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Top 6 Popular Festivals in Macau You Shouldn’t Miss!

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor December 31st, 2021 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides One Comment

Here are the top 6 popular festivals in Macau that attract lots of tourists every year. You deserve to see them too! Check out our list below.

Top 6 Popular Festivals in Macau You Shouldn't Miss!
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If you’re traveling to Macau and want to do something memorable while you’re here, it is highly recommended to attend one of its popular festivals! Macau is not just for egg tarts and gambling, there is so much more into it that you should see. Macau’s holiday celebrations and festivals are something to always look forward to.

Festivals in Macau that Tourists Must See

1. Macau International Fireworks Display Contest


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A highly popular event in the whole of Macau, the Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is held annually that showcases fireworks displays from different teams. Various participants from different continents compete with each other to decide the winner. Visitors and spectators from all over the world travel all the way to Macau just to witness this marvelous event. A night full of spectacular shows that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Held in: September – October

2. Macau Arts Festival

A month-long festival in Macau that shows exhibitions and performances from different artists. You will get to see new artworks, performances, music, etc every day. It has a different theme every year so it is something to look forward to.

Held in: May

3. Macau Light Festival

Top 6 Popular Festivals in Macau You Shouldn't Miss!
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Witness Macau’s top attractions turn into a magical place during the Light Festival held yearly. Using advanced technology, it feels like walking through a wonderland once you’re here. The 3D mapping shows, light installations, and amazing music are the reasons why this festival always attracts both locals and tourists.

Held in: December

4. Macau Food Festival

Top 6 Popular Festivals in Macau You Shouldn't Miss!
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If there is one thing why you should visit Macau, that is its food. The Food Festival in Macau is held yearly and top chefs from different countries participate in this mouthwatering event to showcase their skills and dishes. You’d be able to taste different types of cuisine from different regions and get the opportunity to mingle with locals and tourists alike.

Held in: November

5. Macau Grand Prix

Top 6 Popular Festivals in Macau You Shouldn't Miss!
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Macau Grand Prix is one of the biggest events in Macau. It welcomes hundreds of participating racing drivers to compete with each other. Watch drivers navigate the Guia Street Circuit which is known to be one of the most challenging circuits in the world. The event is entertaining to both kids and adults. Attend and cheer for your favorite Formula 3!

Held in: November

6. Macau International Marathon


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If you want to try something productive while you’re in Macau, then why not register and participate in the Macau International Marathon? No worries if you’re not a professional runner since you can choose between the mini-marathon or half-marathon categories. As for long-distance runners, you can challenge the full-course marathons. It’s time to stay fit while traveling! Just be prepared as this can be fun and challenging at the same time!

Held in: December

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​

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  1. The Events celebrates in Macau are attractive to tourist. This page provides valuable information as well as breathtaking photographs.

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