Hong Kong just finished staging the first of its monthly fireworks and drone shows in May, and will hold the next drone display on June 10, 2024 at the Wan Chai harbourfront area. Authorities aim to time the displays so that they coincide with important events on the 852’s cultural calendar, such as Buddha’s Birthday and the Dragon Boat Festival. If you’d like to get in on the action, check out our guide to Hong Kong’s drone shows.

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The most recent drone show in Hong Kong showcased festive motifs such as the traditional bun tower and flower boards associated with the Cheung Chau Bun Festival.

How do I get to the Wan Chai temporary promenade?

If you’re taking the MTR, the closest station is the Exhibition Centre MTR station (Exit A3), from where you can head to the Wan Chai temporary promenade via a footbridge. Alternatively, you can reach the Wan Chai Ferry Pier by taking the Star Ferry from the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier.

Where are the best places to watch the drone show?

The Hong Kong Tourism Board says that the best vantage points for the drone show will be the Water Sports and Recreation Precinct and HarbourChill, where visitors can hear music and sound effects during the event. However, there will be some areas in the vicinity where the view of the display will be blocked, such as the Wan Chai Temporary Promenade. The display will not be visible from Tsim Sha Tsui or anywhere else on the Kowloon side of the harbour. The drone show is free to watch.

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A map showing the best vantage points for the drone shows in the Wan Chai harbourfront area.

When are the next Hong Kong drone shows?

So far, authorities have only confirmed the next drone show, which will begin at 8pm on Monday, June 10 in front of the Wan Chai harbourfront area, to celebrate the Dragon Boast Festival. The 10-minute-long show will likely have around 1,000 drones take the form of festive motifs associated with the event, much like the recent drone display on May 11, which celebrated the Cheung Chau Festival (May 5-16) and Buddha’s Birthday (May 15).

DATEMonday, June 10, 2024
DURATION10 minutes
VENUEWan Chai harbourfront area
VIEWING POINTSWater Sports and Recreation Precinct and HarbourChill
Details about the next Hong Kong drone show.

The highlight of the previous show was a 60-metre-high 3D bun tower — four times taller than the traditional bun tower in Cheung Chau. It was topped by a 30-metre-high giant lucky bun. Other elements of the Bun Festival that made an appearance during the show included a flower board and an auspicious dancing lion. There was also a drone replica of a temple to represent the practice of temple visits during these festivals.

See also
The Cultural Guide To Buddha’s Birthday Or 'Bathing Of Buddha' Festival (May 15, 2024)

Image credits: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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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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