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  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-01-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Children’s Art Festival 2018
    All day
    08-01-18-08-05-18
    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival (台北兒童藝術節)

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival is a cultural event for parents and children alike; hosted by the Taipei City Government every year from July to August.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival holds a richly diverse range of arts activities for the whole family, promising to help make the summer more joyful for families and friends.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival runs venues all around the city from July through to August. This festival hosts films, interactive exhibits, storytelling, puppetry, live theatre and more from local and international troupes and performers.

    For more information about the organizers, please visit the official website at http://www.tcaf.taipei/ (Site can be switched to English)

    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018Taipei Children's Art Festival

    Images from last year’s Children’s Art Festival from the Travel Taipei website

    Is it free?

    Most performances are free, others cost around NT$300.

    You are able to sign up for Arts Ticket membership for all their priced performances. Tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the NTCH Ticketing System (also known as Arts Ticket).

    Learn more about the Ticketing Methods and Information.

    Where is it?

    There are venues all over the city.

    You can view here for all the Taipei Children’s Art Festival performance venue programs & locations.

     

    The full address is:

    Central Art Park, No. 30-10, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Tawain, R.O.C

    How to get there?

    From the MRT:

    Get off at the Shandao Temple Station, exit 1. From the exit, it’s about a 4 minuet walk to the Central Art Park by following the directions after exiting the Shandao Temple Station.

    When does this event start and end?

    (2018-06-29 ~ 2018-08-05)

    It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 5th of August 2018. This event will span all across July.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-01-18-10-01-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

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2
  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-02-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Children’s Art Festival 2018
    All day
    08-02-18-08-05-18
    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival (台北兒童藝術節)

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival is a cultural event for parents and children alike; hosted by the Taipei City Government every year from July to August.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival holds a richly diverse range of arts activities for the whole family, promising to help make the summer more joyful for families and friends.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival runs venues all around the city from July through to August. This festival hosts films, interactive exhibits, storytelling, puppetry, live theatre and more from local and international troupes and performers.

    For more information about the organizers, please visit the official website at http://www.tcaf.taipei/ (Site can be switched to English)

    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018Taipei Children's Art Festival

    Images from last year’s Children’s Art Festival from the Travel Taipei website

    Is it free?

    Most performances are free, others cost around NT$300.

    You are able to sign up for Arts Ticket membership for all their priced performances. Tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the NTCH Ticketing System (also known as Arts Ticket).

    Learn more about the Ticketing Methods and Information.

    Where is it?

    There are venues all over the city.

    You can view here for all the Taipei Children’s Art Festival performance venue programs & locations.

     

    The full address is:

    Central Art Park, No. 30-10, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Tawain, R.O.C

    How to get there?

    From the MRT:

    Get off at the Shandao Temple Station, exit 1. From the exit, it’s about a 4 minuet walk to the Central Art Park by following the directions after exiting the Shandao Temple Station.

    When does this event start and end?

    (2018-06-29 ~ 2018-08-05)

    It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 5th of August 2018. This event will span all across July.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-02-18-10-02-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

3
  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-03-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Children’s Art Festival 2018
    All day
    08-03-18-08-05-18
    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival (台北兒童藝術節)

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival is a cultural event for parents and children alike; hosted by the Taipei City Government every year from July to August.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival holds a richly diverse range of arts activities for the whole family, promising to help make the summer more joyful for families and friends.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival runs venues all around the city from July through to August. This festival hosts films, interactive exhibits, storytelling, puppetry, live theatre and more from local and international troupes and performers.

    For more information about the organizers, please visit the official website at http://www.tcaf.taipei/ (Site can be switched to English)

    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018Taipei Children's Art Festival

    Images from last year’s Children’s Art Festival from the Travel Taipei website

    Is it free?

    Most performances are free, others cost around NT$300.

    You are able to sign up for Arts Ticket membership for all their priced performances. Tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the NTCH Ticketing System (also known as Arts Ticket).

    Learn more about the Ticketing Methods and Information.

    Where is it?

    There are venues all over the city.

    You can view here for all the Taipei Children’s Art Festival performance venue programs & locations.

     

    The full address is:

    Central Art Park, No. 30-10, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Tawain, R.O.C

    How to get there?

    From the MRT:

    Get off at the Shandao Temple Station, exit 1. From the exit, it’s about a 4 minuet walk to the Central Art Park by following the directions after exiting the Shandao Temple Station.

    When does this event start and end?

    (2018-06-29 ~ 2018-08-05)

    It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 5th of August 2018. This event will span all across July.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-03-18-10-03-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

4
  • Taipei Children’s Art Festival 2018
    All day
    08-04-18-08-05-18
    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival (台北兒童藝術節)

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival is a cultural event for parents and children alike; hosted by the Taipei City Government every year from July to August.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival holds a richly diverse range of arts activities for the whole family, promising to help make the summer more joyful for families and friends.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival runs venues all around the city from July through to August. This festival hosts films, interactive exhibits, storytelling, puppetry, live theatre and more from local and international troupes and performers.

    For more information about the organizers, please visit the official website at http://www.tcaf.taipei/ (Site can be switched to English)

    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018Taipei Children's Art Festival

    Images from last year’s Children’s Art Festival from the Travel Taipei website

    Is it free?

