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Taipei Hakka Yimin Festival 2018

The 2018 Taipei Hakka Yimin Festival – October 13 – 15, 2018

The Taipei Hakka Yimin Festival is one of the most significant annual events of the Hakka people in Taipei. This year, the festival will take place between October 13th and 15th as a three day event at the Taipei City Hakka Cultural Park.

There are a series of activities and performances to be held at the festival to present the traditional culture of the Hakka. The festival will be paying respects to the Yimin spirit, including the Holy Incense Parade. There will be a carrying-pole parade, a Hakka opera, grand evening shows, worship ceremonies and a Hakka Market.

Taipei Hakka Yimin Festival

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There with three major themes: celebrations, parades and art events. The festival aims to recreate the Hakka spirit in a simple yet stylish fashion to showcase Hakka values in order to bring a cultural diversity of Taipei to the locals and its international visitors.

The Yimin temples across Taiwan are also expected to join this grand annual event.

Taipei Hakka Yimin Festival 2018

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Date, Time & Duration

The festival will take place between October 13th and 15th as a three day event.

Admission fee

This event is free to attend.

Location

Taipei City Hakka Culture Park

English Address: The Taipei City Hakka Culture Park, No. 2號, Section 3, Tingzhou Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100.

Chinese Address: 臺北市客家文化主題公園, 100台北市中正區汀州路三段2號.

Directions

Taking the MRT:

Take the green line to the Taipower Building MRT Station and leave via Exit 4. Head east down Shida Road until you see the entrance to the Taipei City Hakka Culture Park. The entrance should be on your left.

Taking a bus:

253 – Taipei Jingmei Girls High School.
673 – Zhongzheng Huanhe Rd. Intersection.
253 – Taipei Jingmei Girls High School.
253 – Taipei Jingmei Girls High School (Every 20 min).
673 –  Zhongzheng Huanhe Rd. Intersection (Every 2hrs & 25 mins).
943 – National Taipei University (Taipei Campus) (Every 45 mins).

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Nuit Blanche Taipei 2018

Nuit Blanche Taipei – October 6 – 7, 2018

Nuit Blanche Taipei is a cultural performance event which attracts 200,000 people annually who come to experience the visual art work and various cultural performances and activities.

From launching back in 2016, this year marks the third edition of Nuit Blanche Taipei, which will be held from 6:00 p.m. on October 6th to 6:00 a.m. on October 7thThe event will showcase the charms of Taipei at night, creating a new record for an open-air art event.

Source: Youtube, Elle Taiwan

The Nuit Blanche Taipei 2018 has fully announced their programme on the official website: http://nuitblanchetaipei.info.

Their website provides comprehensive access to all their latest press release and materials in English. Feel free  to contact them with any enquiries about the event or programme schedule.

Nuit Blanche Taipei 2018

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Date, Time & Duration

The Nuit Blanche Taipei 2018 is on a weekend, starting at at 6:00pm on Saturday the 6th of October. The event will run until the next day, at 6:00am on Sunday the 7th of October.

You can view the full programme schedule in English by category on their schedule page.

Admission fee

The admission is free to attend the event performances.

Location

This year marks the third edition of Nuit Blanche Taipei, which will be held from 6:00 p.m. on October 6 to 6:00 a.m. on October 7, along Zhongshan North Road between section one and three. The area around the Yuanshan MRT Station and the Nanjing West Road Commercial District will be the northern and southern sites of this event. There will be a gathering of at least 70 performances and programs, and also 43 art installations this year.

Directions

For full access and service support to get to each event, the Nuit Blanche Taipei 2018 event has provided a comprehensive list of direction details and transport mods on the Nuit Blanche Taipei official website.

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Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival 2018

2018 Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival – October 1 – 31, 2018

The Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival will be held in collaboration with various indigenous groups from across northern Taiwan. It will bring together traditional rites, athletic competitions, and cultural and art exhibitions and performances.

The traditional sports competitions will involve archery, wood-sawing, and tug of war, as well as activities setup for kids.

Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival 2018

Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival 2018

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Since it was first staged in 2010, the Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival has become one of northern Taiwan’s most well-known festivals of indigenous culture. Over the past eight years, it has featured the cultures of the Rukai, Seediq, Puyuma, Amis, Atayal, Paiwan, Taroko, and Bunun tribes.

By letting indigenous peoples living in the city unite their tribal consciousness and conduct cultural exchange to help strengthen their identity, the festival has turned Taipei into a more diverse and friendly capital.

Date, Time & Duration

The Taipei Naruwan Cultural Festival will take place on October 1st until October 31st, 2018.

