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
May DayeverywhereChinese01 May 2016
Yangmei FestivalShipingTourists01 May 2016
Twin FestivalMojiangTwins01 May 2016
MoniheiCangyuanWa01 May 2016
Baimakou Village Festival武定东坡白马口村 Wuding, Dongp, Baimakou VillageDai04 May 2016
Yi Costume FestivalSantai, Dayao CountyYi04 May 2016
Master EarthShiyang, Dayao County 大姚县石羊镇Han04 May 2016
Mouding March FairMoudingYi04 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, MalutianYi06 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
Buddha's BirthdayEverywhereBuddhists14 May 2016
Prince FestivalLongjie, Dayao County 龙街乡14 May 2016
Tiaogong FestivalLongyang, Funing County 龙洋寨,板仑乡,富宁县Bailuo Yi 白倮彝14 May 2016
Prince Festival通海河西 Tonghai HexiHan14 May 2016
Dancing CowJianchuan 弥沙弥井村Han14 May 2016
Hotpant FestivalYanggai, Chegu and Langdi, Honghe County 龙街,车古,浪堤,红河县Hani14 May 2016
Butterfly Festival大理蝴蝶源Bai21 May 2016
Sea God Worship双廊红山庙白族21 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
Start of RamadanHui areasHui07 June 2016
KuzhazhaDayangjie, Honghe 红河县大洋街Hani07 June 2016
Flower FestivalYiliang 宜良县Han07 June 2016
Golden Horse FestivalSedar 色达Tibetan08 June 2016
Horse RacesZhongdianTibetan09 June 2016
"Southern Silk Road" Trade FairBaoshan CityTourists09 June 2016
Flower MountainBailu and Gaoqiao, Wuding County 武定县白露乡,高桥镇Miao, Yi09 June 2016
Dragon Boat FestivalEverywhereMost09 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
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
Chief's Temple Fair泸西县城子古村 Chengzi, LuxiYi17 June 2016
Benzhu Worship凤仪镇乐和村本长村本主庙Bai17 June 2016
Summer SolsticeEverywhere22 June 2016
Danu FestivalYao03 July 2016
Eid al-FitrHui areasHui06 July 2016
Waxberry FestivalZhongshan, Chuxiong City 楚雄市中山乡Yi09 July 2016
Sixth of June武定县发窝乡彝族, 苗族09 July 2016
Bai Yi New YearMulun, Funing CountyYi09 July 2016
Zheng He Cultural Tourism Festival晋宁县城昆阳, Jinning KunyangYunnan Seafarers11 July 2016
Mango FestivalYongde Town 永德Tourists11 July 2016
Bai Yi New YearMugan, Funing CountyBai Yi15 July 2016
Qingyuan Cave Festival洱源县凤羽清源洞白族16 July 2016
Benzhu Worship大理南门村本主庙 Bai17 July 2016
Close Door FestivalBuddhist AreasDai, Achang, Bulang, Deang18 July 2016
Bai Yi New Year文山州富宁县木阳乡木香村 Muxiang Village, Muyang, Funing county, WenshanYi18 July 2016
Circling Jianhu剑川剑湖 Bai18 July 2016
Benzhu WorshipBai18 July 2016
Wild Mushroom Trade Fair易门 YimenMushroom Lovers20 July 2016
Guanyinshan Temple Fair观音山Bai22 July 2016
Guanyin Practice DayDali Guanyintang Bai22 July 2016
Ongkor FestivalLuhuo 炉霍Tibetan23 July 2016
Benzhu Worship银桥镇新邑村古主庄本主庙Bai24 July 2016
Benzhu Worship银桥镇双阳村双鸳本主庙Bai25 July 2016
Benzhu WorshipNorth of DaliBai26 July 2016
Torch FestivalYi AreasYi27 July 2016
Red Rice FestivalWenshan CountyZhuang27 July 2016
Taliu Pancake Festival永胜县六德乡他留人27 July 2016
Benzhu Worship大理古城生久村本主庙Bai27 July 2016
