The Cabramatta Moon Festival is a spectacular event that celebrates Vietnamese culture and attracts more than 90,000 people each year.
The festival is also referred to as the Mid-Autumn Festival or the Trung Thu Festival as it is known in Vietnam.
The date varies each year and is determined by the equinox – the day of the year when daylight and night are equal in length. Celebrating cultural diversity, the festival promotes harmonious relations in Cabramatta which is also known as the Vietnamese capital of Australia.
The Cabramatta Moon Festival offers a variety of cultural events, from a traditional lantern parade, the famous lion dance to customary dances where participants are adorned in vibrant costumes. There is lots on offer to suit visitors of all ages, from live entertainment, rides, stalls, food and family friendly activities.
During the festival, the streets of Cabramatta are filled with stalls selling a range of traditional accessories, clothes, bags, toys and treats for everyone to enjoy. A tempting array of food is on offer that highlights the diversity and vitality of South East Asian cuisine. Each year the festival closes with a spectacular fireworks display that is not to be missed.
Entry to the festival is free and is located in the Cabramatta CBD. Road closures will take place in John Street, Park Road, Dutton Lane, Dutton Lane Loop, Railway Parade and Arthur Street, Cabramatta.
The closest train station is Cabramatta, which is accessible on the T2 South, T3 Bankstown or T5 Cumberland Lines. Fairfield City Council’s Cabramatta Moon Festival will have a FREE shuttle bus service operating on the day.
If coming by car, you can park your car in Canley Vale or Canley Heights and look out for the Hoang Do – Cabramatta Moon Festival Free Shuttle Bus service to hop on and off and beat the crowd.