Hong Kong Festivals and Events
August 2017

Hungry Ghost Festival Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival Celebration in Peng Chau Island

This August 2017, the International Arts Carnival is underway featuring a wide array of stage performances, films, museum and library programmes as well as workshops that will keep kids entertained through the summer holiday months. Also back in August are some entertaining exhibitions and fairs, the Hong Kong Food Expo, the Computer Festival and Ani-Com HK.

We are in the midst of the wettest and hottest time of the year, pack very light clothing, sandals, sun protection, and also a light jacket or sweater for the air-con at hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. An umbrella will also come in handy.

This is also the height of Typhoon season... watch out for any alerts. Here's what you need to know about typhoons in Hong Kong.

So let's get on with the fun part, here's what's going on in Hong Kong this August:

Also check-out these popular ongoing events during August 2017:

And here's what's hot this summer with kids in Hong Kong


Hot offers and discount tickets

The following are some of the best Hong Kong deals available

HKD 548 HKDL One-Day Adult Ticket

Hong Kong Disneyland Discount Tickets

HK Disneyland Tickets
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Children HK419 HKD385 (US$49)
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HKD 380 Ocean Park Adult Ticket

Ocean Park Hong Kong  Discount Tickets

Ocean Park HK Tickets
Adult HK438 HKD 380 (US$49)
Children HK219 HKD193 (US$24)

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Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off 24, 48-hour tour

Hong Kong Hop On Hop Off Bus Discount Tickets

Buy tickets online and save on 24h and 48h Hop-On Hop-Off Hong Kong Big Bus with Night Tour
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48-hour US$77.20 US$69.30
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Skip the Line Peak Tram/Sky Terrace Combo

Peak Tram Sky Terrace Combo Discount Tickets

Combo HKD103 HKD95 (US$12.25)
Add Madame Tussaud's HK354 HKD272 (US$35)
Children and Senior Tickets available.
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HK$328 (US$42)
July 1st Fireworks Cruise and Buffett Dinner

Fireworks Cruise in Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

Saturday July 1, 2017
Leaves from Tsim Sha Tsui Public Pier
Includes buffet dinner aboard
Boarding at 5:45 pm
Returns to Pier after fireworks
Info and Booking

HK$169 (US$22)
20th Anniversary HKSAR Fireworks Cruise

Chinese New Year Fireworks Cruise in Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

Saturday July 1, 2017
Leaves from North Point Ferry Pier
Boarding at 7:00 pm
Enjoy Harbour Cruise and Fireworks
Info and Booking

More Fireworks Cruise and Dining Offers for the July 1st Celebrations

International Arts Carnival - July 6 - August 13, 2017

A fascinating line up is put together every summer in all sorts of artistic fields: theatre, music, dance, film and magic! It's a great chance for family time, specially on those muggy hot days.

Besides stage programmes there are also outreach workshops, school touring programmes, backstage tours and more.

Some of this month's highlights:

Dim Sum Adventures @ Lung Fung Teahouse 2.0 by the Hong Kong Dance Company

Dim Sum Adventures Show in Hong Kong

When? July 28 - July 30, 2017

Where? Yuen Long Theater Auditorium

When? August 4 - 6, 2017

Where? Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium

How Much? HK 100 - HK 280

More Info and Tickets

The Little Prince by the City Contemporary Dance Company

The Little Prince in Hong Kong

When? August 11 - 13, 2017

Where? Sha Tin Townhall Auditorium

How Much? HK 140 - HK 250

More Info and Tickets

Hong Kong Youth Music Camp Concerts 2017

The Little Prince in Hong Kong

When? Sundays August 8 and 13, 2017

Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall and Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall respectively

How Much? HK 50 - HK 90

More Info and Tickets

More Stage Programmes in August 2017:

  • The Polar Bears Go Up by Fish and Game of the UK - August 3 - 6, 2017

  • Éphémère the Little Witch by Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Institute - August 4 - 6, 2017

  • Beatles for Babies with La Petita Malumaluga from Spain - August 9 - 13, 2017

  • Shadow Space by Fireflies Shadow Theater of the Ukraine - August 11 - 13, 2017

  • BAUHAUS Magic Flute by Zuni Icosahedron - August 12 - 13, 2017

For More Info and this year's entire line up of the International Arts Carnival visit the official site here.

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Ocean Park Summer Splash - July 1 - August 27, 2017

Ocean Park Summer Splash in Hong Kong

Giant sand sculptures, rubber ducky galore, lakeside barbeque fests... It's a funtastic water party at Ocean Park this summer! Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Squidward Tentacles and the rest of the gang at Bikini Bottom will make their way to the Waterfront and help quench the heat of the summer.

When?: July 1st - August 27, 2017

Where?: Ocean Park Hong Kong

How Much? Included with General Admission to the Park.