    Most performances are free, others cost around NT$300.

    You are able to sign up for Arts Ticket membership for all their priced performances. Tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the NTCH Ticketing System (also known as Arts Ticket).

    Learn more about the Ticketing Methods and Information.

    Where is it?

    There are venues all over the city.

    You can view here for all the Taipei Children’s Art Festival performance venue programs & locations.

     

    The full address is:

    Central Art Park, No. 30-10, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Tawain, R.O.C

    How to get there?

    From the MRT:

    Get off at the Shandao Temple Station, exit 1. From the exit, it’s about a 4 minuet walk to the Central Art Park by following the directions after exiting the Shandao Temple Station.

    When does this event start and end?

    (2018-06-29 ~ 2018-08-05)

    It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 5th of August 2018. This event will span all across July.

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-04-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-04-18-10-04-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
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  • Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo: Almighty Animal Caretaker
    17:00 -20:30
    08-04-18

    The 2018 Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp

    Saturday Nights at The Taipei Zoo: Guide to Extended Hour Activities

    The 2018 Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp, themed ‘The Almighty Animal Caretaker’ will be scheduled across the Saturday evenings of the summer months.

    Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo Schedule


    Scroll Schedule ⇒

    Date & Time
    July 21
    July 28
    August 11
    August 18
    August 25
    1700 – 1730
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Observation”: False Gharial
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Artificial Nursing”: Armadillo
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Attention to Details”: Taipei Grass Frog
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Judgement”: Eurasian Otter
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Compassion”: African Wild Donkey
    1730 – 1745
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    1745 – 1815
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: Finding 5 Crocodiles in Seconds
    All Mighty Animal Caretaker: The Most Powerful Nannies on Earth
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: Each Grain is the Result of Farmer’s Toiling
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: Are the Babies Alright?
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: You Understand How I feel
    1815 – 1845
    WIND Music: Fann
    Indigenous Music and Dance Performance
    Wildlife Protection Theater
    Wildlife Protection Theater
    Wildlife Protection Theater
    1845 – 1900
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    1900 – 1930
    Animal Storybook Reading: Krokodil und Giraffe warten auf Weihnachten
    Animal Storybook Reading: The Sleepy Armadillo: The Story of Litoudian
    Animal Storybook Reading: City Dog, Country Frog
    Animal Storybook Reading: Otter Finds a New Home
    Animal Storybook Reading: The Gorilla’s Bakery Shop
    1930 – 2030
    Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Elephant Fable
    Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Life Story: First Steps
    Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Returning Kingfisher
    Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Sumatran Rhino
    Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Jane Goodall

    In the case of emergencies, the organizers reserve the rights to alter, change or suspend the activity. For any details not covered, the organizers retain the right to make supplementary announcements based on its discretion at any time in accordance to related regulations or explanations.

    Taipei Zoo

    The Special ‘Keeper’s Talk’ will be scheduled for the extended hours on Saturday evenings during the summer months. Also to note, all those who attend the entire “Keeper’s Talk” program and join their related Facebook fan page will receive an animal-themed badge!

    Animal themed badges

    Source: The Official Taipei Zoo Facebook page

    Spotlighted Animal Timetable


    Scroll Timetable ⇒

    Date
    Venue
    Spotlighted Animal
    Time
    1700 – 1730
    Asian Tropical Rainforest AreaFalse Gharial
    1900 – 1915
    1730 – 1745
    Formosan Animal Area (Conservation Walkway)Armadillo
    1900 – 1915
    1745 – 1815
    Amphibian and Reptile HouseTaipei Grass Frog
    1900 – 1915
    1815 – 1845
    Formosan Animal AreaEurasian Otter
    1900 – 1915
    1845 – 1900
    Desert Animal AreaAfrican Wild Donkey
    1900 – 1915

    Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo

    Source: Extended Hour Guide, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival is scheduled from July 21st to August 25th.

    Registration Time: 1700 – 1730.
    Registration Venue: Wildlife Conservation Market Service Counter (the first tent on the left side of the main stage).
    Method of Registration: On site with limited openings.
    Competition Categories: Elementary School; Middle and High School; Adults.

    Extended Hours during Summer Months
    Taipei Zoo will remain open on Saturday evenings until 2100.
    July: 7, 14, 21, and 28.
    August: 4, 11, 18, and 25.

    Admission fee

    Night Tickets: NT$30.

    Time Available: 1600 – 2000 (EasyCard accepted).

    Admission Direction: Visitors will need to enter from the Main Gate Plaza after 1600 as the Taipei Zoo South Station of the Maokong Gondola will remain closed during night hours. Therefore, the onsite ticket booth will stop selling tickets at 1600.

    Education Center and Zoo Train: Free from 1630 onwards.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Zoo – No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City, 116.
    Chinese address: 116台北市文山區新光路二段30號.

    Directions

    Travel by MRT: MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line: Get off at Taipei Zoo Station.
    (for MRT route information, visit Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation).
    MRT Nangang/Banqiao/Tucheng Line: Get off at Taipei City Hall Station, and then take bus route G1, BR18 or BR21 to Taipei Zoo.

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    • Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018
      All day
      08-04-18-08-05-18
      Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018

      The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival (台北兒童藝術節)

      The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival is a cultural event for parents and children alike; hosted by the Taipei City Government every year from July to August.

