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
Benzhu Worship大理南门村本主庙 Bai29 July 2015
Circling Jianhu剑川剑湖 Bai30 July 2015
Benzhu WorshipBai30 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
Close Door FestivalBuddhist AreasDai, Achang, Bulang, Deang30 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
Swallow Nest FestivalSwallow Cave, JianshuiBird Nest Eaters08 August 2015
Torch FestivalYi AreasYi08 August 2015
Red Rice FestivalWenshan CountyZhuang08 August 2015
Start of Autumn Fair寻甸县板桥乡 Banqiao, XundianYi08 August 2015
Torch FestivalDaliBai09 August 2015
Mushroom Festival南华县城Mushroom Eaters09 August 2015
Benzhu Worship沙溪甸头村本主庙Bai09 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
Bridge Temple Fair巍山三官寺Taoists28 August 2015
Dengba香格里拉 泥汝Tibetan28 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
Offerings to ErhaiAround ErhaiBai05 September 2015
Benzhu Worship古生本主庙,下营村本主庙Bai05 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
Fishpond FairDengchuan Shaba 邓川沙坝街Bai, Han27 September 2015
Yangle FestivalSichuan BatangTibetan27 September 2015
Mid-Autumn Festivalall placesHan27 September 2015
Confucius FestivalJianshuiConfucians27 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
Flower Lantern弥渡 MiduHan15 October 2015
Holy Crane Festival双柏县大庄镇Yi15 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
Start of WinterEverywhere08 November 2015
Hani New YearHani areasHani12 November 2015
Meige Festival姚安县官屯乡马游村 Mayou, Guantun, Yaoan CountyYi19 November 2015
Yi New YearChuxiongYi22 November 2015
Yongning Mule FairYongning, Ninglang County 宁蒗县永宁乡Yi, Mosuo26 November 2015
Panwang FestivalSome Yao AreasYao27 November 2015
Street Banquet绿春县城 Lüchun TownHani30 November 2015
Tsongkhapa Festival扎美寺Tibetan/Mosuo06 December 2015
Alu FestivalLiangheAchang07 December 2015
Hat FestivalFuning 板仑龙迈Yi13 December 2015
Festival of Lights博尚镇勐准村佛寺 Lincang, Boshang, Mengzhun TempleDai17 December 2015
KuoshiNujiangLisu20 December 2015
Winter SolsticeEverywhere22 December 2015
ChristmasChristian AreasChristians25 December 2015
Mizhi Festival石林长湖 Shilin Changhu SuoyiYi25 December 2015
Yi New Year宁蒗县彝族26 December 2015
Pulling the Wooden DrumWa VillagesWa10 January 2016
KuoshiLongba, Longchuan County 陇川县,陇把镇 弄贤村Lisu14 January 2016
Wuxi Festival兰坪 LanpingPumi15 January 2016
Long Table FeastYuanyang RegionHani20 January 2016
Benzhu Worship湾桥镇内官村笨猪苗Bai23 January 2016
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇 朝阳村 and 荣华村 Bai24 January 2016
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇 凤阳村Bai27 January 2016
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇 上关南关村本主庙Bai01 February 2016
GedongTibetan TemplesTibetan04 February 2016
Start of SpringEverywhere05 February 2016
TemaokeJinuoshan, JinghongJinuo06 February 2016
