What’s On – Events in Hong Kong

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What’s On in Hong Kong

Let us inspire you with our pick of what’s happening around Hong Kong. Click to jump straight to the category you’re most interested in.

Music, Theatre & Dance (including kids theatre), Food & Drink, Art, ComedyShopping & Markets, Health & WellnessNightlife, Sports, Movie Openings, Other Events 

If you’re looking for ways to entertain kids, from tiny tots right through to teens, we’ve rounded up all the best family-friendly events in this post.


Audio Files Music Festival

Billed as an immersive music festival where music enthusiasts and industry professionals can directly engage in a unique social setting in this 3-part series.

When:     26 August, 29 September
Where:    Duddell’s Central
Tickets:  From $150, Facebook Event


Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

German crooner Max Raabe combines the nostalgic melodies of the 20s and 30s with pop-star appeal and flair. Impeccably dressed in white tie and tails, he will be joined by the Palast Orchester.

When:     8-9 September 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $150, HK Ticketing


Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia

The Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia family is going to play famous tunes from well-known musicals including Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Les Miserables and West Side Story.

When:     10 September 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $150, HK Ticketing



American rock band DIIV will perform with special local guest act Phoon this September.

When:     14 September 2017
Where:    KITEC Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  $480, Ticketflap


G.E.M. Queen of Hearts

In conjunction with her latest album, Heartbeat, Hong Kong’s “Queen of Pop” will perform in her home city as a part of her World Tour.

When:     16-17 September 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Coliseum
Tickets:  From $298, Urbtix


OneRepublic Live in Hong Kong

American pop group OneRepublic will perform in Hong Kong this September for one day only.

When:     19 September 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  From $688, HK Ticketing


Ariana Grande Live in Hong Kong

As a part of her Dangerous Woman tour, celebrating her third full-length album, Ariana Grande is making her first ever performance in Hong Kong.

When:     21 September 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  From $888, HK Ticketing


Motorama Live

Coming off of huge success in France and abroad, the Russian 3-piece band, Motorama is performing for the first time ever in Asia.

When:     22 September 2017
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  From $290, Ticketflap


ViANNEY Asia Tour 2017

The award winning French singer-songwriter will visit Hong Kong as a part of his Asia Tour this September.

When:     29-30 September 2017
Where:    MOM Livehouse, Seven Seas Shopping Center, North Point
Tickets:  From $380, Ticketflap


Delta open_air

Dance to electronic and techno sounds with breathtaking views, a magical sunset, delicious food and refreshing drinks, all in the autumn sunshine.

When:     7 October 2017
Where:    DELTA Sounds, HK Island
Tickets:  $400, Pelago Events


SKI-HI Round A Ground 2017

SKY-HI, Japanese singer and member of the J-Pop group AAA is going to bring his SKY-HI ROUND A GROUND 2017 to Hong Kong this October.

When:     22 October 2017
Where:    Music Zone @ E-max, KITEC, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  Go on sale August 17,  Live Nation



A spectacular tribute show to pop group ABBA which recreates their last live concert from 1979.

When:     28-29 October 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyirc Theatre
Tickets:  $395, HK Ticketing


The Big Picnic

Picnic in the Park Hong Kong is THE family music and dance event of the year with two great stages, 10 hours of live entertainment, more than 20 live bands and plenty of dance performances.

When:     4 November 2017
Where:    Discovery Bay’s Beach and outdoor Plaza
For more information:  Facebook Event 


Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival

We don’t yet have all of the details on this festival but it is sure to be a fun-filled music festival at the beach. More info to follow.

When:     4 November 2017
Where:    Lamma Island
For More Information:  Facebook Page


SOLD OUT – Ed Sheeran

The hugely popular star will visit Hong Kong this November.

When:     4-5 November
Where:    Asia World Expo
Tickets:  Sold Out




The first round lineup has been released and as always, Hong Kong’s best music and art festival will attract world-class performers including Massive Attack, Feist, Mø and The Dandy Warhols. Early bird tickets are on sale now.

