Taipei Annual Events Calendar 2023

Annual events found in and around Taipei during 2023.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch
AprilMayJune
JulyAugustSeptember
OctoberNovemberDecember

January

  • The Taipei Camellia Show – Floriculture Experiment Centre at Yangmingshan – 6th – 15th
  • One Art – Art fair at the Metropolitan hotel – 13th – 15th [external link]
  • The Camphor Trail Flower Carnival – Maokong – 15th Jan – 15th Feb
  • The Shan-Tseng-Chi Flower Festival – Mimic Japan’s Kamifurano flower fields at Beitou – 17th Jan to 31st March
  • Taipei Lunar New Year Festival – Markets and events around the city including Dadaocheng – 20th – 29th
  • Taipei International Comics & Animation Festival – Comics and cosplay at the Nangang Exhibition Centre – 27th Jan – 31st [external link]

February

  • The Camphor Trail Flower Carnival – Maokong – 15th Jan – 15th Feb
  • The Shan-Tseng-Chi Flower Festival – Mimic Japan’s Kamifurano flower fields at Beitou – 17th Jan to 31st March
  • Taipei Game Show – Largest computer game show in Taiwan at Nangang Exhibition Centre – 2nd – 5th [external link]
  • The LOHAS Cherry Blossom Festival – Flowers are lit up at night in Neihu – 3rd – 28th
  • Lantern Festival – Lantern decorating, parade, and performances in Xinyi, Songshan Cultural Park, East District & Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall – 5th – 19th [external link]
  • Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival – See thousands of lanterns light up the sky, plus carnival and folk music – 5th to 11th [external link]
  • The Shilin Residence Tulip Festival – features over 100,000 tulips from the Netherlands and Japan – 9th -19th
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 11th – 12th
  • Yangmingshan Flower Festival – Yangmingshan National Park, including cherry blossom – 11th Feb – 19th Mar [external link]
  • International Festival of Arts – Theatre, Music and Dance at various venues around the city – 18th Feb – 14th May [external link]
  • Carnaval Taipei – Biggest Latin & Caribbean carnival in Taiwan at the Expo Park – 11th [external link]

March

  • The Shan-Tseng-Chi Flower Festival – Mimic Japan’s Kamifurano flower fields at Beitou – 17th Jan to 31st March
  • Yangmingshan Flower Festival Yangmingshan National Park, including cherry blossom 11th Feb – 19th Mar [external link]
  • Taipei Rose Garden – Gardens in bloom at Xinsheng Park – 1st – 31st
  • The Taipei Azalea Festival – Daan Forest Park Area and the surrounding south town area – 1st – 31st
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 4th
  • International Festival of ArtsTheatre, Music and Dance at various venues around the city 18th Feb – 14th May [external link]
  • Tour de Taiwan – First stage of the cycling race in Taipei City – 12th [external link]
  • Gypsy Jazz Festival – Jazz performances and jam sessions – dates TBC [external link]

April

  • International Festival of Arts Theatre, Music and Dance at various venues around the city18th Feb – 14th May [external link]
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 8th
  • Ultra Taiwan – Huge electronic music festival at Dajia Riverside Park – 16th [external link]
  • Baosheng Cultural Festival – Religious festival around Dalongdong and the Baoan Temple – dates TBC
  • Fireflies – A chance to see the magical fireflies – late Apr – early May

May

  • International Festival of Arts – Theatre, Music and Dance at various venues around the city – 18th Feb – 14th May [external link]
  • Art Dangdai – One of the most significant contemporary art fairs in Asia – 12th – 14th [external link]
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 13th – 14th
  • Baosheng Cultural FestivalReligious festival around Dalongdong and the Baoan Temple dates TBC
  • Fireflies – A chance to see the magical fireflies – late Apr – early May
  • Computex – One of the largest computer shows in the world at the World Trade Centre – 30th May – 2nd June [external link]
  • Taiwan International Documentary Festival – Showing documentaries with many Q&A sessions – May TBC [external link]

