Hong Kong

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Events

Art in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Art Basel Hong Kong

The Hong Kong edition of the world's premier art fair is a mega event where hundreds of galleries, thousands of artists, and art collectors from around the world flock to Hong Kong for five days of buying,...

Food & Drink in Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Taking place over four days in late April or early to mid-May, Cheung Chau's annual Bun Festival is one of Hong Kong's unique cultural experiences. Honouring the Taoist god Pak Tai, the festival involves days of...

Film in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Film Festival

One of Asia's top film festivals, the HKIFF has been running for more than 40 years. It screens the latest art-house and award-winning movies from around the world for two to three weeks straddling the Easter...

Sports in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races

For several days around the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, as has been the custom for hundreds of years, dragon-boaters race in waterways all over Hong Kong. It's also around this time that the...

Religious in Hong Kong

Buddha's Birthday

Celebrations for the Buddha's Birthday include a large blessing ceremony conducted by the Buddhist Association and devotees bathing Buddha statues with water. One of the biggest celebrations is at Po Lin...

Art in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Photo Festival

An excellent biennial festival (in even-numbered years) that showcases the works of Hong Kong’s photographers. In odd-numbered years, the Hong Kong Photo Festival Flare fills the calendar with exhibitions, talks...

Sports in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

World Rugby Sevens

Three days of fierce competition between 16 teams at the 40,000-seat Hong Kong Stadium are matched by an equally intense level of raucous, costumed partying in bars throughout Hong Kong. The official ticket...

Cultural in Hong Kong

Birthday of Tin Hau

Birthday of Tin Hau

Festival dedicated to the patroness of seafarers and fisherfolk, Tin Hau, featuring dragon-boat races and special rites at Tin Hau Temples – in particular, the one in Joss House Bay. It falls on the 23rd day of...

Music in Central District

Clockenflap

Hong Kong's largest outdoor music festival incorporates international, regional and local live music of a mostly indie variety, as well as art installations and pop-ups. Acts that have played the festival include...

Sports in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sevens

Hong Kong’s most famous sporting event – and probably its most original, for the Rugby Sevens was invented here in 1975 – this eternally popular tournament promises fierce competition, as well as a reliable glut...

Art in Hong Kong

Le French May

Misleadingly named, this celebration of all things Gallic often starts in April and ends in June. It brings a laudable program of French art, film and theatre, plus French food and wine. There are more than 150...

Activity in Hong Kong

Affordable Art Fair

This three-day event in May attracts more than 115 local and international galleries, selling pieces from HK$1000 to HK$100,000: a bargain compared with prices in many of Hong Kong's galleries the rest of the year.

Cultural in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Winterfest

Rejoice as neon Yuletide murals appear on the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront. Ferry across to Statue Sq to see illuminated Christmas trees and fake snow. Join teenage revellers around Times Sq to ring in Christmas day.

Sports in Hong Kong

Oxfam Trailwalker

What began as a fundraising exercise drill by local Ghurkha soldiers in 1981 is today a celebrated endurance test that challenges hikers in teams of four to complete the 100km MacLehose Trail in 48 hours.

Sports in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Marathon

Around 70,000 athletes compete each year in this top Asian marathon. The annual event also includes a half-marathon, a 10km race and a wheelchair race.

Performing Arts in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Arts Festival

A feast of music and performance arts, ranging from classical to contemporary, by hundreds of local and international talents.

Art in Sha Tin

Fotanian Open Studios

This annual event, held for two consecutive weekends in January, takes place in several blocks of industrial lofts in Fo Tan that have been converted into artists' studios and galleries. You'll see the works of...

Literature in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

The 10-day autumn festival features established and emerging writers from around the world giving talks and readings, and hosting workshops with local writers. Past authors have included Seamus Heaney, Louis de...

Fair in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Flower Show

For approximately 10 days, Victoria Park turns into a colourful sea of fragrant floral displays as horticulturalists from over 20 countries experiment with their green fingers.