Key events of 'Shanghai Summer' season| July 11, 2024

Seven benchmark activities with international influence are set to kick off during the first Shanghai International Consumption Season, nicknamed "Shanghai Summer".

Launched on July 6 and running through the second weekend of October, this season will be action-packed, so don't miss out!  


On Top of the Pyramid: The Civilization of Ancient Egypt


A poster for the Shanghai Museum's upcoming exhibition On Top of the Pyramid: The Civilization of Ancient Egypt. [Photo/Shanghai Museum]

Time: July 19, 2024 – Aug 17, 2025

Venue: Shanghai Museum (People's Square)

The upcoming exhibition On Top of the Pyramid: The Civilization of Ancient Egypt, is set to be the largest showcase of ancient Egypt civilization in Asia.

Running from July 19 to Aug 17, 2025, the exhibition will feature 492 relic collections, comprising 788 artifacts from various eras of ancient Egyptian civilization.

The Secrets of Saqqara, ranked as one of the world's top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2020, will be featured in the second section of the exhibition, marking the first large-scale global presentation of this discovery.


Shanghai International Cruise Festival

Time: Aug 2 – Aug 31

Venues: Shanghai International Cruise Tourist Resort, the North Bund Guoke Center, Laomatou, the Oriental Pearl Tower, Global Harbor, and Liuhe Road

Collaborating with major cruise companies, ports, and business districts from around the globe, Shanghai Summer will feature diverse themed events like the Oriental "Ship" Celebration, Eastern Reunion at North Bund, and Cruise Food Market on Liuhe Road. These activities aim to promote cruise culture, innovate consumption models, and establish Shanghai as a premier international cruise city and summer travel destination.


City Walk Pro Shanghai Urban Experience Season

Time: Aug 23 – Sept 1

Venue: multiple districts of Shanghai, a main venue and five sub venues

The City Walk Pro Shanghai Urban Experience — Xiaohongshu Street Life Festival is set to kick off on Aug 23. This event will span across multiple districts in Shanghai, including Huangpu, Xuhui, Jing'an, Changning, and Yangpu. It will feature over 100 activities ranging from concerts, dances, and art exhibitions. Participants can also look forward to lively cultural events like blogger markets, trendy sports, and gourmet tastings. Join us on the streets to experience Shanghai's diverse cultural fusion.


Shanghai International Light Festival

Time: Sept 19 – Oct 18

Venue: The festival's main venue is the Shanghai Exhibition Center, while subsidiary events will be held across 12 sub-venues spanning several districts, namely Pudong, Huangpu, Jing'an, Xuhui, Changning, Putuo, Hongkou, Yangpu, Songjiang, Qingpu, Fengxian, and Lin-gang Special Area.

The first Shanghai International Light Festival, endorsed by the International Commission on Illumination and Lighting Urban Community International, features the theme "Travel in Light — Exploring Time and Space, Unveiling the Beauty of Light". The festival will organize various activities like opening ceremonies, architectural projections, art installations, and industry exhibitions across different city areas. With over 60 themed events and 100 photo spots, it aims to boost tourism, city image, and industry integration.


Shanghai International Electronic Music Festival – Storm Electronic Music Festival

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[Photo/WeChat account of Shanghai JUCE Culture and Media Co Ltd via JUCECULTURE2021]

Time: Oct 2 – Oct 3

Venue: Shanghai International Circuit

As China's premier homegrown electronic music festival brand, the Storm Electronic Music Festival is set to land in Shanghai this October. With a star-studded lineup, stunning stage production, interactive experiences, and spectacular fireworks displays, attendees are guaranteed an extraordinary audiovisual journey like no other!


Shanghai Tourism Festival

Time: Sept 14 – Oct 6

Venue: All districts in Shanghai

This year's Shanghai Tourism Festival is set to offer various events and products for everyone to enjoy, inviting both locals and tourists to experience the joy of Shanghai.


Shanghai Masters ATP 1000

Time: Sept 30 – Oct 13

Venue: Qizhong Tennis Center, Minhang district

The Shanghai Masters ATP 1000 is one of nine global tournaments and the only ATP 1000 event in the Asia-Pacific region. It has been voted as the "Best ATP 1000 Tournament of the Year" by players for five years in a row, earning praise from various quarters. Spanning two weeks during the National Day holiday, this event boasts a lineup of top-ranked tennis players, making it a highly-anticipated competition.


Source: Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce