Suzhou International Silk Festival
Suzhou is known as the home of silk in China and no visit to the town is complete without stopping at a silk shop. The area remains a hub of the national silk industry, as it has been for thousands of years. The China Suzhou International Silk Tourist Festival is a large celebration activity held yearly from Sept. 25 to Oct 20.
Suzhou Immortal Day
Immortal Day is an ideal time for visitors to experience folk customs and culture, taste local snacks, and purchase local specialties of Suzhou. Various wonderful art performances and exhibitions attract millions of visitors each year.
Suzhou Taihu Lake Plum Blossom Festival
Suzhou Taihu Lake Plum Blossom Festival is the number one tourism festival in the early spring in Suzhou city. It is also the tourism festival with the most influence and brand effect in Suzhou. Suzhou has been a well-known place for plum blossom in China since ancient times, and has developed a rich plum blossom culture.
Huqiu Temple Fair
The Huqiu Temple Fair is a large folk activity in Suzhou that gathers folk art performances, handcraft displays, snacks, and exhibitions. It has been celebrated for 20 years before 2012.
The fair’s purpose is to “carry forward the Chinese folk culture and re-present the traditional temple fair”. During the temple fair two temple shows are held every day on Qianren Rock. Qianren Rock is a huge stone with a plain surface on which thousands of people can stand.