China Festival at WMU


Free community celebration of Chinese Culture scheduled for October 7, 2017

The fourth annual China Festival at WMU commemorates the traditional Chinese Moon Festival and will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 in Western Michigan University's Student Recreation Center.

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, a badminton tournament, 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 or badminton. 

2017 Schedule of Events

12:30 p.m. Badminton finals

2:00 p.m. Chinese martial arts performances

2:45 p.m. Chinese yo-yo performance and mini-class

3:15 p.m. Chinese dance performances and mini-classes 

4:00 p.m. Taiko drum performance 

The festival is being 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, 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