When:     17-19 November
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:   Starting at $810 for a day pass. Student discounts. From Clockenflap website.


Shawn Mendes Illuminate World Tour 2017

Multi-platinum singer songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes will bring his acclaimed Illuminate World Tour to Hong Kong this Winter. Shawn is touring in support of his second album Illuminate and this will mark his first ever headlining arena tour.

When:     13 December 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10
Tickets:  $680, HK Ticketing



Respected by music fans the world over for its eclectic lineup, high-quality production and unwavering support for pioneering electronic artists, Sonar is back for second edition in Hong Kong.

When:     17-18 March 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Science Park
Tickets:  EarlyBird Pass $780, Ticketflap


Harry Styles

Coming off of overwhelming response to his first solo show in South-East Asia, the star will perform in Hong Kong with special guest WARPAINT.

When:     5 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

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Find all the best events for children and families in our regularly updated Kids & Family What’s On Guide.

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Theatre & Dance

La Danse par Maria

The 10th Anniversary Dance Performance of La Danse par Maria will consist of an amazing dance performance including Jazz, Musical and Modern dance to lights.

When:     20 August 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $145, HK Ticketing


Les Etoiles du Ballet by The Royal Ballet of Cambodia

The Hong Kong Debut of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia will bring this traditional dance form, inscribed as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage. The royal ballet is a Cambodian tradition that dates back to more than 1,000 years.

When:     25-26 August, 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Tickets:  From $200 Urbtix


Don Quixote

Bursting with balletic fireworks and bravura steps, Hong Kong Ballet’s exuberant production of “Don Quixote” abounds with love, illusion, daring and adventure in the colourful streets of Spain.

When:     25-27 August 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


The 7th Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

The 7th edition of Amnesty International Hong Kong’s Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. The films cover a wide range of human rights issues, while the selected documentaries include award-winning films in the Oscars and Berlin Film Festival.

When:     7 September – 8 November
Where:    Various community venues
Tickets:  Free admission, donations accepted, Ticketflap


Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure

The Brodaway all-time classic, Peter Pan will be presented with a show-stopping live orchestra, dazzling scenery and a group of global young talents in this new production.

When:     8-9 September 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
Tickets:  From $320, Urbtix


Mindful Theatre: Vipassana

This experimental show will consist of dance, singing bowl performance and live music. Artistic Director Yang Yuntao will showcase his work alongside Zen master/Tibetan singing bowl musician Tsang Man-tung and the Director of Wuji
Ensemble Law Wing-fai.

When:     8-10 September 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, Urbtix


HK Ballet: Choreographers’ Showcase

Hong Kong Ballet’s annual Choreographers’ Showcase presents original, bold ballet works by emerging dance artists from within and beyond the company.

When:     15-17 September 2017
Where:    Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $200, Urbtix


The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play that Goes Wrong, Hong Kong

An award winning comedy depicting accident-prone thespians battling against all odds to reach  their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences. The play depicts the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does.

When:     19-24 September 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  HK Ticketing


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (WIN 4 TICKETS!)

A fast-paced and irreverent look at 37 of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in 97 minutes.

When:     19-24 September 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $295, HK Ticketing

*Reserve A, B & C 8pm 19-21 September and 7pm Sunday 24 September, for other show times you can quote ABA17 to save 10%!

We are giving away 4 tickets (worth $2,380) to the opening night of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on 19 September. Click here for your chance to win.


Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a feel good favourite from Broadway and the West End. The award winning show is based on the Oscar-winning hit movie and tells the story of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for love and friendship, with plenty of funky musical numbers along the way.

When:     29 September-15 October
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $330, HK Ticketing


Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel will be presented on the Met stage in a production starring Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattai as Tatiana and Onegin.

When:     7 October, 12 November 2017
Where:    HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus, Bethanie Theatre
Tickets:  $210, HK TIcketing


The Roots of Flamenco

Flamenco’s “Golden Couple” will present two phenomenal performances in Hong Kong this October. The events will also include informative lectures about flamenco.