      The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival holds a richly diverse range of arts activities for the whole family, promising to help make the summer more joyful for families and friends.

      The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival runs venues all around the city from July through to August. This festival hosts films, interactive exhibits, storytelling, puppetry, live theatre and more from local and international troupes and performers.

      For more information about the organizers, please visit the official website at http://www.tcaf.taipei/ (Site can be switched to English)

      Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018Taipei Children's Art Festival

      Images from last year’s Children’s Art Festival from the Travel Taipei website

      Is it free?

      Most performances are free, others cost around NT$300.

      You are able to sign up for Arts Ticket membership for all their priced performances. Tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the NTCH Ticketing System (also known as Arts Ticket).

      Learn more about the Ticketing Methods and Information.

      Where is it?

      There are venues all over the city.

      You can view here for all the Taipei Children’s Art Festival performance venue programs & locations.

       

      The full address is:

      Central Art Park, No. 30-10, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Tawain, R.O.C

      How to get there?

      From the MRT:

      Get off at the Shandao Temple Station, exit 1. From the exit, it’s about a 4 minuet walk to the Central Art Park by following the directions after exiting the Shandao Temple Station.

      When does this event start and end?

      (2018-06-29 ~ 2018-08-05)

      It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 5th of August 2018. This event will span all across July.

    • Ghost Festival
      All day
      08-04-18-08-31-18
      Ghost Festival

      Ghost Festival in Taiwan

      Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

      The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

      Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

      A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

      There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

    • Taipei Water Festival 2018
      09:00 -18:00
      08-04-18-10-04-18
      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

      The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

      Taipei Water Festival

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

      In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      Duration

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
      Date and Times:
      June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
      July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
      Closed on Mondays

      Admission fee

      The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

      Location

      English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
      Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

      Directions

      Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

      Contact details

      Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
      Tel numbers:
      (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
      (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

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    • Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo: Almighty Animal Caretaker
      17:00 -20:30
      08-04-18
      The 2018 Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp

      Saturday Nights at The Taipei Zoo: Guide to Extended Hour Activities

      The 2018 Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp, themed ‘The Almighty Animal Caretaker’ will be scheduled across the Saturday evenings of the summer months.

      Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo Schedule


      Scroll Schedule ⇒

      Date & Time
      July 21
      July 28
      August 11
      August 18
      August 25
      1700 – 1730
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Observation”: False Gharial
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Artificial Nursing”: Armadillo
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Attention to Details”: Taipei Grass Frog
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Judgement”: Eurasian Otter
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Compassion”: African Wild Donkey
      1730 – 1745
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      1745 – 1815
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: Finding 5 Crocodiles in Seconds
      All Mighty Animal Caretaker: The Most Powerful Nannies on Earth
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: Each Grain is the Result of Farmer’s Toiling
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: Are the Babies Alright?
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: You Understand How I feel
      1815 – 1845
      WIND Music: Fann
      Indigenous Music and Dance Performance
      Wildlife Protection Theater
      Wildlife Protection Theater
      Wildlife Protection Theater
      1845 – 1900
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      1900 – 1930
      Animal Storybook Reading: Krokodil und Giraffe warten auf Weihnachten
      Animal Storybook Reading: The Sleepy Armadillo: The Story of Litoudian
      Animal Storybook Reading: City Dog, Country Frog
      Animal Storybook Reading: Otter Finds a New Home
      Animal Storybook Reading: The Gorilla’s Bakery Shop
      1930 – 2030
      Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Elephant Fable
      Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Life Story: First Steps
      Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Returning Kingfisher
      Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Sumatran Rhino
      Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Jane Goodall

      In the case of emergencies, the organizers reserve the rights to alter, change or suspend the activity. For any details not covered, the organizers retain the right to make supplementary announcements based on its discretion at any time in accordance to related regulations or explanations.

      Taipei Zoo

      The Special ‘Keeper’s Talk’ will be scheduled for the extended hours on Saturday evenings during the summer months. Also to note, all those who attend the entire “Keeper’s Talk” program and join their related Facebook fan page will receive an animal-themed badge!

      Animal themed badges

      Source: The Official Taipei Zoo Facebook page

      Spotlighted Animal Timetable


      Scroll Timetable ⇒

      Date
      Venue
      Spotlighted Animal
      Time
      1700 – 1730
      Asian Tropical Rainforest AreaFalse Gharial
      1900 – 1915
      1730 – 1745
      Formosan Animal Area (Conservation Walkway)Armadillo
      1900 – 1915
      1745 – 1815
      Amphibian and Reptile HouseTaipei Grass Frog
      1900 – 1915
      1815 – 1845
      Formosan Animal AreaEurasian Otter
      1900 – 1915
      1845 – 1900
      Desert Animal AreaAfrican Wild Donkey
      1900 – 1915

      Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo

      Source: Extended Hour Guide, Travel Taipei

      Duration

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival is scheduled from July 21st to August 25th.

      Registration Time: 1700 – 1730.
      Registration Venue: Wildlife Conservation Market Service Counter (the first tent on the left side of the main stage).
      Method of Registration: On site with limited openings.
      Competition Categories: Elementary School; Middle and High School; Adults.

      Extended Hours during Summer Months
      Taipei Zoo will remain open on Saturday evenings until 2100.
      July: 7, 14, 21, and 28.
      August: 4, 11, 18, and 25.

