Festival Calendar

Probably the most comprehensive festival calendar for Yunnan.
We include all the information we have on festival dates and location, but sometimes festivals change. If you think something is inaccurate or if you know about other festivals, please let us know, so we can update the list.
NameLocationGroupDate
Start of WinterEverywhere08 November 2014
Yi New YearChuxiongYi27 November 2014
Hani New YearHani areasHani29 November 2014
Meige Festival姚安县官屯乡马游村 Mayou, Guantun, Yaoan CountyYi29 November 2014
Street Banquet绿春县城 Lüchun TownHani30 November 2014
Yongning Mule FairYongning, Ninglang County 宁蒗县永宁乡Yi, Mosuo06 December 2014
Panwang FestivalSome Yao AreasYao07 December 2014
Nadam通海县兴蒙乡 Xingmeng, TonghaiMongolian13 December 2014
Tsongkhapa Festival扎美寺Tibetan/Mosuo16 December 2014
Alu FestivalLiangheAchang17 December 2014
KuoshiNujiangLisu20 December 2014
Winter SolsticeEverywhere22 December 2014
ChristmasChristian AreasChristians25 December 2014
Festival of Lights博尚镇勐准村佛寺 Lincang, Boshang, Mengzhun TempleDai28 December 2014
Mizhi Festival石林长湖 Shilin Changhu SuoyiYi05 January 2015
Pulling the Wooden DrumWa VillagesWa20 January 2015
KuoshiLongba, Longchuan County 陇川县,陇把镇 弄贤村Lisu24 January 2015
Wuxi Festival兰坪 LanpingPumi25 January 2015
Long Table FeastYuanyang RegionHani25 January 2015
Benzhu Worship湾桥镇内官村笨猪苗Bai02 February 2015
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇 朝阳村 and 荣华村 Bai03 February 2015
Start of SpringEverywhere05 February 2015
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇 凤阳村Bai06 February 2015
TemaokeJinuoshan, JinghongJinuo06 February 2015
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇 上关南关村本主庙Bai11 February 2015
GedongTibetan TemplesTibetan14 February 2015
Daba Spring Festival Evening PartyJunsai, Yongde CountyHan, Deang, Wa18 February 2015
Spring Festivaleverywhereeveryone19 February 2015
Heshi FestivalLisu Villages in Yuanmou CountyLisu19 February 2015
Longsa Festival双柏县雨龙乡Yi20 February 2015
Bath GatheringDenggeng, Lushui County, 登埂村,泸水县Lisu20 February 2015
Rapeseed FlowerLuopingHan20 February 2015
Mulan Huashan马关县城 Maguan CountytownMiao21 February 2015
Miao CaihuashanMiao areas of Yuanyang, Jinping, Pingbian, MaguanMiao21 February 2015
Women's Long Street Banquet绿春县岔弄村哈尼族22 February 2015
Bai Opera剑川县石宝山石龙村 Shilong Village ShibaoshanBai23 February 2015
Miluoqimi Fair扎美寺Tibetan/Mosuo25 February 2015
Jumping Tiger Festival双柏县法膘乡Yi26 February 2015
Lantern Festival南华县雨露乡Bai26 February 2015
Yaba FestivalDaying 大营, Xiangyun County 祥云Yi26 February 2015
Golden Temple Fair昆明金殿寺Kunming Residents27 February 2015
Weishan Temple FairDaxiao Temple, Weishan CountyHan27 February 2015
Singing Festival巍山五印灵宝山 Yi27 February 2015
Dai Flower StreetMosha, Xinping CountyDai03 March 2015
Dragon King大姚县石羊镇Han03 March 2015
Small Chicken Foot Mountain Temple Fair巍山小鸡足彝族04 March 2015
Incense FestivalYangzong 阳宗, Chengjiang CountyHan04 March 2015
Jingpo MunaoDehongJingpo05 March 2015
Flower Lantern FestivalMizhi, Midu County 弥渡县密祉乡Han05 March 2015
Wuyin Pilgrimage巍山五印山彝族05 March 2015
Taiping Temple Fair泸西县城子古村 Chengzi, LuxiYi05 March 2015
Dragon & Lion Dance Lantern FestivalSongming 嵩明Han05 March 2015
Yi FestivalFumin CountyYI05 March 2015