When:     11-12 October 2017
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Center
Tickets:  From $350, Urbtix  


Guess How Much I Love You

This playful show based on the classic, best-selling children’s book will unfold on stage through puppets, live music and interactive play for children aged 3 and up along with their families.

When:     20-22 October 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Father Christmas

This heartwarming and family friendly adaptation of the popular children’s book by Raymond Briggs. The engaging show is the perfect introduction to theatre for young children and there is no minimum age.

When:     1-2 December 2017
Where:     The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $435, HK Ticketing

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Food & Drink

The Great Pizza Bake Off

Mercato Hong Kong, distinguished for their wood-fire oven pizzas, is hosting 5 rounds of pizza baking contests between 5 esteemed local chefs. Pizzas will be available to the public at Mercato Hong Kong for two weeks each round.

When:     21 August – 6 November
Where:    Mercato, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
For more information:  Restaurant website


Re-launch of Jinjuu

French-trained Korean American Londener, TV celebrity chef, award-winning cookbook author, UK Iron Chef champion and Jinjuu’s founder Judy Joo will be returning to Hong Kong for the re-launch of the newly renovated Jinjuu Hong Kong. The re-launch will feature a new a new seasonal lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menu.

When:     31 August – 14 September
Where:    Jinjuu, Central
Reservations:  3755 4868


South African Wine Dinner and Charity Auction

Support the Nature Conservancy by enjoying a 3-course dinner paired with South African wines. Ticket includes entrance to the charity auction which will feature wine packages and more.

When:     5 September 2017
Where:    Bungalow, Central
Tickets:  $880, Ticketflap


Alsace Wine Dinner

InterContinental Hong Kong’s new seafood restaurant will present a Wine Dinner featuring Domaine Weinbach from Alsace, the area where Adrien Rech, the founder of Rech Paris was born and raised. Winemaker Eddy Leiber-Faller owner of Domaine Weinbach will be present to introduce six of his family’s wines over a 5-course dinner menu created by Rech Executive Chef Stephane Gortina.

When:     12 September 2017
Where:    Rech by Alain Ducasse, Tsim Sha Tsui
Cost:        $1788 per person (+10% service charge)


Kedington Annual Wine Fair 2017

Taking the form of a walk-around tasting held at a clandestine location that goes beyond The Lawn at the Upper House, the evening offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of wines while getting to know the stories behind them, accompanied by a range of delectable nibbles catered by The Upper House.

When:     21 September 2017
Where:    The Upper House/Beyond The Lawn, Admiralty
Tickets:  From $330, Ticketflap


Beertopia 2017

This festival celebrates awesome beer alongside rocking music and delicious food. This year’s event will feature a new Cider area, a Beer Geeks area and more.

When:     22-23 September 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  From $235, Event website


HK Wine & Dine Festival

Every year, the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival brings together world-class food, drinks and entertainment right next to the stunning Victoria Harbour skyline.

When:     26-29 October 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $30, For more information   


2017 Melbourne Cup Long Lunch

Join the Australian Association for bubbles and canapes in the forecourt and watching the 2017 Melbourne Cup. A fashion show will showcase the best dressed ladies and gentlemen from the event. Lunch will include free-flow drinks, a BBQ buffet lunch and live betting.

When:     7 November 2017
Where:     Happy Valley Race Course, Forecourt & 3/F “The Millions Stand” and terrace
Tickets:  From $988, Eventbrite

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Canton Express

A major showcase of works from the Pearl River Delta presented in a variety of artforms. The project reflects on how rapid globalisation and urbanisation in China during the 1990s had impacted the region and its cultural landscape.

When:     23 June – 9 October 2017
Where:    M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  Free Admission, for more information


On Sharks and Humanity

The 5th edition of this art exhibition brings together contemporary artists in a powerful exhibition demonstrating the relationship between art and society. The exhibit strives to raise awareness and end the practice of shark finning.

