Events in Beijing

Chinese new year

The Chinese New Year is known for the largest and most beautiful fireworks in the world. The fireworks in Beijing in particular contribute to this reputation. Even though the timing of the Chinese New Year varies, it usually takes place in February and lasts 15 days. Apart from the fireworks, visitors do not experience much of the festivities because the Chinese New Year is largely celebrated with the family. However, it is worth visiting a temple festival, especially the festival in the Temple of the Earth Park in Beijing is recommended.

Date: January 25, 2020 – January 25, 2020
Location: All over Beijing, especially in temples and parks.

Beijing International Dragon Boat Festival

The colorful opening ceremony with kite dances, music and a kite flying show is a wonderful way to get in the mood for this event, which attracts teams from all over the world every year to fly kites. The hang gliding tradition in China is over 100 years old. At the shows there are models from the early days of tradition and a lot of new models to see.

Date: June 25, 2020 – June 25, 2020
Location: Chaoyang Park.

Beijing International Dance Festival

This theater and dance festival shows the best of contemporary, regional
and international dance in more than two dozen performances and at several venues in Beijing.

Date: July 16, 2020 – July 28, 2020
(not yet determined)
Location: Several theaters in Beijing.

Beijing International Music Festival

As part of this international music festival, musicians from all over the world show their skills for two weeks every summer. For the audience, the round of classical concerts becomes an unforgettable experience.

Date: August 11, 2020 – August 24, 2020
(not yet determined)
Place: Beijing International Music Festival & Academy (BIMFA)

China Open tennis tournament

Part of the ATP men’s tennis tournament series, this event takes place at the Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center and attracts the best tennis players in the world.

Date: September 27, 2020 – October 11, 2020
Location: Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center
Admission: With admission fee.

Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival

The mid-autumn festival is also known as the moon festival. This festival, where families come together to celebrate together, is one of the most important traditions in China. Full moon watching and the enjoyment of delicious moon cakes are on the daily schedule.

Date: October 01, 2020 – October 01, 2020
Location: All over Beijing.

Beijing International Marathon

The Beijing Marathon takes place at a perfect time of year when the weather is pleasant. The annual event attracts over 30,000 runners from around the world. The marathon took place for the first time in 1981 and has been a popular event ever since. The race is recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which is why marathon participants receive official IAAF points.

Date: November 03, 2020 – November 03, 2020
(not yet determined)
Location: Beijing city center.
Entry: With entry fee.

Tiananmen Square, entrance to Forbidden City, Beijing

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