Temple FairKangpu Temple, Weixi CountyTibetan05 March 2015
Singing Festival巍山五印小鸡足 Yi05 March 2015
Green Girl Festival剑川县甸南, 羊岑Bai05 March 2015
Bajie Parade DayAnning Bajie 安宁八街Han05 March 2015
Costume CompetitionZhizuo, Yongren CountyYi05 March 2015
Stick FestivalLijiangNaxi05 March 2015
Miao FestivalFumin CountyMiao06 March 2015
Festival of LightXúndiān Tángzi 寻甸塘子Han06 March 2015
International Women's DayEverywhereAll women08 March 2015
Benzhu Worship大理才村挖村本主庙,凤仪上锦场, 银桥阳坡村富美邑保和村Bai13 March 2015
Men's FestivalZhemi, JinpingDai19 March 2015
Aluowuluo梁河县九保乡Achang19 March 2015
Dragon Worship开远市马者哨乡 冲子村 海菜塘村 或 葫芦塘村阿者 Azhe Yi21 March 2015
Wrestling Festival马龙马鸣乡咨卡村Yi21 March 2015
Dragon Worship红河州弥勒县巡检司镇陶瓦村Aci Yi 阿哲人21 March 2015
Play FestivalYimen 易门龙泉寺Han, Yi21 March 2015
Vernal EquinoxEverywhere21 March 2015
Axi Fire WorshipHongwan Village, Mile CountyAxi Yi22 March 2015
Flower Festival牟定县凤屯、潘猫Yi22 March 2015
Mute God Festival南涧县盖瓦洒村 Nanjian, GonglangYi27 March 2015
Bath and Song Fest巍山 牛街乡阿徐地Yi27 March 2015
Snack Festival巍山Yi and Snackers27 March 2015
Benzhu Worship仁里邑Bai27 March 2015
Caojian Bath Gathering云龙县漕涧Hotspring Lovers27 March 2015
Cattle Festival楚雄市大过街乡Yi27 March 2015
Flower Arranging FestivalTanhua, Dayao County27 March 2015
Heinishan Bathing Festival南华县黑泥山温泉Yi27 March 2015
Dancing Tiger FestivalFabiao, Shuangbai CountyYi27 March 2015
Baishijia勐腊县易武乡 Yiwu, Mengla CountyYi27 March 2015
Prince FestivalShaxi, Jianchuan CountyBai27 March 2015
Sanduo FestivalLijiangNaxi27 March 2015
Sword LadderLunma, TengchongLisu27 March 2015
Dragon FestivalTaiping, Shidian County 施甸县太平乡Han30 March 2015
Bath FestivalWumulongLimi Yi03 April 2015
Temple Fair弥渡天生桥庙Han03 April 2015
Good FridayChristian AreasChristians03 April 2015
Fumin Cherry Picking富民赤鹫镇Fruit Eaters05 April 2015
Flower Picking FestivalSantaishan, Luxi CountyDeang05 April 2015
EasterChristian AreasChristians05 April 2015
Tomb Sweeping DayeverywhereHan05 April 2015
Singing Festival巍山大仓凤山 白草地 Weishan Dacang Fengshan and BaicaodiYi07 April 2015
Guanyin FestivalGuanyin Temple, Dali 大理观音唐Bai07 April 2015
Tuzhu Temple FairGuandu, Kunming Buddhists, Shaolin Monks07 April 2015
Guanyin Cave Fair泸西县阿庐古洞 Alu Caves, LuxiBuddhists07 April 2015
Gourd FestivalLancangLahu07 April 2015
February FestivalLanpingBai07 April 2015
Sangkan Festival勐海Bulang09 April 2015
Wooden Drum FestivalXimengWa10 April 2015
BainianMangxin, Menglian CountyDai10 April 2015
Holy Fish FestivalMenglianDai11 April 2015
Water Splashing FestivalDehongDai, Achang, Deang12 April 2015
Watersplashing FestivalXishuangbannaDai13 April 2015
Watersplashing FestivalMenglianDai13 April 2015
Water Splashing Festival昌宁县弯甸 Wandian, Changning CountyDai15 April 2015
Watersplashing FestivalYongping, Jinggu CountyDai16 April 2015
Water Splashing FestivalMengla, Jinping CountyDai16 April 2015
Water Splashing Festival临沧市忙芽佛寺 Lincang City, Mangya TempleDai19 April 2015
Wuwei SongfestWuwei Temple in Dali 大理无为寺Bai21 April 2015
Play on XishanXishan Park, KunmingKunming Residents21 April 2015
Shangwang Festival泸水县洛本卓乡 Luobenzhuo, Lushui CountyBai21 April 2015
Third of MarchQujing, WenshanZhuang, Buyi21 April 2015
Third of MarchGugan, Fuyuan CountyShui21 April 2015
