August 2022 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Food Expo, Computer Festival, Arts Carnival

Events may be cancelled / postponed / rescheduled due to the current Coronavirus health precautions. Please check with event organizers for updates.

Beautiful August Sunset in Cheung Chau Island

Hot days ahead! Great time to get out to the islands and beaches and spend much needed time outdoors!

The status of the many events programmed for August may change at the last minute, please check with organisers before you head out. We will continue to monitor closely this rapidly evolving situation and provide relevant updates on this page.

Regrettably many large scale events, concerts and performances have been postponed or cancelled but organisers are trying to reschedule as many as possible for later this year.

Many of our most popular attractions like the Harbour Cruises, the Peak Tram, Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park are open. Outdoor spaces, parks and beaches are also thankfully open and ready for visitors wanting to hike, swim, kayak, bike... see list below for all activities and attractions that have reopened.

We are in the midst of the wettest and hottest time of the year, pack very light clothing, sandals, sun protection, and also a light jacket or sweater for the air-con at hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. An umbrella will also come in handy.

This is also the height 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 August:

Highlight Celebrations and Events in August 2022

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Hong Kong Attractions, Tours, Activities that have reopened This August 2022

Tours, attractions and activities that can be conducted safely while adhering to proper social distancing guidelines have reopened as have most outdoor activities.

It's time to get out! Here's a list of fun outdoor things to do that have restarted operations and can be booked now. When possible book tickets online and/or make a reservation as many of the activities are running on limited capacities.

Ongoing Events This August 2022

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Highlight Celebrations and Events in August 2022

Birthday of Kwan Tai

Kwan Tai God of War at Man Mo Temple

Kwan Tai was the God of War and highly regarded among the police and military circles. His Birthday is celebrated on the 24th day of the 6th Lunar month, which this year falls on August 13, 2022 in the Western calendar.

One of the best and more convenient places to join in the celebrations is at the Man Mo Temple a stone-throw away from Central, which is also dedicated to this God and where an old statue of Kwan Tai from the 19th Century is revered.

Birthday of Kwan Tai is NOT an official public holiday in Hong Kong.

When?: August 13, 2022
Where?: Man Mo Temple
How Much?: Free

Hong Kong International Jewelry Show -

Hong Kong Jewellery Show

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is Asia's largest of its kind, higlighting exhibitor's latest collections and masterpieces, certainly a glamorous and glittery event with the latest in trends and design.

Check out the Hall of Jade, the Hall of Time, the Hall of Chic, the Hall of Nature (rare precious stones and pearls)...

For security reasons, the show is only open to trade visitors 18 or older, you must register and bring your passport or ID in person to the Registration Counter and get a validation stamp.

When? April 14 - 18, 2022 rescheduled to 29 July - 2 August 2022
Where? Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much? HK$ 100

Hong Kong Food Expo

Hong Kong Food Expo

Hong Kong is the city of food, and this annual fair sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, is the leading food trade event gathering over 900 exhibitors with delicacies and the finest selection of foods from all over the world.

Another draw for visitors are the series of special events including cooking demonstrations by prominent chefs, forums on a variety of topics such as nutrition and food safety, and games and competitions throughout the five-day event.

When?: August 11 - 15, 2022 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., last day closes at 6:00 p.m. Public Hall and Gourmet Zones are open to visitors.
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much?: Free for Trade visitors, admission ticket price to public HK25 +

The Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival

Computer and IT Festival at the HKCEC

Organised by the Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry (CHKCI), the Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival is the largest exhibition for the I.T. industry in Hong Kong.

And if you're wondering, yes, this is open to the public with items for sale to everyone. This is a very popular festival, everyone interested in computers, gadgets, and anything digital will want to take a look and take a advantage of the many deals offered by the suppliers. And for gaming fans, taking place concurrently and also at the Convention Center is the E-Sport & Music Festival.

