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Promoting Chinese Culture in the Midwest!

The Kansas City Chinese Association (KCCA) announces our
2023 KC Moon & Water Lantern Festival


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Moon & Water Lantern Festival

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Additional Details on the events page

It's the time of the year when we gathered as a big community family and celebrate the mid-autumn festival and to keep our tradition going. We will be releasing the beautiful water lanterns again this year! Come to join us at Shawnee Mission Park!

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 (Postponed to Sunday, October 1 if it rains)

Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Place: Shelter 12 at Shawnee Mission Park

Address: 7900 Renner Rd, Lenexa, KS 66219

(West 79th Street and Renner Road in Shawnee)


Activities: Lantern riddle guess, Tai-chi, Dragon and Lion dance, Chinese medicine, Culture showcases, Kids friendly outdoor games, Karaoke, Movie, Food, Moon cakes, Launch water lanterns, etc.

The activities are free to the public. The lantern and food are available for purchase online or onsite.

Gather with friends and family to share in the joy and meaning of this special festival. As the lanterns light up the water, let's reflect on unity, harmony, and the beauty of our shared heritage.

For event updates and additional information, visit our website or reach out to us at

Let's celebrate Mid-Autumn and the Water Lantern Festival together, as our lanterns illuminate the night and our hearts. See you there!

Event Program


4:00 pm

Open Registration

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Activities & Dinner

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Design Lanterns & Lucky draw

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Launch Lanterns & Light the Water

Early Bird

Moon Cake

(One Piece)


Including one moon cake to eat,  outdoor activities, and chance to win the lucky draw

Early Bird

Water Lantern



Including one water lantern (paper) with candle, outdoor activities, and chance to win the lucky draw

Early Bird

Water Lantern

(Wooden Base)


Including one water lantern (wooden base) with candle,  outdoor activities, and chance to win the lucky draw

** Purchase also available at time of event.  Pricing will vary

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