A full month of Moon Fest-ivities!

Join Still Moon Arts Society in celebrating the 19th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival! Co-produced annually by Still Moon Arts Society and the Renfrew Park Community Association, the Moon Festival is a community art and sustainability festival that celebrates the full moon, harvest abundance, and diverse cultural traditions. The festival showcases the artistic talents of the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood and communities beyond, as well as the natural beauty of Still Creek and the Renfrew Ravine, one of the few remaining places in Vancouver with an open stream in a natural forest.

This year, the Moon Festival’s theme is Balance. As we collectively heal and grow from this challenging year and a half, we want to remember that we are seeking to live in harmony with our community members, both human and not. We all have the opportunity to work together to reimagine, rebuild, and find the balance that our world needs to thrive.

About Still Moon

Still Moon inspires vibrant communities by creating artistic experiences and nurturing a passion for nature. Our goal is to create a rich community engaged in eco-arts, stewardship, creativity and expression. Still Moon is a non-profit organization based in Renfrew-Collingwood in Vancouver, BC and founded in 2004 by Artistic Director – Carmen Rosen. Since its inception, Still Moon has used art to raise environmental awareness to restore the Renfrew Ravine and Still Creek.

Stay up to date with Still Moon eco-arts, stewardship, youth projects and programs!

Calendar

Please note that the Free Form Lantern Workshop, Harvest Gathering Workshop Series and (Re-)Balancing requires pre-registration. All other events are open events.

Sep 6

Shedding Light On Beaconsfield Wetland

1pm-4pm @ Beaconsfield Park

Come learn about the history of Renfrew-Collingwood from Indigenous and Settler historians and knowledge keepers. We will also be announcing a very exciting project in Beaconsfield Park
starting this Fall!
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Sep 8-9

Free Form Lantern Workshop

6:30pm-8:30pm @ Slocan Park Fieldhouse

Learn to make complex and beautiful tissue paper lanterns with artist Yoko Tomita. $30/person
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Sep 10

Discovering Beaver Installation and Workshop

7pm-8:30pm @ Aberdeen Park

Help us remember the beaver ponds that used to exist throughout Renfrew-Collingwood! Participate in creating a collaborative lantern installation while enjoying live music in the park.
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Sep 11

Harvest Gathering Workshop Series

1pm-4pm @ Colour Me Local Dye Garden

Join us for an afternoon of learning and crafting with native and invasive plants at the Colour Me Local Dye Garden. Our workshop leaders will be teaching ivy weaving, natural dyeing, and salve making. Sign up for just one or all three of these amazing workshops!
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Sep 11

Harvest Fair and Lost Streams Lantern Parade

4pm-8:30pm @ Slocan Park to Collingwood Park

After the Harvest Gathering, head on over to Slocan Park for an evening of fun for the whole family. The Harvest Fair will have live performances, games, and food for everyone to enjoy. At twilight, a lantern parade led by the Coastal Wolfpack will lead you along the routes of Lost Streams to Collingwood Park. Don’t forget to bring your lanterns!
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Sep 15

Discovering Beaver Installation and Workshop

6:30pm-8pm @ Cariboo Park

Help us remember the beaver ponds that used to exist throughout Renfrew-Collingwood! Participate in creating a collaborative lantern installation while learning about the natural history and ecology of the neighbourhood.
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Sep 18

Streamside Lantern Installation

7pm-9:30pm @ Renfrew Park

Witness the transformation of the Renfrew Ravine into a magical oasis of illuminated lanterns
and live music.
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Sep 20

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk

6:30 – 8pm @ Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth

Celebrate and honour the Harvest Moon with a walking meditation in the Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth. There will be live music and candles to guide you through welcoming the new season.
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Sep 22

Equinox Celebration and Dyer’s Showcase

6:30pm-8pm @ Colour Me Local Dye Garden

Come welcome the Autumnal Equinox by enjoying live music and admiring the work of the Still Moon Dyer’s Guild at the Colour Me Local Dye Garden.
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Sep 25

(Re-)Balancing

1pm-4pm @ Renfrew Ravine Park

(Re-)Balancing is a choreographed movement piece that takes viewers on a tour through the backroads of the Renfrew Ravine.
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Volunteer with Us

Come help make the festival possible and become engaged in this community by volunteering for one or more of our events happening throughout September.

Support Our Work

The Moon Festival is made free to attend for all community members. We we would greatly appreciate your support in the form of a donation!

FAQ

 

Do I need to register if I want to attend an event?

You are ONLY required to pre-register for the Free Form Lantern Workshop, Harvest Gathering Workshop Series and (Re-)Balancing event. All other events are open events. All registration can be found from our Moon Festival calendar or from Eventbrite.

 

Is the Moon Festival free to attend?

All in-person and online Moon Festival events (with the exception of Lantern Workshops) are offered for free.

 

What do I do if an event I want to register for is full?

If there are no more spots for an event, please sign up for the waitlist. You will be notified by email if a spot opens up.

 

How will you ensure that the Moon Festival events are safe to attend?

All in-person events will have a limited capacity and will take place outdoors. Attendees will be asked to follow the safety guidelines outlined below:

  • Maintain a 2 metre distance from those outside of your social bubble at all times
  • Wear a non-medical mask or face covering if you are able to
  • Continue to follow the City of Vancouver’s guidelines around COVID-19:
    • Remain at home if you are feeling sick, or if you or someone who you have been in contact with has experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the previous 2 weeks
    • Remain at home if you have recently travelled outside of Canada
    • Wash your hands before and after going outside
    • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for use at all events with hands-on activities

 

How can I participate if I am unable to attend in person?

In-person events may be filmed and recorded for those unable to attend. Check out our calendar for a full list of events.

Questions? Send us a message!

If you have any further inquiries about this year’s Moon Festival, please contact Moon Festival Production Assistant, Kirith Bains at kirith@stillmoonarts.ca.

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Moon Festival 2021 Artwork by August Johnson
Moon Fest 2021 Design Mentor – Eva Dominelli