Eastwood will celebrate the Mid Autumn Moon Festival this Saturday  with festivities in the town on the  Plaza, on Eastwood Oval and in  Eastwood Uniting Church.

Celebrations will start at 1.30pm on  Eastwood Plaza with a Lion dance led by Bennelong MP John Alexander OAM  to Eastwood Oval, opposite  Eastwood railway station.

The Official launch of the Moon Festival event will be at 5pm on Eastwood Oval with City of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale, Ryde MP Victor Dominello,  Ryde Community Forum President  Tony Tang and special guests.

The festival is hosted by Ryde Community  Forum, Eastwood Uniting Church and the  International Cultural Exchange Association.

Celebrations are supported by City of  Ryde Council, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the Rotary Club of Eastwood-Gladesville and the Multicultural Community Council of NSW.

After speeches there will be cultural  performances and a lantern parade to  the Eastwood Uniting church where  there will be a concert with singing,  dancing and performances from 7pm  to 10pm. 

A Lantern prize presentation will take place during the intermission.  Tickets for the festivities at the church are $10 and available on the night.