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

Feb. 2013

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 festiva... Read more

The Naxi Torch Festival

Jul. 2013

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.Tor... Read more

Qiyue Festival


The Qiyue Festival is another important festival for the Naxi People. The festival is held on the middle of seventh month of the lunar calendar. It will last for 10 days. It is the festival for animal... Read more

Zhuanshan Festival

Sep. 2013

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 whi... Read more

Dongba Fair

Apr. 2014

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 Activi... Read more

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