What's On
Shanghai Tourism Festival 2016
A great opportunity for immersive experiences of
"Silk Road" tourism and culture
Shanghai Tourism Festival 2016 was kicked off on September 10. The "Silk Road on the Sea" event will hopefully consolidate and expand the cooperation in various fields between Shanghai and the countries along "One Belt, One Road" and the cooperation between Shanghai and other Chinese provinces and cities and make the influences of the "Silk Road" tourism and culture more deeply felt in China and other parts of the world.
The locals and visitors were treated to the exciting "Silk Road" opening ceremony parade along Huaihai Road on September 10, featuring 24 lavishly festooned floats and 33 performance teams. This year marks "China-US Tourism Year", which gives Shanghai Tourism Festival another reason to bring to the forefront the closer cooperation between China and the United States in the tourism sector.
The float from Shanghai Disneyland Resort spearheaded the procession of floats. The performers from the United States not only performed in the parade, but also will do so on Nanjing's famous pedestrian street and in the area close to Oriental Pearl Tower.
Various innovative, Shanghai culture-centric activities will also be organized around the city, including "Rose Wedding", "Revival Art Festival" and "Zhujiajiao Watertown Music Festival". With the completion of Shanghai Center, China's highest skyscraper, Lujiazui Financial Center will add extra luster to Shanghai. So, the closing ceremony of Shanghai Tourism Festival 2016 will be taking place in Shanghai Center – an eye-opening concert will surely engross and enchant, against the dazzling backdrop of the city's iconic landmarks.
Main Festivities During Shanghai Tourism Festival 2016
Description Date Location
Citywide Shanghai Tourism Festival 2016 Opening Ceremony Grand Parade September 10 Huaihai Road (Xizang Road to Shaanxi Road)
Grand Floats Parade & Awards September 11 - October 6 Citywide
"Tour Shanghai in Autumn, Benefit from Specials" September 10 - October 6 Citywide
Shanghai Tourism Festival "Union Pay" Food Festival September 10 - October 6 Selected hotels in Shanghai
Shanghai Tourism Festival Photography Competition September 10 - October 6 Citywide
Walking Tour of Shanghai and Taipei September 11 Shanghai, Taipei
Shanghai Shopping Festival September 9 - October 12 Citywide
Mt. Qomolangma Cultural Tourism Festival Shanghai Week September Citywide
Shanghai Distinctive Tourism Food Selection September 25 - 27 Shanghai Tourism Souvenirs Exhibition Center
"Laofengxiang Cup" Shanghai Tourism Souvenir Design Contest June to September Citywide
Shanghai Tourism Knowledge Contest September 10 - October 6 Citywide
Shanghai Tourism Festival 2016 Closing Ceremony October 6  
Pudong Sunqiao Happy Harvest Festival September 28 - October 28 Sunqiao Modern Agricultural Park
Happy Panda Festivities September 1 - December 31 Shanghai Wildlife Park
The 18th Holiday Inn Pudong Munich Oktoberfest October 6, October 28 - 30 Holiday Inn Pudong
HaHa music festival October 1 - 3 Dishui Lake West Island
Huangpu Intangible Cultural Legacy Exhibition, Yuyuan Mall, Yuyuan China Day (Festival) September 8 - October 6 (subject to change) Yu Garden mall
Jiuzi Contest/ The 2nd Shanghai Community Game Festival September 11 Jiuzi Park
Rose Wedding Ceremony September 20 The Bund
Happy Nanjing Road Tour September 11 - 14 Nanjing Road Pedestrian Walkway
Happy Shopping Happy Tour in Huangpu September 10 - October 6 Citywide
Jing'an World Coffee Culture Festival TBD Kerry Center
The 4th Jing'an International Sparkling Wine Festival September 9 - 11 Jing'an Park, Nanjing West Road
Shanghai (Jing'an) International Comedy Festival September 15 - 25 Jing'an
2016 Jing'an International Sculpture Exhibition Shanghai China September 20 - November 20 Jing'an Sculpture Park
Xuhui Tang Rhythm Mid-Autumn Festival September 14 - 15 Guilin Park
Fuxing Art Festival September 10 - October 3 Hengshan Road and Fuxing Road
Changning Shanghai Yangtze River Oktoberfest September 20 - 30 Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel
"Tour Changning Following the Painting Book" Xiaozhuren Happy Tour September Changning
Putuo Shanghai Global Harbor Culture Tourism Shopping Festival/ The 3rd Anniversary of Global Harbor September 11 - October 7 Global Harbor
M50 Art Season / Students Entrepreneurship Bazaar September - October 50 Moganshan Road
Hongkou North Sichuan Road Happy Festival September 12 - October 6 Hongkou Football Stadium - North Sichuan Road
Shanghai Cruise Tourism Festival (Hongkou Edition) September 10 - October 6 North Bund SIPG Cruise City
Yangpu The 16th Urban Forest Festival September 26 - October 7 Gongqing National Forest Park
Shanghai Students Tourism Festival May - October Citywide
Baoshan Shanghai Wood Culture Festival September 24 - October 6 Shanghai Wood Culture Expo Garden
Shanghai Cruise Tourism Festival (Baoshan Edition) September 17 - October 13 Baoshan
Golden Autumn Gala September - October Gucun Park
Minhang The Hub International Music Gourmet Culture Festival October 1 - 7 The Hub
Jiading Shanghai Nanxiang Steamed Bun Culture Exhibition September 28 - October 28 Nanxiang Old Street, Guyi Garden
Anting Car Race Season & the 9th Anting Shanghai International Auto City Tourism Shopping Festival September 9 – November 6 Anting Shanghai International Automobile City
Shanghai Confucius Culture Festival September 22 - 28 Jiading Zhouqiao Scenic Area
Jinshan The 12th Fengjing Water Village Wedding Ceremony September 24 - 25 Ancient Town of Fengjing
2016 Jinshan Seafood Culture Festival September 16 - October 30 Jinshan Yuzui Village
Fengxian The 19th Tourism Kites Gala September 28 - October 7 Yuren Matou Scenic Area
Guangming Vegetables Festival September 29 – October 20 888 Haixing Road, Haiwan Town
Haiwan Forest Slow Life Gala September 6 - October 6 Shanghai Haiwan National Forest Park
3rd Bihai Jinsha Cable Waterski World Cup September 27 - October 6 Bihai Jinsha Cable Waterski Club
Songjiang Shanghai Happy Valley International Magic Festival September 1 - October 7 Shanghai Happy Valley
2016 Songjiang Chrysanthemum Culture Festival September 30 - October 30 Wuku Agricultural Park, 1699 Yexinzhi Road
2nd Shanghai Film Park Qipao Culture Festival September 30 - October 30 Shanghai Film Park
Qingpu Shanghai Dianshan Lake Tourism Festival September Qingpu
Zhujiajiao Water Town Music Festival September Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town
Chongming Chongming Forest Tourism Festival Late September Chongming
Chongming Golden Autumn Gourmet Festival October Chongming
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