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, Jixian... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 oldest t... 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 GymnasiumThe World Snooker China Open, a professional snooker tournament, is one of eight ranking tournaments confirmed by the WPBSA. The tournament regularly feat... 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
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 searching... Read more
Questions and Answers About Beijing Festivals
Exhibitions and special events in Dashanzi art district in early April 2014
I didn't find any information about new exhibitions in April on their official website. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-04-01
hi, will be in beijing in december 24 until 30..is there any festival/fair in dec. will snow falls during that date. will bring few pieces of winter cloth. is there any cheap outlet to shop upon arrived for winter cloth/boots for me n children.
For buying cheap clothes, Xiushui Street ( Silk Market) and Yaxiu are good places.
Xiushui Street (秀水街): Take subway line 1 and get off at Yong'anli station.
Yaxiu at Sanlitun (三里屯雅秀): Take subway line 10 and get off at Tuanjiehu Station.
Normally it is snowy in December, but weather condition is hard to predict.
Carol Wang replied on 2013-12-03
Goodday,i am from Africa,i want to visit Beijing in December 2013,can you kindly invite me to some event so that i can seek sponsorship to come there,i want a festival or event which is youth driven,and has elemnts of business opportunities.thanks in advance.
Hi olga, it seems that there is no event in Beijing in December. Maybe you can celebrate the new year in Beijing. We can arrange your Beijing tour if you need and just let me know if you need.
Simon Huang replied on 2013-09-09
MARCIA BASS 2013-08-23
wWE WILL BE IN BEIJING SEPTEMBER AND EARLY OCTOBER, WHAT EVENTS ARE ON?
Thank you for your inquiry.
Oct.1-7 is the National Day holiday in China, people have a 7-day holiday.
Many people will be travelling during this period. With the crowds everywhere, the traffic will be very busy and you will take longer on the road. The booking for hotels and flights would be very tight and early confirm is highly recommended. You will also need to wait in line for about 1 hour before you could enter the popular attractions and will need to wait for a long time at restaurants. It’s also very hot and uncomfortable to swamp inside crowds. You will need to keep close attention to your camera, watch and wallet, as there may be thieves hiding in the crowds. All these could be frustrated for a tour. We just hope you could see better side of China, not this chaos.
Doris Huang replied on 2013-08-23
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