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Dali Flow Fest International

Dali Old Town and the surrounding valley combine to create one of the province's most welcoming settings and, as such, both are no strangers to hosting all manner of cultural festivals. With names like Strawberry, World Music and Rainbow Gathering, the list of past interactive carnival-atmosphere jamborees is long indeed. Add one more to the inventory of inventive, multi-day parties — Dali Flow Fest International.

GoKunming and Flow Fest organizers are happy to announce a giveaway of event tickets to this unique celebration of busking culture, DJ music, performance and theatrical art, wellness activities and much, much more. Dali Flow Fest International will be held May 6-12 at Yezhulin (野猪林), a fairground area near the Erhai Lake shore and two kilometers due east of the magnificent Three Pagodas.

We will give away a pair of seven-day, all-access passes and four pairs of tickets to Gala Night — Flow Fest's blow-out final-day event. You can enter to win by properly answering the trivia question about Dali below.

Dali Flow Fest International bills itself as "seven days of workshops, performances, and live music, with DJs and fire circles every night." Twenty international artists from around the world will attend this first-of-its-kind spectacle in China. Local and international food options will abound, craft beer from Dali and beyond will flow and camping out under the stars will be encouraged! For full details, check out the event's WeChat post.

Dali Flow Fest International schedule of events

Every day from 9am until 5pm the festival will feature workshops. These will include activities like yoga classes, taiqi instruction, spinning, contact juggling and more. Evenings are all themed — as can be seen below — and run until midnight. However, the final evening of Flow Fest goes until no one is left standing.

May 6: Festival Opening evening fire circle and performances, live music jam, dancing and DJs.

May 7: Improv Night will have two hours of improvisational theater. Warm-up games for everybody, gradually ramping up to off-the-cuff, performances onstage.

May 8: Open Stage Night features new, refreshing and experimental acts by international artists associated with Dali Flow Fest.

May 9: Fire Gala Evening is a night full of fire, poi, dragon staff performances, fire breathing, dancing and much more.

May 10: Classic Renegade Night, with crazy tricks, great times and maybe even some free drinks.

May 11: Fire Circle Evening with fire performers and DJs.

May 12: Gala Night features the finest performers close out Dali Flow Fest with amazing aural and visual acts mixing dance, music, LED installation art, fire performances and much more.

Ticket giveaway

Enter for a chance to win either a pair of seven-day, all-access passes or one of four pairs of tickets to the festival closing Gala Night! Send your answer to the following question, as well as your email address and current phone number, to us using the GoKunming Contact Form:

What year was the Kingdom of Dali founded?

We will accept entries beginning with the publication of this article and running until 11:59pm, Beijing time, on Sunday, April 29. Entries not including contact information will not be accepted. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing the following morning. Winners will be announced in the comments section below and notified personally by either email or phone. Good luck!

A note from event organizers

We are truly honored to welcome so many talented artists to Dali for the inaugural Flow Fest. Please keep in mind this event is a non-commercial one. All money raised from entrance tickets, as well as bar and food sales will serve to cover artist's transportation, accommodation and other costs.

Flow Fest is the first of its kind in China and we really hope the community will give their full support by purchasing full-pass tickets. If you wish to volunteer, perform, give a workshop or sell handcrafted items at the festival, please email us at firenomads@gmail.com, or get in touch on WeChat be searching for @firenomads. Further ticketing information is available through this link. Thanks for your support everyone!

Images: Dali Flow Fest International

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We have our winners! Congratulations to Vera, Morgane, Linnan and Lincoln. They all won tickets to the Dali Flow Fest!

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