2023 Moon Festival Events & Workshops

Wetland BioBlitz:

A Moon Festival Eco-Adventure

Park with tall trees. Photo taken closer to the green grass and we can see the full trees with the sky. There are about 20+ people scattered in the field.

Event Summary:

Learn about future wetlands / rain gardens coming to Slocan & nearby parks. Help discover organisms in the area and enjoy an art activity.

With Still Moon’s Adrian Avendaño and Ada Dragomir

  • Sat, September 9
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Slocan Park (Map)
  • Free
  • Open to all ages

Workshop: Create a Botanical Cyanotype Lantern

On a wooden table with a natural green background of nature, lays a beautiful lantern that has a white colour base and the top of it is a mix of blue and white with botanical prints in white and their background is in blue

Event Summary:

Your creativity will bloom in this botanical lantern workshop! Craft a lantern using plant cyanotypes for a unique artistic adventure.

By Brittney Appleby & Rea Saxena.

  • Sun, September 10
  • 12:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Slocan Community Hall (Map)
  • $50 (all materials included)
  • For ages 7+

This workshop is SOLD OUT.

Cob Shed Party & Dyer’s Guild Showcase

Two photos in this frame. On the right, the founder of Still Moon is laying on the ground of the cob shed as it's getting build. A circle of rocks piled up on top of each other to build the cob shed upon. On the left side a person standing in front of naturally dyed fabrics that are hung on strings in the Colour Me Local Dye Garden.

Event Summary:

Come celebrate the completion of the cob garden shed!

Explore the Dyer’s Guild exhibition and enjoy community time, and live music by Dailin Hsieh.

  • Sat, September 13
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Colour Me Local Dye Garden (Map)
  • Free
  • Open to all ages


For The Love of Trees: Drop-in Costume Making Workshop

A big group of adults and children standing with their tree and tree log costumes to take a group photo, with trees as their background and a giant human-made tree structure

Event Summary:

Drop by to create a costume inspired by a local tree.

Guidance, papier-mâché, cardboard, and art supplies will be provided.

Optional free stilt-walking workshop for those who would like to be taller trees.

By Runaway Moon Theatre.


  • Mon, September 18 to Wed, September 20
  • All days: 3:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Slocan Community Hall (Map)
  • Free (basic materials provided)
  • For all ages

Equniox Ceremony:

Quantum Care Moon Music & Labyrinth Walk

The outdoor Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth decorated with candles and Quantum Care founder, Eda Ertan, playing the Quartzophone (crystal harp) on one knee and closer to the ground. On the edge of the photo is also Clare Morgan on the Harp.

Event Summary:

Embrace the changing seasons with Quantum Care’s mindful walking meditation and the healing frequencies of earth-based instruments.

Wellness Partner Event by Quantum Care Coaching & Consultancy

With Harpist Clare Morgan.

  • Fri, September 22
  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth (Map)
  • Free
  • Open to all ages

This event is SOLD OUT.

Main Festival Day

Community members joyfully march around a giant Moon Lantern in the shape of the Still Moon Arts Society logo. The lantern is a moon face with tribal lines on it. The procession takes place during the Twilight Lantern Procession in 2018. The photo shows the group walking on green grass in a sunset blue sky, with a tree blocking the low left corner of the photo. In the background are Slocan Community Hall and the Alder.

2023 Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival Theme:

Water’s Wisdom

  • Sat, September 23
  • 4:00 – 9:30 pm
  • Multiple Locations (see below)
  • Free
  • Open to all ages

Harvest Fair

Group performance under a naturally dyed fabric in front of an audience of 100+ people, taking place outdoors during the day light. This is a photo from Harvest Fair 2022

At this family-friendly event, attendees can gather for an afternoon of workshops, games, food, music and performance acts!

  • Sat, September 23
  • 4:00 – 7:10 pm (ends at sunset)
  • Slocan Park (Map)
  • Open to all ages
  • Free


Lantern Procession

Hundreds of people walking behind a giant moon lantern. This is the 2022 Lost Streams Parade, which is also known for the Twilight Lantern Procession.

A procession walk along the path of the Lost Streams that once flowed freely throughout the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.

  • Sat, September 23
  • 7:10 – 7:30 pm (starts at sunset)
  • From Slocan Park (Map)
  • Open to all ages
  • Free


Lantern Installation

Renfrew Ravine Park in Vancouver, BC, decorated with hundreds of lanterns. Many people walking around.

Lantern installations, projections, and live performers alike will light up Renfrew Community Park after the sun sets.

  • Sat, September 23
  • 7:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Renfrew Community Park (Map)
  • Open to all ages
  • Free

Truth & Reconciliation Workshop:

Naturally Dye an Orange Shirt Emblem

On a white background, a pot on an electric stove that has fabrics in boiling water, with one of the fabrics being pulled with a metal tongue and the colour of that fabric is orange. Other fabrics in the pot are white and a lighter shade of orange. On each side of the image, there is an orange strip that has white feathers within it (4 white feathers on each side).

Create an orange-shirt emblem with natural dyes, while reflecting on how we are working towards decolonization in our own lives.

With Ada Dragomir and Lori Snyder

  • Wed, September 27
  • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Slocan Community Hall (Map)
  • Free (basic materials provided)
  • Priority registration to Youth Connect Program participants.
  • For ages 12+

This workshop is SOLD OUT.

Food Justice: Mooncake Making Workshop

On a plate, one full mooncake and one cut in half to see the inside layers, which show two different colours and structures. On the corner is the logo of the Renfrew Collingwood Food Justice which is leading this workshop

Experience the art of mooncake making at this popular workshop! Join us in crafting this cherished festival treat with love and tradition.

By Renfrew-Collingwood Food Justice

  • Thu, September 28
  • Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood House (Map)
  • Free

This workshop is SOLD OUT.

Finale Performance:

Consciousness of Streams

Two performers stepping into a shallow pool of water with their feet, and bending to touch the water with their hand/s. The photo was taken during a bright day with blue sky and some clouds scattered in the sky. On the green grass surrounding the pool there are a few people watching the rehearsal of Consciousness of Streams.

A multidisciplinary performance that honours the lost streams of the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.

Created & Choreographed by Isabelle Kirouac

Performed by Elektra Women’s Choir, Nayana Fieldkov, Isabelle Kirouac, Uros Sanjevic & Community Performers.

  • Fri, September 29
  • 6:55 (sunset) – 8:30pm
  • Renfrew Community Park (Map)
  • Free

By-Donation Drop-in Workshops at Harvest Fair

Join a Moon Festival drop-in Workshop at the Harvest Fair on Saturday, September 23rd between 4:00 and 7:10 pm.

Learn monoprinting, candle making, plant keychain making, painting jewelry dishes, and more!

2023 Theme Design & Poster

The 2023 Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival Theme Design ‘Water’s Wisdom’ was curated by the talented Illustrator and Graphic Designer Siobhán Barry.

Our Still Moon team is grateful for Siobhán’s patience and creativity. 

2023 Moon Festival Poster with graphics that represent elements and creatures of nature and highlighting the main festival events with their details. This information can be found under the events tab.

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