West Seattle weekend scene: Children’s Moonlight Festival at Vietnamese Cultural Center


Late-in-the-day sun shone on the Children’s Moonlight Festival at the Vietnamese Cultural Center on Sunday afternoon. The Center invited community members to celebrate the traditional “mid-autumn festival,” featuring handmade lanterns:


Dancers and singers performed:



And the center’s flags were at half-staff in observance of the 9/11 anniversary.


(added) Video of the Lion Dance, by the GDPT Van Hanh Lion Dance Team, courtesy of Lynda, via Instagram (mouse over image to reveal clickable “play” button):

A video posted by Lynda Bui (@olivemraz) on

While the center hosts several public events each year, you are also welcome to visit on Saturdays, noon-3 pm. Its address is 2236 SW Orchard, just north of Home Depot.

2 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scene: Children's Moonlight Festival at Vietnamese Cultural Center"

  • sam-c September 12, 2016 (7:48 am)

    that looks like it was a nice performance!

    and that explains all the cars parked just off the road nearby, complete with parking attendant and ‘lot full’ sandwich board.  I thought that the the bar was just really crowded for the seahawks game.

  • LyndaB September 12, 2016 (10:25 am)

    I’d like to thank everyone who showed up for the event on Sunday.  We are grateful you carved a bit of your weekend to attend the event with your families (and doggie)!  Yes, it was definitely packed and parking was “trying” so I thank everyone’s patience with the hiccups of the day.  There were many lessons learned.  We were blessed  wonderful weather and I was glad to see many happy faces and to be able to speak with you as well.  I was able to capture a bit of the lion dance on Instagram.  I tagged WSB and hopefully, it’ll make it on here.   :)

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