Enjoy the Colorful Folk Festivals in Nanjing

Special festivals have been held on the monthly basis in every season in Nanjing since 2012. You can enjoy the cultural feast while visiting Nanjing.

Spring: Enjoying Flowers

Nanjing International Plum Blossom Festival

Nanjing International Plum Blossom Festival has been held every February-March since 1996. The city-wide carnival events include activities such as the opening ceremony, song and dance performances and plum appreciation. During the festival, cultural exhibitions and trade exchanges are also organized.

Nanjing International Plum Blossom Festival

Major Activities:

Gaochun International Slow City & Rape Flower Festival (March and April)

Chunniu Spring Outing Festival (March)

Mochou Lake Begonia Festival (March and April)

Summer: Happy Heat

Happy Water Cube

Nanjing Happy Water Cube Amusement Park, located in Tangshan Tourist Resort, was designed by Canadian FORREC, the world’s top design firm that specializes in the creation of entertainment and leisure environments. It is currently the largest water park in east China. The park is composed of six areas, including the tsunami surf zone, beach leisure area, magic slide area, children’s swimming area, dream-like drift region, and Spa area.

Nanjing Happy Water Cube Amusement Park

Major Activities:

Lotus Flower Festival (July and August)

Lishui Harvest Festival (July and August)

Jiangxin Islet Grape Festival (July and August)

Autumn: Best Season to Visit Nanjing

Nanjing Gucheng Lake Crab Festival

Nanjing Gucheng Lake Crab Festival has been successfully held for eight times. Crab breeding began in 1990 and the output was 156,000 kg. Today, the crab breeding area has expanded to 15,000 hectares and the annual output increased to 11 million kg. Crabs have been an economic contributor to the city.

Qixia Mountain in Nanjing

Qixia Mountain in Nanjing is one of the best places to enjoy maple leaves in China.

Major Activities:

Linggu Valley Osmanthus Festival (September and October)

Tourism Mountain Climbing Festival & Qixia Maple Leaves Art Festival (October and November)

Tangshan International Hot Spring Festival (October)

Winter: Lantern Festival

Qinhuai Lantern Festival

Qinhuai Lantern Festival, also known as Jinling Lantern Festival, has been held in Confucius Temple since ancient time. Held during the Lunar New Year (the Spring Festival), the festival features popular cultural activities and attracts visitors with lanterns dotting the Qinhuai River area and song and dance carnival.

Nanjing Qinhuai Lantern Festival

Major Activities:

Gaochun New Year Purchases Tourism Festival (from New Year’s Day to the Spring Festival)

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