Hong Kong is set to have its first beach carnival in July. The two-day event, called The Next Wave Beach Music Festival, will feature over 20 singers playing music from a variety of genres, all-day DJ performances, and a large-scale sea park at Discovery Bay.

Attendees can rent rowing boats and yachts during the carnival, and even book from one of 70 VIP sections if they want to make their experience more exclusive. Each day will be an eight-hour-long affair, during which there will also be more than 30 lifestyle brands, as well as several food and beverage options on offer.

There will be several special events over the summer this year, starting with the city’s largest outdoor carnival SummerFest In June, followed by the S20 Hong Kong Songkran Music Festival in August.

As part of the Happy Hong Kong campaign to give the city’s residents and visitors new recreational and leisure activities, Ocean Park will allow visitors to attend its Chill All Night event for free every Saturday in June.

The Harbour Chill Carnival, also a Happy Hong Kong event, will be held on weekends from July to August at Wan Chai Promenade. It will showcase musical performances on Hong Kong’s first floating stage and a special version of the Symphony of Lights, among other attractions.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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