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Local Fairs

Local Festivals
The Imperial Fair falls on the 23rd of the third lunar month. The name comes from the time that the Qing Emperor, Qian Long, enjoyed the fair during his inspection trip to south China. It is held in the Temple of the Queen of Heaven on Ancient Cultural Street by the Sancha River estuary. Many performers take part and there are many activities such as the dragon dance and, lion dances, martial art shows, and walking on stilts. Lantern Festival falls on the 15th of the first lunar month and various performances are given in the city itself and in the outlying districts.

Beitong Sea-Going Fair
Time: mid-October
Place: Tanggu District, Tianjin


  • Bonfire evening in Beitong.
  • Running with torches, floating Lamps on the river and lighting box lamps.
  • Offshore fishing and a stay with fishermen.
  • Sea food tasting and visiting the aquatic products market.
  • Visiting the ancient fort, Rainbow Bridge and the economic zone.

Autumn Tourist Festival in Jixian County
Time: late September
Place: Rxian County, Tianjin

  • Fruit picking in orchards.
  • Rock climbing contest.
  • Mountaineering competition at the Huangya Pass Section of the Great Wall.
  • Staying as guests at local houses.
  • Mountaineering contest on Panshan Mountain.
  • Bonfire evening gala.

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