      Admission fee

      Night Tickets: NT$30.

      Time Available: 1600 – 2000 (EasyCard accepted).

      Admission Direction: Visitors will need to enter from the Main Gate Plaza after 1600 as the Taipei Zoo South Station of the Maokong Gondola will remain closed during night hours. Therefore, the onsite ticket booth will stop selling tickets at 1600.

      Education Center and Zoo Train: Free from 1630 onwards.

      Location

      English address: Taipei Zoo – No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City, 116.
      Chinese address: 116台北市文山區新光路二段30號.

      Directions

      Travel by MRT: MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line: Get off at Taipei Zoo Station.
      (for MRT route information, visit Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation).
      MRT Nangang/Banqiao/Tucheng Line: Get off at Taipei City Hall Station, and then take bus route G1, BR18 or BR21 to Taipei Zoo.

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  • Taipei Children’s Art Festival 2018
    All day
    08-05-18-08-05-18
    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival (台北兒童藝術節)

    The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival is a cultural event for parents and children alike; hosted by the Taipei City Government every year from July to August.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival holds a richly diverse range of arts activities for the whole family, promising to help make the summer more joyful for families and friends.

    The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival runs venues all around the city from July through to August. This festival hosts films, interactive exhibits, storytelling, puppetry, live theatre and more from local and international troupes and performers.

    For more information about the organizers, please visit the official website at http://www.tcaf.taipei/ (Site can be switched to English)

    Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018Taipei Children's Art Festival

    Images from last year’s Children’s Art Festival from the Travel Taipei website

    Is it free?

    Most performances are free, others cost around NT$300.

    You are able to sign up for Arts Ticket membership for all their priced performances. Tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the NTCH Ticketing System (also known as Arts Ticket).

    Learn more about the Ticketing Methods and Information.

    Where is it?

    There are venues all over the city.

    You can view here for all the Taipei Children’s Art Festival performance venue programs & locations.

     

    The full address is:

    Central Art Park, No. 30-10, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Tawain, R.O.C

    How to get there?

    From the MRT:

    Get off at the Shandao Temple Station, exit 1. From the exit, it’s about a 4 minuet walk to the Central Art Park by following the directions after exiting the Shandao Temple Station.

    When does this event start and end?

    (2018-06-29 ~ 2018-08-05)

    It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 5th of August 2018. This event will span all across July.

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-05-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-05-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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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  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-05-18-10-05-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

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      All day
      08-05-18-08-05-18
      Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018

      The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival (台北兒童藝術節)

      The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival is a cultural event for parents and children alike; hosted by the Taipei City Government every year from July to August.

      The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival holds a richly diverse range of arts activities for the whole family, promising to help make the summer more joyful for families and friends.

      The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival runs venues all around the city from July through to August. This festival hosts films, interactive exhibits, storytelling, puppetry, live theatre and more from local and international troupes and performers.

      For more information about the organizers, please visit the official website at http://www.tcaf.taipei/ (Site can be switched to English)

      Taipei Children's Art Festival 2018Taipei Children's Art Festival

      Images from last year’s Children’s Art Festival from the Travel Taipei website

      Is it free?

      Most performances are free, others cost around NT$300.

      You are able to sign up for Arts Ticket membership for all their priced performances. Tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the NTCH Ticketing System (also known as Arts Ticket).

      Learn more about the Ticketing Methods and Information.

      Where is it?

      There are venues all over the city.

      You can view here for all the Taipei Children’s Art Festival performance venue programs & locations.

       

      The full address is:

      Central Art Park, No. 30-10, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Tawain, R.O.C

      How to get there?

      From the MRT:

      Get off at the Shandao Temple Station, exit 1. From the exit, it’s about a 4 minuet walk to the Central Art Park by following the directions after exiting the Shandao Temple Station.

      When does this event start and end?

      (2018-06-29 ~ 2018-08-05)

      It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 5th of August 2018. This event will span all across July.

    • Ghost Festival
      All day
      08-05-18-08-31-18
      Ghost Festival

      Ghost Festival in Taiwan

      Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

      The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

      Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

      A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

      There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

    • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
      All day
      08-05-18-10-21-18
      Taipei Arts Festival

      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

      Upcoming Events Calendar
      Festivals & Events List

    • Taipei Water Festival 2018
      09:00 -18:00
      08-05-18-10-05-18
      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

      The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

      Taipei Water Festival

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

      In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      Duration

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
      Date and Times:
      June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
      July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
      Closed on Mondays

      Admission fee

      The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

      Location

      English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
      Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

      Directions

      Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

      Contact details

      Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
      Tel numbers:
      (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
      (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

      Upcoming Events Calendar
      Festivals & Events List

6
  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-06-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-06-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-06-18-10-06-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

7
  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-07-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-07-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-07-18-10-07-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
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8
  • Father’s Day
    All day
    08-08-18

    Father's Day

    Father’s Day in Taiwan – August 8

    Father’s Day is not an official holiday in Taiwan, but is observed and celebrated on August 8.

    People often take their father out for dinner, give gifts, or at least call them to give them a greeting. (Baba Jie means 八八节 or 爸爸节: ‘August 8th Day’ or ‘Fathers’ Day’.

