The 27th Qingdao International Beer Festival

The 27th Qingdao International Beer Festival officially kicked off at the Golden Beach in Huangdao District, Qingdao. The theme for this year is “GANBEI WITH THE WORLD” and the event will last till August 27.

The Qingdao International Beer Festival is held every summer in Qingdao, one of the coastal city of Shandong province. It usually starts from the first or second weekend of August, and has been proven to be Asia’s Largest Oktoberfest. No matter, if you’re a casual drinker, or a heavy drinker, at this event, you will enjoy China’s beer, drinking culture, and also enjoy this event.

At the event, there will be lots of performances by beautiful Chinese women, and you will get the chance to enjoy all shows by sitting at a huge table filled with beers. Other attractions include European beer tents serving sauerkraut and bratwurst, Bavarian band music, mass drinking competitions and Peking opera performances. The festival unique tradition – drink beer in plastic bags.

Beside China’s Tsingtao beer, you will find beers from around the globe: Beck’s from Germany, Kirin & Asahi from Japan, Carlsberg from Denmark, Corona from Mexico, Heineken from Holland, Tiger from Singapore, Budweiser from United States, and of course China’s Tsingtao Beer, just to name a few.

The annual event, which started back in 1991 as the 100th birthday celebration of Qingdao City, originally lasted for two weeks and began with a grand opening concert and ceremony, followed by beer tasting, evening entertainment, drinking competitions, carnival events, and concluded with a themed final ceremony. This event has matured over the years into Asia’s largest annual beer festival (Asian Oktoberfest) with themed mascots that follow the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

If you’re not a beer fan, there is a lot of delicious food you can taste.

Official website of Qingdao International Beer Festival.

Beer Festival Schedule

Grand Opening Concert & Light Show: August 4th, 2017 @ Golden Sands Beach (金沙滩) — WanRen Square (万人广场), located in Huangdao District.

Qingdao GanBei with the World! (青岛和世界干杯): August 26th, 2017.

Closing Ceremony: August 27th, 2017.

Beer Festival Admission Cost & Lodging

Huangdao District Golden Beach Tickets:
10 RMB (10:00 – 15:00)
20 RMB (15:00 – 22:00)

Laoshan District Century Square Tickets:
10 RMB (08:30 – 15:00)
20 RMB (15:00 – 22:30)
For more information call:  +86 (532) 8889-8935.

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