Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is best recognised for having one of the grandest fireworks displays on earth, which almost everyone in Shanghai 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. However, it's worth visiting Yu Yuan Gardens on the final day, known as Lantern Festival.Date: 05 February 2019 - 20 February 2019
Venue: Throughout Shanghai especially in temples and parks.
Shanghai Literary Festival
Writers from across China, Asia and the world attend what is China’s largest annual literary festival.Date: 27 March 2019 - 31 March 2019
Venue: Glamour Bar
Longhua Temple Fair
This fair, held in Shanghai during the third lunar month (late March, April or early May), is eastern China’s largest and oldest folk gathering, with all kinds of snacks, stalls, jugglers and stilt walkers.Date: 07 April 2019 - 07 April 2019
Venue: Longhua Temple.
Chinese Grand Prix
The Chinese leg of the Formula One World Championship is held at the Shanghai International Circuit.Date: 12 April 2019 - 14 April 2019
Venue: Shanghai International Circuit.
Shanghai International Film Festival
With a screening programme of close to 1,000 films by filmmakers and directors from all over the world, this is one of the biggest events of its kind in China. The festival, first held in 1993, is a juried competition with prizes awarded in four main areas of competition.Date: 15 June 2019 - 24 June 2019
Venue: Various venues in Shanghai.
The Shanghai Biennale is a series of talks, lectures, exhibitions and installations in various venues throughout Shanghai. Each biennale tackles a particular theme through a series of innovative and challenging displays and exhibitions.Date: 08 November 2020 - 10 March 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
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