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Date:2022-07-13 Number of Visitors:852

Exciting Events and Happenings

Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival & Moonlight Sea Concerts

Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival & Moonlight Sea Concerts
東海岸大地藝術節暨月光・海音樂會

Until September / Taitung County
Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival & Moonlight Sea Concerts_Links

This festival combines the beauty of Taiwan's East Coast region with the beauty of outdoor installation art and music. Each year, the organizer invites artists from Taiwan and abroad to create installation artworks that blend nicely with the natural environment of the East Coast National Scenic Area. A central element of the festival is the romantic Moonlight Sea Concert series, featuring well-known musicians from around Taiwan. As the concerts are timed to coincide with days around the full moon, spectators can (weather permitting) see the moonrise and the moonlight reflection on the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Moonlight Sea Concert shows in 2022: July 14/15, Aug. 13/14, Sept. 10/11/12.

Taiwan Culinary Exhibition

Taiwan Culinary Exhibition
台灣美食展

August 5~8 / Taipei City
Taiwan Culinary Exhibition_Links (Chinese)

Since its first edition three decades ago, the annual Taiwan Culinary Exhibition, held at the Taipei World Trade Center, has presented food lovers with the best of local cuisine. The event has grown significantly over the years, as has the scope of the food-related themes featured along with the number of exhibitors and visitors. In 2019, the last year the exhibition took place (cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic), almost 140,000 visitors attended. Among the topics covered, besides local cuisine, were international cuisine, kitchenware and utensils, locally sourced produce and ingredients, culinary arts, food-centered travel and souvenirs, and culinary education.

Keelung Mid-summer Ghost Festival

Keelung Mid-summer Ghost Festival
雞籠中元祭

July ~ August / Keelung City
Keelung Mid-summer Ghost Festival_Links (Chinese)

This event, lasting a full month, is one of Taiwan's major festivals. It takes place during the 7th lunar month (July 29~Aug. 26 in 2022), in Taiwan referred to as "Ghost Month." According to folk belief, at this time of year the gates separating the realms of the living and the dead open and ghosts return to wander the earth. In order to appease these wandering souls, lavish offerings are made in front of temples in Keelung and a plethora of rituals and ceremonies is celebrated. Among the numerous highlights of the festival are the Door-Opening Ceremony at Laodagong Temple on Day 1 and the Water Lantern Parade and Releasing of Water Lantern on Day 14 of the lunar month.

Creative Expo Taiwan

Creative Expo Taiwan
臺灣文化創意設計博覽會

August 5 ~ 14 / Kaohsiung City
Creative Expo Taiwan_Links

Since the Creative Expo Taiwan was first held in 2010, it has experienced exponential growth in the number of exhibitors, participating countries, and visitors, becoming one of Asia's largest cultural and creative expos. Each year, the expo challenges the public and the cultural/creative community to stretch their imaginations and explore Taiwan's culture. Activities include cross-disciplinary seminars and topic-based conferences. Design and branding are also discussed, as participants work to promote and broaden Taiwan's cultural and creative soft power. This year, for the first time, the expo will be held in Kaohsiung City’s brand-new Kaohsiung Music Center.

Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival

Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival
日月潭國際萬人泳渡

September 4 / Nantou County
Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival_Links

Sun Moon Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Taiwan, and one of the island's best-known tourist destinations. Swimming in the lake is prohibited, but there is one major exception, the annual Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival. This swimming event was organized for the first time in 1981, with just 540 swimmers crossing the lake. In 2020, its 38th edition, a total of 21,800 swimmers took to the water to complete the 3km swim from Zhaowu Wharf on the northern shore of the lake to Ita Thao Wharf on its southeast side. Because of the global pandemic, the swim, which is not a competition but a relaxed affair with a party atmosphere, did not take place last year.

Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival

Taiwania Ultra Trail
台灣棲蘭林道越野

September 17 / Yilan County
Taiwania Ultra Trail_Links (Chinese)

This sporting event takes long-distance runners through the pristine forest along the usually off-limits Qilan Forestry Road in Yilan County. An official International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) event promoted by the government, it features runs over three distances (25, 50, and 100km) with top finishers receiving scores for the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) rankings. At an altitude of above 2,000 meters and with unpredictable weather (high chance of rain), it is regarded as a highly challenging competition. If you are not a long-distance runner, note that visiting part of the Qilan forest area (Divine Trees Garden) is possible via guided tours offered by the Lealea Makauy Ecological Park.

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