The 2011 Qingdao International Marine Festival opens July 23, 2011 with a concert and ceremony at Tiantai Stadium. Performers include China’s most famous Super Girl, Li Yuchun, and Korea’s latest teen pop sensation Wonder Girls. The annual Marine Fest (also referred to as the Ocean Festival) has become a fixture on the summer event schedule in Qingdao. This year’s festival takes place at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center adjacent to the Marina City shopping complex on Aomen Lu and runs for 18 days.

More info from China Daily:

The 2011 China Qingdao International Marine Festival will kick off at Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center in Shandong province on July 23.

According to Wu Tiejun, assistant mayor of Qingdao’s municipal government, the 18-day festival will include 31 different activities of six categories: ocean culture, blue economy, navy shows, maritime sports, ocean science and ocean tourism. During the marine festival, four air travel routes will open in Qingdao. Tourists have the option of taking the newly introduced Eurocopter AS350 helicopter to get to the festival.

China Qingdao Marine Festival, co-organized by the General Administration of Sport of China, State Oceanic Administration, National Tourism Administration, Chinese Navy Headquarters and the Qingdao municipal government, is the only ocean festival in China. “China Qingdao Marine Festival has become one of Qindao’s many festival brands, which promotes the city to the rest of the world,” said Zang Aimin, director of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Qingdao Municipal Committee.

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