June

  • Computex – One of the largest computer shows in the world at the World Trade Centre – 30th May – 2nd June [external link]
  • Baosheng Cultural Festival Religious festival around Dalongdong and the Baoan Temple dates TBC
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 3rd
  • Dragon Boat Festival – Including a dragon boat race at Dajia Riverside Park – 22nd
  • Taipei Film Festival – Annual film festival at various locations around the city – dates TBC [external link]
  • Taiwan Badminton Open – Top world badminton players compete at Taipei Arena – 20th – 25th [external link]
  • Taipei Tattoo & Music Festival – Tattoos and rock music at the New Taipei City Exhibition Hall – 30th June – 2nd July [external link]

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July

  • Taipei Tattoo & Music Festival – Tattoos and rock music at the New Taipei City Exhibition Hall – 30th June – 2nd July [external link]
  • Taipei Film Festival – Annual film festival at various locations around the city – dates TBC [external link]
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 1st

August

  • Taipei Fringe Festival – Arts festival for music, theatre, dance, comedy and more – dates TBC [external link]
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 5th & 6th

September

  • Taipei Fringe FestivalArts festival for music, theatre, dance, comedy and moredates TBC [external link]
  • Daniel Pearl Day Music Festival – Small 1 day music festival at the Hakka Cultural Park – late Sep TBC
  • Taipei Jazz Festival – Jazz at locations around the city, culminating with 3 nights at Daan Forest Park – Sep to Oct TBC
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 16th & 17th
  • Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival – See thousands of lanterns light up the sky, plus carnival and folk music – 22nd to 24th [external link]

October

  • Taipei Jazz Festival – Jazz at locations around the city, culminating with 3 nights at Daan Forest Park – Sep to Oct TBC
  • Taipei Fashion Week – Fashion events and promotions around the city – Early Oct TBC
  • Taiwan World Music Festival – 3 day world music festival at Dajia Riverside Park – mid to late Oct TBC [external link]
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 14th
  • LPGA Taiwan Golf Championship – One of the top professional ladies golf tournaments in the world – 26th – 29th [external link]
  • Gay Pride – One of the largest Pride events in Asia – 26th – 29th [external link]
  • Art Taipei – Contemporary art from around the world, held at the World Trade Centre – 20th – 23rd [external link]
  • Golden Horse Film Festival – One of the largest film festivals in Asia – 27th Oct – 25th Nov [external link]

November

  • Christmas Lights – Banqiao and other locations across New Taipei City – mid Nov to early Jan [external link]
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 4th
  • The Guandu Flower Carnival – Lane 401, Section 7, Chengde Road from – 4th – 19th
  • Standard Chartered Marathon – Charity event with a race through the city – 12th [external link]
  • Taipei OEC Tennis Open – Ladies pro tennis at the Tianmu Sports Park – 24th – 26th
  • Golden Horse Film Festival – One of the largest film festivals in Asia – 27th Oct – 25th Nov [external link]
  • Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show – Flowers and performances at Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence – 24th Nov – 10th Dec
  • Taiwan European Film Festival – At venues across Taiwan including Taipei – late Nov – mid Jan TBC [external link]

December

  • Christmas Lights – Banqiao and other locations across New Taipei City – mid Nov to early Jan [external link]
  • Taiwan European Film Festival – At venues across Taiwan including Taipei – late Nov – mid Jan TBC [external link]
  • Presidential Building & Guest House open – A chance to see inside both of these fantastic buildings – 2nd
  • Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show – Flowers and performances at Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence – 24th Nov – 10th Dec
  • Tiger Mountain Ramble – 1 day music festival on Tiger Mountain – early Dec TBC [external link]
  • Taipei Marathon – Largest marathon in Taiwan – mid Dec TBC [external link]
  • Taipei Illustration Fair – Annual art and illustrations fair at Taiwan Design Museum – mid Dec TBC [external link]
  • New Year Fireworks – Countdown to new year around Taipei 101 – Dec 31

Do you have any other suggestions for annual events? Let me know in the comments!

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