China Festival at WMU


Free community celebration of Chinese Moon Festival October 1

The third annual China Festival at WMU commemorates the traditional Chinese Moon Festival, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 in Western Michigan University's Student Recreation Center.

Admission and parking are free, and for a nominal fee, attendees may sample traditional foods prepared by local restaurants.

Featured events include the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo’s ping pong tournament finals, dance and music performances, a badminton demonstration, hands-on activities, a Chinese art exhibition, and informational display booths. Additionally, attendees may participate in free mini sessions to learn the basic skills of ping pong or badminton. 

The festival was organized by WMU's Haenicke Institute for Global Education in collaboration with the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo, the Crescendo Academy of Music, and the Kalamazoo Chinese Academy. Campus co-sponsors include the College of Arts and Sciences, Confucius Institute at WMU, College of Education and Human Development, Haworth College of Business, Lee Honor College, Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, Department of World Languages and Literatures, and the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars.

For more information contact the Haenicke Institute at (269) 387-5890 or