Daba Spring Festival Evening PartyJunsai, Yongde CountyHan, Deang, Wa07 February 2016
Heshi FestivalLisu Villages in Yuanmou CountyLisu08 February 2016
Spring Festivaleverywhereeveryone08 February 2016
Bath GatheringDenggeng, Lushui County, 登埂村,泸水县Lisu09 February 2016
Longsa Festival双柏县雨龙乡Yi09 February 2016
Mulan Huashan马关县城 Maguan CountytownMiao10 February 2016
Miao CaihuashanMiao areas of Yuanyang, Jinping, Pingbian, MaguanMiao10 February 2016
Women's Long Street Banquet绿春县岔弄村哈尼族11 February 2016
Bai Opera剑川县石宝山石龙村 Shilong Village ShibaoshanBai12 February 2016
Kaixinjie峨山甸中镇Yi13 February 2016
Miluoqimi Fair扎美寺Tibetan/Mosuo14 February 2016
Kaixinjie峨山大龙潭乡,岔河乡Yi14 February 2016
Kaixinjie峨山富良棚Yi15 February 2016
Yaba FestivalDaying 大营, Xiangyun County 祥云Yi15 February 2016
Jumping Tiger Festival双柏县法膘乡Yi15 February 2016
Lantern Festival南华县雨露乡Bai15 February 2016
Singing Festival巍山五印灵宝山 Yi16 February 2016
Kaixinjie峨山塔甸Yi16 February 2016
Weishan Temple FairDaxiao Temple, Weishan CountyHan16 February 2016
Golden Temple Fair昆明金殿寺Kunming Residents16 February 2016
Depeihao哨冲镇Yi18 February 2016
Rapeseed FlowerLuopingHan20 February 2016
Dai Flower StreetMosha, Xinping CountyDai20 February 2016
Dragon King大姚县石羊镇Han20 February 2016
Incense FestivalYangzong 阳宗, Chengjiang CountyHan21 February 2016
Small Chicken Foot Mountain Temple Fair巍山小鸡足彝族21 February 2016
Flower Lantern FestivalMizhi, Midu County 弥渡县密祉乡Han22 February 2016
Wuyin Pilgrimage巍山五印山彝族22 February 2016
Green Girl Festival剑川县甸南, 羊岑Bai22 February 2016
Dragon & Lion Dance Lantern FestivalSongming 嵩明Han22 February 2016
Taiping Temple Fair泸西县城子古村 Chengzi, LuxiYi22 February 2016
Bajie Parade DayAnning Bajie 安宁八街Han22 February 2016
Temple FairKangpu Temple, Weixi CountyTibetan22 February 2016
Jingpo MunaoDehongJingpo22 February 2016
Costume CompetitionZhizuo, Yongren CountyYi22 February 2016
Singing Festival巍山五印小鸡足 Yi22 February 2016
Stick FestivalLijiangNaxi22 February 2016
Yi FestivalFumin CountyYI22 February 2016
Festival of LightXúndiān Tángzi 寻甸塘子Han23 February 2016
Miao FestivalFumin CountyMiao23 February 2016
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Bai01 March 2016
Men's FestivalZhemi, JinpingDai07 March 2016
International Women's DayEverywhereAll women08 March 2016
Kaixinjie前场镇Yi09 March 2016
Wrestling Festival马龙马鸣乡咨卡村Yi10 March 2016
Dragon Worship开远市马者哨乡 冲子村 海菜塘村 或 葫芦塘村阿者 Azhe Yi10 March 2016
Play FestivalYimen 易门龙泉寺Han, Yi10 March 2016
Dragon Worship红河州弥勒县巡检司镇陶瓦村Aci Yi 阿哲人10 March 2016
Flower Festival牟定县凤屯、潘猫Yi11 March 2016
Axi Fire WorshipHongwan Village, Mile CountyAxi Yi11 March 2016
Snack Festival巍山Yi and Snackers16 March 2016
Caojian Bath Gathering云龙县漕涧Hotspring Lovers16 March 2016
Baishijia勐腊县易武乡 Yiwu, Mengla CountyYi16 March 2016
Benzhu Worship仁里邑Bai16 March 2016
Mute God Festival南涧县盖瓦洒村 Nanjian, GonglangYi16 March 2016
