Zhaotong Festivals and Events

Zhaotong Festivals and Activities are very colorful and Zhaotong is the best place to take a festival tour. Zhaotong Festivals and Activities give a brief introduction of festivals and activities in Zhaotong, and tell travelers what to do when come to Zhaotong. Known as one of the important destinations in the classical Yunnan Travel, Zhaotong City is the hometown of Black-necked Crane which enjoys a reputation in the world. It’s a place where many minorities inhabit together and the festivals of different ethnicities are diverse.

Zhaotong Festivals

Like many other cities in Yunnan, Zhaotong has 23 ethnic minorities in Zhaotong including Miao, Yi, Hui,etc. Among the 520 thousand minority people, Yi and Miao ethnic minorities dominate. In addition to the traditional festival of Yi and Miao, unique local operas, music and dances are all common entertainments in the local people's daily life.

Popular Festivals in Zhaotong

The Ancient Tea Horse Road-Impression Yunnan-Sichuan Tea Culture Tourism Festival

Date: March 28-April 28
Add: Longcha Village, Niuzhai Townshi, Yanjin County, Zhaotong(昭通盐津牛寨乡龙茶村)
Brief Introduction: It is reported that in recent years, Niuzhai Township has firmly grasped the unique geographical advantages, climatic conditions and ecological resources of Longcha Village, and has been continuously updated through “good varieties and good methods” to develop more than 4,000 acres of tea planting. The tea culture tour festival, which is based on the theme of green, nature, health and leisure, aims to use tea as a medium to promote deep integration of tea industry and the tourism.

Festival of Fast-Breaking or Eid al-fitr of Jinuo Ethnic Minority

Date: September of Islamic Calendar
Add: Gathering Place of Jinuo Ethnic Minority

Corban (Zaisheng) Festival of Hui Ethnic Minority

Date: December 10 of Islamic Calendar
Add: Gathering Place of Hui Ethnic Minority

Yiliang Tourism Festival and Flower Fair

Date: March 10-March 17
Add: Luowang Township, Yiliang County, Zhaotong City(昭通彝良洛旺乡)

The Cherry Culture Festival

Date: April 19-May 10
Add: Ludian County, Zhaotong City

Mawlid or Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif Festival of Hui Ethnic Minority

Date: March 12 of Islamic Calendar
Add:Gathering Place of Hui Ethnic Minority

Activities in Zhaotong

Diverse ethnic festivals also contribute to the various activities in Zhaotong. For your Zhaotong Festival Tours, you can join in the activities such as water splashing and dancing with local ethnic people, go to the rural markets.

Date  Activities Add
March 11 Shuifu Culture Tourist Festival Taiping Village, Taiping Town, Shuifu City(水富市太平镇太平村)
October 1-3 Food Festival of Doushaguan Pass Dousha Town, Yanjin County, Zhaotong(昭通盐津县豆沙镇)
November Jinsha River International Drifting Festival Jinsha River Section in Qiaojia County, Zhaotong(昭通巧家县金沙江段)
May 1 Yanjin Culture Tourist Festival Niuzhai Township, Yanjin County, Zhaotong(昭通盐津县牛寨乡)
July 5 Red Culture Tourism Festival Weixin County, Zhaotong City(昭通市威信县)

Zhaotong Regional Festivals and Activities