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The Mid-Autumn Festival will fall on 29 September this year. Also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, this is an occasion for families to reunite and have a good time together. In Hong Kong, that means sharing mooncakes with your loved ones, going moon gazing and enjoying a range of festive events, from lantern carnivals to the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance.

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How do Hong Kong people celebrate Mid-Autumn?

In Hong Kong, people celebrate Mid-Autumn by gathering with family and friends for moon gazing at parks, solving lantern riddles, and enjoying mooncakes. The festivities also include the captivating tradition of fire dragon dances, with the Tai Hang one being the most iconic.

Indulge in Mid-Autumn delicacies

Mooncakes are the quintessential symbol of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Besides the traditional kind, bakeries have also developed a wide variety of contemporary flavours over the years. Read on to discover more about these indulgent treats — which one is your favourite?

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance

Every Mid-Autumn Festival, the quaint neighbourhood of Tai Hang comes alive as a glowing dragon — carried by over 300 performers — dances through the streets for three nights. Don’t miss this National Intangible Cultural Heritage event!

Your Guide to the City’s Vibrant Festivities

Moon Fest Lumiere

Dates: 29 August – 23 October 2023
Venue: Along Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island

To celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, Lee Tung Avenue presents the ‘Moon Fest Lumiere’ on the 200-metres-long, tree-lined pedestrian walkway with over 800 auspicious lanterns, including designs like the Jade Rabbit and goldfish for the first time.

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GO Museum: Enjoy the Moon • Space Revolution

Dates: 14 September – 8 October 2023
Venue: S201, L2 Peak Galleria, The Peak, Hong Kong Island

GO Museum – Cyber X 3.0 [Space Revolution] is an immersive, zero gravity-like experience of space science fiction. For Mid-Autumn Festival, a special version of the Insta-worthy experience, entitled ‘Cyber Moon’, will take you on an unforgettable journey into interstellar space.

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Interactive Lighting Installation The Moon Machine

Dates: 15 September – 8 October 2023
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Located at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza water pool, The Moon Machine is an interactive lighting installation, with colours that change in response to the size of the crowd gathering in its vicinity.

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Lake House: Dear Luna 2023

Dates: 21 September – 2 October 2023
Venue: Lake House, Tai Po, New Territories

This Mid-Autumn Festival, the lake at Lake House has turned into a wishing lake, decorated with a 10-metre giant moon. Create happy and unforgettable memories together with your loved ones!

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Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival

Dates: 23 September – 2 October 2023
Venue: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island

This year’s lantern carnival at Victoria Park showcases traditional elements of the Mid-Autumn Festival. There will also be a range of intangible cultural heritage programmes.

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Ngong Ping 360: Ngong Ping Lantern Festival

Dates: 23 September – 8 October 2023
Venue: Ngong Ping Village, Lantau Island

The culturally themed Ngong Ping Village is now adorned with over a thousand hand-painted lanterns, injecting creativity and vitality into the village. In addition to the colourful sea of lanterns, there are also lantern riddles game and hand-painted lantern workshop for guests to enjoy the festive atmosphere to the fullest.

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Waterfront Carnival

Dates: 27 September – 2 October 2023
Venue: Water Sports and Recreation Precinct, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island

The Waterfront Carnival is the first nostalgic night carnival taking place at the Wan Chai harbourfront area. Blending elements of Hong Kong culture, art, music and technology, the event comprises classic Hong Kong street food, music and dance performances, drone shows, film screenings, special workshops and art exhibitions, as well as stalls selling different products, snacks and drinks.

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Pok Fu Lam Village Fire Dragon Dance

Dates: 28–29 September 2023
Venue: Pok Fu Lam Village, Hong Kong Island (Best vantage point: entrance of Pok Fu Lam Village)

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Pok Fu Lam, where fiery dragons dance their way from the village to the sea for a traditional ‘return to the sea’ ceremony.

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Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance

Dates: 28–30 September 2023
Venue: Tai Hang, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island (Best vantage point: Wun Sha Street)

Coinciding with the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Fire Dragon Dance is guaranteed to be one of the most extraordinary spectacles you will ever witness.

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Hong Kong Tsingtao International Beer Carnival

Dates: 28 September – 2 October 2023
Venue: Central Market, Central, Hong Kong Island

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival while learning more about Tsingtao and its beer culture at this five-day carnival.

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Hong Kong Observation Wheel: Mid-Autumn Festival Weekend Market

Dates: 29 September – 2 October 2023
Venue: 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong Island

AIA Vitality Park is hosting a night market to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Expect delicious cooked food, mesmerising lantern displays, Mid-Autumn Festival-themed game stalls, a photo booth where you can try on traditional qipao, live music performances, and more.

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Mid-Autumn Bazaar & JTIA Open Day 2023

Dates: 29 September – 2 October 2023
Venue: Jao Tsung-I Academy, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

This Mid-Autumn Festival, Jao Tsung-I Academy presents a series of exciting activities, including the Lantern Festival, Mid-Autumn Bazaar and cultural workshops.

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World Sake Day 2023

Dates: 30 September – 2 October 2023
Venue: Courtyard & Marketplace at PMQ, Central, Hong Kong Island

Sake Central is set to celebrate their second annual World Sake Day. Sample fresh sake brought to you by Japanese producers, and taste a variety of original and signature dishes from local merchants and restaurants.

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Noah’s Ark Hong Kong: Mushroom Wonder Valley

Dates: 30 September – 23 October 2023 (Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday)
Venue: 33 Pak Yan Road, Ma Wan, New Territories

This autumn, step into a fairy-tale world where you can explore a fun-filled mushroom base and delightful mushroom selfie spots, as well as create lovely handicrafts. Enjoy seasonal mushroom delicacies and a cosy night at the mushroom house for a healing and refreshing journey!

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