Mangkuang Torch Festival芒宽Yi28 July 2016
Haixihai Songfest洱源县牛街镇海西海Bai28 July 2016
Benzhu Worship沙溪甸头村本主庙Bai28 July 2016
Torch FestivalDaliBai28 July 2016
Gaofeng Torch FestivalGaofeng, Lufeng CountyYi30 July 2016
Benzhu Worship下关大庄村星庄本主庙Bai31 July 2016
Horse RacingLitang, SichuanTibetan01 August 2016
Play on the Lake鹤庆县草海白族01 August 2016
Wumulong Torch FestivalYongde Wumulong 永德县乌木龙Limi Yi02 August 2016
Wild Mushroom FestivalLongpeng, Shiping County 石屏县龙朋镇Mushroom Lovers06 August 2016
Mule FairYongshengHan, Yi07 August 2016
Changmei Festival楚雄市中山乡Yi07 August 2016
TiaoyueMile, probably HongwanAxi Yi07 August 2016
Swallow Nest FestivalSwallow Cave, JianshuiBird Nest Eaters08 August 2016
Start of Autumn Fair寻甸县板桥乡 Banqiao, XundianYi08 August 2016
Qixi FestivalEverywhereHan09 August 2016
Mushroom Festival南华县城Mushroom Eaters09 August 2016
Moerduo Temple Fair四川丹巴 Sichuan, DanbaTibetan12 August 2016
Perseid Meteor ShowerEverywhereStar gazers12 August 2016
Benzhu Worship双廊镇莲花曲村本主庙Bai15 August 2016
Jumping Song FairEjia, Shuangbai County 双柏县諤嘉乡Yi17 August 2016
Dengba香格里拉 泥汝, 汤堆Tibetan17 August 2016
Autumn FairLijiangNaxi17 August 2016
Bridge Temple Fair巍山三官寺Taoists17 August 2016
BullfightingJiumo, Guangnan County 广南县旧莫乡板茂村Zhuang18 August 2016
Benzhu Worship大庄本主庙Bai23 August 2016
Benzhu Worship上沙坪,上关,花树 Bai24 August 2016
Caishen BirthdayEverywhere24 August 2016
Lanterns on the LakeEryuan County Cibi Lake Dragon King Temple 龙王庙茈碧湖洱源Bai24 August 2016
Songgui Temple FairSonggui, Heqing CountyBai24 August 2016
Benzhu Worship古生本主庙,下营村本主庙Bai25 August 2016
Offerings to ErhaiAround ErhaiBai25 August 2016
Benzhu Worship大庄村 罗久邑本主庙 Dàzhuāngcūn Luōjiǔyì běnzhǔmiàoBai26 August 2016
Circling the MountainLugu Lake, Ninglang County27 August 2016
Shibaoshan SongfestShibaoshan, Jianchuan CountyBai29 August 2016
Walnut Festival漾濞县Walnut Eaters01 September 2016
Benzhu Worship银桥镇五里桥本主庙Bai02 September 2016
Benzhu Worship大理才村村龙凤村本主庙Bai08 September 2016
New RiceWa areasWa14 September 2016
Yangle FestivalSichuan BatangTibetan15 September 2016
Fishpond FairDengchuan Shaba 邓川沙坝街Bai, Han15 September 2016
Mid-Autumn Festivalall placesHan15 September 2016
Leju Yi Festival团结乐居彝族村 Leju Yi Village, TuanjieYi15 September 2016
White Elephant FestJingguBai20 September 2016
Benzhu Worship喜洲北登村Bai23 September 2016
Autumn EquinoxEverywhere23 September 2016
Across The Bridge Noodle FestivalMengziTourists24 September 2016
New Rice祥云县米甸镇自羌朗村彝族25 September 2016
Confucius FestivalShiyang, Dayao County 大姚县石羊镇Han27 September 2016
Benzhu Worship湾桥镇云峰村小庆洞本主庙Bai27 September 2016
Confucius FestivalJianshuiConfucians28 September 2016
Temple FairGuanyin Temple Longchuan 龙川县观音寺Han01 October 2016
National DayeverywhereChinese01 October 2016
Benzhu Worship凤仪镇丰乐村南汤本主庙Bai02 October 2016
Baobo Festival德宏瑞丽 RuiliChinese & Burmese02 October 2016
Sky Lantern Festival盈江县 Yingjiang03 October 2016
