Over 6,000 People Celebrated the Annual OC Moon Festival at Mile Square Park
(September 14, 2022) - More than 6,000 friends and neighbors came out to Mile Square Park this past weekend to celebrate Supervisor Andrew Do’s annual Moon Festival.
“We’re keeping important traditions alive and ensuring a sense of belonging for all communities in Orange County,” said Supervisor Andrew Do. “Our annual Moon Festival is an important event for the Vietnamese-American community, and we’re excited to share our traditions with all of Orange County.”
Also known as Mid-Autumn Festival or Tết Trung Thu in Vietnamese, the Moon Festival is a celebration dating back thousands of years. At a time when the harvest was tied to the moon cycle, the festival was meant to take place when the moon was at its fullest. It was a day when families gathered to give thanks for the fall harvest and celebrate with festivities for children.
Every year, families across Orange County come to Mile Square Park to enjoy live performances and receive a free lantern and a mooncake for their kids.
Supervisor Do, who represents Little Saigon, the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam, hosted the event in collaboration with CalOptima and OC Parks.
The event featured live performances, face painting by Beauty Glam, glitter tattoos and balloon animals by Happiness is a Balloon, savory candy by MexiCali Candy, and several other food vendors.
“Orange County is diverse and thriving,” said Supervisor Do. “It was heartfelt to see so many families celebrate the Moon Festival together.”
Check out the highlight video of the event here:
Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do represents the First District communities of Cypress, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, La Palma, Seal Beach, Westminster, and the Unincorporated Communities of Midway City and Rossmoor. As Supervisor, Andrew Do has reformed Orange County’s mental health services, expanded access to health care, and led efforts to combat homelessness.