When:     From 28 June
Where:    Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier
TIckets:  $30 at the door, Event website


In Search of Miss Ruthless

This exhibit will examine beauty pageants and diasporic pageant queens with a variety of media including archival documents, an experimental audio guide, two web projects and more.

When:     1 July – 10 September 2017
Where:    Para-Site, Wing Wah Industrial Building, Quarry Bay
For more information:  Event website


Samantha Li’s Painting on Photo Collection

Tycoon Tann will present this exciting art exhibit featuring the work of talented local artist Samantha Li. The exhibit will be accompanied by two new desserts inspired by Li’s artwork.

When:     11 August – 31 October 2017
Where:    Tycoon Tann, Central
Reservations:  3125 3228 or [email protected]


Art in the Bar

Asian video art will take over eleven of Hong Kong’s hottest bars for one night only. The event aims to introduce to best of Asian video art to diverse audiences by bringing art directly to the community.

When:     14 September 2017
Where:    11 venues around HK
For more information:  Facebook Event


Asia Contemporary Art Show

The 11th edition of this contemporary art fair will feature more than 80 galleries from Asia and around the world.

When:     21-24 September 2017
Where:    Conrad Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website


South Island Art Day

Experience unique art exhibits and art-related exhibits from 18 participating studios and galleries in Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan. Free shuttle buses will run from Central every 30 minutes.

When:     24 September 2017
Where:    South Island Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website


CHARBON Art Space 2nd Anniversary Exhibition

Located in a 1,700 square foot multi-purpose space in Wong Chuk Hang, CHARBON art space will celebrate its second anniversary this autumn unveiling The Awakening, a solo exhibition by Hong Kong visual artist and poet Claire Lee.

When:     14 October – 11 November (special grand opening event on 14 October)
Where:    CHARBON art Space, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  Free public admission

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Kenny Sebastian Live

Rising Indian comedian will bring his live tour to Hong Kong for the first time this August.

When:     19 August 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing


Improv at Morrison Cafe

Hong Kong’s own 852 Crew and People’s Liberation Improv are taking the stage at Morrison Cafe this summer along with ZIP from Shenzhen. During each show the players will act out scenes from the audience in the style of the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

When:     19 August 2017
Where:    Morrison Cafe & Bar, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $150, Ticketflap


Curry and Comedy Evening

Four great comedians will perform accompanied by a curry semi-buffet and drinks with proceeds benefiting Free to Run.

When:     24 August 2017
Where:    CHAMPS at the Charterhouse, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  $500, to book email [email protected]


International Stand Up Comedy by Punchline Comedy

This international comedy event is bringing together 3 talented comedians: Paul Tonkinson, Greg Sullivan and Jeremy O’Donnell.

When:     7-9 September 2017
Where:    Tamarind, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $290, Ticketflap


Paul Taylor #Franglais

Stand up comedy half in English and half in French.

When:     28-30 September 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Center, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap


Finals of the 11th Annual HK International Comedy Competition

Claiming to be the best comedy competition in Asia, the Finals of the 11th annual Hong Kong International Comedy Competition will feature some of the best acts in Hong Kong as they battle it out for a top prize of $40,000 and a comedy tour in the US.

When:     4 November 2017
Where:    Cyberport Conference and Exhibition Centre, Pokfulam
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap


Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour

The biggest British comedian in recent years, Michael McIntyre is performing in Hong Kong for just one night on his new world tour. He’s just come off of a two-year sabbatical and the show promises to deliver plenty of new material and hilarity.

When:     27-28 November 2017
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

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Shopping & Markets

Poho Market

A new local farmers market offering 100% local and certified organic products.

When:     1st and 3rd Saturday each month
Where:    Outside teakha on Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook Event


Tong Chong Street Market Farmer’s Pop Up Stall

This market will feature fresh local produce, unconventional packaged food and prepared dishes made with fresh seasonal ingredients.

