Note: The order of appearance of the following festivals and events is according to the time of the year when they usually occur. Dates can change however over time. We try to update the info frequently, but some of it might be outdated. The year in the bracket […] indicates when the info was posted. Dates of the current year will be shown in RED.

Taichung City Mazu International Festival

Calla Lily And Hydrangea Festival

Treasure Hill Light Festival

Yilan Green Expo

[2022] April 8 ~ 17 / Pingtung County

Dapeng Bay Marine Festival

During this festival, a variety of water-related activities and events are organized in Pingtung County’s Dapeng Bay area, including a sailing competition on the waters of the bay. Other fun activities involve canoeing, dragon-boat racing, standup paddleboarding (SUP), jet-skiing, and yachting. The event also features exhibitions promoting local industries such as agriculture, food, and tourism. (Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area)

[2020] April 5 ~ June 28 / Taipei City

Baosheng Cultural Festival

If you have time for just one temple visit during your next trip to Taipei, consider making it the Dalongdong Bao’an Temple. The main deity worshipped in this complex, which received a UNESCO Award for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2003, is the Baosheng Emperor, also known as the God of Medicine. The Baosheng Cultural Festival, held each year around the deity’s birthday (15th day of 3rd lunar month), includes many interesting events and activities over a span of several weeks, including street parades and martial-arts performances.
Bao’an Temple

[2022] April 15 ~ May 2 / Keelung City

Keelung Ciao

Dark, wet, industrial…this was the image of Keelung City in the past. In recent times this harbor city to the northeast of Taipei City has been changing. In the same vein as its larger counterpart in the south, Kaohsiung, the city is slowly reimagining itself as a center of culture, modernity, and refinement. Public art is a unique way to beautify a cityscape and open visitors’ eyes to lesser-known corners of an urban environment. Keelung Ciao, first held in 2015, has gradually been introducing art into Keelung, and by doing so introducing Keelung to visiting art lovers. The creations by local and foreign artists, sometimes placed in unusual spaces like on board a ship or inside an old shipyard, encourage you to explore and discover this history-rich city and its harbor area.

Art in Keelung (photo courtesy of Art Happening)

Tung Blossom Festival

The Hakka people in Taiwan, a Han Chinese minority group that immigrated to the island starting in the mid-17th century and often settled in hilly regions, especially those of northwest Taiwan, planted a large number of tung trees for commercial purposes during the Japanese colonial era (1895~1945). Today, the trees grow in the wild and, to the delight of hikers, bloom profusively in April and May, their snow-white blossoms covering tree branches and carpeting hiking trails. During the tung blossom season, numerous cultural events are held in celebration by Hakka communities in locations close to the forests. (Hsinchu County Government)

[2022] April 25 ~ June 30 / Penghu County

Penghu International Fireworks Festival

Each year in spring and early summer, the Penghu International Fireworks Festival gives travelers an additional incentive to visit the beautiful Penghu archipelago before the hot high-summer months begin. The venue is the small harbor before the famed Guanyin Temple in Magong, Penghu’s only city. The reflections of the colorful fireworks on the waters of the harbor and the picturesque pedestrian Xiying Rainbow Bridge leaping over it, plus live musical performances, make this evening extravaganza a highly memorable and romantic event. This year, 27 shows (each lasting about 20 min) will be presented, taking place on Mondays and Thursdays. In addition, there will be one-off shows (10 min each) on Qimei Island (June 1), Wang’an Island (June 15), and Jibei Island (July 28). (Penghu National Scenic Area) (Penghu County Gov’t)

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