China Festival at WMU

The sixth annual China Festival at WMU will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Western Michigan University's Student Recreation Center, commemorating the traditional Chinese Moon Festival. This year's China Festival will focus on the culture of the city of Xi'an. 

Admission and parking are free, and for a nominal fee, attendees may sample traditional foods prepared by local restaurants.

Featured events include dance and music performances, ping-pong tournament finals, hands-on activities, a Chinese art exhibition and informational display booths. Additionally, attendees may participate in free mini sessions to learn the basic skills of ping pong, tai chi and Chinese yo-yo. 

A 2019 schedule and marketing materials will be released by September 2019. 

Past Events and Activities:

  • Art exhibition
  • Chinese yo-yo mini class
  • Dance and martial arts performances 
  • Hands-on cultural activities
  • Informational display booths
  • Ping-ping tournament 

The festival is organized by WMU's Haenicke Institute for Global Education in collaboration with the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo, the Kalamazoo Chinese Academy and Whirlpool Asian Community. Campus co-sponsors include the Confucius Institute at WMU, Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Haworth College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars.

For more information contact the Haenicke Institute at (269) 387-5890 or