Hot days ahead! Get out to the islands and beaches! 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
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:
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.
"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 Centraland, 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 to HK 350 whereas tickets for a Chinese Opera Film Show at the Hong Kong Space Museum are only HK 30. Discounts are available to students and seniors.
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
The Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival August 18 - 21, 2017
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
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 about 12 minutes.
When?: Every Night
Where?: Can be seen from both sides of Victoria Harbour, specially stunning aboard a Harbour Cruise.
How Much? Free