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.
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 Wall, ... Read more
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 Gorges Dam project), is named after Empe... 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
Fragrant Hill Red Leaf Festival is usually held in the middle of October at Fragrant Hill. It is a grand festival. Many visitors gather here to enjoy the beauty of the red autumnal leaves. Between t... Read more
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 traditional... Read more
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 mos... Read more
The Baiyun Temple Fair is famous for its popularity and its long duration. During the Temple Fair, tourists can attend many folk activities. For example, tourists can touch the "stone monkey." There... Read more
Temple fairs are popular activities during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, also known as Spring Festival, in many parts of China, including Beijing. Happiness is celebrated at the Dongyue... 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
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
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 230,000 ... Read more
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
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 regu... 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. Each ye... Read more
Celebrated: July 17, 2013 to August 15, 2013
The festival aims at offering an opportunity for people to enjoy the fun of drinking beers, and carnivals like the Munich Oketoberfest,... Read more
Christmas is not a public holiday in China. But among China's younger generation, Christmas has become more and more popular, and is celebrated more like a Valentine's Day or a get-together with fri... Read more
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