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6 THINGS TO DO IN SHANGHAI (JUNE 03 - JUNE 12)

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

June 07, 2019 • event

Also known as Duanwu Festival, the event shows the real Chinese dragons

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

all year round • activity

The world's highest railway is a real masterpiece attracting travellers from all over the planet

Yang Mei Season

Yang Mei Season

late May–June • food

Asia is famous for its tasty exotic fruits. One of them is yang mei—a fruit that resembles strawberry, pomegranate and cherry.

Summer Fruits Season

Summer Fruits Season

late May–September • food

Time to taste Asian exotic fruits: mangosteen, lychee, durian, pipa, and others

Crayfish or Xiaolongxia

Crayfish or Xiaolongxia

June–September • food

Summer in Shanghai is impossible without crayfish

The Bullfrog Season

The Bullfrog Season

June • food

The tasty tender snack that resemles the delicate chicken

15 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival

April 05, 2019 • event

Immerse yourself into a strange combination of sadness and happiness

Formula 1

Formula 1

April 11–14, 2019 • event

The Chinese Formula One Grand Prix offers spectacular races with incredible amount of adrenaline!

Shanghai International Marathon

Shanghai International Marathon

November 11, 2018 • event

The city welcomes you to take part in one of the most attended sporting events of the year

Shanghai Tourism Festival

Shanghai Tourism Festival

September 12–17, 2019 • event

Feel China’s and world's fascinating culture, history and spirit during the Shanghai Tourism Festival

Peach Blossom

Peach Blossom

late March–mid-April • event

What can be better than enjoying the peach trees blossom while getting to know more about the Chinese culture?

Hairy Crab Season

Hairy Crab Season

October–December • food

Hairy crab and pepper duck are the most awaited autumn foods in Shanghai

Spring Festival or Chinese New Year

Spring Festival or Chinese New Year

February 04–05, 2019 • event

Shanghai is one of the greatest places to experience the traditionally flamboyant and colourful celebration of the Chinese New Year

Shanghai International Film Festival

Shanghai International Film Festival

June 17–26, 2019 • event

One of the biggest cinematographic events in Asia and one of the fastest growing international film festivals in the world

Longhua Temple Fair

Longhua Temple Fair

April 07, 2019 • event

One of the biggest traditional temple fairs in Shanghai displays ancient Chinese culture

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

September 13, 2019 • event

One of the biggest harvest events in China that gives an insight into traditional moon ceremonies

Shanghai Comic Convention

Shanghai Comic Convention

October 26–28, 2018 • event

For the true fans of comics and cosplays, the Shanghai Comic Con offers the perfect mix of Asian and Western entertainment!

Dongzhi Festival

Dongzhi Festival

December 21–December 22 • event

A family-oriented celebration of winter solstice

Grilled Oysters

Grilled Oysters

September–April • food

Are you still wondering when is the best time to eat oysters?

Mooncake

Mooncake

September 13, 2019 • food

The treat of the Mid-Autumn festival that is also the perfect gift.

Stuffed Lotus Root

Stuffed Lotus Root

October • food

One of our favorite sweet street foods!