The 2011 Dalian International Sand Beach Carnival will run from May 26 to Aug 20 at Golden Pebble Beach in the coastal city of Dalian, an official in charge of the beach’s tourism said on Thursday.
For the first time, the carnival will hold its ceremony at night and invite champions of Star Way, a popular CCTV talent show, to perform at the ceremony. Popular band Fenghuang Chuanqi and Xuri Yanggang will be present, said Qiao Shibo, deputy director of the Golden Pebble Beach Managing Committee.
The theme Song of the carnival, Love of Golden Pebble, will be sung by popular singer Tang Can, Qiao said.
In addition to popular activities of the past events such as the Frisbee contest, sand sculptures, Miss Dalian contest, and photography contest, organizers will also hold new activities, including a star football game on sand beach, fun sand beach games, and a water carnival.
A large-scale body painting contest consisting of Chinese and foreign contestants themed off the Golden Pebble Beach will be staged in August.