This park always has something interesting going on—whether it's a festival or normal local life here—be sure to visit.
You may be lucky enough to catch the famous Xiamen Ludao Lantern Festival has probably been held for hundreds of years. It begins in Zhongshan Park, then goes down to the water. The lanterns can be quite elaborate, and it joins up with a Folk Culture performance which is quite a good time. It's the 15th day of the first lunar month. In 2013, it falls on February 24th.