Chinese Culture Days

Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23

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 tours and 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 22-23
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Due to festival programming, there will be no early morning walking hours on Saturday, April 22.


$15 Admission (ages 13 & older)
$7 Children (ages 3–12)
$7 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.



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An Evening of Chinese Culture

Enchanted China dancer

Saturday, April 22
6 to 8 p.m.

New in 2017, experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of China at a special dim sum dinner accompanied by lion dances, acrobatic performances, and more. 

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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.