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The 2018 Qingdao International Beer Festival will be celebrated from July 20 to Aug 26 at multiple venues throughout the coastal city of Qingdao.

This year, the festival main venue occupies more than 800,000 square meters where visitors can try out more than 1,300 types of beer of over 200 brands from home and abroad and feast on a vast variety of local and international snacks and cuisine.

The carnival-like celebrations are offered to visitors of all ages, and will include light shows, Phoenix fire dancing performances, artistic parades, circus acts and a selection of international music led by Chinese pianist Lang Lang.