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-08-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-08-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-08-18-10-08-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

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    • Father's Day
      All day
      08-08-18
      Father's Day

      Father’s Day in Taiwan – August 8

      Father’s Day is not an official holiday in Taiwan, but is observed and celebrated on August 8.

      People often take their father out for dinner, give gifts, or at least call them to give them a greeting. (Baba Jie means 八八节 or 爸爸节: ‘August 8th Day’ or ‘Fathers’ Day’.

    • Ghost Festival
      All day
      08-08-18-08-31-18
      Ghost Festival

      Ghost Festival in Taiwan

      Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

      The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

      Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

      A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

      There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

    • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
      All day
      08-08-18-10-21-18
      Taipei Arts Festival

      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

      Upcoming Events Calendar
      Festivals & Events List

    • Taipei Water Festival 2018
      09:00 -18:00
      08-08-18-10-08-18
      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

      The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

      Taipei Water Festival

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

      In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      Duration

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
      Date and Times:
      June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
      July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
      Closed on Mondays

      Admission fee

      The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

      Location

      English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
      Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

      Directions

      Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

      Contact details

      Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
      Tel numbers:
      (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
      (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

      Upcoming Events Calendar
      Festivals & Events List

9
  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-09-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-09-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-09-18-10-09-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

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  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-10-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-10-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-10-18-10-10-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

11
  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-11-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-11-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-11-18-10-11-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo: Almighty Animal Caretaker
    17:00 -20:30
    08-11-18

    The 2018 Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp

    Saturday Nights at The Taipei Zoo: Guide to Extended Hour Activities

    The 2018 Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp, themed ‘The Almighty Animal Caretaker’ will be scheduled across the Saturday evenings of the summer months.

    Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo Schedule


    Scroll Schedule ⇒

    Date & Time
    July 21
    July 28
    August 11
    August 18
    August 25
    1700 – 1730
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Observation”: False Gharial
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Artificial Nursing”: Armadillo
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Attention to Details”: Taipei Grass Frog
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Judgement”: Eurasian Otter
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Compassion”: African Wild Donkey
    1730 – 1745
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    1745 – 1815
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: Finding 5 Crocodiles in Seconds
    All Mighty Animal Caretaker: The Most Powerful Nannies on Earth
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: Each Grain is the Result of Farmer’s Toiling
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: Are the Babies Alright?
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: You Understand How I feel
    1815 – 1845
    WIND Music: Fann
    Indigenous Music and Dance Performance
    Wildlife Protection Theater
    Wildlife Protection Theater
    Wildlife Protection Theater
    1845 – 1900
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    1900 – 1930
    Animal Storybook Reading: Krokodil und Giraffe warten auf Weihnachten
    Animal Storybook Reading: The Sleepy Armadillo: The Story of Litoudian
    Animal Storybook Reading: City Dog, Country Frog
    Animal Storybook Reading: Otter Finds a New Home
    Animal Storybook Reading: The Gorilla’s Bakery Shop
    1930 – 2030
    Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Elephant Fable
    Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Life Story: First Steps
    Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Returning Kingfisher
    Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Sumatran Rhino
    Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Jane Goodall

    In the case of emergencies, the organizers reserve the rights to alter, change or suspend the activity. For any details not covered, the organizers retain the right to make supplementary announcements based on its discretion at any time in accordance to related regulations or explanations.

    Taipei Zoo

    The Special ‘Keeper’s Talk’ will be scheduled for the extended hours on Saturday evenings during the summer months. Also to note, all those who attend the entire “Keeper’s Talk” program and join their related Facebook fan page will receive an animal-themed badge!

    Animal themed badges

    Source: The Official Taipei Zoo Facebook page

    Spotlighted Animal Timetable


    Scroll Timetable ⇒

    Date
    Venue
    Spotlighted Animal
    Time
    1700 – 1730
    Asian Tropical Rainforest AreaFalse Gharial
    1900 – 1915
    1730 – 1745
    Formosan Animal Area (Conservation Walkway)Armadillo
    1900 – 1915
    1745 – 1815
    Amphibian and Reptile HouseTaipei Grass Frog
    1900 – 1915
    1815 – 1845
    Formosan Animal AreaEurasian Otter
    1900 – 1915
    1845 – 1900
    Desert Animal AreaAfrican Wild Donkey
    1900 – 1915

    Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo

    Source: Extended Hour Guide, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival is scheduled from July 21st to August 25th.

    Registration Time: 1700 – 1730.
    Registration Venue: Wildlife Conservation Market Service Counter (the first tent on the left side of the main stage).
    Method of Registration: On site with limited openings.
    Competition Categories: Elementary School; Middle and High School; Adults.

    Extended Hours during Summer Months
    Taipei Zoo will remain open on Saturday evenings until 2100.
    July: 7, 14, 21, and 28.
    August: 4, 11, 18, and 25.

    Admission fee

    Night Tickets: NT$30.

    Time Available: 1600 – 2000 (EasyCard accepted).

    Admission Direction: Visitors will need to enter from the Main Gate Plaza after 1600 as the Taipei Zoo South Station of the Maokong Gondola will remain closed during night hours. Therefore, the onsite ticket booth will stop selling tickets at 1600.

    Education Center and Zoo Train: Free from 1630 onwards.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Zoo – No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City, 116.
    Chinese address: 116台北市文山區新光路二段30號.

