WHEN: 13th Sep 2013 to 29th Sep 2013
OzAsia Festival is a two‐week event presented by Adelaide Festival Centre from 13th – 29th September 2013.
Its range of performances, events and exhibitions utilise the full capacity of Adelaide Festival Centre site which reinforces its reputation as a leader in the arts. Its broad cultural reach encompasses theatre, dance, music, film, exhibitions and food.
The Festival’s program integrates Australian artists who identify with an Asian heritage, with a collection of Asian artists; representing a unique cross‐section of traditional and contemporary cultures of Asia. A key event of the Festival is the Moon Lantern Festival, held in Elder Park on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.
The day is full of cultural and educational workshops, youth performance groups, yet the feature of this free community event is the Moon Lantern Parade, in which 1,000 participants including school children from across South Australia, community groups and partners each parade their large glowing moon lanterns in a traditional cultural celebration of the harvest moon.