For one week, the city becomes a huge dance floor, with Macao welcoming the International Youth Dance Festival 2018. The theme behind this year's edition is the “Belt and Road” initiative and it brings together young lovers of dance aged between 15 and 29, from an aggregate of 17 countries and regions, as well as participants from 10 local teams. The Festival is held once every two years by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, with the first edition having been held in 1987. The highlight this year is a late-afternoon Parade on July 21st with a route that takes in the Ruins of St. Paul's and Senado Square.
Time: Jul 21st: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Ruins of St. Paul's → Largo de S. Domingos → Senado Square
Carnival and Outdoor Performances
Time: Jul 22nd: 4:00pm to 7:30pm – Carnival;
8:00pm to 9:30pm – Outdoor Performances
Venue: Tap Seac Square
Time: Jul 24th: 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: Anim’Arte Nam Van
Time Jul 25th-26th: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Macao Forum
Admission: Free admission to all activities (online registration required for the indoor performances)
Enquiries: (853) 2855 5533
Organiser: Education and Youth Affairs Bureau
Photo/image credits: Cheong Kam Ka, Sports Bureau, Macao Cultural Centre, Cinematheque‧Passion, Macao Museum of Art, Macao Sunshine Lifes Developments Promotion Association, Macau International Grand Event Promotion Association, Macau Convention Centre, Sing Fai Cantonese Opera Promotion Association Limited, Club Cubic, Studio City Macau, Taipa Village Cultural Association, Macau Band Directors Association, Stella & Artists, Venetian Macao, Won Xing International Entertainment Culture, Creative Macau – Center for Creative Industries, Broadway Macau, Macau Entertainment Exhibition Association, Macao Museum, MGM Macau, Parisian Macao, Sands Cotai Central, Macao Fashion Gallery, Macao Science Center, Albergue SCM, Archives of Macao, and Macao Government Tourism Office.