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First and foremost in everyone's mind nowadays are recent developments with the Covid-19 pandemic. You will find the latest news and guidelines on our Coronavirus page.

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Coronavirus in Hong Kong

As the Coronavirus situation in Hong Kong changes constantly, health and safety measures emerge to adjust to the conditions, travel and quarantine requirements as well as reopening and closures of attractions and events may change at the last minute. We will continue to monitor closely this rapidly evolving situation and provide relevant updates on this page. Please refresh your browser to see the latest update. This information is current as of August 2, 2020.

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August 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Summer in Hong Kong is in full swing! August is a great time to get out to the islands and beaches and spend much needed time outdoors! Due to the challenging circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic and the sudden increase in untraced COVID-19 cases this summer, there are some new measures in place. Please note that masks are required in all public spaces, both outdoors and indoors as well as public transportation. The status of the many events programmed for August may change at the last minute, many have already been postponed. We will continue to monitor closely this rapidly evolving situation and provide relevant updates on this page.

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Hong Kong Trade Shows and Fairs

As Hong Kong gets back to normal, many of the upcoming trade shows remain on schedule. In July, the Hong Kong Book Fair and Ani-Com have been postponed, in August, the Food Show and the Computer Festival are scheduled to take place at the Convention Center. The number and variety of Hong Kong Trade Shows, Conventions and Fairs continues to rise as Hong Kong has established itself as one of the world's leading and most vibrant exhibition venues. Some of the Hong Kong Fairs and Trade Shows are the largest of their kind in the world and Hong Kong is ready to welcome all visitors back.

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July 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

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 but regrettably many large scale events and performances have been postponed or cancelled as organisers are trying to reschedule as many as possible for later this year. Our usual summer water party events at Ocean Park and Disneyland have been suspended this year but the good news is the parks have reopened! Remember both require advance reservations for the day of your visit!

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Hong Kong July 1st Celebrations: the 23rd Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong SAR

July 1st in Hong Kong is a public holiday that commemorates the Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the handover of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to Mainland China in 1997. The scope and extent of the celebrations have varied over the years including parades, flag-raising ceremonies, cultural performances, sports matches, and as in the case of special anniversaries 10th or 20th for example, a fantastic fireworks display. 2020 celebrates the 23rd Anniversary.

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A Day Trip To Lamma Island

Lamma Island is just twenty minutes by ferry from the maelstrom of Central. Once the busiest fish farm center in Hong Kong, Lamma still retains its traditional fisherfolk culture. This pedestrian-only island is great for a hike, a swim at the beach and fantastic seafood. HKKF has resumed normal ferry sailings to the island with enhanced safety and health measures in place.

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A Day Trip To Cheung Chau Island

Cheung Chau Island is another idyllic scape from the city just a short ferry ride away: A bustling harbour, lively street markets and shops, colorful temples, beaches, coastal hike trails and walks with stunning views...

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2020

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival has come on gone this past June 25, 2020 but races that were postponed are taking place now in October! For some a very entertaining and exciting festival, for others, a fiercely competitive event... Here's where to watch some dragon boat action this year in Hong Kong and let's enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival responsibly by adhering to health and social distancing guidelines.

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