Cultural in Shanghai

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month (2 March 2018, 19 February 2019). Families make yuán xiāo (also called tāng yuán; delicious dumplings of glutinous rice with a variety of sweet fil…
Art in Shanghai

China Shanghai International Arts Festival

A month-long program of cultural events held in October and November, including the Shanghai Art Fair, international music, dance, opera, acrobatics and the Shanghai Biennale.
Cultural in Shanghai

Lónghuá Temple Fair

The two-week fair at Lónghuá Temple coincides with the blossoming of the local peach trees and kicks off on the third day of the third lunar month (30 March 2017, 18 April 2018, 7 April 2019).
Sports in Shanghai

Dragon Boat Festival

This public holiday (端午节; Duānwǔ Jié) is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month (30 May 2017, 18 June 2018, 7 June 2019) with boat races along the Huángpǔ River, Sūzhōu Creek and Diànshān Lake.
Literature in Shanghai

Shànghǎi International Literary Festival

Held in March or April, this highly popular festival for bibliophiles is staged in the Glam, with international and local authors in attendance.
Sports in Shanghai

Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix

The slick Shànghǎi International Circuit has hosted F1’s Chinese Grand Prix every year since 2004. The race usually comes to town for three days in mid-April.