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
Ocean Park Discount Tickets Adult HK438 HKD380 US$49, Children HK219 HKD193 US$24

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Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong

Ani-Com HK Cosplay couple

If you have teenagers you will not want to miss this one! Ani-Com and Games is Hong Kong's hottest event in the digital entertainment, comics, animation, video games and toys and collectibles arena and the most popular summer carnival in Hong Kong.

Packed with the latest in big wave trend-setting entertainment, this is one of the most prominent shows in Asia.
Don't miss the many events including stage forums and presentations, model kit competitions, comic Master's autograph sessions, etc.

When?: July 28 - August 1, 2017

Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

How Much?: HK$35 Tickets available onsite and in advance at 7-11 and Circle K Convenience Stores

More on this year's Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong

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Chinese Opera Festival

Chinee Opera Festival

"Chinese Opera encapsulates the long history and traditional culture of China. The immaculately crafted movements of the hands, the eyes, the body and the feet of the actors are unique to a whole system of Chinese performing arts."

This art form has been around for centuries and to foster a better understanding of this ancient art, the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department brings the annual Chinese Opera Festival to the community.

If you have never experienced this unique kind of traditional art, this is your chance! The festival will offer daily stage performances by some of the leading Companies in the genre. Besides the stage performances, the festival also puts together an array of events from symposiums, Chinese Opera film screenings and exhibitions.

When?: June 13 - August 13, 2017

Where?: Stage Performances at various venues including a couple of locations very convenient to visitors:

  • The Grand Theatre at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
  • The Hong Kong City Hall in Central
  • The Hong Kong Space Museum

How Much? Ticket prices vary depending on event.

  • Tickets for a stage performance at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre for example range from HK 100- HK 350.
  • Tickets for a Chinese Opera Film Show at the Hong Kong Space Museum are HK 30.
  • Discounts are available to students and seniors.

More Info: Visit the official site of the Chinese Opera Festival.

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Hong Kong Food Expo - August 17-21, 2017

Hong Kong Food Expo

Hong Kong is the city of food, and this annual fair sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, is the leading food trade event gathering over 900 exhibitors with delicacies and the finest selection of foods from all over the world.

Another draw for visitors are the series of special events including cooking demonstrations by prominent chefs, forums on a variety of topics such as nutrition and food safety, and games and competitions throughout the five-day event.

When?: August 17-21, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., last day closes at 6:00 p.m. Public Hall and Gourmet Zones are open to visitors.
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much?: Free for Trade visitors, admission ticket price to public HK40

Here is more on the Hong Kong Food Expo

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The Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival
August 18 - 21, 2017

Computer and IT Festival at the HKCEC

Organised by the Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry (CHKCI), the Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival is the largest exhibition for the I.T. industry in Hong Kong.

And if you're wondering, yes, this is open to the public with items for sale to everyone. This is a very popular festival, everyone interested in computers, gadgets, and anything digital will want to take a look and take a advantage of the many deals offered by the suppliers.

When?: Friday to Monday August 18 - 21, 2017

Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 1

How Much?: HK30

More on the Computer Festival

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Slide the City Hong Kong

Slide the City

Slide the City is back in Hong Kong this summer! The one-of-a-kind 300 meter long water slide will be set up in the waterfront at the Central Waterfront Promenade and will be welcoming all to this massive water party including live music, food and drinks, all manner of spraying, squirting, sliding and splashing fun.

When?: TBA

Where?: Central Harbourfront Event Space by the Observation Wheel

How Much? Different packages available from HK180 - HK 580 The price range depends on day and time of sliding session, early morning weekday sessions are cheapest, evening weekend sessions more expensive
This event is likely to be a sell-out, again... you need to secure your tickets by pre-registering as soon as possible.

Requirements: All participants must be at least 117cm tall.

More Info: Visit the official site www.slidethecity.hk.

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Ongoing Hong Kong Events for August 2017

These are some popular ongoing events that are worth checking out, specially since they are FREE or offered for a low fee!

These events feature some of the great and ancient traditions of the territory and are offered by experts in their corresponding fields:

Hong Kong Ongoing Events: Tai Chi Class
Tai Chi Class

Hong Kong Ongoing Events: Lion Dance Demonstration
Lion Dance Demo

Hong Kong Ongoing Events: Feng Shui Class
Feng Shui Class

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The Symphony of Lights

HK Symphony of Lights

The Symphony of Lights is Hong Kong's light and sound show, a tribute to the city and its people, their diversity, energy and vitality.

The stage is the entire city, which is what makes it so unique, you can watch the lights from just about anywhere in the waterfront. This free show offered by the city, takes place every night at 8:00 pm and lasts aboout 15 minutes.

When?: Every Night

Where?: Can be seen from both sides of Victoria Harbour

How Much? Free

Click here for more on Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights and best spots to watch.

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