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    Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Events Across Tennessee

    One of China’s most important annual holidays, Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Festival or 中秋节) this year takes place on Monday, September 24th (the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar).

    Across Tennessee in mid- to late-September, Chinese-American communities will be celebrating the festival. Below is a listing of several of the events taking place.

    If we have failed to list an event, please feel free to email erowland@tnchinanetwork.org with a website address for where we can find details about it.


    East Tennessee




    HOST: Sister Cities Association of Chattanooga
    DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018
    TIME: 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
    LOCATION: Forbidden City Restaurant, 2273 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
    PRICE: $20 for Member / $30 for Non-member
    FESTIVITIES: Buffet luncheon, Door Prizes, Musical Entertainment, Gifts
    FOR MORE DETAILS: Please call Paul Jackson at 423-653-2662


    HOST: Chattanooga Chinese Association
    DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018
    TIME: 3:00 – 9:00 PM ET
    LOCATION: Imagination Station and Pavilion, 4910 Swinyar Dr, Collegedale, TN 37315
    FOR MORE DETAILS: Visit the Chattanooga Chinese Association event webpage




    HOST: Confucius Institute at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (CI@UTK)
    DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018
    TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 PM ET
    LOCATION: University of Tennessee-Knoxville Agriculture Campus, Hollingsworth Auditorium, E J. Chapman Dr., Knoxville, TN 37996
    PRICE: $5
    FESTIVITIES: Traditional Chinese music, singing, dancing, and kung fu as well as games and raffle drawings. Chinese food and moon cakes will be served.
    FOR MORE DETAILS: CI@UTK Mid-Autumn Festival event webpage


    Johnson City


    CO-HOSTS: Chinese Student Scholars Association at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Office of Multicultural Affairs at ETSU, and Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States
    DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2018
    TIME: 5:00 – 8:00 PM ET
    LOCATION: ETSU Campus – Basler Center for Physical Activity, 1244 Jack Vest Dr., Johnson City, TN 37614
    FESTIVITIES: Traditional Chinese food, interactive games, Chinese ancient costume display, and many prizes; educational and family friendly.
    FOR MORE DETAILS: Visit the ETSU event webpage


    Middle Tennessee




    HOST: Greater Nashville Chinese Association
    DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2018
    TIME: 5:00 – 8:00 PM CT
    LOCATION: Dynasty Super Buffer, 5443 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
    PRICE: $7.5 for Child/ $13 for Adult
    FESTIVITIES: Dinner, Shows, Interactive Games
    FOR MORE DETAILS: Greater Nashville Chinese Association Mid-Autumn Festival event webpage


    HOST: Vanderbilt University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (VUCSSA)
    DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018
    TIME: 5:30 – 10:00 PM CT
    LOCATION: Sarratt Cinema Room 197, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240
    PRICE: $15
    FOR MORE DETAILS: VUCSSA Mid-Autumn Festival Eventbrite page


    HOST: Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville
    DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2018
    TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 PM CT
    LOCATION: Lucky Bamboo China Bistro, 5855 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
    PRICE: $40
    FESTIVITIES: Dim-sum dinner, including moon cakes
    FOR MORE DETAILS: Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville Moon Festival Eventbrite page




    HOST: Coo Le Chinese School
    DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2018
    TIME: 3:30 – 4:30 PM CT
    LOCATION: First Baptist Church Cookeville, 18 S Walnut Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
    FOR MORE DETAILS: Coo Le Chinese School Mid-Autumn Festival Facebook event page


    West Tennessee




    HOST: Confucius Institute at The University of Memphis
    DATE: Monday, September 24, 2018
    TIME: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT
    LOCATION: 11th Floor John S. Wilder Tower, University of Memphis, 3675 Alumin Ave, Memphis, TN, 38152
    FESTIVITIES: Chinese language learning and cultural activities, including Chinese painting, printing with flowers, Beijing Opera Face Painting on Mask, Chinese traditional Costume and much more. Light refreshments will be served.
    FOR MORE DETAILS: Confucius Institute at The University of Memphis Facebook page

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    Events listed on this calendar are for informational purposes only and are not necessarily endorsed by TN-China Network. Have an event you would like listed? Email us at erowland@tnchinanetwork.org.