"The Summer of Guangzhou" Citizen Cultural Festival 2019 officially kicked off with an opening ceremony held at the Canton Tower on June 12. The festival will be held through to November, with over 1,000 activities divided into five themes and participants of all age groups.
The five themes, including public welfare performances, mass literary and artistic creation competitions, cultural expert lectures and art exhibitions, will revolve around celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
"The Summer of Guangzhou" is a recognized brand activity and has won the National Innovative Cultural Project Award from China's Ministry of Culture, and allows residents to access culture and art while expanding the influence of Guangzhou's urban cultural development. In 2018, the festival staged nearly 2,000 events in 15 villages.