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2016 chronologically dated major events & festivals in Sanya

Updated: 2016-05-18 15:09:45

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Sanya, the southernmost city on Hainan Island, is attracting more and more tourists from around the globe due to its rich tourism resources and a series of engaging events and festivals held throughout the year.


Here is a list of tourism-related events and festivals in Sanya in 2016.


12th China (Sanya) Dragon Heads-raising Festival / 第12届中国三亚龙抬头节


Date: March 10th, 2016
Venue: Dongtian Park, Sanya / 大小洞天旅游区




The 12th China (Sanya) Dragon Heads-raising Festival featured a series of folk activities including the South China Sea Praying Ceremony, the Dragon Heads-raising Temple Fair, the Intangible Cultural Heritage Gala, and a Cultural Lecture on Guqin.


First World Tai-chi Culture Festival / “三亚南山”首届世界太极文化节


Date: April 8th to 12th, 2016
Venue: Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone / 南山文化旅游区



To promote China’s illustrious Tai-chi (Taiji) Culture and to help improve the health and wellbeing of the general population, the First World Taiji Culture Festival was held at the Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone in Sanya from April 8th to 12th, 2016. The festival’s theme was “Health, Longevity, Life and Wisdom.”


2016 Sanya Anchor Heat Wave Beach Carnival / 2016三亚力加热浪沙滩音乐嘉年华


Date: September 6th, 2016
Venue: To be confirmed


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The 2016 Sanya Anchor Heat Wave Beach Carnival is a music-themed cultural brand that features Sanya elements.


2016 Tianya Haijiao Mid-Autumn Gala / 2016天涯海角中秋欢乐会


Date: September 15th, 2016
Venue: Tianya Haijiao Scenic Spot / 天涯海角游览区


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The 2016 Tianya Haijiao Mid-Autumn Gala will be held at the Tianya Haijiao Scenic Spot during this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on September 15th.


2016 Sanya Thousand-person Bikini Party / 《时尚健康》三亚千人比基尼派对


Date: October 2016
Venue: Yalong Bay Love Cube Coastal Paradise / 亚龙湾爱立方滨海乐园



The event is jointly hosted by the Sanya Municipal Government and “Trends Health” magazine. The bikini party is part of the government’s summer tourism promotional campaign to promote its fantastic ambiance for the summer holiday.


2016 China (Sanya) Nanshan Longevity Cultural Festival / 中国三亚2016南山长寿文化节



Date: October 9th to 15th, 2016
Venue: Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone / 南山文化旅游区



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The Sanya Nanshan Longevity Cultural Festival is held every year on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. It has been designated as a day for rewarding the “god of longevity,” and those who have lived to a full, old age. Chinese longevity connotations are summarized in the old adage: “Happiness as boundless as the East China Sea and longevity that compares to the Southern Mountain.”


7th China Rendez-Vous / 第七届海天盛筵


Date: November 27th to 30th, 2016
Venue: Visun Royal Yacht Marina / 三亚鸿洲国际游艇码头



Initiated and launched by Visun Group, China Rendez-Vous is a luxury lifestyle exhibition featuring top global brands including business jets, yachts and related products, luxury cars, jewelry, and artistic works. Every year, China Rendez-Vous is staged at the Visun Royal Yacht Club, Sanya. Six iterations of the exhibition have been successfully held since 2010.


China Rendez-Vous is not only a high-end exhibition, but also a brand that promotes luxury lifestyles in China. It is now a distinguished new brand for Sanya and essential part of the city’s “international tourism city” identity. It opens a window for iconic luxury brands, including business jets, yachts, and life classics to come to China. Exhibitors can also use this platform to promote their brand value and images.
20th Tianya Haijiao International Wedding Festival / 第20届中国三亚天涯海角国际婚庆节


Date: December 12th, 2016
Venue: Tianya Haijiao Scenic Spot / 天涯海角游览区


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The 20th China (Sanya) Tianya Haijiao International Wedding Festival will be held on December 12th at Tianya Haijiao, a beautiful scenic spot regarded by the Chinese as a symbol of eternal love.


8th Sanya International Gourmet Carnival / 第8届三亚国际美食嘉年华



Date: December 27th, 2016 to January 3rd, 2017
Venue: Dadonghai Square / 大东海广场


As an important part of the 2016 Hainan Carnival, the 8th Sanya International Gourmet Carnival will feature a series of exciting events including a gourmet fair, a hotel gourmet week, a gala show, a chef competition, a catering industry forum, and raffle drawings.


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Note: Some photos were taken from the previous editions of the events and festivals.