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Hangzhou Festivals

Several of Hangzhou’s festivals and events are centered around West Lake, like the International Tourism Festival, Fireworks Festival, Osmanthus Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival Evening Party and West Lake Expo.

There is also the Tidal Bore Festival in September, when visitors come to see the world’s largest tidal wave.

Our Hangzhou tours can be easily adapted to take in a festival or event in the prosperous imperial retreat of Hangzhou.

Hangzhou Festivals and Events List

Hangzhou Dragon Boat Festival 2014

Jun. 2, 2014 to 

Dragon boat racing Hangzhou Xixi International Dragon Boat Race is held annually on Dragon Boat Festival (2 June, 2014). Click the link for other years' dates. The event has a long history and un... Read more

International Qiantang River Tidal Bore Watching Festival

Feb. 2, 2015 to 

It has been the tradition for people living by the mouth of the Qiantang River to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival by eating moon cake and watching the tide. The natural wonder has become a popular... Read more

International Cartoon and Animation Festival, China

Apr. 28, 2014 to to May. 3, 2014

Drawing (pun not intended) the most famous names in the cartoon industry, the International Cartoon and Animation Festival, held in Hangzhou since 2005, runs for several days. Included in the pas... Read more

West Lake Expo

Mar. 27, 2015 to to Mar. 28, 2015

First begun in 1929, the First West Lake Expo features exciting exhibitions relating to technology, art, financial services, leisure industries that will create business in China and abroad, healt... Read more