Benzhu Worship凤仪镇江西村芝兰本主庙Bai09 October 2016
Holy Crane Festival双柏县大庄镇Yi09 October 2016
Street FestivalHusa 户撒Achang 10 October 2016
Flower Lantern弥渡 MiduHan15 October 2016
Lajing Salt Road Culture Festival兰坪县啦井镇Locals15 October 2016
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇Bai15 October 2016
Open Door FestivalBuddhist AreasDai, Achang, Bulang, Deang15 October 2016
Achimugua维西县叶枝镇傈僳18 October 2016
Guanyin EnlightenmentDaliBai19 October 2016
Orionid Meteor ShowerEverywhereStar gazers21 October 2016
Dharmic Assembly四川省甘孜州色达五明佛学院Buddhists22 October 2016
Benzhu Worship凤仪镇三哨村石老仁村本主庙Bai23 October 2016
Temple FairJinghan Pagoda, Longchuan County 龙川县京罕佛塔Dai23 October 2016
Opening of the Fishing Season大理双廊红山庙 Bai28 October 2016
Yi New YearChuxiongYi04 November 2016
Hani New YearHani areasHani06 November 2016
Meige Festival姚安县官屯乡马游村 Mayou, Guantun, Yaoan CountyYi07 November 2016
Start of WinterEverywhere08 November 2016
Single's Day淘宝Singles11 November 2016
Yongning Mule FairYongning, Ninglang County 宁蒗县永宁乡Yi, Mosuo14 November 2016
Panwang FestivalSome Yao AreasYao15 November 2016
Mother Earth大理喜洲镇上关南关村本主庙白族17 November 2016
Leonid Meteor ShowerEverywhereStar gazers17 November 2016
Tsongkhapa Festival扎美寺Tibetan/Mosuo24 November 2016
Alu FestivalLiangheAchang25 November 2016
Street Banquet绿春县城 Lüchun TownHani30 November 2016
Hat FestivalFuning 板仑龙迈Yi01 December 2016
Festival of Lights博尚镇勐准村佛寺 Lincang, Boshang, Mengzhun TempleDai05 December 2016
Mizhi Festival石林长湖 Shilin Changhu SuoyiYi13 December 2016
Geminid Meteor ShowerEverywhereStar gazers13 December 2016
Yi New Year宁蒗县彝族14 December 2016
KuoshiNujiangLisu20 December 2016
Winter SolsticeEverywhere22 December 2016
GedongTibetan TemplesTibetan24 December 2016
ChristmasChristian AreasChristians25 December 2016
Pulling the Wooden DrumWa VillagesWa29 December 2016
Coffee Festival潞江坝Coffee Fans01 January 2017
Long Table FeastYuanyang RegionHani02 January 2017
KuoshiLongba, Longchuan County 陇川县,陇把镇 弄贤村Lisu02 January 2017
Wuxi Festival兰坪 LanpingPumi03 January 2017
Benzhu Worship湾桥镇内官村笨猪苗Bai11 January 2017
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇 朝阳村 and 荣华村 Bai12 January 2017
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇 凤阳村Bai15 January 2017
Benzhu Worship喜洲镇 上关南关村本主庙Bai20 January 2017
Daba Spring Festival Evening PartyJunsai, Yongde CountyHan, Deang, Wa27 January 2017
Heshen FestivalLisu Villages in Yuanmou CountyLisu28 January 2017
Spring Festivaleverywhereeveryone28 January 2017
Longsa Festival双柏县雨龙乡Yi29 January 2017
Bath GatheringDenggeng, Lushui County, 登埂村,泸水县Lisu29 January 2017
Benzhu Worship上关下沙坪本主庙白族29 January 2017
Miao CaihuashanMiao areas of Yuanyang, Jinping, Pingbian, MaguanMiao30 January 2017
Mulan Huashan马关县城 Maguan CountytownMiao30 January 2017
Welcoming the Benzhu双廊红山本主庙白族31 January 2017
Women's Long Street Banquet绿春县岔弄村哈尼族31 January 2017
Depeihao哨冲镇Yi31 January 2017
