The 9 Best Things to Do Over National Day Holiday in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, September 29, 2020

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If you’re like us, you try and avoid domestic tourist spots during China’s major holidays. And rightfully so, because as we’ve learned – a picture tells a thousand words... If you decided to stay in Guangzhou for the extended holiday, here are some events and deals worth checking out:

Thu-Sat Oct 1-3: The Canton Place Moonlight Tent Market


The Moonlight Tent Market by The Canton Place and Mafa Bazaar will run from Oct 1-3, from 4-10pm. The event will be a celebration of both the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day! Creative stalls, mobile Western antique houses, classic cars and motors, goosebump-inducing music and swing dance, a gala party with lanterns and much more will be on display. Come and spend romantic mid-autumn night at The Canton Place.

Thu-Sat Oct 1-3, 4-10pm; free entry. See event listingThe Canton Place. Haifeng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District

Starting Oct 1: Golden Week Vacation Deals


There will so much fun happening at the Langham Place, Guangzhou over the holiday break that we may need to call the fun police. In all seriousness, the Pazhou-based hotel has a wide variety of special deals and events taking place over the holiday, so click here to learn more.

Starting Oct 1, various times; Various prices. See event listing. Langham Place, Guangzhou. 638 Xin'gang Dong Lu, Haizhu District 海珠区新港东路638号

Sat Oct 3: Park 10 Wellness: Yoga Workshop

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Get your yoga on at the Park 10 Wellness Yoga sessions. This is a perfect way to start your weekend with a productive and fun yoga session led by a certified Lululemon instructor. Great snacks and desserts along with fresh juice and tea will be served at the Hoppo Cafe after class. We recommend reserving a spot before the event, as space is limited. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.

Sat Oct 3 10am-noon. See event listingPark 10 Social. 10/F, China Plaza, No.33 Zhongshan 3rd Lu, Yuexiu District 越秀区中山三路33号中华广场十层

Sun Oct 4: Monster KaR


Monster KaR launched a nationwide tour this month for their newly released album Love Cloud Island. The tour is themed around the love-hate relationship between the spaceship ‘Love Cloud’ and a monster known as KaR, depicting humane struggles from the point of view of an alien. The band’s performances will combine music with theatrical visuals, to present a unique musical theater aesthetic. Swing by Mao Livehouse this Sunday for a masterful performance.


We are giving away free tickets to two lucky That’s Guangzhou readers. For your chance to win, simply share this article on your Moments with the caption ‘That’s what I want!’, take a screenshot and send it to our WeChat account (ID: thatsguangzhou) along with your name, email address and phone number.

Sun Oct 4 TBD. See event listing. Tickets. Mao Livehouse. 1/F, Zhongzhou Trading Center, Huizhan Nan Wu Lu, Haizhu District 海珠区会展南五路中州交易中心1楼

Sat-Mon Oct 3-5: Jazz It Up


If you haven’t checked out Four Seas Walk in Panyu, now might be time. From October 3-5, Four Seas International Jazz Music & Food Carnival is going to light up everywhere south of the Pearl River with performances by internationally renowned jazz bands and musicians, as well as a flashmob dance (we bet you missed those), light show, food and drinks and more. To get to the oasis, drive, cab it, or take Line 7 to Nancun Wanbo. Scan the QR code on the poster for more info.

Sat-Mon Oct 3-5 4-10pm; Free entry. See event listing. Four Seas Walk. Shihaicheng, No. 490 Hanxi Daodao Dong, Wanbo Business Area, Panyu district 番禺区万博商务区汉溪大道东390号四海城商业广场

Sun-Wed Oct 4-7: World Music Asia


If you’re looking for a musical fiesta right in your neighborhood, then we have just the event for you. This year’s World Music Asia festival is back! The four-day music fest features a loaded lineup of exciting musical guests and will take place in Foshan over the National Day holiday from October 4-7.


We are giving away free four-day passes to 10 lucky That’s GBA readers. For your chance to win, simply share this article on your Moments with the caption ‘That’s what I want!’, take a screenshot and send it to our WeChat account (ID: thatsguangzhou) along with your name, email address and phone number.

Sun-Wed Oct 4-7 various times; Various prices. See event listing. Foshan Lingnan Tiandi. 2 Zumiao Dajie, Chancheng District, Foshan 佛山市禅城区祖庙大街2号

Ends October 12: Staycation at The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou


Available until October 12, reserve a pampering stay in the Club and Suite and enjoy a complimentary one-way chauffeured car service (drop off from hotel to any locations within 10 kilometers). Click here to learn more. For reservations, call (020) 3813 6898.

Until Oct 12. See event listing. The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou.  3 Xing'an Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城兴安路3号

Daily: Happy Hour @ 13 Factories


We heard from our friends at GRT Radio that this year’s National Day holiday will be a wet one... So, there’s no better way to pass the time than inside the comfy confines of your local watering hole. Hit up 13Fac for buy-one-get-one drafts, cocktails and wine from 3-7pm. Next thing you know, you’ll be taking shots of whiskey for every rumbling of thunder.

Daily, 3-7pm. See event listing13 Factories. 121 Huasui Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城华穗路121号

Daily: Cycle & Walking Tours with CycleCanton

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Who doesn’t love a good bike ride? We certainly do, and nothing beats a day of fun cruising through Guangzhou with CycleCanton. Started by Bram van Ooijen in 2013, CycleCanton is a bike-based tourist experience company aimed at helping curious people discover Guangzhou’s fascinating history, culture and architecture. With cycle and walking tours (group and private) on offer (reservation required), consider booking with Bram over the holiday for a great experience right in your backyard. Click here to learn more.

Daily, contact Bram via WeChat (bram_wechat) or call 15626406926. See event listingHappy Monk (Jianshe Wu Malu). 1F, 29 Jianshe Wu Malu, Yuexiu District 越秀区建设五马路29号1F 

For more things to do in Guangzhou, check out our Events Section.

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