Note: The order of appearance of the following festivals and events is according to the time of the year when they usually occur. Dates can change however over time. We try to update the info frequently, but some of it might be outdated. The year in the bracket […] indicates when the info was posted. Dates of the current year will be shown in RED.
JANUARY January ~ February / Taipei City
Taipei Riverside Park Flower Carnival
Do you still remember the vibrant purple flower fields in the spring of 2021? The flower fields in Guting Riverside Park are composed of purple flowers such as sweet violet, mealy sage, and lavender with pink flowers of the season serving as floral decoration. The ground appears like a large canvas on which colorful flowers were used as paint brushes. The creation of large flower fields like this is rare in the big city. Surrounding the fields are large open areas of green space with various interesting art installations. Visitors can wander through the dreamy flower fields and immerse themselves in the romantic spring atmosphere.
Taipei Riverside Park Flower Carnival: flowersfestival.taipei/en/flower.php?id=6
 January 1 / Chiayi County January 1 / Chiayi County
Alishan Sunrise Concert
Where do you want to see the first rays of the sun in the year 2021? How about at one of the most famous sunrise-viewing spots in Taiwan? Visitors take the Alishan Forest Railway to the Zhushan sunrise-viewing platform inside the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area each day of the year, but perhaps the best day to go is January 1. To celebrate the occasion, and to warm up the visitors who go on this most likely cold predawn outing, a live classical-music concert has been staged each year since 2002.
Website: www.ali-nsa.net/en/ (Alishan National Scenic Area)
 January 5~14 / Taipei City January 7~ 16 | Taipei City
Taipei Camellias Show
The Floriculture Experiment Center was the place where camellia breeding started first in northern Taiwan. Due to the slightly acidic soil, year-round mist, and other suitable conditions, camellia and rhododendron were introduced to the area during the Japanese Colonial Period. What started as a hedgerow has now become a camellia tunnel. When the flowers are in bloom, a pink tableaux is formed, making this a favorite area for visitors to take photos. The Taipei Camellia Festival lasts for only 10 days, during which the camellia bloom in succession. Precious camellia bonsais (potted landscapes) on loan from camellia experts from around Taiwan are on display. Flower lovers should be sure not to miss this grand annual camellia flower event!
Taipei Camellias Show: flowersfestival.taipei/en/flower.php?id=4
 January 26 ~ February 8 / Taipei City January 28 ~ February 10 / Taipei City
Taipei Lunar New Year Festival
To give Taipei a distinctive Lunar New Year flavor and satisfy the needs of people to buy Lunar New Year goods, “remove the old and bring in the new,” “gather around the stove” for a family meal, and buy gifts etc., a professional team is commissioned to organize the Taipei Lunar New Year Festival. A series of activities gives the city its own Lunar New Year image and convey the festival’s most important meanings of reunion and bustling festive atmosphere. The event is be combined with activities held by Taipei’s Lunar New Year goods shopping districts attracting large crowds.
Taipei Lunar New Year Festival: www.travel.taipei/en/event-calendar/details/55126
 January 26 ~ May 21 / Taichung City January 29 ~ May 20 / Taichung City
Taichung City Mazu International Festival
Among the main deities worshipped in Taiwan, Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea, is arguably the most important. There are hundreds of temples on the island dedicated to the goddess, and elaborate festivals are held to celebrate her birthday (23rd day of 3rd lunar month; April 15th in 2020). The biggest and best-known Mazu event is the annual Mazu Pilgrimage in central Taiwan, starting at Taichung’s Zhenlan Temple in Dajia District. Before and during the pilgrimage, endless fascinating religious ceremonies and rituals can be witnessed as part of the Taichung City Mazu International Festival.
Taichung Tourism and Travel Bureau: travel.taichung.gov.tw
Zhenlan Temple: www.dajiamazu.org.tw (Chinese)
 January 26 ~ February 28 / Taipei City January 29~February 28
LOHAS Cherry Blossom Festival
When the cherry trees are in full bloom, you can view them in the evening and enjoy romantic scenes in Taipei! During the cherry bloom season in spring, lights along the cherry corridor at Neigou River illuminate the trees to create beautiful nighttime scenery. Visitors strolling along the river can enjoy various cherry blossoms, including Taiwan Cherry, Yae Sakura, Showa Sakura and Yoshino Sakura. The bright lights make the atmosphere is especially enchanting. A cherry-blossom viewing location easily reached by MRT, this has become a popular spot for taking IG photos!
LOHAS Cherry Blossom Festival: flowersfestival.taipei/en/flower.php?id=7