Benzhu Worship上关下沙坪本主庙白族01 February 2017
Bai Opera剑川县石宝山石龙村 Shilong Village ShibaoshanBai01 February 2017
Benzhu Worship大理白族02 February 2017
Benzhu Worship喜洲上作已白族03 February 2017
Miluoqimi Fair扎美寺Tibetan/Mosuo03 February 2017
Kaixinjie峨山甸中镇Yi03 February 2017
Yaba FestivalDaying 大营, Xiangyun County 祥云Yi04 February 2017
Lantern Festival南华县雨露乡Bai04 February 2017
Welcoming the Benzhu挖色镇海印本主庙白族04 February 2017
Jumping Tiger Festival双柏县法膘乡Yi04 February 2017
Kaixinjie峨山大龙潭乡,岔河乡Yi04 February 2017
Start of SpringEverywhere04 February 2017
Singing Festival巍山五印灵宝山 Yi05 February 2017
Golden Temple Fair昆明金殿寺Kunming Residents05 February 2017
Weishan Temple FairDaxiao Temple, Weishan CountyHan05 February 2017
Kaixinjie峨山富良棚Yi05 February 2017
Kaixinjie峨山塔甸Yi06 February 2017
TemaokeJinuoshan, JinghongJinuo06 February 2017
Emperor Day宾川县大营镇萂村白族07 February 2017
Dragon King大姚县石羊镇Han09 February 2017
Dai Flower StreetMosha, Xinping CountyDai09 February 2017
Incense FestivalYangzong 阳宗, Chengjiang CountyHan10 February 2017
Small Chicken Foot Mountain Temple Fair巍山小鸡足彝族10 February 2017
Flower Lantern FestivalMizhi, Midu County 弥渡县密祉乡Han11 February 2017
Dragon & Lion Dance Lantern FestivalSongming 嵩明Han11 February 2017
Wuyin Pilgrimage巍山五印山彝族11 February 2017
Green Girl Festival剑川县甸南, 羊岑Bai11 February 2017
Taiping Temple Fair泸西县城子古村 Chengzi, LuxiYi11 February 2017
Costume CompetitionZhizuo, Yongren CountyYi11 February 2017
Temple FairKangpu Temple, Weixi CountyTibetan11 February 2017
Yi FestivalFumin CountyYI11 February 2017
Jingpo MunaoDehongJingpo11 February 2017
Stick FestivalLijiangNaxi11 February 2017
Singing Festival巍山五印小鸡足 Yi11 February 2017
Benzhu Worship吊草村本主庙彝族11 February 2017
Bajie Parade DayAnning Bajie 安宁八街Han11 February 2017
Yi New Year巍山大仓小三家彝族12 February 2017
Festival of LightXúndiān Tángzi 寻甸塘子Han12 February 2017
Miao FestivalFumin CountyMiao12 February 2017
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Bai19 February 2017
Rapeseed FlowerLuopingHan20 February 2017
Men's FestivalZhemi, JinpingDai25 February 2017
Kaixinjie前场镇Yi26 February 2017
Dragon Worship开远市马者哨乡 冲子村 海菜塘村 或 葫芦塘村阿者 Azhe Yi27 February 2017
Play FestivalYimen 易门龙泉寺Han, Yi27 February 2017
Wrestling Festival马龙马鸣乡咨卡村Yi27 February 2017
Dragon Worship红河州弥勒县巡检司镇陶瓦村Aci Yi 阿哲人27 February 2017
Axi Fire WorshipHongwan Village, Mile CountyAxi Yi28 February 2017
Flower Festival牟定县凤屯、潘猫Yi28 February 2017
Benzhu Worship仁里邑Bai05 March 2017
Baishijia勐腊县易武乡 Yiwu, Mengla CountyYi05 March 2017
Bath and Song Fest巍山 牛街乡阿徐地Yi05 March 2017
Sword LadderLunma, TengchongLisu05 March 2017
Camellia Festival元谋县羊街乡Yi05 March 2017
Flower Arranging FestivalTanhua, Dayao County05 March 2017
Cattle Festival楚雄市大过街乡Yi05 March 2017
Caojian Bath Gathering云龙县漕涧Hotspring Lovers05 March 2017
Sanduo FestivalLijiangNaxi05 March 2017
Prince FestivalShaxi, Jianchuan CountyBai05 March 2017