When:     25 July – 29 September (open Monday-Friday)
Where:    Taikoo Place, Tong Chong Street
Tickets:  For more information, Facebook Page


HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs

Food, tea, home delights, beauty and wellness are all in focus at four different HKTDC lifestyle fairs this month.

When:     17-21 August
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information:  Food Expo, Tea Fair, Home Delights Expo, Beauty and Wellness Expo


Retykle Back to School Pop-up @ Maggie & Rose

This public shopping event will showcase Retykle’s 250+ designer kids brands for children ages 0-8 years. Ranging from new with tags to gently used condition, all items will be beautifully displayed and ready for purchase at up to 90% off the original price.

When:     1-2 September 2017
Where:    Maggie & Rose, Repulse Bay
For more information:  Facebook Event


Rug Lane Vintage and Secondhand Market

The third edition of Rug Lane’s popular Vintage and Secondhand Clothing Market will be a great day of of shopping, eating and merriment with a number of fab vendors.

When:     10 September 2017
Where:    Rhoda, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap


Discovery Bay Sunday Market

This weekend market by Handmade Hong Kong offers DIY Indie Arts, Crafts and other goods from small traders. Stay for dinner at one of the designated fabulous D’Deck restaurants and enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central.

When:     10 September, 8 October, 12 November, 26 November, 10 December
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza
For more information:  Event Website


Handmade Hong Kong at Park Island Market

This laidback market is returning to Park Island with more than 60 vendors selling foods, indie arts, handicrafts and other speciality goods.

When:     15 October, 3 December 2017
Where:    Park Island, Ma Wan
Tickets:  Free event, for more information Facebook Event

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Health & Wellness

Yoga For Runners Workshop

Led by Yoga teacher and avid runners Ryan Mannix and Sam Whitaker, this workshop is the ideal yoga workshop for runners. The event will start with

When:     19 August 2017
Where:    IAM YOGA IAM, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $350, $250 for members, IAM YOGA IAM


PURE Playground @ Summerfest Lifestyle

This unique community gathering will include #YogaForAll classes, fitness circuits, games, performances, healthy-licious drinks and prizes all in support of Youth Diabetes Action.

When:     19 August 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free event, no registration needed, Facebook Event


SundayShred (On a Tuesday)

Garage Academy is teaming up with SundayShred to spread the Sunday powerhouse workouts to Tuesdays in August.

When:     22 August 2017
Where:    Garage Collective, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  From $89.75, Eventbrite


Yoga on the Beach

Limewood is partnering with GuavaPass to bring this popular yoga event back to Hong Kong. Start with a one hour yoga session on the promenade by the beach. Afterwards, you will feast at Limewood with a healthy mocktail and sharing meal highlighting a health and wellness focused menu.

When:     29 August 2017
Where:    Limewood HK, Repulse Bay Beach
Tickets:  $399, Facebook Event  


Marvel 10K Weekend

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s super charged race event is making a heroic return. The sequel will feature even more Disney magic and Marvel Super Heroes are sure to make heroic appearances. Four races will be held including the Captain America 10K, the Thor 5K, The Spider-Man 5K and Kids Races.

When:     16-17 September 2017
Where:     Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Tickets:  From $250, Event Website


Barbie Run HK 2017

Barbie Run HK 2017 will feature competitions for individuals, families, corporations and cosplay groups. Runners will enjoy the fun of sports X fashion with their friends and families. Classic scenes of Barbie will be available for runners to capture their best memories.

When:     24 September 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $200, Cityline



The inaugural “Chubb YOLO Run HK – You Only Live Once” will feature 5 KM and 10 KM distances.

When:     1 October 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
Tickets:  From $300, Event website


Pilates for Bone Health

Lynne Robinson, co-founder of Body Control Pilates and author of the world’s best selling Pilates Book, “Pilates BIble,” will host this Pilates workshop focused primarily on bone health. This workshop is designed for advanced Pilates practitioners and Pilates Instructors.

