Indianapolis Chinese FestivalThe city of Indianapolis is hosting the seventh annual Indianapolis Chinese Festival downtown on September 23, at IUPUI's Wood Plaza from noon to 6 p.m.. This festival is held during the month of Chinese Moon Festival, which is the second largest Chinese festival after Chinese New Year. The Moon festival in China is a celebration of the harvest with family and friends.
The Chinese Festival in Indianapolis is hosted by the Indianapolis Mayor's Office and is a collaboration between a number of local Chinese organizations, including the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis, American China Society of Indiana (ACSI), Eli Lilly Chinese Culture Network, Indiana Families for Adoption Community and Education (I-FACE), Indianapolis Chinese Community, Inc. (ICCCI), Indianapolis Chinese Performing Arts, Indy Asian American Times, and IUPUI Chinese School.
The Chinese Festival celebrates and shares the excitement of the Chinese culture and heritage with residents of Indiana. Visitors will experience and even participate in the famed lion and dragon dances, art exhibits, tai chi, musical and dance performances, crafts, and sports such as badminton, Chinese yo yo and Chinese jump rope. Delicious Chinese food will be available on site. Visitors can finish the evening with a lantern walk.