Woba Festival大姚县湾碧乡Dai25 April 2015
Water Splashing FestivalYongxing, Yongren County 永仁县永兴乡Dai26 April 2015
Kunming Cultural Tourism FestivalKunmingAll29 April 2015
Yangmei FestivalShipingTourists01 May 2015
Mixian Festival晋宁古城村 Jinning Gucheng VillageNoodle Eaters01 May 2015
May DayeverywhereChinese01 May 2015
Twin FestivalMojiangTwins01 May 2015
MoniheiCangyuanWa01 May 2015
Chaoshan Fair巍山牛街老黑棚Yi03 May 2015
Fairy FestivalBingzhongluo, Gongshan CountyNu03 May 2015
Cuoqu Temple Fair扎美寺Tibetan/Mosuo03 May 2015
Third Month FairDaliBai03 May 2015
Migan Festival元江县因远镇 Yinyuan, Yuanjiang CountyBai04 May 2015
Zhetu Flower Street广南县者兔乡 Zhuang04 May 2015
Start of Summer Market南涧县无量乡与宝华镇交界地马鹿田 Nanjian, MalutianYi06 May 2015
Lingbao Mountain FairLingbao Mountain, Nanjian 南涧县灵宝山Han08 May 2015
Start of Summer澄江 ChengjiangHan09 May 2015
Mouding March FairMoudingYi16 May 2015
Yi Costume FestivalSantai, Dayao CountyYi16 May 2015
Master EarthShiyang, Dayao County 大姚县石羊镇Han16 May 2015
Baimakou Village Festival武定东坡白马口村 Wuding, Dongp, Baimakou VillageDai16 May 2015
Benzhu Worship凤仪镇千户营本主庙 Fèngyízhèn QiānhùyíngBai17 May 2015
Luban Festival通海县西城 Tonghai XichengMongolian19 May 2015
Hotpant FestivalYanggai, Chegu and Langdi, Honghe County 龙街,车古,浪堤,红河县Hani20 May 2015
Prince FestivalLongjie, Dayao County 龙街乡25 May 2015
Tiaogong FestivalLongyang, Funing County 龙洋寨,板仑乡,富宁县Bailuo Yi 白倮彝25 May 2015
Circling the Mountain四川康定 Tibetan25 May 2015
Dongpo Fair武定县东坡傣族乡 Wuding, DongpoDai etc25 May 2015
Cattle KingLuoping and Fuyuan 罗平、富源Buyi25 May 2015
Prince Festival通海河西 Tonghai HexiHan25 May 2015
Temple FairGuangnanHan26 May 2015
Buckwheat FestivalXinzhai, Malipo CountyBailuo Yi 白倮彝28 May 2015
Manlong Buckwheat FestivalManlong village, Jijie, XichouHualuo Yi28 May 2015
GuniangjieDayangjie, Honghe 红河县大洋街Hani01 June 2015
Butterfly Festival大理蝴蝶源Bai01 June 2015
RaosanlingNorth of DaliBai09 June 2015
Mango Festival元江县城 Yuanjiang TownTourists15 June 2015
KuzhazhaHani village in Jinping and YuanyangHani16 June 2015
Start of RamadanHui areasHui18 June 2015
Flower FestivalYiliang 宜良县Han18 June 2015
Golden Horse FestivalSedar 色达Tibetan19 June 2015
"Southern Silk Road" Trade FairBaoshan CityTourists20 June 2015
Asian Valentines DayLuoguqing, Lanping County 州兰坪县通甸镇罗古箐村Pumi20 June 2015
Flower Mountain三角两弯水富昭通 Sanjiao, Liangwan, ShuifuMiao20 June 2015
Horse RacesZhongdianTibetan20 June 2015
Flower MountainBailu and Gaoqiao, Wuding County 武定县白露乡,高桥镇Miao, Yi20 June 2015
Dragon Boat FestivalEverywhereMost20 June 2015
Harp FestivalDeqinTibetan22 June 2015
Summer SolsticeEverywhere22 June 2015
KuzhazhaDayangjie, Honghe 红河县大洋街Hani25 June 2015
Chief's Temple Fair泸西县城子古村 Chengzi, LuxiYi28 June 2015
Dandao Temple Fair巍山三官寺Taoists28 June 2015
Benzhu Worship凤仪镇乐和村本长村本主庙Bai28 June 2015
Opening of the Fishing Season大理双廊红山庙 Bai01 July 2015
Mango FestivalYongde Town 永德Tourists10 July 2015
Zheng He Cultural Tourism Festival晋宁县城昆阳, Jinning KunyangYunnan Seafarers11 July 2015
Danu FestivalYao14 July 2015
Eid al-FitrHui areasHui17 July 2015
Wild Mushroom Trade Fair易门 YimenMushroom Lovers20 July 2015
Bai Yi New YearMulun, Funing CountyYi21 July 2015
Sixth of June武定县发窝乡彝族, 苗族21 July 2015
