The 28th Qingdao International Beer Festival is scheduled to kick off in the West Coast New Area in Qingdao, Shandong Province, from July 20 to August 26, 2018. Over 200 beer brands and 1,300 kinds of beer from more than 30 countries and regions will feature in the festival.
The 28th beer festival will last for 38 days, making it the longest one compared to the previous beer festivals, said Mi Desheng, director of the Tourism Commission of Qingdao West Coast New Area. Functions including beer consumption, music performance, entertainment and cultural exhibition will be covered in the festival, bringing the area of the beer festival to 800,000 square meters.
Following the just-ended SCO Qingdao summit and 1st SCO Film Festival, this year’s beer festival will highlight the theme of SCO with the construction of Russian beer tent and the introduction of beers from SCO countries.
It’s reported that the grand theater “the Voice of Phoenix”, a new landmark of Qingdao West Coast New Area, will be officially inaugurated at the beer festival, kicking the international music season off. Langlang, a famous Chinese piano player, is expected to perform in the beer city.
A 10,000-square-meter recreational area is set up for the festival, providing technological projects inside the space and kid’s recreational facilities outside.