Impressions of business fairs may pop up in people’s minds when they hear of festivals and events in Guangzhou. Guangzhou is a old and cultural city, in which old tradition has been well preserved and followed. The fact is that its booming industry shadows its historical glory. Traditional festivals are celebrated in a less known way, along with international trade fairs.
Most festivals in Guangzhou are listed on this page. If you want to attend one of them, contact us and let us help you customize a tour to add to your travel plans.
Festivals and Events List
Lanterns of Guangzhou Mid-Autumn Festival
The main customs of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Guangzhou include hanging lanterns, eating river snails, worshiping the moon, and bathing in the moonlight.
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Cantonese cuisine, one of the 'Eight Great Cuisines' in China, not only takes advantage of the local flavors, but also combines them with strong flavors from abroad. It is a blend of Chinese and ... Read more
China Tourism Art Joy Festival is a festival held by China National Tourism Administration and tourism departments of Guangdong Province in Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Center every October.... Read more
Feb. 15 to Mar. 5
Peonies are for prosperity
Guangzhou has the nickname of "flower city" because of the municipality's emphasis on having gardens and greenery. The Spring Festival flower fair held every year has a... Read more
Polo-birth Festival temple fair, as one of the largest folk fairs, has a history of more than 1,000 years. There is a popular saying the priority of one’s life is to have a tour in the Polo temple f... Read more
Tourists looking to experience the beauty of nature should not miss the Lotus Flower Festival, which is celebrated each August at Lotus Blossom Hill (莲花山).
This festival has been gaining in no... Read more
Jun. 10 to Jul. 15
Travelers who enjoy eating sweet, juicy litchis won’t want to miss the annual Zengcheng Litchi Festival, where homage is paid to this subtropical fruit, which is native to southern China, hence it... Read more
Aug. 15 to Aug. 21
South China Book Festival, a cultural feast for book-lovers, is a teenager-oriented exhibition to foster people's reading habits in daily life. It's held annually at a fixed time and place. There... Read more
Guangzhou has been influenced by international contact, so Christmas is popular. The local Chinese generally enjoy the festivities and commercial aspects. Though it isn't a Mainland holiday and most... Read more
Jun. 25 to Jun. 27
Hosted by Guangzhou Huazhan Exhibition Co. Ltd., Guangzhou International Hospitality Equipment & Supplies Fair is held annually for 3 days at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guan... Read more
Oct. 21 to Oct. 21
Place: Yangjiang, Guangdong
Yangjianghas long been enjoyed the fame of “Hometown to the Chinese Kites”, whose kite isthe most popular of its kind in South China, and it’s equally famous... Read more
May. 16 to May. 18
Since the China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition was founded in 2003, independent brands and international brands have exhibited in it, and the numbers of visitors has increased year... Read more
Mar. 18 to Apr. 1
Guangzhou (Canton) International Furniture Fair, also well-known as CIFF, is held twice a year, and has been held 30 times.
With an area of more than 620,000 square meters, CIFF will once aga... Read more