27th Annual Quincy August Moon Festival
More than 12,000 attendees and a host of activities are expected at the 27th annual Quincy August Moon Festival in Quincy Center on Sunday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spanning the 1400-1600 blocks of Hancock Street, the festival is the South Shore’s largest outdoor cultural event according to organizers, Quincy Asian Resources Inc. (QARI) and presenting sponsor South Cove Community Health Center.
The festival will have something for everyone: traditional dance and cultural performances, singing, drums, poetry, and an international food court and food trucks. The South Shore YMCA will be running crafts and games for children and health-promoting activities for people of all ages.
This year’s August Moon Festival will feature a second area of the festival along Ross Parkingway between Hancock Street and Hannon Parkway. There will be a second stage featuring more performances and a watermelon contest, as well as, amusement rides and a dunk tank where proceeds will benefit QARI’s programs and services.
As part of its civic participation initiative, representatives from Quincy Asian Resources will provide voter registration information and tips and guidelines for how to handle the American flag.
This year’s Quincy August Moon Festival would not be possible without the contributions of South Cove Community Health Center, Diamond Sponsors State Street, Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy, and the hard work of over 300 dedicated volunteers.
To get to the festival, take the T to Quincy Center. Car parking is in one of the free municipal lots on either side of Hancock Street. The rain date for the festival is Sunday, August 24th.
For more details, please check the website www.quincyasiansources.org