Admission fee

This cultural event is free to attend.

Location

The Tianmu Sports Park.

English Address: Tianmu Sports Park, 111, Taipei City, Shilin District, Section 2, Zhongcheng Road, 七十七號

Chinese Address: 111台北市士林區忠誠路二段七十七號.

Directions

Take the red line to the Mingde MRT Station. Head northeast on Mingde Road, turn right on Lane 118. Walk up alongside the riverside until you get to the bridge that takes you across to the Langxing Park. Continue along the riverside on the opposite side until you reach Shidong Road on your right. After about 140 meters, turn left onto Section 2, Zhongcheng Road. The Tianmu Sports Park will be on your right.

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Taipei Jazz Festival 2018

The 2018 Taipei Jazz Festival – September 1 – October 31, 2018

The Taipei Jazz Festival has become a platform for jazz musicians to all come together and perform in Taipei.

All the events span across September and October, and are absolutely free to attend. These events include a series of talks, workshops, concerts, and a large outdoor concert which will be held at Da’an Forest Park.

Taipei Jazz Festival 2018

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As the Taipei Jazz Festival events are happening across Taipei, we have therefore listed their upcoming program below.

Jazz Rookie Show Zhongshan MRT Station

Taipei Jazz Festival

Jazz Rookie Show at the Zhongshan MRT Station

The Jazz Rookie Show: 08/09/2018 – 09/09/2018

The Taipei Jazz Festival of 2018 will host the Jazz Rookie Show at the Jazz Square, located at the back of the Zhongshan MRT Station. There will be summer jazz dance performances that’ll span across two days which consists of six ammature jazz players from Taiwan. From 12pm onwards, there will be a Jazz Dance SWING DANCE master performance involving live jazz rookie music.

Also alongside these performances, there will be a Wenchuang Market. All these performances at the Jazz Square are free to attend.

View the event program list.

The Night Scene Songshan Cultural & Creative Park

Taipei Jazz Festival

The Night Scene performances at the Taipei Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

Tianmu Loyalty Park: On 20/10/2018

These events will host three big groups of jazz band performances at the Tianmu Park.

The park echoes the theme of the 2017 performance called, Walling in the City, which presents Taipei as a city of jazz fusion. This year’s theme is called “The Night of the Night” which presents a new generation of jazz.

View the event program list.

The Fusion City Da'an Stage

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The Fusion City Da’an Stage at the Da’an Forest Park

Da’an Forest Park: 26/10/2018 – 28/10/2018

Many of the best musicians from all over the Taiwan have taken interest into the development of jazz music. They also attract many other national musicians to Taipei because of their convenient transportation and the excellence of Taiwanese musicians coming together.

The Da’an stage will invite jazz musicians from more than 8 countries in the world. A total of 12 performance groups will perform on the Da’an Stage.

View the event program list.

Date, Time & Duration

All the events span across September and October 2018.

Admission fee

All the events are absolutely free to attend.

Location

The Taipei Jazz Festival events are held across Taipei at three main locations:

1. Jazz Rookie show at the Zhongshan MRT Station:

The Jazz Rookie Show: 08/09/2018 – 09/09/2018

2. The Night Scene performances at the Taipei Songshan Cultural and Creative Park:

Tianmu Loyalty Park: On 20/10/2018

3. The Fusion City Da’an Stage:

Da’an Forest Park: 26/10/2018 – 28/10/2018

– Please refer to the Taipei Jazz Festival program list above to see what’s happening at each event location.

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Taipei Arts Festival 2018

The 2018 Taipei Arts Festival

The Taipei Arts Festival 2018 begins this August for local artists to come together and showcase their innovations to inspire others by their creativity.

Taipei Inclusive Arts Festival

Source: The British Council org

This year’s Taipei Arts Festival of 2018 celebrates its 20th anniversary. In order to commemorate this, they will host various performance venues, programs and exhibitions across the Beitou District in Taipei City.

The Taipei Arts Festival Program – Category Drop-down List


Taipei Arts Festival

Source: Taipei Arts Festival org

Duration

The Taipei Arts Festival will host a range of visual performances that’ll last from August 5th through to October 10th.

For dates and times, please refer to the program schedule above for each hosted event.

Admission fee

Run the Marathon event is free to attend, however, all other events within the Taipei Arts Festival program list requires a purchased ticket for admission.

Festival Tickets must be purchased at www.artsticket.com.tw.

Location

There will be various performance venues across Taipei City.

Contact details

Website: http://www.artsfestival.taipei/
Tel numbers: 02-2599-7973
Email address: info@taipeifestival.org

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