Dancing Tiger FestivalFabiao, Shuangbai CountyYi16 March 2016
Flower Arranging FestivalTanhua, Dayao County16 March 2016
Heinishan Bathing Festival南华县黑泥山温泉Yi16 March 2016
Sanduo FestivalLijiangNaxi16 March 2016
Sword LadderLunma, TengchongLisu16 March 2016
Bath and Song Fest巍山 牛街乡阿徐地Yi16 March 2016
Cattle Festival楚雄市大过街乡Yi16 March 2016
Prince FestivalShaxi, Jianchuan CountyBai16 March 2016
Dragon FestivalTaiping, Shidian County 施甸县太平乡Han19 March 2016
Aluowuluo梁河县九保乡Achang19 March 2016
Vernal EquinoxEverywhere20 March 2016
Bath FestivalWumulongLimi Yi23 March 2016
Temple Fair弥渡天生桥庙Han23 March 2016
Good FridayChristian AreasChristians25 March 2016
Guanyin Cave Fair泸西县阿庐古洞 Alu Caves, LuxiBuddhists27 March 2016
Guanyin FestivalGuanyin Temple, Dali 大理观音唐Bai27 March 2016
Singing Festival巍山大仓凤山 白草地 Weishan Dacang Fengshan and BaicaodiYi27 March 2016
Tuzhu Temple FairGuandu, Kunming Buddhists, Shaolin Monks27 March 2016
February FestivalLanpingBai27 March 2016
EasterChristian AreasChristians27 March 2016
Fumin Cherry Picking富民赤鹫镇Fruit Eaters05 April 2016
Flower Picking FestivalSantaishan, Luxi CountyDeang05 April 2016
Tomb Sweeping DayeverywhereHan05 April 2016
Gourd FestivalLancangLahu07 April 2016
Play on XishanXishan Park, KunmingKunming Residents09 April 2016
Third of MarchGugan, Fuyuan CountyShui09 April 2016
Wuwei SongfestWuwei Temple in Dali 大理无为寺Bai09 April 2016
Third of MarchQujing, WenshanZhuang, Buyi09 April 2016
Shangwang Festival泸水县洛本卓乡 Luobenzhuo, Lushui CountyBai09 April 2016
Sangkan Festival勐海Bulang09 April 2016
Wooden Drum FestivalXimengWa10 April 2016
BainianMangxin, Menglian CountyDai10 April 2016
Holy Fish FestivalMenglianDai11 April 2016
Water Splashing FestivalDehongDai, Achang, Deang12 April 2016
Watersplashing FestivalXishuangbannaDai13 April 2016
Woba Festival大姚县湾碧乡Dai13 April 2016
Watersplashing FestivalMenglianDai13 April 2016
Water Splashing FestivalYongxing, Yongren County 永仁县永兴乡Dai14 April 2016
Water Splashing Festival昌宁县弯甸 Wandian, Changning CountyDai15 April 2016
Watersplashing FestivalYongping, Jinggu CountyDai16 April 2016
Water Splashing FestivalMengla, Jinping CountyDai16 April 2016
Water Splashing Festival临沧市忙芽佛寺 Lincang City, Mangya TempleDai19 April 2016
Mixian Festival晋宁古城村 Jinning Gucheng VillageNoodle Eaters19 April 2016
Chaoshan Fair巍山牛街老黑棚Yi21 April 2016
Cuoqu Temple Fair扎美寺Tibetan/Mosuo21 April 2016
Third Month FairDaliBai21 April 2016
Shibaoshan Pilgrimage鹤庆石宝山Han21 April 2016
Fairy FestivalBingzhongluo, Gongshan CountyNu21 April 2016
Migan Festival元江县因远镇 Yinyuan, Yuanjiang CountyBai22 April 2016
Lingbao Mountain FairLingbao Mountain, Nanjian 南涧县灵宝山Han26 April 2016
Zhetu Flower Street广南县者兔乡 Zhuang28 April 2016
Kunming Cultural Tourism FestivalKunmingAll29 April 2016
Yangmei FestivalShipingTourists01 May 2016
May DayeverywhereChinese01 May 2016