    Directions

    Travel by MRT: MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line: Get off at Taipei Zoo Station.
    (for MRT route information, visit Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation).
    MRT Nangang/Banqiao/Tucheng Line: Get off at Taipei City Hall Station, and then take bus route G1, BR18 or BR21 to Taipei Zoo.

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      08-11-18-10-21-18
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      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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    • Ghost Festival
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      08-11-18-08-31-18
      Ghost Festival

      Ghost Festival in Taiwan

      Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

      The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

      Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

      A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

      There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

    • Taipei Water Festival 2018
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      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

      The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

      Taipei Water Festival

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

      In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      Duration

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
      Date and Times:
      June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
      July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
      Closed on Mondays

      Admission fee

      The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

      Location

      English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
      Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

      Directions

      Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

      Contact details

      Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
      Tel numbers:
      (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
      (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

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    • Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo: Almighty Animal Caretaker
      17:00 -20:30
      08-11-18
      The 2018 Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp

      Saturday Nights at The Taipei Zoo: Guide to Extended Hour Activities

      The 2018 Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp, themed ‘The Almighty Animal Caretaker’ will be scheduled across the Saturday evenings of the summer months.

      Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo Schedule


      Scroll Schedule ⇒

      Date & Time
      July 21
      July 28
      August 11
      August 18
      August 25
      1700 – 1730
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Observation”: False Gharial
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Artificial Nursing”: Armadillo
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Attention to Details”: Taipei Grass Frog
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Judgement”: Eurasian Otter
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Compassion”: African Wild Donkey
      1730 – 1745
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
      1745 – 1815
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: Finding 5 Crocodiles in Seconds
      All Mighty Animal Caretaker: The Most Powerful Nannies on Earth
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: Each Grain is the Result of Farmer’s Toiling
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: Are the Babies Alright?
      Almighty Animal Caretaker: You Understand How I feel
      1815 – 1845
      WIND Music: Fann
      Indigenous Music and Dance Performance
      Wildlife Protection Theater
      Wildlife Protection Theater
      Wildlife Protection Theater
      1845 – 1900
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
      1900 – 1930
      Animal Storybook Reading: Krokodil und Giraffe warten auf Weihnachten
      Animal Storybook Reading: The Sleepy Armadillo: The Story of Litoudian
      Animal Storybook Reading: City Dog, Country Frog
      Animal Storybook Reading: Otter Finds a New Home
      Animal Storybook Reading: The Gorilla’s Bakery Shop
      1930 – 2030
      Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Elephant Fable
      Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Life Story: First Steps
      Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Returning Kingfisher
      Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Sumatran Rhino
      Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Jane Goodall

      In the case of emergencies, the organizers reserve the rights to alter, change or suspend the activity. For any details not covered, the organizers retain the right to make supplementary announcements based on its discretion at any time in accordance to related regulations or explanations.

      Taipei Zoo

      The Special ‘Keeper’s Talk’ will be scheduled for the extended hours on Saturday evenings during the summer months. Also to note, all those who attend the entire “Keeper’s Talk” program and join their related Facebook fan page will receive an animal-themed badge!

      Animal themed badges

      Source: The Official Taipei Zoo Facebook page

      Spotlighted Animal Timetable


      Scroll Timetable ⇒

      Date
      Venue
      Spotlighted Animal
      Time
      1700 – 1730
      Asian Tropical Rainforest AreaFalse Gharial
      1900 – 1915
      1730 – 1745
      Formosan Animal Area (Conservation Walkway)Armadillo
      1900 – 1915
      1745 – 1815
      Amphibian and Reptile HouseTaipei Grass Frog
      1900 – 1915
      1815 – 1845
      Formosan Animal AreaEurasian Otter
      1900 – 1915
      1845 – 1900
      Desert Animal AreaAfrican Wild Donkey
      1900 – 1915

      Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo

      Source: Extended Hour Guide, Travel Taipei

      Duration

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival is scheduled from July 21st to August 25th.

      Registration Time: 1700 – 1730.
      Registration Venue: Wildlife Conservation Market Service Counter (the first tent on the left side of the main stage).
      Method of Registration: On site with limited openings.
      Competition Categories: Elementary School; Middle and High School; Adults.

      Extended Hours during Summer Months
      Taipei Zoo will remain open on Saturday evenings until 2100.
      July: 7, 14, 21, and 28.
      August: 4, 11, 18, and 25.

      Admission fee

      Night Tickets: NT$30.

      Time Available: 1600 – 2000 (EasyCard accepted).

      Admission Direction: Visitors will need to enter from the Main Gate Plaza after 1600 as the Taipei Zoo South Station of the Maokong Gondola will remain closed during night hours. Therefore, the onsite ticket booth will stop selling tickets at 1600.

      Education Center and Zoo Train: Free from 1630 onwards.

      Location

      English address: Taipei Zoo – No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City, 116.
      Chinese address: 116台北市文山區新光路二段30號.

      Directions

      Travel by MRT: MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line: Get off at Taipei Zoo Station.
      (for MRT route information, visit Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation).
      MRT Nangang/Banqiao/Tucheng Line: Get off at Taipei City Hall Station, and then take bus route G1, BR18 or BR21 to Taipei Zoo.