Shepa Festival镇沅县者东镇学堂村拉祜族苦葱人05 March 2017
Migu Festival巍山大仓新胜彝族05 March 2017
Heinishan Bathing Festival南华县黑泥山温泉Yi05 March 2017
Dancing Tiger FestivalFabiao, Shuangbai CountyYi05 March 2017
Snack Festival巍山Yi and Snackers05 March 2017
Horse Cherry Blossom楚雄市紫溪山Han05 March 2017
Mute God Festival南涧县盖瓦洒村 Nanjian, GonglangYi05 March 2017
Dragon FestivalTaiping, Shidian County 施甸县太平乡Han08 March 2017
International Women's DayEverywhereAll women08 March 2017
Temple Fair弥渡天生桥庙Han12 March 2017
Bijia Mountain Festival巍山牛街笔架山彝族12 March 2017
Bath FestivalWumulongLimi Yi12 March 2017
February FestivalLanpingBai16 March 2017
Singing Festival巍山大仓凤山 白草地 Weishan Dacang Fengshan and BaicaodiYi16 March 2017
Tuzhu Temple FairGuandu, Kunming Buddhists, Shaolin Monks16 March 2017
Guanyin Cave Fair泸西县阿庐古洞 Alu Caves, LuxiBuddhists16 March 2017
Guanyin FestivalGuanyin Temple, Dali 大理观音唐Bai16 March 2017
Aluowuluo梁河县九保乡Achang19 March 2017
Vernal EquinoxEverywhere21 March 2017
Third of MarchGugan, Fuyuan CountyShui30 March 2017
Shangwang Festival泸水县洛本卓乡 Luobenzhuo, Lushui CountyBai30 March 2017
Third of MarchQujing, WenshanZhuang, Buyi30 March 2017
Play on XishanXishan Park, KunmingKunming Residents30 March 2017
Wuwei SongfestWuwei Temple in Dali 大理无为寺Bai30 March 2017
Woba Festival大姚县湾碧乡Dai03 April 2017
Water Splashing FestivalYongxing, Yongren County 永仁县永兴乡Dai04 April 2017
Cold Food FeasteverywhereHan04 April 2017
Flower Picking FestivalSantaishan, Luxi CountyDeang05 April 2017
Fumin Cherry Picking富民赤鹫镇Fruit Eaters05 April 2017
Tomb Sweeping DayeverywhereHan05 April 2017
Gourd FestivalLancangLahu07 April 2017
Sangkan Festival勐海Bulang09 April 2017
Mixian Festival晋宁古城村 Jinning Gucheng VillageNoodle Eaters09 April 2017
BainianMangxin, Menglian CountyDai10 April 2017
Wooden Drum FestivalXimengWa10 April 2017
Chaoshan Fair巍山牛街老黑棚Yi11 April 2017
Fairy FestivalBingzhongluo, Gongshan CountyNu11 April 2017
Holy Fish FestivalMenglianDai11 April 2017
Cuoqu Temple Fair扎美寺Tibetan/Mosuo11 April 2017
Shibaoshan Pilgrimage鹤庆石宝山Han11 April 2017
Zhetu Flower Street广南县者兔乡 Zhuang11 April 2017
Third Month FairDaliBai11 April 2017
Migan Festival元江县因远镇 Yinyuan, Yuanjiang CountyBai12 April 2017
Water Splashing FestivalDehongDai, Achang, Deang12 April 2017
Watersplashing FestivalMenglianDai13 April 2017
Watersplashing FestivalXishuangbannaDai13 April 2017
Good FridayChristian AreasChristians14 April 2017
Water Splashing Festival昌宁县弯甸 Wandian, Changning CountyDai15 April 2017
Lingbao Mountain FairLingbao Mountain, Nanjian 南涧县灵宝山Han16 April 2017
Watersplashing FestivalYongping, Jinggu CountyDai16 April 2017
EasterChristian AreasChristians16 April 2017
Water Splashing FestivalMengla, Jinping CountyDai16 April 2017
Water Splashing Festival临沧市忙芽佛寺 Lincang City, Mangya TempleDai19 April 2017
Kunming Cultural Tourism FestivalKunmingAll29 April 2017
Nadam通海县兴蒙乡 Xingmeng, TonghaiMongolian13 December 2017