Guangzhou Festivals

By Kelly PangUpdated Oct. 1, 2021

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.

Guangzhou Festivals and Events List

The Mid-Autumn Festival in Guangzhou

Sep. 13 

If you happen to be in Guangzhou, or you are going to spend a vacation in Guangzhou during the Mid-Autumn Festival, you should check out this article. Four interesting customs and six best places in Guangzhou to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival are listed. Read more

Guangzhou's 2020 Spring Festival Flower Fair

Jan. 24 to Jan. 30

Guangzhou, also known as "Flower City", holds a yearly Spring Festival Flower Fair that attracts millions of people from home and abroad. The streets are decorated with numerous fragrant and beautiful flowers. Read more

Polo Birth Festival Temple Fair

Mar. 17 to Mar. 19

Polo Birth Temple Fair has been one of the largest folk fairs in China since about 1,900 years ago. It is a temple fair linked with an interesting legend of a magic rooster called Polo. People who go to the fair can buy a paper Polo chicken. Read more

Guangzhou Lotus Flower Festival


The Guangzhou lotus festival is celebrated annually at Lotus Blossom Hill in July/August. During the festival, the theme changes every week. Over 280 different varieties of lotuses will be displayed. Read more

Christmas in Guangzhou in 2020

Dec. 25 

Christmas is not a Mainland China holiday, so people still have to work at Christmas. However, with about 200,000 Africans and hundreds of thousands of other foreigners, Christmas is more and more popularly celebrated. Read more

Yangjiang Kite Festival

Oct. 17 

From the Song Dynasty (960–1279), there has been a custom for people in Yangjiang to fly a kite on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. Since it was officially founded in 1992, it has attracted 10,000 kite-lovers from all over the world to participate each year. Read more

Chinese New Year in Guangzhou — 2020 Events

Guangzhou is a top city for Chinese New Year: What makes Guangzhou particularly attractive as a place to visit during the Spring Festival is the mild weather compared to most of China, and the quick t... Read more

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