Taipei this August is gonna be exciting! From riverside festivals to a massive sports event, these events are not to be missed.

August 5, 12, & 26 | Taipei Riverside Festival: Sounds from the River

If lazing by the riverside to live music sounds like a Saturday well spent, the Taipei Riverside Festival: Sounds from the River is where you want to be. Held on three Saturdays this month, the Festival aims to entice city dwellers to some of Taipei’s best riverside locations. You can expect a different riverside, theme, and lineup of local musicians to relax to on each day! There’s also food and a handicraft marketplace for you to check out if you need to stretch your legs. See the website for more details.

Until August 12 | Xikou Cultural Festival

If you think you've seen all that Taipei has to offer, you might find new and interesting sights in the Songshan district during the Xikou Cultural Festival. This'll be your best chance to discover Xikou, and check out the history and culture of Songshan District as well as Ciyou Temple. For more info, click here.

August 16 | Justice Asia Tour 2017 in Taipei

This year marks a whole decade since Justice’s debut album, †, cemented the French electronic duo as one of the most in demand acts on the scene. Who can forget their breakout hit D.A.N.C.E.? Yes, that ludicrously addictive song which managed to flood the airwaves and clubs worldwide, while never teetering on becoming overplayed because it was just. that. good. Justice has come a long way since then; selling out concerts, headlining festivals, and continuing to make solid records. And now, here they are, in Taipei on their Asia Tour. Get your tickets here!

August 20-31 | Taipei Fringe Festival

Urban culture is the name of the game at the Taipei Fringe Festival. A proud purveyor alternative, non-mainstream, experimental art performances, the Festival’s goal is to “provide a platform for liberating art from the theatre space.” From August 20 to September 10, an eclectic mix of theatre, comedy, cabaret, dance, music, and all range of other fascinating performances will be staged. You may find yourself in a hole-in-the-wall cafe, an art space of some kind, or even a yacht – that’s half the fun! Visit the website to find out more about the 10th edition of the Festival.

August 19-30 | Taipei 2017 Universiade

Described as “the biggest and most prominent international sports event ever in Taiwan” by Taipei City Mayor Wen-Je Ko, the Taipei 2017 Universiade this month represents a significant coup for the city. Thousands of spectators are expected to pour in to watch the best university athletes from around the world compete in this biennial event. There’s more than 20 sports to catch including everything from baseball and swimming, to rhythmic gymnastics and billiards.

Preliminary to semi-final games will set you back just NT$200, and finals are NT$300. If you buy tickets ASAP, you can take advantage of the 20% early bird discount. There’s also discounts available for groups, seniors, and children. For more information about the schedule, pricing, event locations, and transport options, visit the official website.