Waxberry FestivalZhongshan, Chuxiong City 楚雄市中山乡Yi21 July 2015
Ongkor FestivalLuhuo 炉霍Tibetan23 July 2015
Bai Yi New YearMugan, Funing CountyBai Yi27 July 2015
Benzhu Worship大理南门村本主庙 Bai29 July 2015
Close Door FestivalBuddhist AreasDai, Achang, Bulang, Deang30 July 2015
Bai Yi New Year文山州富宁县木阳乡木香村 Muxiang Village, Muyang, Funing county, WenshanYi30 July 2015
Circling Jianhu剑川剑湖 Bai30 July 2015
Benzhu WorshipBai30 July 2015
Horse RacingLitang, SichuanTibetan01 August 2015
Guanyin Practice DayDaliBai03 August 2015
Guanyinshan Temple Fair观音山Bai03 August 2015
Wild Mushroom FestivalLongpeng, Shiping County 石屏县龙朋镇Mushroom Lovers06 August 2015
Changmei Festival楚雄市中山乡Yi07 August 2015
TiaoyueMile, probably HongwanAxi Yi07 August 2015
Red Rice FestivalWenshan CountyZhuang08 August 2015
Swallow Nest FestivalSwallow Cave, JianshuiBird Nest Eaters08 August 2015
Torch FestivalYi AreasYi08 August 2015
Start of Autumn Fair寻甸县板桥乡 Banqiao, XundianYi08 August 2015
Benzhu Worship沙溪甸头村本主庙Bai09 August 2015
Torch FestivalDaliBai09 August 2015
Gaofeng Torch FestivalGaofeng, Lufeng CountyYi11 August 2015
Benzhu Worship大理大庄村星庄本主庙Bai12 August 2015
Wumulong Torch FestivalYongde Wumulong 永德县乌木龙Limi Yi14 August 2015
Mule FairYongshengHan, Yi18 August 2015
Moerduo Temple Fair四川丹巴 Sichuan, DanbaTibetan23 August 2015
Jumping Song FairEjia, Shuangbai County 双柏县諤嘉乡Yi28 August 2015
Dengba香格里拉 泥汝Tibetan28 August 2015
Bridge Temple Fair巍山三官寺Taoists28 August 2015
Autumn FairLijiangNaxi28 August 2015
BullfightingJiumo, Guangnan County 广南县旧莫乡板茂村Zhuang29 August 2015
Benzhu Worship大庄本主庙Bai03 September 2015
Benzhu Worship上沙坪,上关,花树 Bai04 September 2015
Songgui Temple FairSonggui, Heqing CountyBai04 September 2015
Lanterns on the LakeEryuan County Cibi Lake Dragon King Temple 龙王庙茈碧湖洱源Bai05 September 2015
Benzhu Worship古生本主庙,下营村本主庙Bai05 September 2015
Offerings to ErhaiAround ErhaiBai05 September 2015
Benzhu Worship大庄村 罗久邑本主庙 Dàzhuāngcūn Luōjiǔyì běnzhǔmiàoBai06 September 2015
Circling the MountainLugu Lake, Ninglang County07 September 2015
Shibaoshan SongfestShibaoshan, Jianchuan CountyBai09 September 2015
Camellia Festival元谋县羊街乡Yi13 September 2015
White Elephant FestJingguBai20 September 2015
Across The Bridge Noodle FestivalMengziTourists24 September 2015
Autumn EquinoxEverywhere24 September 2015
New RiceWa areasWa26 September 2015
Mid-Autumn Festivalall placesHan27 September 2015
Confucius FestivalJianshuiConfucians27 September 2015
Fishpond FairDengchuan Shaba 邓川沙坝街Bai, Han27 September 2015
Yangle FestivalSichuan BatangTibetan27 September 2015
Leju Yi Festival团结乐居彝族村 Leju Yi Village, TuanjieYi27 September 2015
National DayeverywhereChinese01 October 2015
Baobo Festival德宏瑞丽 RuiliChinese & Burmese02 October 2015
Sky Lantern Festival盈江县 Yingjiang03 October 2015
Benzhu Worship喜洲北登村Bai05 October 2015
Confucius FestivalShiyang, Dayao County 大姚县石羊镇Han09 October 2015
Temple FairGuanyin Temple Longchuan 龙川县观音寺Han13 October 2015
Holy Crane Festival双柏县大庄镇Yi15 October 2015
Flower Lantern弥渡 MiduHan15 October 2015
Street FestivalHusa 户撒Achang 22 October 2015
Open Door FestivalBuddhist AreasDai, Achang, Bulang, Deang27 October 2015
Guanyin EnlightenmentDaliBai31 October 2015
Temple FairJinghan Pagoda, Longchuan County 龙川县京罕佛塔Dai04 November 2015