A full month of Moon Fest-ivities!
Still Moon was pleased to host the 18th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival in September 2020!
The festival looked quite different, but we were excited to offer many of our usual events and activities in an altered form.
Thank you for joining us in the creative exploration of the year’s themes:
Constellations and Transformation.
Over the course of the year, we have been inspired by the ways communities have come together and stayed connected while remaining physically distant during these changing times.
We hope this festival allowed you to safely connect across communities and to reflect on your relationship with the natural world.
Co-produced annually by Still Moon Arts Society and the Renfrew Park Community Association, the Moon Festival celebrates the full moon, the harvest abundance, and diverse cultural traditions. The festival highlights 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 signature events of the Moon Festival – the Harvest Fair, the Parade, the Streamside Lantern installation, and the Finale – have been adapted and spread out over multiple days (Sept 1st to Sept 27th) to ensure safety and accessibility.
Moon Festival Opening Ceremony
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Slocan Park
Our month-long festival will kick off with an evening of live music, origami folding, and a welcoming of the full moon.
Moon Music in the Dye Garden
7 – 8 pm @ Colour Me Local Dye Garden
Learn how to use natural dyes to make lantern paper, while enjoying a scene of ethereal music in the Colour Me Local Dye Garden.
1 – 4 pm @ Colour Me Local Dye Garden
A gathering of local plant species and people, this event explores different harvest techniques and traditions through a series of workshops.
Local Harvest Talk
2:30 – 4:30 pm @ Slocan Park
Learn about local Indigenous harvesting practices and the native plants that are important to these traditions.
Jar Lantern Workshop
6 – 8 pm @ CNH Annex
Come decorate your own beautiful glass jar lanterns at this family-friendly workshop!
Wild Salmon Caravan
Still Moon will be supporting the Wild Salmon Caravan event with our flags and costumed performers. Check out their website for details!
Lost Stream Lantern Walk
This year’s evening lantern walk will take place at a mystery location to honour the lost streams that once flowed through the neighbourhood.
Equinox Labyrinth Walk
6:30 – 7:30 pm @ Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth
Participate in a beautiful evening walk at the Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth during the Autumn Equinox.
Rivers Day Talk
2 – 4 pm @ Renfrew Park
Listen to Indigenous storytellers share traditional knowledge and the importance of water and stream stewardship.
7 – 8 pm | Online
Join us online to watch a live streamed performance featuring socially distanced choreography!
Streamside Lantern Installation
7:30 pm | Online
Witness the beauty of candlelight, exquisite lanterns, ethereal music and the shimmering Still Creek in the Renfrew Ravine.