The annual free-to-enter SummerFest will return to Central Harbourfront from June 9-July 23. The seventh edition of the festival will be held across a 30,000-square metre space, and will feature about 25 special activities under the theme “Fun in the Sun”.

The highlight of the festival will be the “One Citybus” exhibition, which will commemorate the merger of two of the city’s major bus operators – Citybus and NWFB – which will take place on July 1 this year. The exhibition will showcase the evolution of Hong Kong Island franchise buses by displaying retro buses, retired buses, and the current fleet at Central Harbourfront all through the festival.

There will also be several special events will be held on weekends, public holidays, and other days. The three-day “One Citybus” Family Fun Day will be held from June 16-18, which will feature a pop-up store showcasing the latest One Citybus merchandise, and bus-themed game booths. To celebrate the Father’s Day on June 18 this year, the first 200 fathers who visit the exhibition with their children will get a complimentary Citybus ice towel.

Visitors can also check out Sun & Sand (a specially created beach in front of Victoria Harbour), as well as installations like the 12-metre Great Blue Whale and an IG-worthy golden Sunflower Field. Kids can also have fun at the Little Drivers’ Racing Track where they can race bicycles and balance bikes, and the special play area called Burnout Playground, among others.

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There are also several special programmes scheduled over the course of the festival, as follows.

HK Camping Festival 2023

There will be camping equipment and vehicles on display as part of the HK Camping Festival.
There will be camping equipment and vehicles on display as part of the HK Camping Festival (© SummerFest 2023)

Check out the camping activities on the waterfront, including the camping and outdoor brands exhibition, car camping gatherings, a flea market where people trade goods, sharing sessions, and music performances. There will also be a series of stalls, workshops, and a food area to showcase Hong Kong’s unique camping culture.

Date: Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11
Time: 1pm-9pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

Fit and Fun Night Out – Dance Party

Dance the evening away – and burn calories while you’re at it – courtesy coach Dee Oh’s dance moves. Learn Bollywood moves with a dance class that blends traditional Indian dance with modern beats.

Date: Friday, June 16
Time: 7pm-10pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

Hong Kong Ukulele Festival

Pick up some ukulele skills and learn about Hawaiian culture.
Pick up some ukulele skills and learn about Hawaiian culture (© SummerFest 2023)

Get a crash course in the ukulele and Hawaiian culture with this large-scale music gathering that will feature performances on the main stage, game booths, and music and handicraft workshops.

Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 4pm-8pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

Hong Kong Balance Bike Carnival

Kids can compete in balance bike racing competitions at the festival.
Kids can compete in balance bike racing competitions at the festival (© SummerFest 2023)

Hundreds of little racers can participate in this annual balance bike competition. Participants can also check out the game booths on site, balance bikes, and protective gear available for children to try out for free.

Date: Sunday, June 18
Time: 10am-6pm
Entrance: Next to Central Pier No. 10

SummerFest x LOCOLOCO Market – Summer Creative Fair

Browse stalls selling creative handmade designs at the SummerFest x LOCOLOCO Market.
Browse stalls selling creative handmade designs at the SummerFest x LOCOLOCO Market (© SummerFest 2023)

This four-day event will showcase creative handmade designs and allow visitors to participate in diverse workshops and make their own unique works. The fair will be divided into different zones for handmade and creative designs, original illustrations, and food and beverages.

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Date: Thursday, June 22- Sunday, June 25
Time: 2pm-9pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

AFOS CONNEXION – Traditional West African Drums Workshop 2023

Learn about traditional African music as part of AFOS Connexion.
Learn about traditional African music as part of AFOS Connexion (© SummerFest 2023)

Get exposed to the uniqueness of traditional African music and dance through performances and demonstrations.