Twin FestivalMojiangTwins01 May 2016
MoniheiCangyuanWa01 May 2016
Master EarthShiyang, Dayao County 大姚县石羊镇Han04 May 2016
Mouding March FairMoudingYi04 May 2016
Yi Costume FestivalSantai, Dayao CountyYi04 May 2016
Baimakou Village Festival武定东坡白马口村 Wuding, Dongp, Baimakou VillageDai04 May 2016
Benzhu Worship凤仪镇千户营本主庙 Fèngyízhèn QiānhùyíngBai05 May 2016
Start of Summer Market南涧县无量乡与宝华镇交界地马鹿田 Nanjian, MalutianYi05 May 2016
Damo Temple Fair达摩祖师洞Tibetan07 May 2016
Luban Festival通海县西城 Tonghai XichengMongolian08 May 2016
Temple FairGuangnanHan08 May 2016
Start of Summer澄江 ChengjiangHan09 May 2016
Buckwheat FestivalXinzhai, Malipo CountyBailuo Yi 白倮彝10 May 2016
Manlong Buckwheat FestivalManlong village, Jijie, XichouHualuo Yi10 May 2016
Dongpo Fair武定县东坡傣族乡 Wuding, DongpoDai etc14 May 2016
Circling the Mountain四川康定 Tibetan14 May 2016
Cattle KingLuoping and Fuyuan 罗平、富源Buyi14 May 2016
Prince FestivalLongjie, Dayao County 龙街乡14 May 2016
Prince Festival通海河西 Tonghai HexiHan14 May 2016
Tiaogong FestivalLongyang, Funing County 龙洋寨,板仑乡,富宁县Bailuo Yi 白倮彝14 May 2016
Hotpant FestivalYanggai, Chegu and Langdi, Honghe County 龙街,车古,浪堤,红河县Hani14 May 2016
Dancing CowJianchuan 弥沙弥井村Han14 May 2016
Butterfly Festival大理蝴蝶源Bai21 May 2016
GuniangjieDayangjie, Honghe 红河县大洋街Hani26 May 2016
RaosanlingNorth of DaliBai29 May 2016
KuzhazhaHani village in Jinping and YuanyangHani05 June 2016
KuzhazhaDayangjie, Honghe 红河县大洋街Hani07 June 2016
Flower FestivalYiliang 宜良县Han07 June 2016
Start of RamadanHui areasHui07 June 2016
Golden Horse FestivalSedar 色达Tibetan08 June 2016
Horse RacesZhongdianTibetan09 June 2016
Dragon Boat FestivalEverywhereMost09 June 2016
Flower MountainBailu and Gaoqiao, Wuding County 武定县白露乡,高桥镇Miao, Yi09 June 2016
Asian Valentines DayLuoguqing, Lanping County 州兰坪县通甸镇罗古箐村Pumi09 June 2016
Flower Mountain三角两弯水富昭通 Sanjiao, Liangwan, ShuifuMiao09 June 2016
"Southern Silk Road" Trade FairBaoshan CityTourists09 June 2016
Harp FestivalDeqinTibetan11 June 2016
Mango Festival元江县城 Yuanjiang TownTourists15 June 2016
Dandao Temple Fair巍山三官寺Taoists17 June 2016
Benzhu Worship凤仪镇乐和村本长村本主庙Bai17 June 2016
Chief's Temple Fair泸西县城子古村 Chengzi, LuxiYi17 June 2016
Summer SolsticeEverywhere21 June 2016
Opening of the Fishing Season大理双廊红山庙 Bai01 July 2016
Danu FestivalYao03 July 2016
Eid al-FitrHui areasHui06 July 2016
Bai Yi New YearMulun, Funing CountyYi09 July 2016
Sixth of June武定县发窝乡彝族, 苗族09 July 2016
Waxberry FestivalZhongshan, Chuxiong City 楚雄市中山乡Yi09 July 2016
Mango FestivalYongde Town 永德Tourists11 July 2016
Zheng He Cultural Tourism Festival晋宁县城昆阳, Jinning KunyangYunnan Seafarers11 July 2016
Bai Yi New YearMugan, Funing CountyBai Yi15 July 2016
Wild Mushroom Trade Fair易门 YimenMushroom Lovers20 July 2016
Ongkor FestivalLuhuo 炉霍Tibetan23 July 2016
Nadam通海县兴蒙乡 Xingmeng, TonghaiMongolian13 December 2017