May 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

A Fantastic Month full of Colorful Festivals

Some events may be cancelled due to the current health precautions. Please check with event organisers for updates.

May Events: Dragon Parade at Tin Hau  Festival

The month of May in Hong Kong features some fantastic dragon boat action in anticipation of the "big" day next month with the Dragon Boat Festival and the exciting races, parades and carnivals held throughout the territory.

Please pay attention to latest health advisories and the ongoing Coronavirus situation in Hong Kong as it may cause last minute cancellations or changes to the events. Always check the organisers' websites before heading out to any event.

So take advantage of the fantastic festivals and the last balmy days before the scorching heat and humidity of summer start trickling in...

May 1st is Labor Day, a public holiday.

May also sees the start of our infamous typhoon season. Hong Kong deals with typhoons every year, don't be alarmed, just aware and if a warning is issued, take the precautions outlined here and stay safe.

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Rugby SEvens

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May 24, 2020
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Here is a guide to this month's most popular happenings and where and when to catch these colorful and electrifying events.

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Stanley Dragon Boat Warm-Up Races

Stanley Dragon Boat Warm Up Races

The Dragon Boat Festival is fast approaching and the Stanley Dragon Boat Warm Up Races are the perfect prelude to the most anticipated Dragon Boat International Championships coming up next month on June 25, 2020.

This is a great chance to take a peek at what is to come. The Warm Up races differ a bit from the regular races, the course is shorter and the number of paddlers is limited to 18, but although on a smaller scale, it is still a very exciting fun-filled day of dragon boat racing with the same action-packed festival atmosphere and enthusiasm as the main event.

When?: Saturday May 23, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where?: Stanley Main Beach. Click here for more on Stanley Market, Stanley Beach and how to get there
How Much? Free!

The Lamma International Dragon Boat Festival - Cancelled

Lamma Dragon Boat Festival Races

Now on its twelfth year, the Lamma 500 International Dragon Boat Festival takes place at Tai Wan To Beach, the home of the Lamma Dragons and the Lamma Outrigger Canoe Club in Lamma Island.

Besides an exciting day of dragon boat action, including Men's, Women's and Junior Crews (12 to 17), there is the beach-side after-party following the races, or you can head into the Village for dinner and festive drinks along with the many participants.

When?: Sunday May 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - approx. 6:00 p.m. 2020 races cancelled
Where?: Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma Island. Take the Ferry from Central Pier 4 to Yung Shue Wan. The ferry takes 25 minutes. The walk to the beach will take approximately another 15-20 minutes.
How Much?: Free

Disney Springtime Carnivale of Stars and Egg-stravaganza

Hong Kong Disney Spring Carnival

Mickey, Minnie and the gang will be sporting their new spring-themed outfits and putting together The Stars Springtime Celebration, this is a lively show on Main Street with all our favourite Disney friends old and new!

When? mid-March through June 2020, exact dates TBA
Where? Hong Kong Disneyland
How Much? Disney Springtime Celebration activities are free with Park Admission.

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult HK639 HKD560 US$74, Children HK475 HKD431 US$55
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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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