capital of China, is also the cultural center of the country. Beijing
hosts a wide variety of festivals each year. Popular activities include
traditional festivals, arts, films, music, and sports.
The most important Beijing festivals are listed below. If you plan to add one of the festivals to your tour, contact us or let us customize a tour for you to include a festival.
Festivals and Events List
Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
Don’t worry about everything being closedduring the Christmas holidays. In Beijing everything's open. Cinemas, restaurants,shopping malls, it's a winter wonderland of options for travelers sear... Read more
The Beijing International Long-Distance Running Festival is one of the grandest sporting events in China. The Festival is part of the continuing desire to create a healthy China and world. Ea... Read more
The festival aims at offering an opportunity for people to enjoy the fun of drinking beer and carnivals like the Munich Oktoberfest, so the organizers have joined hands with Schottenhamel Ltd. C... Read more
Venue: Beijing University Students Gymnasium
The World Snooker China Open, a professional snooker tournament, is one of eight ranking tournaments confirmed by the WPBSA. The tournament regularl... Read more
Apr. 8 to Apr. 10
The Beijing International Import Food Exhibition (FCE) mainly displays the latest technology and products of domestic and overseas food exporters. The exhibition strives&... Read more
May. 28 to Jun. 2
Daxing District, in Beijing's southern suburbs, pays homage to the watermelon every May 28 during the Daxing Watermelon Festival.
Watermelons Compete for Title
Consider it a beauty pageant... Read more
Beijing 798 art zone, as one of China's main centers for cutting edge contemporary art, is located on Jiuxianqiao Road, Dashanzi Area, Chaoyang District. It has a total construction area of 230... Read more
Grand View Garden, known as Da Guan Yuan in Mandarin, is a garden straight out of the pages of “A Dream of Red Mansions”, a classic Chinese novel. It also is the site of one of many Beijing festiv... Read more
Jan. 30 to Feb. 6
Temple fairs are popular activities in many parts of China during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration (Spring Festival). Happiness is celebrated at the Dongyue Temple Fair, one of the old... Read more
Baiyun Temple Fair is famous for its popularity and its long duration. You can attend many folk activities, and enjoy the local snacks, folk handicrafts, and exhibition of paintings.
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For visitors who want to have an authentic northern Chinese festival experience, the Changdian Temple Fair is a vibrant, energetic celebration that welcomes Chinese and foreigners alike. Like... Read more
Sep. 26 to Nov. 16
The Beijing Chrysanthemum Festival (北京菊花文化节) takes place in Beijing every fall. Visitors can enjoy the fine autumn weather and see thousands of colorful chrysanthemums, one of the four tradit... Read more
Oct. 15 to Oct. 31
Charming scenery of Red Leaf in Fragrant Hill, one of the four best places to appreciate red leaf in China
Fragrant Hill Red Leaf Festival is usually held in the middle of October at Fragra... Read more
Established in 2004, the Beijing International Music Festival is a celebration of classical music from throughout the world as well as China. Collaboration makes this festival an outstanding even... Read more
Jan. 10 to Feb. 28
Ice sculpture in Longqing Gorge
Longqing Gorge, located about 80 km (50 mi) northwest of Beijing, and sometimes referred to as the "Little Three Gorges" (as in the three gorges of the Three Gorg... Read more
Apr. 8 to May. 8
Beijing's Pinggu District is the world's largest peach blossom area which covers a land area of 220,000 mu (14,674 hectares). It was elected as one of the top ten destination in the wo... Read more
Dec. 26 to Feb. 18
Yuyuantan Park is currently hosting its 5th annual ice and snow festival. The park, boasting a total area of 338.5 acres (137 ha) in Beijing’s Haidian District, is alive with a traditional winter... Read more
The Bird's Nest Ice and Snow Festival is a Disney princess theme festival, using the US$423 million Beijing Olympic venue — the Bird's Nest.
For this festival the Nat... Read more
At Wuxiancaishen Temple (五显财神庙, 'Five Prominent Wealth Gods Temple') there are five gods of wealth enshrined and worshiped. It is an important activity for many old natives of Beijing to com... Read more
Time: The Great Wall International Marathon is held on the third Saturday of May every year. The 2013 Huangyaguan Great Wall Marathon kicks off on May 18, 2013.
Location: Huangyaguan Great W... Read more