About

The Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is a signature festival for the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.  It celebrates the full moon and harvest abundance, honouring diverse cultural traditions. The festival highlights art, music, environmental stewardship, and community participation.

The first annual festival was started in 2003 by artist Carmen Rosen in collaboration with the community. The Moon Festival is a co-production of Still Moon Arts Society and the Renfrew Park Community Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lanterns

Lanterns can be made at workshops prior to the festival or you may bring your own. Lanterns will be for sale at Slocan Park and Renfrew Park. Quantities are limited. Flying lanterns are NOT ALLOWED at this event.

Parade and Park Pathways

Parade and Festival pathways are concrete, gravel, and dirt and range from 1 to 2 metres. There are slopes, narrow paths, grassy and muddy areas in the festival area. Wheelchairs, scooters and strollers will fit on the pathways but the festival is usually crowded and congested.

Washrooms

Gendered, multi-use, wheelchair accessible washrooms are located at Renfrew Park Community Centre and Slocan Park. There are no gender neutral washrooms available at this time.

Pets

Service animals are welcome. Due to crowds, poor visibility, loudness, and fireworks this event is not for pets.

What can I bring to make the best out of my Moon Festival experience?

Comfortable shoes, a small backpack, reusable cutlery, mugs, plates and a lantern! If you bring a flashlight, please be mindful of others as the lantern installations require a dark environment.

Does the Moon Festival have anything to do with the Mid-Autumn Festival?

The Renfrew-Ravine Moon Festival is held on the Saturday closest to the 8th full moon of the year, the harvest moon, which recognizes the coming of the harvest season. Traditionally, the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Lantern Festival, will have lanterns to celebrate the festivities.

Scent

We ask ALL participants to not wear perfume, cologne or heavy scents.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is limited; we encourage alternative modes of transportation. Bike racks are available and the festival is accessible by Transit.

Food

Food is available for purchase.  Please bring your own reusable cutlery, plate and mug.

How can I support the festival?

Donate to the festival! We have volunteers asking for donations. We also accept online donations here.

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