The climate in Shijiazhuang is of a continental monsoon type. From late autumn to early spring, it is very dry and windy with little rainfalls. In summer it is very hot. The most agreeable time is September and October when it is sunny and mild in temperature.
Nevertheless, for fans of folk arts, the best time to visit the city is in the Lantern Festival (the15th day of the 1st month according to the Chinese calendar). On that day, there are many folk art performances on stage.