July - Large Scale Folh Art Celebrations & Festivals in China

Nadam Fair at Sayram, Lake, Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang
  • Time: July 13-16
  • Sponsor: Tourism Bureau of Bortala Prefecture, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
  • What's On: Participating in the traditional Mongolian Nadam Fair, enjoying horserace and camel race, visiting free markets, purchasing
  • handicrafts, tasting Mongolian food and with unique flavor appreciating Mongolian songs and dances.

    Jiugong Mountain Summer Resort and Tourism Festival
  • Time: July
  • Venue: Jiugong Mountain Scenic Area, Tongshan County, Hubei Province.
  • Sponsors: Hubei Provincial People's Government.
  • Organizers: Hubei Provincial Tourism Administration and Xianning People's Government.
  • What's On: Enjoying a summer holiday and participating in the rock climbing competition Brief Introduction: At Quanyapenxue in Jiugong Mountain lies a perpendicular rock with an angle of 80 degrees, which consists of large and hard rocks layer upon layer. Hence it is an ideal place for rock climbing.
  • China Heilongjiang Forest Ecotour Festival
  • Time: July 18 to 20
  • Venue: Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province.
  • Sponsors: Heilongjiang Provincial Tourism Administration and Yichun City People's Government.
  • Organizers: Yichun City People's Government and Yichun Forest Administrative Bureau.
  • What's On: With the "Heilongjiang - the best place for China Forest Ecotour in the 21st century" as the theme, the Forest Ecotour Festival includes the inauguration ceremony, theatrical performances, and forest ecotours, in addition to the exhibitions and sales of wood carvings, tree-root sculptures, traditional paintings on birch bark.
  • Nadam Fair in Hulun Buir League

  • Time: Early July
  • Venue: Chen Barag Banner of Hulun Buir League of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
  • Sponsors: Tourism Bureau of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and the Administrative Office of Hulun Buir League.
  • What's On: Offering sacrifices to Aobao (stone or earth laid out as a road marker or boundary sign by Mongolians, formerly also worshipped as habitation of spirits), holding horserace, and wrestling and arrow shooting competitions. As Nadam Fair fully displays traditional folk culture of the Mongolian people, with a strong local and ethnic characteristics, it attracts a large number of people every year. Attending Nadam Fair will help tourists get to know the history, culture, architecture, songs and dances, costume arts and lifestyle of Mongolians and enjoy the beautiful grassland.
  • The Activity of "Songhua Lake in Summer"

  • Time: July to August
  • Venue: Songhua Lake, Jilin City, Jilin Province.
  • What's On: Songhua Lake, which originates from the Tianchi (Heavenly) Lake of the Changbai Mountains, is one of the largest man-made lakes in China. With an area of more than 500 sq km, Songhua Lake is the national key scenic area approved by the State Council and the 4A scenic area designated by the National Tourism Administration. The Activity of "Songhua Lake in Summer" mainly includes a large concert, an international on-water motor race, an international parachute tournament, an on-water duration competition,
  • "Summer Flavor" floats in a parade, the demonstration of lanterns on the Songhua River, the sports meet of the ethnic groups of Jilin Province, the Grass Skiing Festival on the North Hill, the ceremony to offer sacrifices to Confucius at the Jilin Confucius Temple, and so on.

    Qingdao International Beer Festival

  • Time: July 8 to 23 every year
  • Venue: Qingdao City, Shandong Province
  • Sponsor: Qingdao City People's Government
  • What's On: With beer as media, this festival integrates economic trade, tourism, science and technology, culture and sports, and promotes
  • economic and cultural exchanges and friendly contacts between Qingdao and various countries in the world. At the festival, tourists may taste several dozens kinds of beer made in China, exchange opinions and have a happy time. The Qingdao Summer Art Festival, On-water Sports Competition, professional lectures, sand sculpture competition and the exhibition of calligraphy and paintings are held at the same time.

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