The Hong Kong Observatory just announced that the moon will be fullest before coming up in Hong Kong. But don’t worry, there is so much more to do around the city! Whether you’re into the traditional rituals, or pop up markets with beers, find out the best events to go to with your loved ones this Mid-Autumn Festival!

Dear Luna 2023

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Lake House in Tai Po (© Lake House)

From September 21 to October 2, Lake House’s picturesque lawn transforms into a mesmerizing landscape adorned with a towering 10-meter-high inflatable moon and charming 5-meter-high moon rabbits. Indulge in a delightful meal at Lake House’s restaurants, Billow and Le Vow, or take a leisurely paddle boat tour to admire the full moon or participate in the tradition of making wishes with wishing water and sky lanterns. 

WhenSeptember 21 – October 2 2023 6:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: 
Lake House, 2 Hung Lam Drive, Tai Po Kau, Tai Po
Tickets: 
From $90. Get tickets on website

Glowing Bunnies Under the Moon at Discovery Bay

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Glowing Bunnies Under The Moon at Discovery Bay (© Visit Discovery Bay)

Head to the lawn outside DB Plaza and be greeted by 80 illuminated bunnies, perfect for capturing memorable photos. Join the photo competition and showcase your best shot for a chance to win fantastic prizes, including a $50 Discovery Bay cash voucher and two one-way ferry tickets. Indulge in special mooncake promotions and delicious meals available at various restaurants and shops across DB Plaza, D’Deck, and DB North Plaza. Plus, enjoy a complimentary ride back to town by spending at designated food and beverage outlets.

WhenSeptember 22 – October 8 2023 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: 
Grassland in Open Piazza, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit website

Kennedy Town Night Market & Music Festival

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Kenndy Town Night Market & Music Festival (© Slainte HK Group)

Over the long weekend, the waterfront promenade at Kenndy Town will come alive with concerts, night markets, and running races. With over 60 food and product stalls at the K-Market, explore a diverse range of local and international brands, vinyl records, Mid-Autumn Festival delicacies, beverages, and handmade crafts. Enjoy complimentary snacks, games, engaging workshops, and performances by top local bands and DJs. 

When: September 29 – October 2 2023 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: Kennedy Town Waterfront
Tickets: Free. For details, visit Klook

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Mid-Autumn Bazaar & JTIA Open Day 2023

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Mid-Autumn Bazaar & JTIA Open Day (© JTIA Academy)

Teaming up with LIFE MART, Jao Tsung-I Academy presents a series of exciting activities at their Mid-Autumn Bazaar & JTIA Open Day 2023. With over 140 local handmade brands, the marketplace offers a feast of artistic creations under the moonlight. Explore the Cantonese-themed exhibitions, make wishes at the water lantern pool, and participate in different workshops. Don’t miss the antique photo studio, and strike a pose at the giant inflatable illustrations for the perfect Instagram moment.

WhenSeptember 29 – October 2 2023
Where: 
Jao Tsung-I Academy, 800 Castle Peak Road, Mei Foo
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit website

Mid Autumn Festival Weekend Market @ AIA Vitality Park

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Mid Autumn Festival Weekend Market at AIA Vitality Park (© Hong Kong Observation Wheel & AIA Vitality Park)

Celebrate the festival at the AIA Vitality Park’s Weekend Market and indulge in a feast of flavors with delicious cooked food stalls. Stroll under the lantern displays and have fun at the Mid Autumn Festival-themed game stalls. Enjoy live music performances and don’t forget to catch the breathtaking fireworks display over Victoria Harbour at 9pm on October 1. 

WhenSeptember 29 – October 2 2023
Where: 
Hong Kong Observation Wheel & AIA Vitality Park, Central Harbourfront, Central
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit website

Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals 2023

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From September 15 to October 8, explore the dazzling displays set up by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. At the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, experience “The Moon Machine: A Symphony of Joy and Wonder,” an interactive lighting installation that pulsates with our rhythms. Victoria Park presents a stunning floral board lantern and a collection of lanterns representing the 24 solar terms. Sha Tin Park features adorable animal-themed lanterns, while Tuen Mun Park offers a tranquil setting adorned with flower and butterfly lanterns surrounding a picturesque lotus pond.

When: Sept 15-Oct 8 (Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza) & Sept 23-Oct 2 (Victoria Park, Sha Tin Park, Tuen Mun Park)
Where: 
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Victoria Park, Sha Tin Park, and Tuen Mun Park
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit the official or read our guide.

Moon Fest Lumiere at Lee Tung Avenue

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LED Fire Dragon Fiesta at Lee Tung Avenue (© Lee Tung Avenue)

Prepare to be mesmerized by the captivating light-scape created by over 800 Chinese lanterns, from the traditional red lanterns to those in the shapes of Mid-Autumn motifs like the jade rabbit, goldfish, and starfruit, illuminating the avenue until October 23. Mark your calendars for the LED Fire Dragon Fiesta on September 29, featuring the iconic Lee Tung fire dragon adorned with LED bulbs, brought to life by Kwok’s Kung Fu & Dragon Lion Dance Team. Before the festival, join Master Kwok’s experience workshops, where you’ll gain insight into the dragon dance tradition while enjoying hands-on learning.

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WhenAugust 29 – October 20 2023
Where: 
Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit the official website or read our guide.

