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Lanzhou Festivals & Events

Post Date: 2020/03/13 16:51
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A trip to Lanzhou cannot be complete without understanding its rich heritage and explore the local culture. The historical and cultural festivals & Events in Lanzhou will give you an insight into the city's history, traditions, and lifestyle. While visiting the cultural attractions in Lanzhou would prove to be informative, attending Lanzhou Festivals with locals will leave you entertained. From cultural performances to historical monuments that give you a glimpse of the past, take a look at this list to know Lanzhou better. If you are plan a trip to Lanzhou, the best time to visit Lanzhou is from May to October, especially in September. During this period, the weather is comfortable. In addition,there are many local Festivals will be held in Lanzhou city. Below are the most important festivals & Events in Lanzhou.

Spring Festival Temple Fair
The Spring Festival Cultural Temple Fair will hold in Lanzhou annually. The Avenues for the fair are Jinchengguan Cultural Scenic Park, Waterwheel Park and the Lanzhou Library in Lanzhou. Tourists can enjoy the Qinqiang Opera, music, drum performances, lion dances and lantern riddles at the parks.
Time: 11th-24th, Feb.
Location: Dongfang Red Square, Qingyang Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou

Hua'er Folk Music Festival
The Hua'er Folk Music Festival will be held at the Shifogou National Forest Park in Lanzhou City during July. Hua’er, which literally means “flower” in Chinese, refers to a type of folk song popular among ethnic groups in western China. With an aim to building up an ecological tourism and entertainment zone in Qilihe, the event will include a Hua’er singing competition and other outdoor sports and tourism promotional activities. Being a verdant area in Qilihe District, Shifogou is the Hua’er inheritance base in Gansu Province and has held the festival for 20 times.

Time: 26th-28th of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar
Location: Linxia Hui autonomous prefecture

Lanzhou "Silk Road" Tourism Festival
It is held in Lanzhou annually in September. Plan your trip this month to experience take part in the trips and other activities conducted as a part of the festival.The Silk Road Festival is a social enterprise project that aims to enhance intercultural appreciation and community interaction, inspire travel and technological discoveries with ancient Silk Road aspirations. On the ancient Silk Road, newcomers to the land interacted with locals fostering understanding, tolerance and respect for one other.

Time: 10th-17th, September
Location: Lanzhou City

Lanzhou Yellow River Cultural Tourism Festival
The intangible cultural heritage performances like bottle gourd carving, paper-cutting, Taiping drum and stilted walking will be presented during the event. Singers from ethnic minority groups will perform the Silk Road Merry Song. In addition, the Land and Maritime Silk Road Tourism Cultural Summit Forum will be held discussing the tourism development under the “One Belt One Road” Initiative. The Yellow River Tourism Association formed by cities of Lanzhou, Baiyin, Linxia and Gannan will be established and a strategic cooperation agreement will be signed then.
Time: In August
Location: Lanzhou City

Lanzhou New Year concert
The New Year concert in lanzhou has been held since 1998, and it is one of the earliest cities in China to hold the New Year concert. Since 2003, it has merged with the New Year's day reception of the municipal government and become an annual cultural festival hosted by the municipal government. The concert in Lanzhou presented both Chinese and western classic masterpieces promoting both Belarusian and Chinese culture.
Time: At the end of December or early January
Location: Concert Hall in Lanzhou City

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