July 1, 2012 marks the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, a fireworks extravaganza is planned for this day.
The Dragon Boat Festival has come and gone but the high caliber dragon boat racing events continue this month including Victoria Harbour's signature International Racing event, the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races.
In the Cultural front, the Chinese Opera Festival is underway, and there is an array of interesting and entertaining exhibitions and fairs:
Also check these Ongoing Hong Kong Culture Events during the month of July 2012 offering an array of FREE programmes ranging from tai chi classes, lion dance demonstrations, etc.
When?: July 1, 2012 8:00 p.m.
Where?: Places to enjoy great views of Victoria Harbour. Get there early!
How Much?: Free!
There are divisions for junior (under 18), breast cancer
survivors, senior racers, small boat, etc.
Works representing every phase of Picasso's extensive career from his Blue, Rose, Cubist and Expressionist periods, selected from the Museum's permanent
collection, make this exhibition a first of its kind in Hong Kong and really worth a look for art enthusiasts.
Viewing sessions and tickets are in VERY limited supply, so plan ahead of time if you really want to see this!
When?: May 19 - July 22, 2012.
Where?: Hong Kong Heritage Museum
How Much? HK 20 but limited tickets for viewing sessions available.
Check out the official site below for Ticket Sales latest status and availability.
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 15 - August 5, 2012
Where?: Stage Performances at various venues including a couple of locations very convenient to visitors:
How Much? Ticket prices vary depending on event.
More Info: Visit the official site of the Chinese Opera Festival.
Besides the publishers' exhibits, there is a range of cultural events including seminars and forums featuring
English-language world-renowned writers.
There are over 500 exhibitors in the following categories:
If you are a book worm, don't miss this chance to snatch some bargains (specially on the very last day of the fair)!
When?: July 18-24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., extended hours on weekends, last day 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much?: Visitors HK10, bring your passport to the "Tourist Counter" and enter through Bauhinia Square entrance. Otherwise:
More Info: Hong Kong Book Fair official site.
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.
The categories include beauty and wellness, cooking and dinning,
hobbies and learning and value shopping.
The "value shopping" category is like one giant outlet mall and bazaar with offerings from clothes, fashion jewellery and accessories, watches, electronics and houseware products at heavily discounted prices.
When?: July 20-22, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where?: Asia World Expo by the Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau Island
How Much?: TBA
The Better Living Expo is held concurrently with the well-established Hong Kong Book Fair at the Convention Centre, there is a free shuttle bus to connect the two.
More Info: HKTDC Better-Living Expo.
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