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, selling, …
Food & Drink in Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

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

Hong Kong International Film Festival

One of Asia's top film festivals, the 40-year-old HKIFF screens the latest art-house and award-winning movies from around the world for two to three weeks straddling the Easter holidays. Those who miss the festival …
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 government-hoste…
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 Monastery o…
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 supplier…
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 and…
Cultural in Hong Kong

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 the …
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 Ne…
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 of …