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City Happenings – Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the best damn cities in the world. Call us biased, but where else can you get direct access to some of the best cultural, athletic and gastronomic experiences from both East and West? Whether you’re visiting town, or are already considered a local, our City Happenings guide will make sure you’re up to date on the coolest and most unique experiences in the city. Check out some of the upcoming events. You’ll soon see, there’s something happening here…

Art & Culture

The World of Tim Burton

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Presented in sections that examine Burton’s themes, motifs, and projects, and curated from his personal archive, this exhibition includes works from the artist’s childhood to the present day. The world of Tim Burton illuminates his artistic practice and immerses visitors into his singularly envisioned world.

When: 5 November 2016 – 23 Janurary 2017 

Where: Taikoo Place

The 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival 

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Heading into its 45th edition, the Hong Kong Arts Festival continues to present a wide array of music, opera, drama and dance performances of both traditional and contemporary creations. Don’t miss this chance to catch a legend in action.

When: 16 February to 18 March 2017

Where: Various venues 

Art Central 

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Art Central returns to Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront for its third edition, taking place 21-25 March 2017 (20 March First Night). Staged in a contemporary 10,000 sqm architect designed structure, the Fair will feature approximately 100 leading international galleries, 75% of which will hail from across the Asia Pacific.

When: 20-25 March 2017

Where:Central Harbourfront 

Music & Theatre

ALTN8 Music Festival

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Reimagining the festival format, ALTN8 is born out of a long running desire to deliver forward thinking and credible electronic music in an intimate urban environment. Working in partnership with some of Hong Kong’s best venues to deliver an original culture concept to Asia. We’re leveraging existing infrastructure and reallocating resources for new experiences in old places.

When: 11 March 2017 12:00 PM – 12 March 2017 3:00 AM

Where: Central 

HKSEVENS Kick Off Concert 

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As part of the HKSEVENS Rugby Week, the HKSEVENS Kick Off Concert will provide the fans with some top-class entertainment!

When: 6 April 2017  6 – 11pm

Where: Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Road,
Sookunpoo Valley, Hong Kong

Food & Dining

Beerfest Asia Hong Kong 2017

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Asia’s Premier Beer Festival comes to Hong Kong with 4 days of Great Beer, Food and Entertainment! Featuring International Favourite & Craft Brews from the familiar to the weird & wonderful and over 20 International and local ‘Live’ bands and DJs.

When: 2-5 March 2017 

Where: Central Harbourfront 

The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival 

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Taste is returning to Hong Kong for the second year and will be bigger and better with Kaum at Potato Head, Mercato, Okra, Rhoda and ZUMA  joining last year’s favourites Amber, Arcane, Café Gray Deluxe, CHINO, Duddell’s, Tin Lung Heen, Tosca and Yardbird. As well as tastings, there will be a gourmet market, live entertainment and Laurent-Perrier champagne-a-plenty. Grab your tickets now at early bird prices, and don’t miss out on the fast-selling VIP passes.

When: 16-19 March 2017 

Where: Central Harbourfront 

Cultural Events

The AIA Great European Carnival 

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This winter, Hong Kong will once again play host to one of the greatest, most anticipated, family attractions in Asia. The AIA Great European Carnival, returns to its prime position at Central Harbourfront and is expected to attract over a million guests throughout its duration. We’ll be bringing back all the favourite rides and attractions, but will also be unveiling a brand new themed area! Don’t miss out on the action!

When: 16 December 2016 – 12 February 2017, midday-8pm

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space 

Ocean Park Lunar Lucky Fiesta 

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Kick off celebrations for the Year of the Rooster with the Cyber Illusion Spectacular at Ocean Park. World-class illusionists will disappear before your eyes, escape from cages, perform double levitation acts and undergo a lightning-fast costume change on stage. Visit Prosperity Palace to receive red packets from the God of Fortune and pray for wealth! Kids are welcome to take the Amaze-ing Lasers challenge at Whiskers Harbour.

When: 28 January 2016 – 12 February 2017

Where: Ocean Park Hong Kong

2017 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display 

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Thousands will line both sides of iconic Victoria Harbour on the second day of Chinese New Year to witness Hong Kong ushering in the Year of the Rooster with an astounding fireworks display. Join them and start the new year with an awe-inspiring spectacle.

When: 29 January 2017

Where: Around Victoria Harbour, with vantage points along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, Central and Western District Promenade and Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai.

Masters of Hong Kong 

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During the three days of the event, you will get to experience exceptional, exhilarating, world-class innovative show-jumping competitions while also enjoying various social events — a true feast for the senses through art, food, culture, cinema and entertainment. Discover the passionate world of equestrian sport!

When: 10-12 February 2016

Where: The Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling


Hong Kong Marathon 2017

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The largest outdoor sporting event in Hong Kong attracts some of the world’s top runners every year.

When: 12 February 2017

Where: Various venues 


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