To cool off from the warm summer, Hong Kong has an incredibly invigorating lineup of events for all to unwind and enjoy this spectacular season. Complete your jabs and experience the wonderland of Hong Kong summer with Hive Life’s curated list of must-visit events to keep you on your toes!
Hong Kong’s recent relaxation of pandemic regulations comes just in time for this summer! Making the most out of this opportunity, the city has an amazing lineup of summertime events, packed with reinvigorating retreats, delightful food, wine, and music festivals, an exciting family carnival, and many other interesting happenings to keep you entertained! Moreover, this Pride Month, immerse yourself in the local LGBTQ+ community with an extra special celebration with Hong Kong’s most talented and adored drag queens.
Indulge in the seasonal festivities, and take a break with Hive Life’s roundup of some of the most thrilling experiences to kickstart your summer! Put on your sunscreen, book your tickets, and fulfil your vaccination requirements to enjoy an amazing sunny summer in Hong Kong!
Lane Eight x the Hive QRC: HIIT, Sculpt, and Cardio Dance
Fight the summer heat, in a sweat session with Lane Eight at the Hive QRC. In collaboration with fitness divas Coco Wong and Natasia Sun from Coco and the Sun, this HIIT, Sculpt, and Cardio dance session promises to offer a holistic, fun, and refreshing workout experience. Get to learn invigorating dance moves and many other form-sculpting exercises, from the best instructors in town, who will guide you through different workouts to tone and build muscle strength, while enhancing your overall endurance! Relax and replenish your energy levels during this one-hour intensive yet rejuvenating workout, that will energise you for the rest of the week! What’s more, all of the diverse exercises introduced work great for different fitness levels.
Make sure to grab your goodie bag on your way out, rewarding you with a HK$500 voucher and gift from Sweaty Betty!
Date: 12 July
Location: the Hive QRC
Ayurveda Silence Retreat Hong Kong
Feeling burnt out from the long and hectic work hours? Ayurveda Silence Retreat is just what you need this summer, to unplug from the outside world in a little getaway to Cheung Chau Island. This is a mindful yoga retreat that works miracles for those looking to find some quietude and connect with their body, mind, and soul. Vata Yoga designed the wellness retreat inspired by the wisdom of Ayurveda, promoting holistic living through personalised healing processes, as it embraces the natural elements of the serene and nature. Crafted to meet diverse needs, the sessions include an introduction to Ayurveda Therapy, rejuvenating yoga and meditation classes, and other designated programmes to help you attain inner-most peace and life balance.
Date: 22-24 July
Location: Salesian Retreat House, Cheung Chau
Hong Kong welcomes its annual Food Expo together with the International Tea Fair, featuring exciting new vendors to spice things up this year! The event has gained quite the traction, having accommodated 545 exhibitors from over 10 countries in 2021. This summer, the expo continues with its allure bringing extraordinary flavours of gourmet food and delicacies, as well as delicious wine and tea blends from all around the world. To complete your culinary experience, taste and savour delightful dishes prepared by renowned chefs, and learn different cooking techniques and special recipes.
Date: 11-15 August
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Rd, Wanchai
Price: $10 – $25
Curated Mezcal Tasting
Back with yet another classic, Mezcal Mission continues its charitable drive with its year-round tequila and mezcal tasting. Embark on a remarkable sensory experience sipping on some of the finest vintage blends from their splendid tequila selection, as the host narrates its origins, ingredients, and what makes it truly special. Hosted at COA, Asia’s number one Bar 2022, the Mexican-inspired bar is celebrated for its vast collection and expertise in agave-based spirits hand-picked from Mexico.
Limited seats are available, make sure to book in advance.
Date: 11 and 25 July
Location: 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central
Calioo: Chillax Market
Calioo, Hong Kong‘s pioneering one-stop digital platform for speciality food products, presents Chillax Market, a physical artisanal food and lifestyle marketplace. Housing over 30 delightful F&B labels and small vendors, the marketplace carries a wide range of handcrafted food and drinks, for savoury lovers, and those fond of sweets. Aside from the diverse selection of artisanal foods, the space hosts numerous workshops and other exciting events. Blow off some steam over the weekend, and enjoy exclusive discounts and free drinks at Chillax!
