Events in Kaohsiung
There's always something happening in this vibrant city, here are just a few of our favourites:
Lantern Festival (February)
Celebrating Chinese New Year is a huge deal in Taiwan, and it ends with the Lantern festival, something not to be missed. Carnival activities are in full swing to parades, decorations and everyone taking part in the Lantern Festival itself, it is a happy event for both young and old to join in with and keeps the link between modern events and traditional ones.
Annual Taiwan Tattoo Convention (March)
This annual event is held at the International Convention Center in Kaohsiung and provides opportunities to learn more about tattoo arts and culture as the show combines a trade show, fair and exhibition.
The Spring Arts Festival (Feb-July)
The festival of spring arts in unique in that it is home grown from influences in the city itself and with the support of visitors, has evolved in to a unique international arts festival. Lasting for the duration of the spring it aims to add cultural depth with around 30 events planned throughout the duration each to be performed several times. Why not see what's on when you next visit?
International Food Festival (October)
Taking place at the Dream Mall over the last weekend in October you can shop and eat at the same time. Showcasing the high quality of restaurants in the city alongside the more traditional food of Taiwan. From interactive cookery lessons to kid's classes and musical acts to entertain, it's always worth scheduling your diary to include it. Your stomach will thank you for it.