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Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18

A 70-foot dragon and lion dancers open this springtime celebration that includes a Grand Parade and acrobatics, theater, martial arts, traditional artwork, tea ceremonies and authentic regional cuisine. Enjoy t'ai chi and tea tasting in the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden, where special tours focus on the symbolism of many plant species and architectural details.

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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!


Saturday* and Sunday, May 17-18
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Due to festival programming, there will be no early morning walking hours on Saturday, May 17.

$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.


Free, secure parking is available at the Garden's Ridgway Visitor Center and at several nearby lots (download a parking map). Public parking is also available along Tower Grove Avenue.

Please respect our neighbors and refrain from parking on neighborhood residential streets.