Shandong Festivals and Events
There are a lot of Shandong festivals and events you could enjoy in your Shandong visiting. We have chosen some recommended ones to give you details of several festivals and activities in Shandong.
Qingdao International Beer Festival
Time: The second weekend of August and lasting 16 days
During the festival, the whole city is in great revelry. Beer drinking competitions, parties, entertainment and trade exhibitions stimulate interest. Dozens of beer companies from all over the world join the festival. Beer products and cultures from Germany and Korea are introduced into China, and interaction enriches the Chinese beer market and enhances the cooperation of Chinese and foreign beer companies.
Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival
Time: September 26th -- October 10th
Holding Venue: Qufu, the hometown of Confucius
Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival is one of the 14 grand tourist festivals in China. It is a grand, colorful and comprehensive festival which integrates commemorative activities, culture communication, tourism and academic discussion together.
Jinan Spring Water Culture Week
Time: Every September
Holding Venue: Quancheng Square, the bank of Daming Lake
Known as the world’s capital of spring, spring water culture would be a must for lots of visitors. There would be grand square variety show including fireworks gala, spring culture experience activities, etc. In Daming Lake, there are triathlon matches.
Mount Tai Dongyue Temple Fair
Time: Luna March 28th
Holding Venue: Dai Temple
The temple originated in Tang Dynasty, and it took the celebration of God of Mount Tai’s birthday as major content. Later, folk performances, Wangmuchi flat peach fair, peach blossom tourist festival, pear tourist festival, spring tourism sodality, etc. were added in the activity.
Weifang International Kite Festival
Time: April 20th -- 25th
Weifang has the custom of kite flying in spring since ancient times. In 1984, the local governments carried forward this outstanding folk cultural tradition and advocated the holding of the international kites meeting. Over 17 kite teams and beyond 100 participants engaged in the activities including individuals from America, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, etc. Since then, every year in the early April in Weifang, an international kite festival is held. The scale of the festival is bigger and bigger, and the level comes with more wonderful content.
Mount Tai International Climbing Festival
Time: Every September 6th –10th
Holding Venue: Mount Tai
During this period, you could take part in a variety of activities like Mount Tai climbing competition, Mount Tai marathon, countryside style picking activities, Ningyang Cricket Festival, golden autumn phytography match, exhibitions, etc. Since it started, the festival attracts numerous mountaineering enthusiasts from many countries like Britain, France, America, South Korea, Japan, etc. So far, the festival has become a national sports commission recommended to the public and it is popular for lots of persons from home and abroad.
Qingdao Cherry Blossom Fair
Time: From early April to early May
The cherry flowers in Zhongshan Park are the most characteristic scenic spots there. It gets the fame of “the sea flower of east park”. You can appreciate cherry flowers here from April 10th to May 1st.