2010 Shanghai Tourism Festival, the city's most popular annual carnival, will kick off on September 12th at the flourishing Huaihai Road in Luwan District. In the following 24 days that the festival lasts, visitors could attend a series of festive activities to enjoy the wonderful urban life of this amazing oriental metropolis.
The tourism festival will begin with a stirring Floats Parade, comprising 28 fully-decorated floats and performing teams and cruising along the 2.2-km-long Huaihai Road. 10 floats from China and 18 from other parts of the world will stage on various fantastic cultural shows like exotic dancers, thrilling acrobatics and melodious music march, making the parade a miniature of "World Expo of Performing Arts".
Among the list are the well-known performing teams like the Merlin Orchestral from Switzerland, Russian Dancers and the Finnish Samba Dancers, etc. Visitors might come across their favorite floats or the art team from their own country on site.
Besides the parade, Shanghai International Fireworks Show, Huang River Cruise, Shanghai Shopping Festival, Rose Wedding Ceremony, 2010 Shanghai Street Dance Competition and dozens of other programs are smartly scheduled for visitors during Shanghai Tourism Festival. For those who are fond of flavored food and snacks, the Super Brand Mall on the famous Bund, will host a Food Festival from September 22nd to 24th, supplying delicacies from all over the world. Wanna a drink? The German Beer Festival (from September 13 to 23) at the Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel is right for beer-lovers to have a nice drink. So visitors in Shanghai should not miss the Festival.
Coinciding with Shanghai World Expo makes this year's tourism festival a special one. Resembling the city's ongoing World Expo, 2010 Shanghai Tourism Festival is themed on "Better Travel, Better Life", which is dedicated to letting visitors immerse themselves in "More Discovery, More Experiences, More Happiness" of Shanghai.
Visiting the marvelous Shanghai Expo and attending the Shanghai Tourism Festival will provide you with a memorable time in Shanghai. Find a fitting Shanghai Tour itinerary now; otherwise, you can customize a Shanghai tour catering to your specific interests.