8. Dalian International Fashion Festival
Dates: Early September
Place: Dalian, Liaoning Province
Activities: Events include a large evening performance
in the city square, an international fashion fair,
business talks for exporting garments, a Chinese youth
fashion design competition and fashion shows.
9.Qufu Interational Confucius
Dates: September 26-Octobcr 10
Place: Qufu, Shandong Province
Activities: The 27th day of the eighth lunar
month is the birth day of Confucius, a great
Chinese philosopher and educator.
During the festival, a memorial ceremony for
Confucius is held, along with a ceremony with
recreations Of ancient music and dances for
commemorating Confucius. A Confucius
exhibition, a local calligraphy show and trade
talks are held. The tombs of Confucius and his
descendants, the Confucian family mansion,
the Confucius Temple, and Confucius' birth
place are open for tourists. Visitors may also
participate in research of Confucius'
educational theories, attend local wedding
ceremonies, and taste the famous Shandong
||10. Guilin Scenery Festival
Dates: October 31-November 8
Place: Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Activities: An opening ceremony, and an autumn
lantern festival on the Lijiang River are held.
Moreover, an evening tour of the Lijiang River will
show beautifully shaped lanterns which combine
sound, light, color and movement. A bonfire party on
Love Island, folk song and dance performances and
barbecues are also held. Tourists may experience
Guilin's ancient culture and visit hot springs in nearby
11. Chinese Beijing Opera Art Festival
Dates: Once every two years
Activities: Domestic and foreign Beijing opera artists
will take the stage and perform. Travelers can visit the
Street of Ancient Culture and the popular Nanshi
12. Hubei Three Gorges Art Festival
Dates: September to October
Flace: Yichang, Hubei Province
Activities: With the beautiful scenery of the famous
Three Gorges as the core, programs to display Hubei
culture are arranged, such as tours of the Three Gorges,
Shennongjia and the Wudang Mountains. In addition,
economic and trade activities are held.
13.Huangshan Mountain International Tourist Festival
Place: Huangshan Mountain, Anhui Province
Activities: A traditional lantern festival, folk performances, tours of Huangshan Mountain and Huizhou's ancient architecture, business talks for inviting investment and exhibitions of commodities are arranged.
14. Baoding Health Building Festival for Seniors
Dates: October (the ninth day of the ninth lunar month)
Place: Baoding, Hebei province
Activities: Tourists may visit senior citizens doing morning exercises in local parks, vist the Qigong hospital, the Martial Arts Hall, the medicine market in Anguo, the Medicine King Temple, the provincial viceroy's residence and the ancient Lotus Pond. Opportunities to taste traditional health food are arranged. In addition, a health-care products fair will be held.