When:     15 October 2017
Where:    Mindful Pilates boutique studio, Central
Tickets:  Earlybird $1500, after August 31st $1750,  Facebook Event


Hong Kong Life ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup

This popular sprint triathlon will return to Sunny Bay in Lantau Island this October. The two-day event is open to public participation with various age-group competitions including fun distances, relay races and kids races.

When:     21-22 October 2017
Where:    Sunny Bay, Lantau Island
Registration:  Registration info coming soon, Event Website


Sedan Chair Race 2017

Starting from the historical site of the Matilda International Hospital, runners can carry a traditional sedan chair and enjoy running as well as the beautiful view along a 2.1 km course on the Peak.

When:     29 October 2017
Where:    Matilda International Hospital, The Peak
Tickets:  $1000 per team, additional donations depend on organization category Registration


Jin Shin Jyutsu Seminar

A five day basic Jin Shin Jyutsu Class and 2 day special topic class focused on bust, waist and hip lines with instructor Carlos Gutterres.

When:     2-6 and 9-10 December 2017
Where:    HKMA, Causeway Bay Centre
For more information: [email protected] or 6056 4623

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Zouk at Sea High Seas Summer Series 2017

A two night experience with Zouk at Sea and Dream Cruises on board Hong Kong’s newest luxury cruise ship – Genting Dream. The weekend will feature epicurean feasts, live entertainment, group workouts, karaoke battles and beautiful summer weather.

When:     18-20 August 2017
Where:    Genting Dream Cruise Liner, Victoria Harbor
Tickets:  Booking website


Volar X Moi Presents DJ Xie Tang

Xie Tang, a Malaysian DJ, who has been active in the local and international scene since 2013 has played EDM music at some of the most premium night-clubs around Asia.

When:     19 August 2017
Where:    Volar, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $400 at the door, $300 in advance on Ticketflap


W Hong Kong Summer Series Pool Parties and After-Parties

W Hong Kong’s summer series pool parties are back. They are launching their 2017 season with a new theme, Las Vegas. The parties will feature casino-inspired games in and by the iconic rooftop pool along with neon lights, luxurious cocktails and live performances. Then their after-parties featuring hot local DJs will run from 11pm on at the WOOBAR.

When:     26 August 2017
Where:    WET Pool, W Hong Kong
Tickets:  From $380, Ticketflap


Endless Summer Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival 2017

The city’s biggest celebration of Jamaican music is returning for its third annual event featuring the most diverse lineup to date.

When:     26 August 2017
Where:    PMQ, Central
Tickets:  From $380, Ticketflap

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Mayweather vs. McGregor LIVE at Cali-Mex Bar and Grill

UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor will be boxing Floyd Mayweather in the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena. The fight will be broadcasted live at Sai Kung, Discovery Bay, Stanley and Kennedy Town branches of Cali-Mex Bar and Grill

When:     26 August 2017
Where:    Cali-Mex Bar and Grill (Sai Kung, Discovery Bay, Stanley and Kennedy Town)
Tickets:  $300 with breakfast and draft beer, $250 without beer, [email protected]


Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation’s Junior Championship – Mitsubishi Corporation Cup

The latest edition to HKGA’s active hosting calendar brings this tournament which will draw top juniors from across the 45 member regional conference.

When:     30 August – 1 September
Where:    Hong Kong Golf Club
For more information:  Event Website


FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

Formula E Hong Kong ePrix will be returning to the streets of Hong Kong this year with a double-header over two days.

When:     2-3 December 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Area
For more information:  From $1440, Ticketflap

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Movies Opening in Hong Kong This Week

Check out these film releases that are opening this week at theatres around Hong Kong (17-23 August), visit the Hong Kong Movie app to get more information and show times.

Good Time
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Bad Genius
On Body and Soul

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Other Events

Eternal Life: Exploring Ancient Egypt

This special exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum provides visitors with a unique experience of Ancient Egypt.

When:     2 June – 18 October 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Science Museum
Tickets:  From $5, For more information


SummerFest at Central Harbourfront Event Space

A major summer programme featuring a series of free, public summer events. Events range from sports, lifestyle, health, social events and more. Check their website for full details.