Date: 13 May – 31 July
Location: 121 – 122, 1/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Hong Kong
Ciao Vino 2022 – Heartland of Italy
Treat yourself this summer to some exotic wines and experience the authentic taste of Italy in a unique wine tasting, Ciao Vino 2022, organised by Vino Missionari, a certified Italian wine educator. Made with rare and traditional grapes in the region, the tasting offers quite the selection of the finest wines, spotlighting over 80 wines from the “Heartland of Italy” – Abruzzo, Lazio, Le Marche, Molise, Toscana and Umbria. Each wine is hand-picked by their supporting wine suppliers, alongside the Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassadors from Vino Missionari.
The 2.5-hour event will serve signature dishes from the accentuated regions in a classic 3-course menu designed and prepared by Executive Chef Andrea Delzanno of Cucina.
Date: 25 June
Location: Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Expos & Festivals
Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong
To Hong Kong’s anime lovers and art enthusiasts, the celebrated summertime esports carnival is back in town! Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong, reputed for its large crowd, diverse activities and innovative creations and exhibits, is an ideal space to explore the crossover of cutting-edge technology and time-honoured comics and anime culture. Exhibiting an eclectic selection of popular Japanese anime works including Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, and One Piece, creative works of emerging comic artists, cosplayers, gamers, and other exclusives will also be featured!
Immerse yourself in the anime and game convention as you browse the animations, comics, games, toys, and limited-edition collectables present while enjoying interactive performances and activities.
Date: 20-25 August
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive Wanchai
Jump Like a Bunny Carnival
Kickstart your summer with this immense pet-friendly outdoor family fun fair with scenic picnic space and amazing activities, held at the beautiful beachside complex, The Pulse in Repulse Bay. Jump Like a Bunny Carnival is the most-happening event for families and pet owners to unwind and experience live music and a combination of integrative, fun, and thrilling activities, including face painting, carnival games and fun workshops!
Curated by Triple lips Production, the carnival is designed to create a buoyant and entertaining space for children and families, to spend time bonding with game booths, workshop stalls, mini sports arenas, and the open-air picnic area. Enjoy the sunshine, sea views, and a relaxing day out with your family!
Date: 18-19 June, 25-26 June, 1-3 July
Location: The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay
Price: Entry Band $20, Package $680
Make Music Hong Kong
While music concerts post-covid are still a hard find in Hong Kong, the local scene is rising and has plenty to offer! The upcoming festival, Make Music Hong Kong, is one of the many initiatives spotlighting the emerging music scene and culture in the city. Founded in 2018 by the Alliance Française de Hong Kong and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the drive takes inspiration from France’s Fête de la Musique (World Music Day). Featuring a mix of 11 local and international bands and musicians, the lineup includes Lucid Express, Heidi Li Quartet, Jabin Law With The Band, Manvsmachine, The Young Bucks, Black Velvet Collective, and more.
Celebrate music this summer solstice and jam to the melodious tones and spectacular performances by rising and professional artists.
Date: 19 June
Location: No. 18 Museum Drive, West Kowloon Hong Kong
PRIDE 2022: Way to Extravaganza Drag Workshop
In celebration of Pride Month, local drag collective DragJam is presenting a 2-day workshop introducing you to the flamboyant art of drag. Experience first-hand local drag culture, creatives, and performances, alongside Hong Kong’s awe-spiring queens. PRIDE 2022: Way to Extravaganza Drag Workshop celebrates pride in a unique and lavish manner, hosting a fine range of stimulating workshops to entertain and inform. Take this opportunity to get acquainted with Hong Kong’s drag community, and step-up your makeup, styling, and dancing game with these experienced drag professionals!
A portion of ticket proceeds, minus event expenses, will be donated to Gender Empowerment and Migrant Pride.
Date: 11 and 19 June
Location: Eaton HK, Kino, 380 Nathan Road, 1/F, Kowloon
RIDE OR PRIDE
The Wild Lot is bringing back their much-loved pride festival RIDE OR PRIDE, with a rainbow unicorn-biker themed block party in the neighbourhood this year. Immerse yourself in an extravagant day-long event filled with exhilarating and worthwhile activities for all to enjoy! Dress to impress as you get to share meaningful conversations in the Human Library session with local talents, Joey Ma and Kasper Forest. Other special features range from an LGBTQ+ choir, The Harmonicas, to street dancers, a drag exhibition by DragJam, photography, flash tattoos, and more. This hard-to-miss event truly offers a wholesome pride celebration!
Date: 25 June
Location: The Wild Lot, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Shop B, G/F, Sheung Wan