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Lijiang Festivals

There are 6 Lijiang festivals and events that we think you may be interested in. They are all of an ethnic nature because of Lijiang's minority population.

As the festivals are celebrated according to the Chinese lunar calendar dates will vary by up to a month from year to year. Contact us for exact dates.

Book one of our Lijiang tours to see a festival (depending on time of travel) and more of Lijiang's top attractions.

Lijiang Festivals and Events List

Wooden Rod Festival

Mar. 5 

Lijiang Wooden Rod Festival is a traditional trade fair of the Naxi nationality, annually held in the Old Town of Lijiang. It brings together people from various nationalities. Nowadays the festi... Read more

The Naxi Torch Festival

Aug. 8 to Aug. 10

The minority peoples of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces bring new meaning to the old song lyrics, "there'll be a hot time in the old town tonight," as they celebrate the annual Naxi Torch Festival. ... Read more

Zhuanshan Festival

Sep. 7 

Also known as Worshiping Mountain Festival, Zhuanshan Festival is held by Mosuo people living near the Hulu Lake of Lijiang on the 25th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar each year, during w... Read more

Dongba Fair

Apr. 23 

Every year, on the fifth day of the third lunar month, the annual Dongba Fair is held in Lijiang Jade Water Village, a settlement of the Naxi minority. It is a grand spectacle. Main Festival ... Read more