Penghu Fireworks Festival

Each year the residents of Penghu and thousands of visitors greet the coming summer season with the Fireworks Festival. This year the event will be held twice a week, on Monday and Thursday, from April to May at Guanyingting Recreation Park. An awesome array of fireworks are set-off over the iconic Rainbow bridge while visitors and locals chill out in the park below. Last year there was a squid, fish and a heart exploding in the night sky to wow the crowds.

Stages are also set up to host other entertainment, including shows by local children and high school students as well as bands. A few more well known headlining acts are spread though out the months, though nothing too exciting by international standards. Market stalls line the street above the park and sell snacks and souvenirs to the crowds of people who after the show slowly make their way downtown to restaurants, KTV pubs or back to their hotels.

Although the festival is far from unique and does relatively little to showcase the rich culture of Penghu, it does attract tens of thousands of people each year. If you happen to be in Penghu at the right time, the Fireworks Festival is worth a visit. Take the opportunity to relax in the park, visit GuanYing Temple and go for an afternoon swim in the bay. While there you can check out the iconic Rainbow bridge as it lights up at sunset, have a BBQ, people watch and enjoy the fireworks.


When: April 16th – May 24th, Mondays & Thursdays 7:30 – 9:15 pm

The actual fireworks show is from 9:00 – 9:15pm

Where: Guanyingting Recreation Park, Magong City

About italsista Asha Andersen, is a visual artist from New Zealand. This site is a way of sharing photography, art, music and all things ital. To see a larger selection of my photographic work visit italsista on flickr. vitalpenghu is a collection of reviews, articles and photographs of the Penghu archipelago.
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