When?: Friday to Monday August 19 - 22, 2022
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 1
How Much?: HK30

Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong

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?: July 29 - August 2, 2022
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much?: HK$25 Tickets available onsite and in advance at 7-11 and Circle K Convenience Stores

Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival Yue Lan

Hungry Ghost Festival Offerings

The seventh month of the Lunar calendar is considered the "Chinese Ghost Month". On this month, the spirits of the deceased are released and they come back to wander off in the living world.

It is said that some spirits may be restless and will have to be appeased, and thus, worshippers will burn paper money and make the usual offerings to make sure they are back in the good graces of their ancestors and any other wandering ghost that may happen to "drop by".

The Hungry Ghost Festival marks the middle of the Ghost Month, and offerings and activities will be held particularly on this day.

Activities other than the usual offerings of incense, Chinese paper money and food, include Chinese Opera and the dragon and lion dances with plenty of noise to scare away the evil ghosts, and are held in parks and plazas throughout the territory.

When?: August 12, 2022
Where?: Various locations throughout Hong Kong

International Arts Carnival

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 Library, Film and Museum Programmes, workshops and exhibitions, online programmes and more.

2022 on-stage Programme will feature Cinderella with the Hong Kong Ballet, The Enchanted Bookshop Musical, Grave of the Fireflies and many many more.

When? July 8 - August 14, 2022

The Big Eight Dinosaur Revelation Exhibition

Big Eight Dinosaur Revelation Exhibition

This is a large-scale dinosaur exhibition showcasing eight original specimens of the most iconic fossil skeletons together for the first time: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Allosaurus, Hesperosaurus, Diplodocus, Hatzegopteryx and a baby sauropod. These specimens are extremely rare and have a high level of completeness.

This exhibition is one of the celebration events of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of HKSAR and sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

When?: July 18 to November 16, 2022
Where?: Hong Kong Science Museum
How Much?: General admission Adults HK20, Concessionary HK10, Full-Time Students FREE

Chinese Opera Festival - 2022 TBC

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?: 2022 Festival not announced. But you can check out these 7 places to discover Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong
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!

Hong Kong Disney Summer Pixar Water Party

Every summer Hong Kong Disneyland creates a big splash of fun with a fun-filled water party. Themes have varied throughout the years, for 2022 we welcome back one of the all-time favourites, the Pixar Water Play Street Party along with the summer edition of the "Follow Your Dreams" live outdoor party, and the Toy Soldiers Boot Camp.

In addition, this summer brings the all new nighttime show, "Momentous," filled with magic and light, spectacular multimedia, choreographed fountains, lasers, pyrotechnics and fireworks, "Momentous" will bring Disney's iconic Castle of Magical Dreams to life. The show will take place on certain days of the week, so be sure to check the Park calendar schedule prior to your visit.

When? Summer Water Play Now until August 31, 2022
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 HKD570 US$73, Children HK475 HKD435 US$56
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Ocean Park Sea Land Expedition Seasonal Adventure Series and inFUNity Entry Pass

Ocean Park Summer  in Hong Kong

This year's Summer Adventure includes a series of exciting activities with varying levels of challenges, suitable for children of all age groups. By immersing themselves in nature and making up-close observation, children will get to know the habitats, behaviours, and body features of various animals.

The Adventures include a variety of activities, children can take on challenges through teamwork, including treasure hunting and group games, to sharpen their senses, and train their scientific thinking skills. Explorers can also get imaginative and expand their endless creativity by creating different artwork, including designing a home and "toys" for animals. They can even bring some of the projects home and extend their journey further.

The Park is offering the inFUNity Entry Pass for Hong Kong residents which allows unlimited entry from now until end of September for the price of less than two regular admission tickets.

When?: July 1 - August 31, 2022
Where?: Ocean Park Hong Kong
How Much? There is a programme fee and enrolment is mandatory

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
Ocean Park Discount Tickets Adult HK498 HKD468 US$60, Children HK249 HKD229 US$29
Autumn Package HK360 adults, HK195 child, and Halloween Combo Tickets also available.
Limited Early Bird Offer for Water World Ocean Park HK Ticket

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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

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