Top Choice Ice Sculpture in Harbin

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival

Every winter from early December to late February (officially the festival opens 5 January), Harbin dons a fur-lined, technicolour dreamcoat of ice, snow and neon and gets down, Narnia style – no matter that it's mi…
Top Choice Music in Shenzhen

OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival

Savour 16 days of cutting-edge live jazz each October across various postindustrial venues at OCT-LOFT. The festival, which also offers workshops, screenings and exhibitions, is curated by B10 Live House owners Teng…
Top Choice Parade in Coloane

Tam Kung Festival

Tam Kong Festival is huge in Coloane. The birthday of the sea deity falls on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month (May or June), with festivities lasting three to five days. Highlights include: a dazzling parade…
Top Choice Music in Shenzhen

Tomorrow Music Festival

A fixture in Shēnzhèn's arts and alternative spheres since 2014, Tomorrow Music Festival channels the forward-looking spirit of the city by presenting experimental, avant-garde, noise, free jazz and edgy world music…
Top Choice Cultural in Nanjing

Nánjīng International Plum Blossom Festival

Held yearly from the last Saturday of February to early March, this festival takes place on Plum Blossom Hill near the Míng Xiàolíng Tomb when the mountain explodes into pink and white blossoms. It's a gorgeous sigh…
Top Choice Beer in Qingdao

International Beer Festival

The city’s premier party draws more than three million tipplers every August. It's not just Tsingtao on the menu, so expect a galaxy of international and domestic brands.
Art in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Art Basel Hong Kong

The Hong Kong edition of the world's premier art fair is a mega event where hundreds of galleries, thousands of artists, and art collectors from around the world flock to Hong Kong for five days of buying, selling, …
Food & Drink in Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Taking place over four days in late April or early May, Cheung Chau's annual Bun Festival is one of Hong Kong's most unique cultural experiences. Honouring the Taoist god Pak Tai, the festival involves days of parad…
Religious in Darchen & Mt Kailash

Saga Dawa

The festival of Saga Dawa marks the enlightenment of Sakyamuni, and occurs on the full-moon day of the fourth Tibetan month. In the Kailash region the highlight is the raising of the Tarboche prayer pole in the morn…
Film in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Film Festival

One of Asia's top film festivals, the 40-year-old HKIFF screens the latest art-house and award-winning movies from around the world for two to three weeks straddling the Easter holidays. Those who miss the festival …