunar New Year. The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the fall harvest and full moon, a time when families get together to enjoy each other's company and the bountiful harvests after a year of labor and care. It is a time for children to stay up late to light lanterns and devour mountains of moon cakes.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is kept alive by the hard work of dedicated community members and elders who strive to educate future generations about Asian culture and heritage. The Santa Ana City Council issued a proclamation recognizing the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival Day of September 10.