June 2018 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Dragon Boat Festival and Carnival, Celine Dion, Evita...
June Events in Hong Kong: Dragon Boat Festival

Front and center this June 2018 is the fantastic array of Dragon Boat action, from the exciting races and parades at the Dragon Boat Festival held throughout the territory to the smashing Carnival right in Victoria Harbour later in the month.

Here is a guide to the most popular spots to catch these colorful and electrifying events.

Evita closes this month, and next door in Macau, Celine Dion is live on June 29 - 30.

In the Cultural front, the Chinese Opera Festival is kicking off and will run through mid-August.

June is a hot and humid month in Hong Kong, make sure to have sun protection and stay hydrated.

We are also in the middle of our infamous typhoon season. Hong Kong deals with typhoons every year. If a warning is issued don't be alarmed, just aware, and take the precautions outlined here and stay safe.

Here's this month's line-up:

Highlight Celebrations and Events in June 2018

Ongoing Events This June 2018

Hot offers and discount tickets


The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival - June 18, 2018

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Races at Stanley

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival , also known as the Tueng Ng Festival, is one of the favourite amongst the revelry of Chinese Festivals celebrated in the territory. Taking place on the 5th day of the 5th Lunar month, it is most well-known for its energetic and colorful dragon boat races.

On the day of the Festival, races are held by the several Dragon Boat Associations throughout the territory. All events are free to the public.

These are some of the most popular sites for dragon boat races in Hong Kong during the Dragon Boat Festival. Races are ongoing just about the entire day at most locations, for further details check out our main Dragon Boat Festival page.

  • SunLife Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships are the "main" races known in the dragon boat circuit worldwide.
  • Aberdeen Dragon Boat Festival Races
  • Saikung Dragon Boat Festival Races
  • Cheung Chau Dragon Boat Festival Races
  • Tai O Water Parade and Dragon Boat Festival
  • Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races

Although there are plenty more locations to catch a race on this day, these are easy and of interest for visitors to get to and are also usually in most travellers' "must see attractions".

Water Parade in Tai O's Dragon Boat Festival - June 18, 2018

Hong Kong Water Parade Dragon Boat Festival

A procession of colorfully decorated sampans, temple deities and ceremonies enmeshed in hundred-year old traditions, a beautiful coastal town with its unique characterising houses on stilts, and to top it all off, exciting action-packed dragon boat racing at its best, that's what we have to look forward to at this fascinating festival, which is held on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival.

A visit to Tai O, is a must for all travellers, and on this day, the town comes alive and you get to glimpse another facet of this otherwise sleepy and tranquil town, don't miss it if you are around. Most of the festivities will be in the morning, so you still have time to make it to the main races at Stanley or the other sites throughout Hong Kong, which normally end in the afternoon, or pay a visit to the Big Buddha which is also in Lantau Island.

When?: Monday June 18, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - approx. 2:00 p.m.
Where?: Tai O waterfront.
How Much?: FREE

The Dragon Boat Carnival and the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races - June 22 - 24, 2018

Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races

Sponsored by the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association, this event along with the Stanley Dragon Boat Championships, is one of the top events in the dragon boat-racing calendar. International teams as well as local and company sponsored teams compete in one of the most prestigious of tournaments.

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival is a three-day event jam-packed with hot dragon boat action right on Victoria Harbour, plus live entertainment and a fabulous BeerFest.

When?: Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 22 - 24, 2018
Where?: Victoria Harbour
How Much?: FREE

Stanley Dragon Boat Short-Course Races - June 30, 2018

Stanley Short Dragon Boat Races

Celebrated a few weeks after the main races of the Tuen Ng festival, as the name suggests, the races are on a shorter course, only 200 meters.

When?: Saturday June 30, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - approx. 5:00 p.m.
Where?: Stanley Main Beach.
How Much?: FREE

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.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza - April 19 - June 3, 2018

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Recognized over the world, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke imagination, invoke senses and provoke emotions. A return to our origins, KOOZA combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power.

