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Beijing 2014 events

Beijing International Kite Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2014

Kicking off with a colourful opening ceremony that involves dragon dances, ......

Kicking off with a colourful opening ceremony that involves dragon dances, music and kite displays, this annual event held in Beijing attracts kite-flying teams from all over the world. The tradition of kite flying dates back over 100 years in China, and kites dating back to this early period are on display at the festival as well as plenty of newer models.

Venue:
Chaoyang Park.

Address:
Chaoyang Park, Beijing, China

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Sport

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Beijing Dance Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2014

This theatre and dance festival, lasting for six weeks, showcases the best ......

This theatre and dance festival, lasting for six weeks, showcases the best of local and global contemporary dance with more than two dozen shows performed at venues across Beijing.

Venue:
Theatres across Beijing.

Event cost:
TBC.

Category:
Dance

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Date :
8 September 2014

Also known as The Moon Festival, this event means a family reunion to Chine ......

Also known as The Moon Festival, this event means a family reunion to Chinese people so it is one of the most important traditional festivals in China. Admiring the full moon and eating delicious moon cakes is the order of the day. Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.

Venue:
Throughout Beijing.

Address:
Beijing, China

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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China Open Tennis Tournament

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2014 - October 2014

Now held at the Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Centre, this ATP elite tour ev ......

Now held at the Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Centre, this ATP elite tour event attracts many of the world's best tennis players.

Venue:
Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Centre.

Address:
North 5th Ring Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Event cost:
Tickets ¥60-1,800 (£6-170).

Category:
Spectacle

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Beijing International Marathon

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2014

A good time of the year to run when the weather is pleasant, the annual Bei ......

A good time of the year to run when the weather is pleasant, the annual Beijing Marathon attracts over 30,000 competitors from all over the world. The marathon was first held in 1981 and has been a popular annual event ever since. The race is recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and as such, participants receive official IAAF scores from the race.

Venue:
Streets of Beijing.

Address:
Begins in Tiananmen Square and ends at the National Olympic Sports Centre, Beijing, China

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Sport

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Beijing 2015 events

Chinese New Year

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

Chinese New Year is best recognised for having one of the grandest firework ......

Chinese New Year is best recognised for having one of the grandest fireworks displays on earth, which almost everyone in Beijing contributes to. The dates vary every year but it's usually in February and lasts for 15 days. Apart from the fireworks, visitors won't notice too much in the way of celebrations - it's very much a family occasion, but it's well worth visiting a temple fair. The one at the Temple of Earth Park in Beijing is good.

Venue:
Throughout the city, but especially in temples and parks.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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The Bookworm International Literary Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015

The Bookworm International Literary Festival brings together award-winning ......

The Bookworm International Literary Festival brings together award-winning authors, poets and journalists from China and overseas and gives punters a fortnight's worth of talks and workshops to listen to and participate in.

Venue:
The Bookworm Café and other venues across Beijing.

Event cost:
Average ticket price: ¥80 (£8).

Category:
Art & Literature

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Edited by Tina Banerjee
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