The 2010 Moon Festival, also known as Zhong Qui Jie, translates to “Mid-Autumn Festival” and is second only to the Chinese New Year as a major event. The festival celebrates the harvest season and autumnal equinox.
The celebration will feature live music and dancing under the full moon, a cash bar, traditional Asian entertainment and American and Asian food specialties from over 20 local restaurants, including the festival’s traditional dish, Moon Cakes.
Tickets for the Moon Festival are available for $40 for adults, $15 for students/children aged 6 to 12 and free for children under 5.
The Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center was established in 1974 to promote social development and understanding of Asian cultures and to facilitate the advancement of world trade and peace. The museum is also an official partner of the Corpus Christi Upper Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Its mission is to “bridge the gap between Asia and Texas” by offering art and cultural exhibits, educational classes for adults and students, and providing assistance to the business community in international relations with Asian companies and entrepreneurs. Each year, various social clubs and more than 1,500 children, in grades pre-k through college, tour the museum.