Beijing Festivals and Events

Beijing Festivals and Activities give a brief introduction of festivals and activities in Beijing, and tell travelers what to do for Beijing Festival Tours. As the political, cultural, international exchange and scientific and technological innovation center of China, there are numerous festivals(including Chinese traditional Festivals and temple fairs), activities, exhibitions, conventions and competitions celebrated and held in Beijing.

Festivals in Beijing 2019

Besides some Chinese traditional festivals, like New Year's Day(January 1), Spring Festival(usually in late Jan. or early Feb.; February 5, 2019), Lantern Festival(The fifteenth day of the first lunar month), Tomb Sweeping Day(15 days after the Spring equinox; April 5, 2019), Dragon Boat Festival(The fifth day of the fifth lunar month; June 7, 2019) and Mid-Autumn Day(The fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month; September 13, 2019), Beijing is rich in temple fairs and various cultural festivals. 

Date Festivals Theme
The 1st day to 5th day of the 1st Lunar Month, 10:00-16:00 every day Changdian Temple Fair(厂甸庙会) Temple Fair
The 1st day to 9th day of the 1st Lunar Month Baiyun Temple Temple Fair(白云观庙会) Temple Fair
The 1st day to 5th day of the 1st Lunar Month Grand View Garden Temple Fair Traditional folk culture
The 1st day to 6th day of the 1st Lunar Month Dongyue Temple Temple Fair(东岳庙庙会) Praying and blessing
The 1st day to 7th day of the 1st Lunar Month Ditan Temple Fair(地坛庙会) Temple Fair
The 2nd day of the 1st Lunar Month The God of Wealth Temple Fair(五显财神庙会) Temple Fair
The 1st day to 6th day of the 1st Lunar Month Yanqing Ice and Snow Culture Temple Fair Ice and Snow
April - May Beijing Student Film Festival(BSFF) Film
April 15-25 Pinggu Peach Blossom Festival Flowers
April 15 Beijing International Long-distance Running Festival Long-distance Running
Late June, Lasting 2 Months(According to the flowering) Summer Palace Lotus Festival Flowers
September 9-28 Beijing Traditional Chinese Culture Festival(北京国学文化节) Chinese Traditional Culture
September - October Beijing 798 Art Festival Art
October 1-4 Beijing International Tourism Festival Tourism
Mid-October to mid-November Beijing Contemporary International Art Festival(DIAF) Art
October 12-26 Beijing Music Festival(BMF) Music
Mid-October Fragrant Hill Red Leaf Festival Plant landscape
December - February Blue Harbor Light Festival(蓝色港湾灯光节) Visual feast

More Festivals in Beijing

Events in Beijing 2019

Participating in a event is a great chance to appreciate the charm of Beijing. Beijing is an ancient capital with the increasing international influence and status. It is a good place to hold various events, like hiking, marathon, temple fairs, cycling, tourism, fashion, design, etc. Every year, the activities like Beijing marathon, the great wall hiking, cycling racing, temple fairs attract a crowd of tourists from home and abroad.

Date Events Theme
February 28- March 7, 2019 Dayuan Praying Dharma Assembly(大愿祈祷法会) Dharma Assembly
May 18, 2019 Huangyaguan Great Wall Marathon in Beijing Marathon
May 25, 2019 The 10th Beijing International Mountain Walking Festival Sponsored by Hua Yuan Group Walking
June 15, 2019 The 9th Beijing International Cycling Tour Festival Cycling
September 5- September 6, 2019 Beijing International Tourism Fair Tourism
September 3- September 10, 2019 Beijing Fashion Week Fashion
September 26 - October 3, 2019 Beijing Design Week Design
September- October Beijing Chrysanthemum(City Flowers) Exhibition Flowers

Exhibitions in Beijing 2019

Beijing has many exhibitions halls, like China International Exhibition Center, Beijing Exhibition Center, Beijing Times Art Museum and so on., where exhibitions are held almost all the year round, including recreation, education, technology, culture, business, cultural relics, trade fair, horticulture, tourism and other exhibition themes. 

