What’s Happening in Taipei: August Events

Taipei August Events Calendar

There are lots of exciting events to make your August memorable!

Dear Taipei,

This month is really delivering in terms of events in Taipei–there’s lots of big ones to look forward to. From the Universiade, to the Taipei Fringe Festival, you’ll find it easy to pack your schedule.

For my monthly events guide for Travelog, I’ve picked a handful of events in the city that particularly stand out. Read the article, Taipei this August, as it’ll outline more info about these events (they are indicated below with a picture).

I’ve made a calendar of 10+ great August events below. I’ll keep adding to the list as more events come out.

August Events in Taipei

All month: The Art of the Brick

Showcasing LEGO skills on a whole other level, The Art of the Brick features the incredible works of American brick artist Nathan Sawaya. From original creations to tributes of landmarks, artworks, and everyday objects, Sawaya’s imagination and handiwork is enough to bring out the inner child in anyone. Find out more here.

Taipei Riverside Festival: Sounds From the River (August 5)

Sounds From the River concerts in Taipei

Enjoy chilling out by the riverside to some local acts for three Saturdays this month. (Image credit: Sound from the River)

Looking for an excuse to escape the city bustle? For three Saturdays this month you can relax to live music at Taipei’s riversides. For the first concert this month, there’s a country music theme. Learn more here.

Clothing Swap at Local Taipei (August 5)

This is your chance to finally clear out your closet and update your wardrobe with some fresh new piece. One man’s trash is another’s treasure, right? Discover more here.

Dinner & a Show Stand-up (August 5)

Enjoy munching on delicious Greek food while being entertained by some of Taipei’s best comics. Find out more here.

Startup Vendor Fair (August 9)

This is one for aspiring entrepreneurs – here’s your chance to present your startup idea and get inspired. For more info, check out this page.

Bossa Global Belly Dance Festival (August 9)

Get your belly dance on at this festival which promises 28 hrs of workshops, 2 international gala dinners with a live band, and international belly dance competition. Learn more here.

Intl Beer & Music Festival 2017 (August 12)

Come out and show your love for draft beer importers and producers in Taiwan by attending this happening festival. Learn more here.

Taipei Riverside Festival: Sounds from the River (August 12)

The second to last chance to catch this music festival by the riverside. This one is at Guting Riverside Park. Learn more here.

French Market Summer Festival 2017 (August 13)

Feast on French food, wine, and beer from local restaurants, bakeries, cake shops, ice cream shops at this food and music festival. Discover more here.

Justice Asia Tour 2017 in Taipei (August 16)

Justice concert in Taipei

Justice is coming to Taipei for one night only. (Image credit: Justice)

Did you hear that Justice is coming to Taipei? Yeahhhh! This is going to be good. (I’m a bit biased as you can tell from my Travelog write up of them). If you’re unfamiliar with the French electro pop duo, they’re well worth checking out. Find out more about the concert here.

La La Land in Concert (August 18-19)

Still singing La La Land tunes? Hear the songs brought to life at this special tribute to the movie at the National Concert Hall. Learn more about the concert here

Taipei 2017 Universiade (August 19-30)

Taipei Universiade

A fantastic opportunity to see up and coming young athletes in action. (Image credit: Taipei City Government)

Every two years, the Universiade brings together some of the world’s best student athletes. This year, Taipei is playing host to the large-scale event, which comprises of a number of different sports, venues, and nationalities. Check out the homepage for more details.

Taste the Finest Taiwan Whisky (August 19)

Calling all whisky lovers. A night of sampling six of Kavalan’s finest selections. Find out more here.

WERK!3 Year Anniversary Party (August 19)

Werk!, a monthly gay party held at Triangle, is celebrating it’s third year in action. You can expect huge party for the occasion. Discover more here.

Taipei Fringe Festival (August 20-31)

Taipei Fringe Festval 2017

The Taipei Fringe Festival is full of exciting performances in a range of genres. (Image credit: Taipei Fringe Festival)

The Taipei Fringe Festival is packed with theater, comedy, dance, and all variety of performances. See the event schedule here.

Taipei Feast Week 2017 (August 22-26)

Do you find yourself living for your next meal? This event was made for foodies like you! 5 unique food experiences in Taipei across a 5 days. Get more info here.

Various Cirque Acts – the Amazons (August 26)

“Various Cirque Acts- the Amazons is based on the story of Amazon, rainforest style of Amazons. We are here to bring international high difficult skills performances with choreographed new type of art.” Get more info here.

Taipei Riverside Festival: Sounds from the River (August 26)

The last of this series of concerts by the riverside. This one has a special love theme – so grab your significant other (or that love interest of yours!) and enjoy chilling by the riverside. Last year there was even fireworks! Discover more here.

Hope you have a great August, everyone!

  • Don’t forget to read the full article I wrote for more comprehensive details of my top picks for the month.


Want to add your August event to the list? Comment below!

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