July 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

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Some events may be cancelled / postponed due to the current health precautions, the situation is changing constantly.

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A Gorgeous Summer Night in Hong Kong
A Gorgeous Summer Night in Hong Kong

As Hong Kong slowly gets back to normal, many of our favourite Summer events are on schedule, Ani-Com is back at the Convention and Exhibition Center.

Regrettably many large scale events and performances have been postponed or cancelled but organisers are trying to reschedule as many as possible for later this year. Both the Chinese Opera Festival and International Arts Carnival scheduled for the summer months have been suspended.

Our usual water party events at Ocean Park and Disneyland have also been cancelled this year but the good news is the parks have reopened! Remember both require advance reservations for the day of your visit!

Many of our most popular attractions like the Ngong Ping Cable Car and the Big Buddha, harbour cruises, the Peak Tram, etc. have reopened. Here's the latest status on reopenings.

Temperatures are picking up, yes, we're approaching the wettest hottest weeks of the year... so don't forget to pack very light, cotton, breathable clothing, sandals, hat, etc. and also a light sweater for the air-conditioning which will be running full blast at shopping centres, restaurants and hotel lobbys.

Traveling with the kids? Amusement parks have reopened and they are fun rain or shine, you are even expected to get wet at some rides. On the other hand, if it is raining too hard, some of the rides might be closed.

We are also in the middle 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 July:

Highlight Celebrations and Events in July 2020

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

On Stage in Hong Kong This July 2020 - TBA

Ongoing Events This July 2020

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23rd Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong SAR - July 1, 2020

Bauhinia Square

This is a public holiday and the scope and extent of the celebrations have varied over the years including parades, flag-raising ceremonies, cultural performances, and in the case of special Anniversaries, 10th, 15th, 20th, fantastic fireworks displays

The programme for this year's 23rdAnniversary of Establishment of the HK SAR is TBA but will likely include, as in recent years, a splendid variety of activities ranging from sports events to cultural and arts programmes, lion dances, flag-raising ceremonies, parades, etc. organised by state offices as well as many community groups.

Stanley Dragon Boat Short-Course Races - Postponed

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?:Sunday July 5, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - approx. 5:00 p.m. Postponed to August 9, 2020
Where?: Stanley Main Beach.
How Much?: FREE

Chinese Opera Festival - No Programme Confirmed for 2020

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?: No Programme Confirmed for 2020
Where?: Stage performances are held at a variety of venues, including the newly opened Grand Theatre at Xiqu Centre, in the West Kowloon Cultural District, in itself worth a visit. Also very convenient for visitors are the Grand Theatre at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade as well as the Hong Kong City Hall in Central.
How Much? Ticket prices vary depending on event.

  • Tickets for a stage performance at the Xiqu Center for example range from HK180 - HK480, at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from HK 100- HK 350.
  • Discounts are available to students and seniors.

Water Play Street Summer Party a Water Extravaganza! - Suspended

Hong Kong Disney Summer Pixar Water Party

This summer, Hong Kong Disneyland will create a big splash of fun with another fun-filled water party. Last year was a 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? Perhaps some of our previous heroes: our Toy Story friends, Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Bullseye... or many of our favorite old-timers, Mickey, Minnie and the gang, stay tuned!

When? No special Summer Programme This year
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 HK639 HKD580 US$75, Children HK475 HKD435 US$56
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Ocean Park Summer Water Battle - Suspended

Ocean Park Summer Splash in Hong Kong

Every summer, Ocean Park transforms the Waterfront Plaza into exhilarating water fun zones which different themes and programmes throughout the scorching months. Last year we saw the largest ever One Piece-themed water battle zone party, stay tuned for this year's highlight events.
And there's always something for the little ones. Whisker's Harbour will be the place to cool off, with foam party zones, water mist arches, super water curtains and fountains!

When?: No special Summer Programme this year
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 HK498 HKD418 US$54, Children HK249 HKD235 US$30, more special deals for HK Residents. If you guy a general admission ticket you still have to make a reservation for the date of your visit.

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International Arts Carnival - Suspended

International Arts Carnival

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.

HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair 2020 - Postponed

Hong Kong Book Fair

Organised by the HK Trade Development Council, it's not only books, books and more books on this week-long affair, lately the emphasis has also been on multimedia, e-books and e-learning resources.

Besides the publishers' exhibits, there is a range of cultural events including seminars and forums featuring English-language world-renowned writers.

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 15 - 21, 2020, 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?: General Admission HK25 adults, HK10 children , reduced for entry before 12 noon and after 7pm HK10, tourists HK10

Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong - postponed

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?: Saturday and Sunday July 24 - 27, 2020
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much?: TBA, last year HK$35 Tickets available onsite and in advance at 7-11 and Circle K Convenience Stores

The 6th Vegetarian Food Asia and the 9th LOHAS Expo - Postponed

LOHAS 2020

This is Hong Kong's largest vegetarian and green living exhibition. It is open to the general public where visitors will be able to find and shop a wide variety of vegetarian and green living products from around the world throughout the three show days.

The expo's "Public Zone" was successfully debuted in the last edition with a record-breaking 30,000 visits. In the 2020 shows, the organizer will expand the Public Hall's scale. Apart from showcasing 4,000 vegetarian, natural, organic, and green living products, the expo will also feature exciting events for the public who embrace a green and healthy lifestyle.

When?: Rescheduled to July 31 - August 2, 2020 - Postponed
Where?: Hong Kong Convention Centre Hall 5E
How Much?: Friday and Saturday: $10, Sunday $20 Online registration is now OPEN! Register now to get the FREE ticket!

On Stage This Month in Hong Kong - 2020 TBA

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

Last Chance For 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. Season Finale on Wednesday July 15, 2020. 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 "Tycoon-Style Horse Racing Tour" provides transportation to/from your hotel, dinner and drinks and access to the VIP and HK Jockey Club Member's Boxes.

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