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2023 Hungry Ghost Festival 華埠鬼節


San Francisco's Chinatown

Chinatown Central Subway Station Upper Plaza

Portsmouth Square


Saturday, August 26 | 4 PM - 9 PM

Family Friendly & Free Admission

Experience the 2023 Hungry Ghost Festival presented by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC), as it takes over San Francisco's legendary Chinatown!

This family-friendly event features interactive art, performances, Chinatown businesses, and a one-of-a-kind “Ghost King Parade” that’s not to be missed.

On the fifteenth day of the seventh month of the Lunar calendar, the veil between the living and the spiritual realms thins. The Hungry Ghost Festival, steeped in ancient traditions, will transport you to a realm where vibrant rituals and joyous celebrations serve as a cathartic experience for ancestors and restless spirits. This unique holiday is a powerful healing force, particularly for those seeking solace from historical injustices and generational traumas.

While deeply rooted in Chinese diasporic communities, this event also brings together artists, collaborators, and partners from indigenous, immigrant, and queer communities, creating an inclusive and dynamic celebration of unity.



California Natural Resources Agency, Office of Economic and Workforce Development


San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, California Department of Social Services–Stop the Hate, Asian Pacific Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Zellerbach Family Foundation. CCC Contemporaries

Venue Partners:

San Francisco Recreation and Parks

Community Youth Center


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