What's On in Suzhou: June 2019

By That's Suzhou, June 4, 2019

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That's Suzhou picks the best things to do in the city each month.

June 5: DUSA June Social Gathering


Get out there and meet other members of the DUSA community or learn more about DUSA before joining at this month's DUSA Social Gathering. The June event will be held at Blue Marlin and all drinks will be 50% off. Feel free to bring along friends, colleagues and business associates.

Wed June 5, 6.30-9pm. Blue Marlin Xinghai Jie SIP, see event listing.

June 8: Dragon Boat Festival


To celebrate this month's Dragon Boat Festival, the Suzhou Bureau of Culture, Broadcasting, Television and Tourism has put together a fun excursion on June 8, starting with a visit to the Panmen Gate scenic spot. After visiting Panmen Gate, you'll be welcomed aboard a dragon boat where you'll learn about Suzhou's traditional culture, make rice dumplings and enjoy a pingtan performance during the two-hour ride. 

Sat June 8, 1.15-4pm; free entry. To register for this event, scan the QR code on the flyer. See event listing.

June 8: The Sundaze @  Zhangmen Craft Brewery


Who doesn’t love beer, burgers and live music? The Sundaze will be performing all of your favorite covers at Zhangmen Craft Brewery on June 8. It's the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. RMB120 gets you free flow craft beer from 8-11pm. And there will be plenty of burgers, too. 

Sat June 8, 8-11pm; RMB120. For tickets, scan the QR code on the flyer. Zhangmen Craft Brewery, see event listing.

June 9: Summer BBQ & Bouncy Castle


It's officially summer, so let's celebrate! The Camel and El Luchador are hosting a family-friendly event on Sunday June 9 complete with brunch, BBQ, a bouncy castle and a happy hour starting at 10am. Enjoy Mexican brunch at El Luchador or dive into a huge BBQ at The Camel. There will be free flow Coronas, sangria and margaritas as well as hot dogs for just RMB35.

Sun June 9, 10am-8pm; RMB138. The Camel Sports Bar & El Luchador Tacos & Tequlia, see event listing

June 15: 6th Annual Suzhou World Cup


The annual Suzhou World Cup is a one-day football tournament that brings together over 300 players and their families from all over the world for a fun day of football, food and drinks. This year's event will be bigger than ever!

Sat June 15, RMB2,500 entry fee. Suzhou Singapore International School, see event listing.

June 21: InterNations Summer Event


Join InterNations' longstanding monthly networking event at Naughty Beer and meet fellow expats in the city over a range of brews and snacks. There will also be a lucky draw with lots of fantastic prizes to be won. This will be followed by an afterparty with a 10% discount on drinks with an InterNations bracelet. 

Fri June 21, 7-10pm; RMB160-230. Naughty Beer, see event listing. Registration closes June 20. 

Wednesdays & Saturdays: Sunset Vibe at WOOBAR

Flyer via promoter

Enjoy some chill time with live tunes at Sunset Vibe at WOOBAR (W Suzhou) every Wednesday and Saturday night. There will also be 2-for-1 on select cocktails and red, white and bubbles.  

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6.30pm-8.30pmWOOBAR. W Suzhou, see event listing

Thursdays: Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

Flyer via promoter

Looking for a laugh? Well, you're in luck because Suzhou Comedy Club is hosting a weekly Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic event every Thursday from 8-9pm. And it's free so there's no excuse not to go!

Thursdays, 8-9pm; free entry. Zhangmen Craft Brewery, see event listing. 

Thursdays: Tattoo Taco Thursdays

Flyer via promoter

It's Taco Thursdays! And if you show off your tattoo you can enjoy a 35% discount of tacos originally priced at RMB358 per adult/half-priced for children between 3-12 years old. Plus there will be hip-hop from a live DJ. 

Thursdays. The Kitchen Table, W Suzhou, see event listing

Fridays: Amigos Tex-Mex BBQ Buffet

Flyer via promoter

Amigos Tex-Mex has a new all-you-can-eat BBQ at RMB148 per person (RMB98 for kids) happening every Friday evening. Expect to dig into some beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked ribs and much more! Plus, there will also be free flow options available. Reservations are recommended. 

Fridays, 6-9pm; RMB148 (RMB98 for kids). Amigos Tex-Mex, see event listing.

Fridays: Jinji Lake Music Fountain

After a two-month hiatus, Suzhou's famous Jinji Lake Music Fountain is back in action. Located in the city's Industrial Park, this gorgeous display combines music and light. It's the perfect activity for the whole family. The show takes place every Friday from 8-8.30pm.  

Fridays, 8pm-8.30pm; Free. Jinji Lake Music Fountain, see event listing

Events worth traveling to Shanghai for:

June 9 & 11-16: CATS 

CATS is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. Since its premiere, it has been presented in over 30 countries, translated into 15 languages and seen by over 73 million people worldwide. And in June it's headed right here to Shanghai. The event will take place at Shanghai Culture Square on June 9 and 11-16 (times vary).  

June 9 & 13 at 2pm; June 11-15 at 7.30pm; June 15-16 at 2pm. RMB880-1,280. Shanghai Culture Square, see event listingPurchase tickets here

June 13: Maki Ohguro

Flyer via promoter

Japanese singer and songwriter Maki Ohguro is all set to perform in Shanghai in June. Maki got her start in the music industry in 1989 as a backup singer for a whole slew of famous artists. But two years into her career, Ohguro started writing her own songs and it's all been uphill from there. You can see the pop singer in Shanghai on June 13 at Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream Hall

Thur June 13, 7.30pm; RMB480-680. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream Hall, see event listingPurchase tickets here

June 30-July 31: Club Med's International Summer Camp in Anji


Summer is right around the corner which means it's time to start making those summer plans. The 1-week Club Med International Summer Camp in Anji will be held at the gorgeous Anji Club Med Resort on June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21. There's a reason why the Club Med International Summer Camp has been dubbed 'the best summer camp in China'. Campers will be able to participate in all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities such as kayaking, archery, baseball, rugby, golf, football, volleyball and more. In addition, the camp will educate kids through a variety of courses: technology, drama, sports, programming, STEM, speech, drama and more. Experts will be on site to teach and mentor children. The 1-week Anji camp is RMB11,800 per child. However, customers who buy two tickets (within a single purchase) will be reimbursed  RMB1,500 after the event.

Anji: RMB11,800 per child for one week starting June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21. Anji Club Med Resort. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

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