A major attraction of the Dadaocheng event include a variety of stalls at the riverside park offering merchandise ranging from delicious street food to creative handicrafts. The pyrotechnics show, which starts at 8:10 PM, will last for roughly 8 minutes and comprise color-changing firework explosions. The show will feature the “Water Surface Detonation” spectacle for the first time as well.
Stage performances will start at 4 PM. The celebrities attending this year include DJ Mr. Skin, All in 5, Ezu Huang, Ray, Ring, icyball, Arrow Wei, and Atom Boyz. Faye will appear at the climax of the show to perform several nostalgic hits. The Department of Information and Tourism also announced that the main cast of the movie Mama Boy – Ko Cheng-tung, Sara Yu, and Fandy Fan – will take to stage at the Dadaocheng Chinese Valentines Festival.
Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan reminds the public that traffic control will be implemented in the neighborhood. Those planning on visiting should take public transportation to avoid unnecessary traffic jams. Also, in compliance with pandemic prevention measures, the organizers have set up a designated dining area near Floodgate 3. Visitors can take off their masks here to eat and drink. Those entering the dining zone will have their temperature taken and hands sanitized. The face mask mandate remains in effect at other parts of the venue.
The promotion campaign related to the fireworks show has already kicked-off on July 16. Patrons spending NT$300 or more on purchases at partner stores at Dadaocheng will receive a heart-shaped empty spray can. People who spend over NT$730 in a day can bring their receipt(s) to the Dadaocheng Visitors’ Information Center to exchange for a quill nail polish giftset (only 6 sets given away each day). Those submitting a picture of themselves with either: (1) the special lantern logo at partner stores or (2) the “Love” public art display at Yongle Plaza and upload the photo to their social media account (FB or IG) will have a chance to win prizes ranging from nail polish giftset to Taipei 101 Observatory admission ticket.
A warmup concert will also take place at the Yongle Plaza on July 23. Guests include veteran singers Wu Hao-che and Huang Chen-fu. Some of the partner stores in the neighborhood will also extend their business hours on July 23 and 30 to accommodate revelers.
For more details, please visit the website of the 2022 Dadaocheng Chinese Valentines Festival ([Link]).