Date: Saturday, July 1
Time: 3pm-6pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

X-Dimension Summer Dance Party

Be captivated by the skills showcased by season dance professionals at the X-Dimension Summer Dance Party
Be captivated by the skills showcased by season dance professionals at the X-Dimension Summer Dance Party (© SummerFest 2023)

From K-pop and hip-hop to jazz funk, the dancers onstage will show off their full range of skills, while the audience dances and creates a lively atmosphere across Central.

Date: Sunday, July 2
Time: 4pm-7pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

Fit & Well – Moonlight Yoga

There will be nighttime yoga classes and demonstrations as part of the Fit & Well - Moonlight Yoga sessions.
There will be nighttime yoga classes and demonstrations as part of the Fit & Well – Moonlight Yoga sessions (© SummerFest 2023)

Central Harbourfront Event Space will be turned into a stage for yoga enthusiasts, led by professional coaches.

Date: Friday, July 7
Time: 7pm-10pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

ShinyVibes

Enjoy an evening under the stars as you listen to a selection of familiar, newly arranged Hong Kong, Japanese, and classical music pieces. Shine en Joy, a youth wind band, is featured as a special guest.

Date: Saturday, July 8
Time: 6pm-9pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

HKYFG x HGC Summer Jam

Music and creativity are interwoven and elevated, courtesy the over 20 buskers and bands who will perform over two nights, and the dozens of small shops that will showcase a variety of original handmade crafts. There will also be a wide range of food stalls, all of which exude a familiar local flavour.

Date: Friday, July 14-Saturday, July 15
Time: 5pm-9pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

Hong Kong Baseball5 Team Exhibition Game – Celebrating the Olympic Day

Pick up soke baseball skills at an event organised by the Hong Kong Baseball Association.
Pick up soke baseball skills at an event organised by the Hong Kong Baseball Association (© SummerFest 2023)

Organised by the Hong Kong Baseball Association, this event will introduce the basics of baseball to the general public. There will also be several photo booths and workshops to showcase the sport.

Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 1pm-4pm
Entrance: Next to Central Pier No. 10

Hong Kong Baseball5 & Baseball Six Competition

A group of elite Hong Kong baseball athletes will compete in five-person and six-person baseball matches. In addition to watching the live games, attendees can also participate in various fun games, experience baseball playing, and enjoy themselves at multiple photo booths and workshops.

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Date: Sunday, July 16
Time: 10am-5pm
Entrance: Next to Central Pier No. 10

Be the Heroine

Check out the dance workshops and performances at the Be Heroine event.
Check out the dance workshops and performances at the Be Heroine event (© SummerFest 2023)

The event focuses on the power of women by showcasing the contemporary attitudes of women in different aspects such as lifestyle, health, sports, and diet. Successful women from various sectors share their personal experiences, together with the sports/fitness/dance workshops, an all-female street dance competition, and a large-scale market.

Date: Sunday, July 16
Time: 3pm-9:30pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

Forest Breathing Market

Using small trucks as stores, this event showcases a variety of creative products from local brands and designers, along with handicraft workshops and a food area. There will be a music concert on Sunday.

Date: Friday, July 21 (Friday); Saturday, July 22-Sunday, July 23
Time: 3pm-8pm; 12pm-8pm
Entrance: Next to Central Pier No. 10

sf Winds E-pop Night

Listen to hits from the 20th century as part of a nighttime concert.
Listen to hits from the 20th century as part of a nighttime concert (© SummerFest 2023)

This three-hour outdoor concert will feature a wind band playing classic hits from iconic stars such as ABBA, Bruno Mars, The Carpenters, Deep Purple, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, and more.

Date: Friday, July 21
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

My Rhythm Playground

The stage at this event will feature popular drum performances, while attendees can also participate in workshops on box drum and street dance, as well as check out an array of game booths and coffee/snack stations.

Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 2pm-7pm
Entrance: Next to Tamar Park

SummerFest 2023 Event Details

Date: June 9-July 23, 2023
Day & time: Mondays to Fridays: 3pm-9pm; Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays: 1pm-9pm
Address: 9 Lung Wo Road, Central

Header image credits: SummerFest 2023

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