The Hong Kong Science Park in Sha Tin will host the Happy Hong Kong Bazaar over the first two weeks in August. 

The event, which will take place from August 4-13, will give visitors free access to innovation and technology-themed workshops, live performances, and 3D trick art photo zones.

What are the free workshops?

There will be five workshops over two weekends, which anyone aged six years old and older can attend. Visitors to the festival who wish to attend the workshops can register online or sign up on-site on a first-come-first-served basis. 

DIY Pet Toy Workshop

Participants can learn how to hand-weave their own personalised toys for their pets using soft cotton or velvet.  

Dates: August 5 & 12

Time: 11am-12.30pm

Location: Conference Hall 4-7, 2/F, 10W, Science Park

Eco-friendly Resin Abstract Painted Tray Workshop

This workshop will teach participants to create customised hand-painted trays with unique resin textures.

Dates: August 5 & 12

Time: 2pm-4pm

Location: Conference Hall 4-7, 2/F, 10W, Science Park

Parent-child Eco-friendly LED Neon Light Workshop

Channel that old Hong Kong vibe by designing imaginative words or graphics and illuminating them with eco-friendly, LED neon lights.

Dates: August 6 & 13

Time: 11am-12.30pm

Location: Conference Hall 4-7, 2/F, 10W, Science Park

Upcycled Denim Fabric Notebook Workshop

Take old jeans and transform them into stylish handmade notebooks by using cutting, hand-sewing, and patchwork techniques.

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Dates: August 6 & 13

Time: 2pm-3pm

Location: Conference Hall 4-7, 2/F, 10W, Science Park

Family-friendly Recycling Modelling Dough Workshop

Tired of heading to the toy store to buy play-doh? Learn how to use expired flour to make natural modelling dough.

Dates: August 6 & 13

Time: 4pm-5pm

Location: Conference Hall 4-7, 2/F, 10W, Science Park

Visitors to the Science Park can also watch clown performances and stilt walkers in action every weekend from 2pm-4pm, and enjoy live music performances by local acts every day of the festival from 12.30pm-1.45pm.

The carnival is being held as part of Happy Hong Kong, a campaign put together by the government to give residents of the city and visitors to the SAR new recreational experiences in 2023.

Another Happy Hong Kong event currently on in the city every weekend until August 6 is the Harbour Chill Carnival, where visitors can head to the Wan Chai harbourfront area to watch live acts by popular musicians, X-Games performances, and a special edition of the Symphony of Lights.

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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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