Date Exhibitions Theme
June - September, 2019 Exhibition of 20th Century Treasures from the Virginia Fine Arts Collection Treasures
April 29-October 7, 2019 International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing Horticulture
June of 2019 Qinghai in the Belt and Road Belt and Road
June 1-15, 2019 Jingdezhen and Imperial Palace Imperial Kiln Porcelain Contrast Exhibition Kiln Porcelain
May 28-June 1, 2019 China(Beijing) International Service Trade Fair Trade Fair
April 27-30, 2019 China(Beijing) International Tea and Tea Ceremony Exhibition Tea
August 30-September 1, 2019 Cafe Show China Coffee
October 31 - November 3, 2019  China International Information and Communication Exhibition Information and Communication
November 7-9, 2019 2019 Beijing Housing EXPO Housing 
July 29-31, 2019 2019 Beijing China Beauty EXPO Beauty
June 12, 2019 China International Environmental Protection Exhibition Environmental Protection and Water Treatment
June 23, 2019 China International Catering Trade Fair Food and beverage
June 28, 2019 2019 China (Beijing) International Big Data Industry EXPO Information communication
July 6-9, 2019 China (Beijing) International New Energy Automobile Exhibition New Energy Automobile

Conventions in Beijing 2019

Beijing is one of the welcomed places where people often hold all kinds of conventions in China. Every year, you can always find various forums, seminars, conventions and world conferences in Beijing. What's more, Beijing International Convention Center and Beijing National Conference Center are good choices to hold various conventions.

Dates Conventions Theme
March 3-13, 2019 The Second Meeting of the 13th CPPCC National Committee CPPCC(Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference)
March 5, 2019 The Second Session of the 15th National People's Congress National People's Congress
April 25-27, 2019 "Belt and Road" International Cooperation Peak BBS Belt and Road
May 6-8, 2019 Global Software Development Conference Software
May 29, 2019 2019 China E-commerce Conference E-commerce
June 13-16, 2019 World Transport Congress 2019 Transportation
June 20, 2019 China New Era Entrepreneur Forum Enterprise
August 2-4, 2019 Beijing International Artificial Intelligence Conference Artificial Intelligence

Competitions in Beijing 2019

On August 8, 2008, Beijing Olympic Games were held here, and in the near future from February 4, 2022 to February 20, 2022, Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will also be held in Beijing. With completed infrastractural facilities, beautiful scenery and profound history and culture, this charming city has been attracting many big and small competitions to be held here. 

Date Competitions Competition Items
April 1-7, 2019 World Snooker China Open in Beijing Snooker
September 13-15, 2019 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Basketball
May 6-12, 2019 Curling World Cup Curling
October of 2019 Beijing Marathon Marathon
July 13-21, 2019 Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition Ballet
June 29 - December 1, 2019 2019 Beijing Renhe Football Match Football
May 18, 2019 Mutianyu Great Wall International Cross-country Competition Cross-country Competition

Performances in Beijing 2019

There are a variety of big and small performances in Beijing, ranging from concerts, operas, Beijing opera, Yue opera, Kun operas, ballet, dance drama, music drama, child play, cross talk and many other performance forms. When coming to Beijing, if possible, watching a Beijing opera or other Chinese operas like Yue opera can make you truly feel the profound Chinese culture. 

Date Performances Type
June 26, 2019(debut) Lin Zexu in Beijing Opera
June - August, 2019 40 Excellent Children's Plays Performances The Living Theater
June 20- June 23, 2019 Turandot Opera
July 30- August 4, 2019 Long March Opera
July 20- July 21, 2019 National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra Concert Concert
June 5, 2019 The Way to the Pure Land(天路) Dance Drama
June 29- July 1, 2019 Sparkling Red Star Ballet
August 15- August 27, 209 Notre Dame de Paris Music Drama
June 8- July 4, 2019 2019 Lao She Teahouse Cross Talk Show Cross Talk
August 6- August 7, 2019 Peony Pavilion Kun Opera
August 6, 2019 A Dream in Red Mansions Yue Opera