On Saturday, September 22, Fortitude Valley's Chinatown mall will be glowing — under the moonlight, and while making lanterns and just generally being luminous.
Running from 4–9pm, the Chinese Moon Festival harks back to Chinese tradition, and is timed to coincide with the moon at its roundest and brightest. It was originally a harvest fest, but has grown and evolved to become an all-round celebration, which is exactly what's on the cards in Brisbane.
Learn how to make your own lanterns, pick up some calligraphy skills and browse the markets — or check out the lion and dragon dances, catch some V-pop and K-pop, and keep an eye out for other wandering entertainment. And, if you're feeling peckish, you're in the perfect place for dumplings, Peking duck and yum cha, thanks to the surrounding restaurants.