When:     14 July – 27 August
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Website


Chocolate Museum World Tour

This world-famous chocolate exhibition is on in Hong Kong for the first time ever. It will feature more than 2000 kg of pure chocolate, entertaining chocolate workshops, amazing chocolate walls, exclusive souvenirs and more.

When:     28 July – 31 August 2017
Where:    The Peak Victoria
Tickets:  From $80 for adults and $50 for kids, Ticketflap  


Watercolour for Beginners – Floral Bookmarks

This 2.5 hour workshop will cover basic watercolour techniques, step by step flower painting and practice including designing and drafting a set of four different floral bookmarks. Suitable for beginners from ages 12 and up.

When:     19 August 2017
Where:    Colour EXP X Chroma Cafe + Kitchen, Kwun Tong
Tickets:  $500, Ticketflap  



DaggFest is the 2017 edition of Hong Kong’s iconic celebration of mateship – established in 2003 and BoganFest and morphing into BroFest. Daggfest aspires to celebrate the spirit of Fred Dagg who passed away in April 2017.

When:     19 August 2017
Where:    Pui O Beach
Tickets:  $516, Ticketflap


International Design – Furniture Fair HK

If you love interior design then this upscale international design event is a must. It will feature a signature forum, gallery showcases and design exhibitions.

When:     25-27 August 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 3E
Tickets:  From $70, HK Ticketing


Refuel Automotive Entertainment Festival

ReFUEL will bring to Hong Kong a world-class drifting event where race car drivers coming from around the world will gather to participate in international standard drifting competitions. There will also be a range of different activities and entertainments for everyone to enjoy including a large-scale car exhibition.

When:     26 August 2017
Where:  AsiaWorld-Expo
Tickets:  From $50, Ticketflap


Hong Kong Blue Tie Ball

A charity dinner hosted by the Hong Kong rugby community with proceeds benefitting two non-profit organizations, batyr and KELY Support Group.

When:     2 September 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley
Tickets:  $1000, Ticketflap



F1 Racing Singapore

Formula 1 returns to Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit for its tenth year this September. Book now and join the crowds watching speeding vehicles passing the beautiful Singaporean skyline and take in all the sights, sounds and festivities surrounding the event.

When:     15-17 September 2017
Where:     Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Tickets:  From $248 Ticketflap


The Great Hong Kong Cleanup Day

The Great Hong Kong Cleanup is in it’s 17th year and is focused on the ambitious goal of cleaning up Hong Kong from waste in one massive effort. They intend to create the world’s largest environmental volunteer event of its kind. Individuals and teams can register for a cleanup site on the event website.

For More Information: Facebook Event

When:     23 September 2017
Where:    Various locations
Tickets:  From $150, Register Here


The Naked Magicians

Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, the world’s boldest and cheekiest magic show “The Naked Magicians” is returning to HK for three performances only.

When:     25-27 October 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $395, HK Ticketing


Hong Kong International Literary Festival

This annual event, held over 10 days each autumn features established and emerging writers from around the world in an extensive programme that includes discussions, literry lunches and dinners, workshops, debates, book signings and readings. This year’s programme will include Ian Rankin and Amy Tan among other authors.

When:     3-12 November 2017
Where:    Various venues
Tickets:  Ticketing information to be released in September, For more information


Hong Kong Rugby Union Charity Ball

Hong Kong’s largest annual fundraising event which benefits various Po Leung Kuk initiatives that help the less privileged children in Hong Kong. This years event will feature the World Classic Rockers.

When:     11 November 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  $2488, Ticketflap

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Melanie Grosjean is a full-time mommy and part-time writer who left the U.S. for Asia several years ago and never looked back. Nowadays, she spends as much time traveling with her husband and toddler as possible. When she isn’t on the road or squeezed into economy class, you can find her sipping an iced latte or blogging at www.adventurefamilylife.com.


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