2023 Moon Festival Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Moon Festival free to attend?
All events are free and do not require tickets.
Workshops taking place at the Harvest Fair are drop in and entry by donation, and the stand-alone workshops are paid experiences that require pre-registration through Eventbrite platform, which can be navigated through our website.
The workshop fees cover material costs for you to make and bring home your handmade item. Fees can be found in the workshop description on our Events & Workshops page.
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, Mooncake Workshop, LED Lantern Workshop, and Cyanotype Lantern Workshop.
All other events are optional to pre-register, but it is greatly helpful for us to gauge attendee numbers. Registration can be found in the event on our Events & Workshops page.
Is the Moon Festival pet friendly?
We highly recommend dogs stay home as it will be very crowded and dark, not an animal-friendly environment.
Unless they are support animals.
I want to attend a workshop and I can’t afford the fees.
Is there a sliding scale?
At Still Moon Arts Society, we believe that financial constraints should not prevent anyone from joining our programs. Therefore, we provide a limited number of tickets on a sliding scale for those who cannot afford the full price.
To apply for a sliding-scale ticket, kindly get in touch with the Moon Festival Production Assistant, Alayna Yan via email Alayna@StillMoonArts.ca or through call/voicemail at 778 384 6654.
What do I do if something I want to register for is full?
How will you ensure that the Moon Festival events are safe to attend?
All events (with the exception of our workshops) will take place outdoors.
First Aid and fire safety marshals are present on main event days, which are September 23rd and 29th.
We continue to follow and monitor the City of Vancouver’s guidelines around COVID-19. Please 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.
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?
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We will share festival highlights and link our subscribers to the artists and organizations that are involved with Still Moon.
In addition, we send monthly newsletters that list Eco-arts and Stewardship Program Events, and other opportunities of engagement through Still Moon.
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How can I perform or display my artwork at the Festival next year?
Artist and performer recruitment happens throughout the spring and summer.
Keep an eye on our website and social media for next year’s artist callout!
You can also join our mailing list to make sure the announcement lands in your inbox once the 2024 call out is open.
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We prioritize making the festival accessible to all, but we are aware that it is always an ongoing process.
For any questions or concerns regarding accessibility please contact the Moon Festival Production Manager, Amanda Blake at Amanda@StillMoonArts.ca.
We would like to acknowledge with permission the work of Vines Art Society, whose robust accessibility guide was a great inspiration for the format of our own descriptions.
Our main events happen at Slocan Park and Renfrew Community Park and the surrounding area of Renfrew Ravine.
Click “Event Details & Registration” on any Moon Festival activity listed on the Events & Workshops page for unique transportation details to each event.
The festival is largely accessible by public transit.
Parking is limited—we encourage walking, riding bikes, or carpooling to the festival when possible.
We prioritize making the festival accessible to everyone.
Our festival occurs outdoors in the natural beauty of the Renfrew Ravine and surrounding area.
Certain site locations may have uneven walkways or steeper slopes.
Chairs will be available at all events, and there are also several benches at each of the parks.
Please be advised that the scope of accessibility may change in the case of extreme weather.
Slocan Park is an outdoor park that can be accessed from a partially paved and partially grassed pathway, adjacent to 29th Ave.
Wheelchairs may have a difficult time traversing the grass should extreme weather occur.
Chairs and washrooms are available on-site.
Slocan Hall is an indoor space located in Slocan Park, and can be accessed from a partially paved and partially grassed pathway in the park, adjacent to 29th Ave.
Wheelchairs should be able to access both areas unless extensive rainfall occurs.
Chairs and washrooms are available on-site.
Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth
There is no direct pathway to the Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth and wheelchairs may require assistance.
The labyrinth path is narrow and lined with a stone path that may be difficult for those with mobility concerns to traverse.
We invite you to enjoy the birds, trees, and the flowing water from the bottom of the ravine.
Washrooms are not available onsite but can be found at the Renfrew Community Centre located 10 minutes away (~1 kilometer). Seating is also limited.
Twilight Lantern Procession
The Twilight Lantern Procession is ~1.1 kilometers and involves approximately 15 minutes of walking on paved roads.
There will be chairs available for those who need them at both Slocan and Renfrew Community Park.
Washrooms are available at both locations.
Renfrew Community Park
The Renfrew Community Park has a wheelchair accessible dirt path leading down to the forest area.
The width of the ramp is 3.8 feet wide.
Use of Renfrew Community Centre washrooms requires stairs unless assisted by a volunteer.
There are benches located within the park.
Collingwood Neighbourhood House – Annex
Collingwood Neighbourhood House – Annex is an indoor space located on Vaness Drive, which includes ample seating area.
This site is wheelchair accessible, and gender universal washrooms are available on-site.
Colour Me Local Dye Garden
The Colour Me Local Dye Garden is an unpaved grass garden located in the northwest corner of Renfrew Ravine Park, and wheelchairs may require assistance.
There is free parking in the neighborhood.
Washrooms are not available onsite, but can be found at the Renfrew Community Centre located 10 minutes away (~1 kilometer). There are benches available.
Many of our Moon Festival events take place from the afternoon to evening, with use of candlelight and artificial lighting to illuminate the darkness. However, we are aware that this can still provide a dimly lit experience for visitors with low vision, and at times we require dim lighting for our performances.
Many of our Moon Festival performances feature an audio element as well, so we invite you to enjoy the sounds.
While we are unable to provide alternative text for our digital media this year, you are free to email the Moon Festival Production Assistant, Alayna Yan at Alayna@StillMoonArts.ca or through call/voicemail at 778 384 6654 if you require assistance or descriptions.
At this time, we will not be providing sign language or real time captioning to our events. We apologize for the inconvenience, and are planning to include disability grants into our budget next year.
We invite you to enjoy the sights and experiences of the Moon Festival in your own unique way, and to use any communication aid (ie: writing on paper or phone) with our volunteers.
We will be using speakers and amps to ensure our performances are heard clearly outdoors. If you are sensitive to volume, please feel free to bring ear protection, and to enjoy the performances from a distance that is comfortable for you.
You can email the Moon Festival Production Assistant, Alayna Yan at Alayna@StillMoonArts.ca or through text at 778 384 6654 if you require assistance or descriptions.
All events and workshops will be in English only.
There will be food and drinks for sale during our main festival days, as well as light refreshments during smaller events.
We’ve partnered up with each vendor to provide an ingredient list for those with allergies, which will be available to view or inquire about in-person.