Organised events that were held in Haikou.

Haikou's 3rd annual hot air balloon festival begins on June 15 2009. There will be 25 teams competing. The balloons take off from Wanlu Yuan (Evergreen Park) on Binhai Road.

Here is a link to some pictutes:

http://english.sina.com/life/p/2009/0611/247839.html

March 13 – 17th 2010.

The Hainan international sailing yacht race started from Haikou, sailing along the east coast via Wenchang, Boao, LingShui, and finally arriving in Sanya.

Wondering where to watch the 2010 World Cup? Baishamen Park in the north of Haikou City has a massive screen and beer tents. 20 RMB admission includes 2 beers. The park is bustling in the evening giving a good atmosphere to enjoy the greatest football competition. Locals appreciate good football and cheer any team that displays some skill.

Ironman Haikou WinnersSunday the 20thApril, 2008 was the first ever Ironman triathlon in China. The event was hosted in Haikou city, the capital of Hainan Island. According to the competitors and organizers the event was a success.

As a person who lives in Haikou, I was interested in how the first Ironman China would unfold. In the days leading up to the event it threatened to go pear shaped. There had been 3 weeks of sunny days until a few days before race day when there was a typhoon warning for the Ironman weekend. Fortunately, as per my experience so far, the typhoon was something of an anti-climax, consisting of little more than a bit of wind and rain. It all cleared up quickly and by the race day was clear and sunny.

The 2012 Snooker Hainan World Open will be hosted in Haikou city.

The competition is being held at the Haikou sports gymnasium on Binhai Avenue, on the east side of Evergreen Park.

Contact details in Chinese:

海口体育馆. 濒海大道36号. 电话 0898 68550409.

Snooker heavyweights Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mark Williams and John Higgins are to attend, attracted by the 400k GBP prize money.

It will be held from February 27 to March 4, 2012.

Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-11/11/c_131241811.htm

A tour of the Hainan Asia Pacific Brewery in Haikou in Jinpan.

Date: 20 June 2009. Time:  3.30pm to 8.00pm

Price: 50 RMB including transport, beer, and pizza.

Here is a list of the local government organised activities in Haikou over the October Holiday period 2010.

March 19th - 20th 2011.

Where: Haikou Bay. Just to the west of Haikou Evergreen Park.

An emerging industry in Hainan - yachting.