In celebration of the 19th Anniversary of the city’s return to China, thousands of overseas performers are coming to town to join local groups for the 2018 Macao International Parade. The party begins with an opening ceremony at the Ruins of St. Paul’s where all groups get a chance to showcase their skills. The parade then continues throughout Macau’s busy streets and avenues until it arrives at Sai Van Lake Square, where it culminates in a festive, carnival atmosphere.
Every year for Macao International Parade participating groups from all over the world, as well as extraordinary local artists, lead residents, and tourists in an adventure through streets and alleys full of history. It is always great and festive, showcasing Macau’s unique cultural characteristics as well as the great cultural integration here, promoting cultural and artistic interaction and exchange as well. Since its first edition in 2011, the parade has gradually become one of the city’s main events, celebrating Macau’s handover to China, as well as also an important cultural brand of the city. The Parade brings joy and merriment to the celebration of Macau’s handover while offering an opportunity to promote the city’s unique culture abroad.
When: 3:00pm–7:00pm, December 16, 2018
Where: Throughout Macau peninsula
Circuit: Ruins of St Paul’s → Rua de S. Paulo → Rua da Palha → Largo de S. Domingos → Senado Square → Travessa do Roquete → Rua da Sé → Calçada de S. João → Avenida da Praia Grande → Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Nam Van → Avenida Doutor Stanley Ho → Sai Van Lake Square
How much: Free admission