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Events worth timing your trip to Hong Kong for

Mega Events Throughout the Year

In a city as vibrant and cosmopolitan as Hong Kong, there’s a lot happening throughout the year. Cultural celebrations, festivals, international sporting events, art exhibitions, concerts, and so much more. As with so much in Hong Kong, the challenge is in the choosing. Start with these major crowd pleasers and take it from there.


Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations

Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations

Ring in the new year with all the glamour of Hong Kong’s countdown celebrations!

See highlights of countdown celebrations welcoming 2022 with cheer!



The Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon combines an in-person event and virtual experience for the popular Cyclothon. Participants ride along the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge during the in-person event and online participants can enjoy the bridge route virtually.

Hong Kong Open

Get in the swing of things at the Hong Kong Open, the city’s oldest professional sporting event and a tournament where the world’s best golfers gather. Set in Sheung Shui as the weather starts to cool in December, it regularly awards a US$2 million prize, with previous winners including Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose. Admission is free on the first two days, and ticketed for the main event over the weekend. 


Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

This colourful festival is Hong Kong’s biggest and one that sweeps over the entire city. Red lanterns are hung all across town, lion dances are performed on the streets, and crowds head down to their local temple to pray for good fortune. Take a wander through the many makeshift markets selling all manner of festive items and celebrate the New Year with auspicious cuisines.

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the next Chinese New Year is on 22 January 2023. Prosper in Hong Kong and enjoy the many exciting blissful activities that await you.


French May Arts Festival

Since its modest inception in 1993, French May has matured into one of the largest French arts festivals in Asia, bringing the spirit of France to Hong Kong. Francophiles can savour a rich cornucopia of French culture, as well as  French culinary arts through the popular stand-alone programme called French GourMay.

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

The mad clamber to the top, the grabbing of buns, the cheer of the crowd as the winners make their descent. This festival is a rare spectacle, not only of athleticism during its bun tower climbing competition, but of camaraderie and good cheer. Falling in April or May each year, its history is based on offerings to fend off an ancient plague. The event also includes ceremonies, parades and lion dances. Be warned though, it can get very busy. 

May & June

Arts in Hong Kong

Arts in Hong Kong

Immerse yourself in a journey of arts and enjoy everything from world-class arts events and themed exhibitions to unseen urban arts and digital arts experiences


Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon boat races are a Hong Kong spectacle, where brawny paddlers battle it out in vessels adorned with Chinese dragon heads and tails while the crowds cheer on from the side.

June 2022 to May 2023

Hong Kong Great Outdoors

Get outdoors this summer to connect with nature and culture. Let mirror-like reservoirs, vibrant island communities, biodiverse coastal waters and exhilarating activities revitalise you.

July & August

Exhibitions and consumer fairs 

Hong Kong attracts exhibitions and fairs that stand out on the world stage, and some of the biggest summer stand-outs include Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong, Hong Kong Book Fair, Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival and the city's Food Expo. Turn your Hong Kong trip into an in-depth exploration of the world’s best computers, books, comics, games and flavours!


Mid-Autumn Festival & the Tai Hang fire dragon dance

Mid-Autumn Festival & the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance

Mid-Autumn was once celebrated to welcome the harvest and is now an enduring custom that takes over the city. Mooncakes are sold everywhere, fruit and wine offerings are made to the gods, and lanterns are lit to emulate the full moon in September or October. In Victoria Park Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info , kids carry mini-lanterns, while games and performances take place. Over in Tai Hang, the Fire Dragon Dance is a spectacle where an incense-studded beast dances through the streets.


Hong Kong Tennis Open

With names like Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic and Johanna Konta regularly gracing our hard courts, the Hong Kong Tennis Open is quickly becoming a major sporting spectacle. Normally taking place every October in Victoria Park’s outdoor stadium, catch the world’s best women’s players for a weekend of singles and doubles matches. And if you’re lucky enough to be here during the first few days, the qualifying stages are free entry on a first-come basis.


Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival

The city’s most anticipated annual culinary event takes place towards the end of the year, spanning four weeks across November in 2021. Hong Kong locals and fans alike can share a fantastic line-up of gastronomic experiences and myriad exclusive offers from hundreds of hotels and restaurants. The 2021 edition included a brand-new city wine walk to taste around town in Hong Kong and also nine ‘On-air Tastings’ wine and spirits programmes to spark inspiration for your next palate discovery. Although the 2021 festival is over, all replays are still readily available.

Head to the festival’s ‘On-air Tastings’ programmes and cheers with us!

Hong Kong Marathon

Hong Kong Marathon

Pin a number on your shirt and hit the streets, as long-distance runners take part in the city’s biggest marathon. The Hong Kong Marathon has been on-the-run since 1997. While the full marathon distance covers over 40km, there are half-marathon and 10km races too. 

Hong Kong Sevens

Hong Kong Sevens 

Started in the 1970s as a local club affair, the Sevens has blossomed into Hong Kong’s biggest sporting showcase. Tickets are nigh impossible to procure, but those that gain entrance are treated to a true spectacle. The world’s finest athletes battle in rapid-fire games for three days, while local legions watch on, most notably from the South Stand. If you can’t gain entrance, neighbouring Sevens Village makes an entertaining substitute.


Hong Kong WinterFest

Hong Kong WinterFest

Soak in the festive ambience in Hong Kong with a merry season like nowhere else! In winter, the skyline shines with more glamour than usual as the magnificent Christmas Town twinkles alongside glittering skyscrapers and citywide buildings trimmed with festive decor dolled up for the jolly occasion. Don’t miss holiday events at top attractions, special shopping offers and festive menus that will fuel your excitement and add to the joyous atmosphere!

See 2021 highlights of Christmas Town which brightened West Kowloon Cultural District for the first time. 

Hong Kong International Races

Global attention focuses on Sha Tin Racecourse as leading horses, jockeys, trainers and owners from around the world compete in the four G1 race series. Fans coming to Sha Tin to witness the truly world-class on-course action can also enjoy an array of exceptional off-track entertainment.


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