Chinese Culture Days

Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28

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. Enjoy special activities 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! 


Saturday* and Sunday, April 27-28
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Due to festival programming, there will be no early morning walking hours on Saturday, April 20.


$16 Admission (ages 13 & older)
$5 Children (ages 3–12)
$8 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.


Want the opportunity to sell your Chinese cultural wares or signature Asian dish at Chinese Culture Days? We invite you to apply to be a merchandise or food court vendor at the 2019 festival.

Vendor fees begin at $350 for a 10’x10’ merchandise space and $450 for a 15’x15’ food court space. Vending spaces are outdoors beneath provided tents, rain or shine.

Apply online

Rain Policy

Chinese Culture Days takes place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, some activities may be altered or relocated.



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.