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  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
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    Taipei Arts Festival

    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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  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-12-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
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    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

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  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
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    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-13-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-13-18-10-13-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

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  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-14-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-14-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-14-18-10-14-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

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  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-15-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-15-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-15-18-10-15-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
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  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-16-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-16-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-16-18-10-16-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

    Upcoming Events Calendar
    Festivals & Events List

17
  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-17-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-17-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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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  • Double Seventh Festival 2018
    All day
    08-17-18

    Valentines & White Day

    The Double Seventh Festival in Taiwan – August 17, 2018

    The Double Seventh Festival, also called the Chi Hsi Festival, is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month. It is a traditional festival full of romance which often goes into August in the Gregorian calendar. For 2018, Taiwan celebrates the Chi Hsi Festival on August 17th.

    It falls on the seventh day of the 7th month on the Chinese calendar. It is sometimes called the Double Seventh Festival, the Chinese Valentine’s Day, the Night of Sevens, or the Magpie Festival.

    This festival is in mid-summer when the weather is warm and the grass and trees reveal their floor greens. At night when the sky is dotted with stars, and people can see the Milky Way spanning from the north to the south. Of it is a bright star, which see each other from afar. They are the Cowherd and Weaver Maid, and about them there is a beautiful love story passed down from generation to generation.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-17-18-10-17-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

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      Ghost Festival

      Ghost Festival in Taiwan

      Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

      The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

      Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

      A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

      There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

    • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
      All day
      08-17-18-10-21-18
      Taipei Arts Festival

      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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      Festivals & Events List

    • Double Seventh Festival 2018
      All day
      08-17-18
      Valentines & White Day

      The Double Seventh Festival in Taiwan – August 17, 2018

      The Double Seventh Festival, also called the Chi Hsi Festival, is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month. It is a traditional festival full of romance which often goes into August in the Gregorian calendar. For 2018, Taiwan celebrates the Chi Hsi Festival on August 17th.

      It falls on the seventh day of the 7th month on the Chinese calendar. It is sometimes called the Double Seventh Festival, the Chinese Valentine’s Day, the Night of Sevens, or the Magpie Festival.

      This festival is in mid-summer when the weather is warm and the grass and trees reveal their floor greens. At night when the sky is dotted with stars, and people can see the Milky Way spanning from the north to the south. Of it is a bright star, which see each other from afar. They are the Cowherd and Weaver Maid, and about them there is a beautiful love story passed down from generation to generation.

    • Taipei Water Festival 2018
      09:00 -18:00
      08-17-18-10-17-18
      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

      The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

      Taipei Water Festival

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

      In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

      Taipei Water Festival 2018

      Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

      Duration

      The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
      Date and Times:
      June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
      July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
      Closed on Mondays

      Admission fee

      The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

      Location

      English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
      Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

      Directions

      Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

      Contact details

      Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
      Tel numbers:
      (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
      (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

      Upcoming Events Calendar
      Festivals & Events List

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  • Taipei Arts Festival 2018
    All day
    08-18-18-10-21-18
    Taipei Arts Festival

    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

    Upcoming Events Calendar
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  • Ghost Festival
    All day
    08-18-18-08-31-18

    Ghost Festival

    Ghost Festival in Taiwan

    Ghost Festival (also Hungry Ghost Festival) is a traditional Chinese folk religions festival. Taiwan celebrates this festival throughout August.

    The 7th month is regarded in the Chinese calendar as the month when the realms of Heaven and Hell are open and ghosts (or spirits) of the decided people wonder among us. The ghosts are hungry and they want entertainment, that’s why during the whole month, Buddhists and Taoists in China make special practices to give the ghosts what they want and also hold services to release these souls. The culmination of the festival is on the 15th day, when people bring food for the ghosts.

    Special activities during the month include burning joss paper. It’s believed, that this paper after burning is used by ghosts, that’s why special banknotes, houses and a papier-mâché form of clothes, gold and other goods are burned.

    A special loud entertainment show is also organized for the ghosts at night. It usually includes Chinese opera, dramas and burlesque shows. The shows are very loud, because the sound attracts the ghosts. After the end of the festival people float water lanterns or set them outside of their houses making sure that the ghosts find their way back home.

    There are many taboos that have to be remembered during the festival: never stroll at night, don’t swim, don’t move to new house or start a new business, don’t hang clothes outside at night, don’t pick up money found on street, don’t sing and whistle and keep away from walls.

  • Taipei Water Festival 2018
    09:00 -18:00
    08-18-18-10-18-18
    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival

    The Taipei Water Festival 2018 promises to be one of the events for those seeking to beat the blazing summer holiday heat.

    Taipei Water Festival

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    The public is invited to take part in the opening event of the festival, organized by the Taipei Water Department, with the collaboration of National Taxation Bureau.

    In addition to the standard facilities at the Taipei Water Park, the organizers have also constructed a sprinkler corridor at the Fountain Garden Plaza. As a result, there will be a variety of water-spraying devices in the area, kids will be able to enjoy watery fun without needing to visit the pool. At the same time, a display featuring water pipes, swim rings, and animals has been installed next to the Fountain Garden Plaza as well, offering visitors a place to take their selfies.

