Hong Kong Festivals and Events
September 2015

Mid-Autumn Festival Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Carnival in Victoria Park

First don't forget Thursday, September 3 is a one-off Public Holiday this year. It is the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese people's war against Japanese aggression. As with all public holidays, schools and govenrment offices will be closed. Most shops and restaurants specially in the tourist areas remain open.

And here's what's taking place in Hong Kong in September 2015, some very lively and colorful events:


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Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

The 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival is on September 27, 2015. Lantern carnivals, parades and festivities will run from early September on.

These are some of the most popular celebrations for you to take part in:

Lantern Displays and Exhibitions

Mid-Autumn Festival Lanterns

Mid-Autumn Thematic Lantern Exhibition

Tsim Sha Tsui at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza is fairly easy to pop in for tourists as it's just around the corner from the Star Ferry Terminal and the TST metro station.

This year's theme is "Blossom Beneath the Moon".
When?: Thursdays through Sundays from September 10 to October 18, 2015.

Displays are normally lit up from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm with extended hours on September 27 until midnight.

How Much?: Free

Victoria Park Lantern Carnival

Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival at Victoria Park is the all-in-one mega event that offers fantastic lantern displays, a full cultural programme, and a Fire Dragon Dance Parade.

The cultural programs include kung fu demonstrations, folk songs and dance shows, acrobatics, Chinese folk arts and crafts demonstrations, etc.

When?: September 27, 2015, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Youth Night on Saturday, September 26, 2015
Where?: Victoria Park
How Much?: Free

Victoria Park Lantern Wonderland

Lantern Wonderland at Victoria Park The Lantern Displays are state-of-the-art designs and a highly awaited event.

When?: Wednesday September 23 to Monday September 28, 2015 displays are normally lit from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm extended to midnight on September 27, 2015

Where?: Victoria Park

How Much?: Free

Here is more on Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Carnivals and Exhibitions

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Parades

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Parade
The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Parade is another example of Hong Kong's traditional culture and a main part of the celebrations of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Come take part of this tradition when the 67-metre Fire Dragon winds through the streets of Tai Hang, like it did over a century ago with over 300 performers, 70,000 incense sticks, and lots of firecrackers!

When?: September 26, 27, 28 2015 7:30 p.m.

Where?: Tai Hang, Causeway Bay.

How Much?: Free

More Info: Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, parade route and how to get there.

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The 2015 Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair - September 8 - 12, 2015

HK watch and clock show The annual Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair is the world's largest timepiece event which offers a remarkable selection of watches and clocks and a preview into the latest designs and trends in the market.

Highlights of this event are the "Brand Name Gallery" and "World Brand Piazza", featuring limited edition and rare timepieces from the major global brands.

The Brand Name Gallery is open to the public on the last day of the event and timepieces from selected exhibitors are available for sale.

When?: September 8 - 12, 2015.
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much?: Free for trade visitors and the public

More Info: Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair

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Horse Racing Season 2015-16 at the Happy Valley Race Course opens September 9, 2015

Happy Valley Horse Races Happy Valley Hong Kong whether or not you are a horse racing enthusiast is an experience not to be missed!

The beautiful horses, the skillful jockeys, the crowds going wild, they all add up to an exciting, fun-filled, thrilling atmosphere in a world-class venue.

The Happy Valley race course itself is a sight in itself, the city has built around it through the years and it is now practically surrounded by skyscrapers, an awesome experience specially at night when the city is illuminated.

When?: Wednesday Nights, season opening September 9, 2015. On race day, first race starts at 7:15 p.m. and the gates open at 5:15 p.m. The races are done by 11:00 p.m.

Where?: Happy Valley Race Course

How Much? Depends, there are many ways to experience the races, from General Stand to Private Boxes and special packages including dinner and drinks. General Stand entrance starts at HK10.

Click here for more on Happy Valley Horse Racing, how to get there and options for viewing the races.

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Hong Kong Halloween Celebrations are starting now

Skeletons for Halloween It's more than a month away but the ghostly decorations and waves of orange pumpkins, skeletons and vampires are slowly making their way into the shopping centers and the theme parks in the territory.

The main venues at this early time are Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland and for the first time this year, Fright Dome at the Peak Galleria, where villains, ghosts and goblins are already making the rounds and preparations are underway for a screaming good time this Halloween season.

More info on 2015 Halloween celebrations in Hong Kong.

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Ongoing Hong Kong Events for September, 2015

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

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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