2018.04.03 - 2018.05.01
The 2018 China·Dujiangyan Water-releasing Festival will take place on April 4 in northwestern Chengdu's Dujiangyan City, to commemorate the builders of the grand irrigation system and mark the beginning of a busy spring sowing period. The city of Dujiangyan is named after the world famous ancient water conservancy project, which is now still in use.
The water releasing ceremony to be held on Apr. 4 on the Minjiang River, running through the Dujiangyan scenic spot, will be a highlight of the Festival and a dramatization of the ancient way to control water and reflect the profound culture of the hydraulic engineering. The show will be broadcast live on LED screens across the Dujiangyan City. Visitors who want to watch the ceremony at the venue shall make an appointment via the official WeChat account "都来玩儿" of the Qingcheng Mountain - Dujiangyan Scenic Spot.
As part of the Festival, an international forum on the eco-civilization and development of the water ecosystem around the irrigated areas of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System will be convened on Apr. 3 in Dujiangyan City. A gourmet gala will be held on Apr. 4 - May 1 at the Dujiangyan scenic spot, providing delicious food from different countries and regions around the world.