    Taipei Water Festival 2018

    Source: Taipei Water Festival 2017, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival will last from June 30th through to August 31st.
    Date and Times:
    June 30 (Opening Day): 9 AM – 5 PM
    July 1 – August 31 (9 AM – 6 PM)
    Closed on Mondays

    Admission fee

    The admission is free for everyone throughout this event.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Water Park – No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
    Chinese address: 100台北市中正區思源街1號

    Directions

    Take the Green Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Leave via Exit 4 and proceed in the direction of Shiyuan Road and Dingzhou Street. The walk takes about 7 minutes.

    Contact details

    Website: https://waterparken.water.gov.taipei/
    Tel numbers:
    (1) Taipei Water Park (TEL: 02-8369-5104).
    (2) Information on Uniform Invoice Donation Drive (TEL: 02-2506-3050, ext. 5221 Ms. Tao).

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  • Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo: Almighty Animal Caretaker
    17:00 -20:30
    08-18-18

    The 2018 Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp

    Saturday Nights at The Taipei Zoo: Guide to Extended Hour Activities

    The 2018 Saturday Nights at the Taipei Zoo Summer Camp, themed ‘The Almighty Animal Caretaker’ will be scheduled across the Saturday evenings of the summer months.

    Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo Schedule


    Scroll Schedule ⇒

    Date & Time
    July 21
    July 28
    August 11
    August 18
    August 25
    1700 – 1730
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Observation”: False Gharial
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Artificial Nursing”: Armadillo
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Attention to Details”: Taipei Grass Frog
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Judgement”: Eurasian Otter
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: “Compassion”: African Wild Donkey
    1730 – 1745
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 1
    1745 – 1815
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: Finding 5 Crocodiles in Seconds
    All Mighty Animal Caretaker: The Most Powerful Nannies on Earth
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: Each Grain is the Result of Farmer’s Toiling
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: Are the Babies Alright?
    Almighty Animal Caretaker: You Understand How I feel
    1815 – 1845
    WIND Music: Fann
    Indigenous Music and Dance Performance
    Wildlife Protection Theater
    Wildlife Protection Theater
    Wildlife Protection Theater
    1845 – 1900
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    Animal Dance Sing-along Part 2
    1900 – 1930
    Animal Storybook Reading: Krokodil und Giraffe warten auf Weihnachten
    Animal Storybook Reading: The Sleepy Armadillo: The Story of Litoudian
    Animal Storybook Reading: City Dog, Country Frog
    Animal Storybook Reading: Otter Finds a New Home
    Animal Storybook Reading: The Gorilla’s Bakery Shop
    1930 – 2030
    Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Elephant Fable
    Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Life Story: First Steps
    Ecology Movie “Ambition Showcase”: Returning Kingfisher
    Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Sumatran Rhino
    Ecology Movie “National Geographic Channel”: Jane Goodall

    In the case of emergencies, the organizers reserve the rights to alter, change or suspend the activity. For any details not covered, the organizers retain the right to make supplementary announcements based on its discretion at any time in accordance to related regulations or explanations.

    Taipei Zoo

    The Special ‘Keeper’s Talk’ will be scheduled for the extended hours on Saturday evenings during the summer months. Also to note, all those who attend the entire “Keeper’s Talk” program and join their related Facebook fan page will receive an animal-themed badge!

    Animal themed badges

    Source: The Official Taipei Zoo Facebook page

    Spotlighted Animal Timetable


    Scroll Timetable ⇒

    Date
    Venue
    Spotlighted Animal
    Time
    1700 – 1730
    Asian Tropical Rainforest AreaFalse Gharial
    1900 – 1915
    1730 – 1745
    Formosan Animal Area (Conservation Walkway)Armadillo
    1900 – 1915
    1745 – 1815
    Amphibian and Reptile HouseTaipei Grass Frog
    1900 – 1915
    1815 – 1845
    Formosan Animal AreaEurasian Otter
    1900 – 1915
    1845 – 1900
    Desert Animal AreaAfrican Wild Donkey
    1900 – 1915

    Saturday Nights at Taipei Zoo

    Source: Extended Hour Guide, Travel Taipei

    Duration

    The 2018 Taipei Water Festival is scheduled from July 21st to August 25th.

    Registration Time: 1700 – 1730.
    Registration Venue: Wildlife Conservation Market Service Counter (the first tent on the left side of the main stage).
    Method of Registration: On site with limited openings.
    Competition Categories: Elementary School; Middle and High School; Adults.

    Extended Hours during Summer Months
    Taipei Zoo will remain open on Saturday evenings until 2100.
    July: 7, 14, 21, and 28.
    August: 4, 11, 18, and 25.

    Admission fee

    Night Tickets: NT$30.

    Time Available: 1600 – 2000 (EasyCard accepted).

    Admission Direction: Visitors will need to enter from the Main Gate Plaza after 1600 as the Taipei Zoo South Station of the Maokong Gondola will remain closed during night hours. Therefore, the onsite ticket booth will stop selling tickets at 1600.

    Education Center and Zoo Train: Free from 1630 onwards.

    Location

    English address: Taipei Zoo – No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City, 116.
    Chinese address: 116台北市文山區新光路二段30號.

    Directions

    Travel by MRT: MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line: Get off at Taipei Zoo Station.
    (for MRT route information, visit Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation).
    MRT Nangang/Banqiao/Tucheng Line: Get off at Taipei City Hall Station, and then take bus route G1, BR18 or BR21 to Taipei Zoo.

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      Taipei Arts Festival

      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