Vaccinated and ready to get outside this summer? Fight off Hong Kong’s blazing heat and treat yourself to these upcoming events in Hong Kong! Whether you want to unwind with some relaxing workshops, or splash around in some cooling water, fill your summer to-do list with these events!
Summer is an exciting season to be out and about having your own adventures. With the city opening back up, Hong Kong has a handful of events for you to check out this summer. Participate in a relaxing and quiet wellness workshop or wine drinking. Or get inspired at some of the city’s most anticipated art exhibitions. Plan out a fulfilling summer with food and dining experiences, outdoor festivals, and many more exciting events in Hong Kong.
Wine Down with Sustainability
Want to give back and make an impact? Make a change this summer and support our ocean’s beautiful marine life at Wine Down with Sustainability! A Plastic Ocean is partnering up with SeaChange Wine to bring to you sustainable and environmentally sourced alcohol. Hosted at the Hive Wan Chai, experience a night filled with French-produced wines and learn more about the significance of marine sustainability!
Date: 28 July
Location: the Hive Wan Chai
Price: $250 Non-members, $100 the Hive Members
Hong Kong’s popular annual Food Expo is back! Bringing together more than 900 exhibitors, sample cuisines from all over the world, in an expansive collection of delicacies for everyone to enjoy. Not only can you enjoy delicious dishes, but also watch outstanding chefs prepare meals, learn about nutrition and food safety, and take home some new recipes to try yourself.
Date: 12 – 16 August
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Rd, Wanchai
Price: $10 – $40
Curated Mezcal Tasting
This Curated Mezcal Tasting event by Mezcal Mission will bring you a whole new sensory adventure. Learn about what makes mezcal special while sipping on some tequila and mezcal. Deepen your mezcal knowledge to enrich your future food experiences. Participants will also be contributing to a great cause: 100% of all proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, to aid their goals of bettering housing accommodations for low income elderly.
Date: 2 & 23 August
Location: 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central
Price: From $250
Afternoon Tea Cruise
Board one of the last remaining red sail junks in Hong Kong, the Aqua Luna, and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea for 2 with captivating views of the city’s mesmerising harbour. The menu presents a mindfully picked selection of Yum Cha flavours from Dim Sum Library, and top the session off with some mouth-watering cakes and tarts- pair your experience with a glass of bubbly!
Date: Every Friday & Sunday until 29 August
Location: Tsim Sha Tsui Pier
Price: Adult – $399, Child (4-11yrs) – $100
Dim Sum Cruise
Aqua Luna’s Dim Sum Cruise is the perfect cruise for foodie explorers. The views of traditional fishing ports in Aberdeen will truly give you an authentic experience of Hong Kong while you enjoy a great menu collection of dim sum favourites and Hong Kong desserts floating above gentle waves. Vegetarian menu alternatives are also available with prior notice.
Date: Every Sunday until 29 August
Location: Central pier 9
Price: Adult – $450, Child (4-11yrs) – $350
Splash N’ Forest
Are you an active person and want to cool down with some water activities? Splash N’ Forest might be your ideal aqua event! Visit this outdoor water park equipped with thrilling splash slides, water rides, and games to splash away the summer heat. Covering a large area, Splash N’ Forest has something for everyone: from bouncy castles and gigantic floaties for energetic kids to a large picnic-ready grassy area with parasols, this park is perfect for a family day out. Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen to enjoy an active summer day at Splash N’ Forest!
Date: Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 July – 29 August
Location: Tai Tong Organic Ecopark, 11 Tai Tong Shan Road
Price: Adult – From $100, Child – From $50
Expos & Festivals
Ani-Com & Games
Despite the setbacks brought on by Covid-19, Ani-Com & Games (ACG) is returning to Hong Kong this summer! The largest event for anime and gaming fans, ACG has been an exciting annual gathering for over two decades. If you are a fan of animation, comics, and video games, get your chance to participate and play the hottest games and devices out now. If you are a creative and artistic individual, this is your opportunity to display your creations at the anime design competition. For those looking to add to their limited edition collectibles, ACG has all the latest releases for you!
Date: 23 – 26 July
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai
The city’s grandiose annual SummerFest is back this summer with the themes #TimeOff, #ChillOut, and #PowerOn. This year, SummerFest has transformed Central Harbour into an exciting stage, ready for more than 25 enticing activities ranging from 3D visual experiences to live art performances. This summer’s highlight to look forward to is inspiring works by painter Claude Monet. In the last week of the festival, SummerFest will open up a wide playground for our furry friends too– so bring your pets along to join in on the fun! Be sure to visit on weekends for additional activities.
Date: 26 June – 6 August
Location: Central Harbour Front Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Rd, Central
Price: Free Entry
Reminiscing about your childhood? Take a trip down memory lane with the 12 most iconic Pixar movie scenes! Pixar Fest makes its first appearance in Hong Kong, celebrating 35 years of Pixar. For a limited period this summer, Harbour City will look be decorated with insta-worthy photo zones of Pixar’s all-time favorite characters and throwback movie journey animation spots! Rekindle your childhood by getting interactive with a series of AR and online game experience activities. Pixar Fest promises everyone lasting nostalgic memories of the Pixar world made through real and virtual experiences!
Date: 30 June – 15 August
Location: Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Price: Free Entry
Puppy Summer Fun Expo
Want to spend some quality time with your furry friends? Puppy Summer Fun Expo is Hong Kong’s first-ever grand scale indoor puppy exposition- the perfect place for dog lovers and pet owners to enjoy a weekend together! The exposition will have several activities throughout including shopping, amusement, and charity awareness raising events. Setting itself apart from ordinary pet expositions, Puppy Summer Fun Expo is equipped with over 100 booths and large scale facilities such as an inflatable maze for both people and pets, an artificial sandy beach, and even a 3D photo taking zone! By enjoying your time at the exposition, you will also be helping raise proceeds which will be donated to the SPCA in celebration of their 100th anniversary of establishment.
Date: 13 – 15 August
Location: Arena, Asia World Expo, Chek Lap Kok
Price: Family Package – $320 , Senior – $80 , Child – $80
The Real World Exhibition
For the creatives out there, do not worry, there are plenty of inspiring summer art exhibitions in Hong Kong this summer! The Real World is a group exhibition presented by David Zwirner, featuring works of leading artists in New York and LA, including Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jason Rhoades, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanjia, Liza Yuskavage, and Raymond Pettibon. The showcased art pieces date back to the 1990s and early 2000s. With a wide range of art media, the groundbreaking works touch on social topics of today’s society such as identity, sexuality, consumerism, and more.
Date: Every day until 31 July
Location: 5F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Price: Free Entry
With the success of JPS Gallery’s “Time Travel Exhibition” where they turned Landmark’s basement into a 1980s subway station ground, the team is back with a new exhibition this summer. Inspired by the British Museum, the theme of this year’s exhibition blends street, pop, and contemporary culture into one, an experience you will not forget. Explore contemporary artifacts and feed your creativity at Museum Belowground.
Date: Every day until 31 August
Location: Basement, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Price: Free Entry
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