Moon Landing by Yoshirotten at Belowground

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Moon Landing by Yoshirotten (© Belowground)

Following the success of Fluid Garden, Japanese artist Yoshirotten returns with Moon Landing, an immersive installation at The Landmark. Featuring a giant turquoise ‘moon’ crafted from sculptural seats, it symbolizes unity for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Watch Yoshirotten revitalizes previous works, while the exhibition also presents four new graphic artworks available for purchase. Spend over $5000 HKD for a chance to receive a limited-edition Monolith Object inspired by the exhibition.

WhenUntil October 1 2023 11:00am – 7:00pm
Where: 
BELOWGROUND, basement, LANDMARK, 5 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit website

Night Market by the sea

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Nigh Market By The Sea co-hosted by The Avenue of Stars and K11 Musea (© K11 Musea)

Co-hosted by The Avenue of Stars and K11 MUSEA, Night Market by The Sea is Hong Kong’s first cultural waterfront market. Celebrating both the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day, the market showcases nearly 30 local brands inspired by movies. Find an array of offerings, from the sauces by Explicit Spices to signature truffle honey Hong Kong-style milk tea from Sifu Good Tea, and nostalgic film posters by No Paper Studio. The night market runs from 5pm to 11pm, plenty of time to enjoy the market and the live musical performances of iconic movie songs, or watch a series of classic Hong Kong movies at K11 Art House.

WhenSeptember 22 – October 14 2023 (Every Fri & Sat) 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: 
G/F, Promenade, K11 MUSEA & Avenue of Stars, 18 Salisbury Road, Victoria Dockside, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit website

Our Time Machine Nostalgic Mid-Autumn Market

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Our Time Machine Nostalgic Mid-Autumn Market (© Sandhillproject)

Relive the charm of old Hong Kong at Sandhillproject’s Our Time Machine Nostalgic Mid-Autumn Market. For two weekends, step into a time capsule and be transported to the 1980s and 1990s Hong Kong. Collaborating with local units, don’t miss the nostalgic decorations and exhibitions that will transport you back in time, relish the old Hong Kong charm.

WhenSeptember 22-24 (Mong Kok) & September 25 – October 1 (Kwun Tung)
Where: 
618 Shanghai Street, Mong Kong; Yue Man Square (YM²), 33 Hip Wo St, Kwun Tong
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit Klook

Pet-Friendly Beer Festival at YOHO MALL

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Pet-Friendly Beer Festival at YOHO MALL (© YOHO MALL)

YOHO MALL in Yuen Long presents the first-ever pet-friendly beer festival in partnership with the Hong Kong Craft Beer Association. from September 29 to October 23. Explore the creative market featuring nearly 100 craft beers and pet-themed installations. Enjoy thrilling carnival games, and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with live busking performances with your furry friends. 

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WhenSeptember 29 – October 23 2023 (Carnivals every Thursday – Sunday & Public Holidays) 11:00am – 10:00pm
Where: 
YOHO MALL 1, Yuen Long
Tickets:
Free. For details, visit website

Pok Fu Lam Village Fire Dragon Dance

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Pok Fu Lam Village Fire Dragon Dance (© Pokfulam Village Studio)

The Pok Fu Lam Village Fire Dragon Dance, similar to the one in Tai Hang, traces its origins back over a hundred years. After the village of Pok Fu Lam faced hardships, the Fire Dragon Dance was performed to dispel the plague and restore harmony. Embrace the rich traditions of the Hakka ethnic group, which are believed to ward off bad luck and disease. Watch as fiery dragons dance from the village to the sea, symbolizing a ritualistic ‘return to the sea’ ceremony. 

WhenSeptember 28 – 29 2023 6:30pm – 11:45pm
Where: 
Pok Fu Lam Village, Pok Fu Lam
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit Klook

Trymart x @listen_n_feel Mid-Autumn Market

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Murray House (© alucin lai via Flickr)

Local event planner Trymart is delighted to collaborate with @listen_n_feel, a Hong Kong-based handwritten lyrics page and presents the Mid-Autumn Market at Murray House, Stanley. Their warm words perfectly resonate with the spirit of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Other than shopping opportunities, the market offers exciting activities, including the Lantern photo spots with Murray House as the perfect backdrop, and the Mid-Autumn lantern artists, where every visitor will receive a lantern to paint or write on, allowing your creativity flourish. Pets are welcome at the event, so bring your furry companions along!

WhenSeptember 29 – October 2 2023 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 
Shop 02, G/F, Murray House, Stanley
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit website

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance

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Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance (© Tai Hang Fire Dragon)

The iconic Tai Hang fire dragon dance returns after 4 years! From September 28 to 30, join the festivities in Tai Hang from 8:15 pm to witness the magnificent 67-meter-long fire dragon, constructed with 72,000 incense sticks. Marvel at the synchronized movements of 300 skilled dancers and a group of children carrying lanterns to bring the dragon to life. Experience the vibrant energy and cultural significance of this age-old tradition.

WhenSeptember 28 – 30 2023 8:15pm – 10:30pm
Where: 
Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang
Tickets: 
Free. For details, visit website

Yuen Long Lantern Street

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Lantern Street in Yuen Long (© Takahiro Hayashi via Flickr)

Located at Tai Kiu Market, this new Instagram spot transforms into a haven of traditional handcrafted lanterns. From whimsical rabbits and goldfish to funky dinosaurs and fruit-inspired designs, the ‘Lantern Street’ comes alive with an array of colorful lanterns. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and take home an authentic, handmade lantern

WhenNow until Mid-Autumn Festival
Where: 
Tai Kiu Market, Yuen Long
Tickets: 
Free

Header image credit: Takahiro Hayashi via Flickr

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