"KOOZA is a show that blends, almost to perfection, its subcontinental sounds, its stunning lighting and costumes with theatrical ingenuity and acrobatic wonder" - The Independent, London
When?: April 19 - June 3, 2018
Where?: Under the Big Top at the Central Waterfront
How Much: HK 488+

Disney Springtime Carnival and Egg-stravaganza

Hong Kong Disney Spring Carnival

Mickey, Minnie and the gang will be sporting their new spring-themed outfits. The Springtime Carnival Procession is back this year, a lively parade with all our favourite Disney friends old and new!

And opening this spring is a brand-new projection show, "We Love Mickey!" with cutting-edge visual effects and lighting, along Main Street, U.S.A.

This year's Spring Carnival will include as in prior years the Disney Character Egg Hunt with over 100 Disney eggs scattered up and around the park and the hotels.

When? March 15 through May 2018
Where? Hong Kong Disneyland
How Much? Disney Springtime Carnival activities are free with Park Admission.

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult HK619 HKD524 US$67, Children HK458 HKD366 US$48
More Info and Booking at Klook.com

Evita Don't Cry For Me Argentina - May 11 - June 3, 2018

Evita in Hong Kong

This iconic, award-winning show featuring some of the best-loved songs in musical theatre, including Don't Cry For Me Argentina comes to Hong Kong.

EVITA charts the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the "spiritual leader of the nation" by the Argentine people.
When?: May 11 - June 3, 2018
Where?: The Lyric Theatre at The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts
How Much: HK 488+

Celine Dion Live 2018 Tour - June 29 - 30, 2018

Celine Dion in Hong Kong

Celine Dion, one of the most successful singers in pop music history, will be back after 10 years at te Venetian Macao performing two shows at this June for two performances as part of her seven city Asia-Pacific tour.

Dion has charted 21 titles on the Hot 100, with four reaching No. 1. "Because You Loved Me", "I'm Your Angel", "The Power of Love" and her Titanic theme "My Heart Will Go On"...
When?: Friday and Saturday June 29 - 30, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Where?: Cotai Arena at the Venetian, Macau
How Much: HK 488+

Remember you can get Turbojet and CotaiJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets from Klook.com:

TurboJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets are as follows:

  • Round Trip Weekday Daytime: HK317 HK308 US$ 40
  • Round Trip Weekend Daytime: HK343 HK336 US$ 43
  • One-Way Weekday, One-Way Weekend, Day or Night: HK389 HK350 US$ 45
  • One-Way Weekday: HK200 HK165 US$ 22
  • One-Way Weekend: HK200 HK175 US$ 23

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CotaiJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets are as follows:

  • Round Trip Daytime Weekday ticket: HK319 HK304 US$ 40
  • Round Trip Weekend Ticket: HK344 HK321 US$ 42
  • One-Way Weekday, One-Way Weekend Day or Night: HK391 HK334 US$ 43
  • One-Way Weekday: HK201 HK170 US$ 22
  • One-Way Weekend: HK201 HK160 US$ 21

More information and Booking Macau TurboJet Ferry Tickets ››

Water Play Street Summer Party a Pixar Extravaganza!

Hong Kong Disney Summer Pixar Water Party

This summer, Hong Kong Disneyland will create a big splash of fun with the first-ever Pixar-themed "Water Play Street Party" joined by our favourite Disney Pixar stars...

Who will we find soaking up the cool, water-filled streets this summer? Likely our Toy Story friends, Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Bullseye... also Mr. and Mrs. Incredible from The Incredibles are set to make an appearance...

When? June 21 - September 2, 2018
Where? Throughout Main Street USA at Hong Kong Disneyland
How Much? Disney Street Summer Party activities are free with Park Admission.

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult HK619 HKD524 US$67, Children HK458 HKD366 US$48
More Info and Booking at Klook.com

Ongoing Hong Kong Events

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:

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 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

The Horse Races at Happy Valley

Happy Valley Horse Races

The Happy Valley horse races in 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. 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. The "Come Horseracing Tour" provides transportation to/from your hotel, dinner and drinks and access to the Member's Boxes.

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