2017 Liuzhou International Water Carnival

Water-filled fun for the October Golden Week Holidays in Liuzhou!

The 2017 Liuzhou International Water Carnival will be held from September 23 to October 7. For a fortnight, visitors can expect a carnival-like atmosphere with over 15 major attractions that are sure to make this October holidays the most fun yet!

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While there's tons to do, here's three highlights that should get you on the plane to Liuzhou!

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Water Carnival Opening Ceremony and Carnival Water Parade
When: October 1
Where: Golden Sands
Come in time for the Water Carnival's opening ceremony which showcases through performances the regional characteristics of Liuzhou and local folk culture. It will also feature a unique water parade where you can see the different waterborne craft such as bamboo rafts have been used as transport through the ages. Be prepared for the bass-thumping boat races or take a serene ride on a river tour.


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2. Deutsche Bank Willow Theme Culture Week
When: October 1-5
Where: Kiln Town
A double celebration of sorts, this year is also the 45th year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Germany. And this carnival organised by the German embassy seeks to showcase German culture in Liuzhou with plenty of activities around the theme of international cultural exchange. Through exhibits of science and technology, there's also lots of music, beer and live performances that should get everyone shouting 'Prost!' in no time!

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Carnival
When: October 1-3
Where: 23º Cultural and Creative Industrial Park
There's something for everyone at the Carnival. From folk craft and performances, cultural performances and even a Cosplay section, the Carnival has your entire day sorted. Be sure to check out the various activity booths as well as delicious food that should keep you fueled up.

Other activities during the festival include:
▲ IAC World Water Speed ​​Sports Competition
Get your adrenaline racing with the International Motorboat Open, F1 Motorboat World Championship Liuzhou Open, China and the United States Water Star Challenge.
When: September 27 - October 3
Where: Jinglan water sports base

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The Sixth Liuzhou Snail P
owder Food Festival
A delicacy that has taken over the whole of China is the Snail Powder Noodles. A traditional dish, it has won the title of "Chinese Gold Snack". Come and try it; it's tastier than it sounds!
Time: October 1-7
Location: Sports Center East Gate

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Music Festival
Get yourself rocking to classical, popular, rock, string, folk and other multi-musical music as well as other cultural performances.
Time: October 1
Location: Liuzhou Culture and Arts Center

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Third Forest Music Festival
The use of Jun Wu Forest Park, with its unique ethnic customs, natural scenery, camping activities are a unique setting for an all-natural forest music festival.
Time: October 2-3
Location: Jun Wu Forest Park

Baili Liujiang Passion Tour
Swimming enthusiasts all over the country gather to swim in the beautiful Baili Liujiang Qiushui.
Time: October 2
Location: Riverside Park Riverside Pier to Jinsha Kok

▲ Ecological Liuzhou Green Fishing
Take part in this annual fishing contest that sees thousands of anglers cast in their lines in the hope of reeling in fish, and a prize!
Time: October 3
Location: Wenchang Bridge to Second Bridge waters

Green Water Carnival
From sand castle competitions to water activities, there's plenty of fun for water sport and beach enthusiasts!
Time: October 1 - 15 days
Location: Jinglan Water Sports Base, People's Square, Jinsha Kok, Phoenix River Water Park, Carrier Town Square


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