Update — Aug. 1, 10:33 a.m.: The Dadaocheng Fireworks Festival has been canceled in the wake of a series of gas explosions in Kaohsiung.


What better way to celebrate love in all its electric forms than a pyrotechnic show?

Those looking for a romantic or fun-filled way to spend Chinese Valentine’s Day on August 2 might consider the Taipei Dadaocheng Fireworks Festival taking place this Saturday on the west side of Taipei city.

Already in its tenth year, the annual celebration will feature live performances by the rock and roll group Champion and several pop singers, as well as a drummers’ group from Japan.

The Taipei Symphony Orchestra, whose performance was well-received last year, will be on hand again to add exhilarating music to the half hour firework display, which will begin at 8:30 pm.

The lineup also features the Matsuyama lion dance troupe from Japan, traditional folk dancers from Okinawa, and the YOYO troupe, Taiwan’s premier dance group for kids.

The show is scheduled to kick off at 3 pm and will last until 9:30 pm.

Organizers caution that traffic restrictions around the venue, located between number three and five water gates beside the Danshui River, will begin at 6:30 pm.

Several entrances leading to the westward lanes of the Civic Boulevard are scheduled to close, while the Zhongxiao Bridge connecting Sanchong and Taipei city will shut down between 8 and 9:30 pm.


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