Chinese Culture Days

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22

A Grand Parade led by a 70-foot dancing dragon opens our annual springtime festival of Chinese culture, featuring acrobatics, square dances, tea and cooking demonstrations, traditional artwork, and authentic regional cuisine. Explore 5,000 years of Chinese medicine and health improvement practices as this year's event celebrates yangsheng. Enjoy special tours and Temple Fair activities and games in the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Chinese Garden.

Since 1996, the Garden has collaborated with the Chinese Culture Education and Services Foundation to produce an event to celebrate Chinese culture. Hundreds of community volunteers work towards producing a weekend filled with colorful Chinese pageantry, art, music and dance, history and legends, and of course, wonderful food! 

Hours

Saturday* and Sunday, May 21-22
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Due to festival programming, there will be no early morning walking hours on Saturday, May 21.

Admission

$12 Admission (ages 13 & older)
$5 Children (ages 3–12)
$5 Garden members (free for member children 3–12) 

Regular admission rates also apply for the Doris I. Schnuck Children Garden.

Please note: trams do not operate during Chinese Culture Days.

Tickets


Schedule

All Day        Children’s Arts & Crafts 
Spink Pavilion
Panda Show at 3 p.m.


Chinese Temple Fair
Chinese Garden

Cultural Exhibits
Ridgway Visitor Center

Marketplace
Spoehrer Plaza

Food Court
Upper East Parking Lot
 
10:30 a.m.  Chinese Square Dance
Saturday only, Spoehrer Plaza

11 a.m. Opening Extravaganza, Parade and Ceremony 
Saturday only, Spoehrer Plaza to Cohen Amphitheater

Chinese Square Dance
Sunday only, Spoehrer Plaza

Science of Tai Chi
Beaumont Room 

Noon New Shanghai Circus
Cohen Amphitheater

Noon New Shanghai Circus
Cohen Amphitheater

12:30 p.m. Panda Show
Central Axis Reflecting Pools

1 p.m. Enchanted China
Shoenberg Theater

Dance with the Dragon!
Central Axis Reflecting Pools

Chinese Culinary Arts
Kemper Center Classroom

Science of Tai Chi
Beaumont Room

2 p.m. Grand Parade
Spoehrer Plaza to Cohen Amphitheater

Fashion Show
Beaumont Room

2:30 p.m. Tai Chi
Cohen Amphitheater

Chinese Medicine
Beaumont Room

3 p.m. Chinese Square Dance
Spoehrer Plaza

Chinese Language Immersion School Choir
Cohen Amphitheater

Arts of Chinese Tea
Kemper Center Classroom

Introduction to Acupuncture Therapy
Beaumont Room

3:30 p.m. New Shanghai Circus
Cohen Amphitheater

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Beaumont Room

4 p.m. Enchanted China
Shoenberg Theater

Qigong & Yangsheng
Beaumont Room