The major activities during the Shoton Festival period:
1. The giant painting of Buddha display in Drepung Monastery: The Buddha painting display will be held on the very first day of Shoton Festival (the 30th day of the sixth month in the Tibetan calendar which is equal to the solar calendar of August 30th, 2019. Tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world came to watch the lively Buddha painting.
2. The giant painting of Buddha display in Sera Monastery: In addition to displaying the Buddha painting in Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery will likewise hold the same ceremony during the day.
3. Tibetan opera performance in Norbulingka, hence nowadays it has become hubs of entertainment with dancing, singing, music and festivities. Initially, it is the summer residence during the reign of the Eighth Dalai Lama.
4. Lingka Festival: It is actually like the activity of outside picnic. Local Tibetan would gather with their relatives and friends to sing, dance, and drink together. The activities in Norbulingka are considering the highlight and the most swinging place during the Sholton Festival.