Something for everyone at Chongming Tourism Festival

Sports, music and folk culture are just a few of the attractions awaiting visitors to Shanghai's eco-island.

Looking for a simple holiday with the family for the upcoming National Day? Chongming Island offers not only an abundance of natural beauty, but for the Chongming Tourism Festival the eco-island will feature  amazing musical events, lantern shows, traditional cultural displays and a hairy crab feast, among other activities.

This year, the annual festival runs through November 20 under the theme of “Flower Island, Ecological Tour.”

There are four sections of the festival, which feature ecology and sports on the island, local food, folk cultural experiences and a music festival.

Something for everyone at Chongming Tourism Festival
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A parade featuring 25 floats and 18 dancing troupes marks the festival's opening ceremony.

Something for everyone at Chongming Tourism Festival
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The opening ceremony of the Chongming Tourism Festival.

Something for everyone at Chongming Tourism Festival
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People watch an outdoor concert at Xincheng Park.

Music Festival

During the National Day holiday, there will be many music activities and performances held at the island's Xincheng Park. There will even be karaoke equipment for those who want to perform themselves. 

After vibrant music and exhausting dancing, you can lay down on the grass to appreciate countless bright stars in the sky, unobstructed by urban light pollution.

There are also barbecue sites, local food stalls and bonfire parties.

Something for everyone at Chongming Tourism Festival
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The kids and parents have fun at Donghe Jiugu Farm.

Something for everyone at Chongming Tourism Festival
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Kids learn how to plant and harvest vegetables on the island.

Various activities

In mid-October, there will be an art exhibition featuring videos, sculptures, multi-media installations and paintings to show the beauty of Chongming. Art from more than 30 international artists will be on display.

Moreover, to commemorates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, a citizen's singing competition and photography contest will be held.

How to get there:

By car: Changjiang Tunnel-Bridge Expressway — Chenhai Road — Panlong Road — Beiyan Road — Dongping National Forest Park

Changjiang Tunnel-Bridge Expressway — Chenhai Road — Sanhua Road — Mingzhu Lake Park, Xisha Wetland

By bus: Shenchong No. 3 Line starts from Wenshui Road in Puxi’s Zhabei District. Shenchong No. 6 Line starts from Jufeng Road in Pudong. The terminal station is South Gate Pier.

By ferry: Take Metro Line 3 to Baoyang Road Pier for the ferry.


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