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Festival has something for everyone

THE float parade

As the traditional event of the Shanghai Tourism Festival, 22 floats and associated performances are expected to attract a huge audience.

Location: Huaihai Road (between Xizang Road S. and Shaanxi Road S.)

Time: 7:30pm-9pm, Saturday

The opening gala

Domestic singing and dancing stars will perform.

Venue: Century Square, Nanjing Road E.

Time: 9pm-11:30pm, Saturday

The Shanghai international musical fireworks festival

Firework companies from China, Switzerland, Italy and Britain will show off their pyrotechnic prowess.

Venue: Century Park, Pudong New Area

Dates: September 30, October 3, October 6

Hip-hop contest

This is a new event of the festival. The winner will receive 10,000 yuan (US$1,428).

Venue: Century Square, Nanjing Road E.

Dates: September 17 to 19

China day

About 60 folk artists will perform. Taiwan products will play an important role at the event.

Venue: Yuyuan Garden and City God Temple

Dates: September 29 to October 13

Sunqiao harvest festival

Escaping the downtown hustle and bustle, people can enjoy both fresh fruit and vegetables and the slower lifestyle of this festival that celebrates picking time.

Venue: Sunqiao Modern Agriculture Garden, Pudong New Area

Dates: September 22 to October 6

The garden party of theMid-Autumn Festival

Traditional Chinese activities feature at the party, such as guessing riddles on lanterns and cuju, ancient soccer. Folk art work exhibitions will also feature.

Venue: Guilin Park, Xuhui District

Dates: October 1 to 3


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