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Best things to do in Hong Kong this July 2024

By Lily Valette 28 June 2024

Header image courtesy of AllRightsReserved and Fujiko Pro

Looking for things to do this month? Here’s our rundown of the best events and things to do in Hong Kong this June. See what’s coming up this weekend.

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Discovery Bay Splashtopia

School’s out, and kids will be looking for fun activities to engage in over the summer holidays. Fortunately, the playground experts at Kiztopia are bringing the Splashtopia bounce and splash summer carnival to Discovery Bay! Learn more here.

Photo: Summer@rundeful and Blue Mountain Sports

Summer Trail Run @ Shing Mun Reservoir

Blue Mountain Sports is organising one of its summer trail runs this Sunday, 21 July. The 10-kilometre loop race begins and ends at Shing Mun Reservoir’s main dam. Find out more here.

Photo: Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo

Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo 2024

The Sports and Leisure Expo welcomes sports and leisure brands to showcase their products, and it also features fun experiences to visitors. It’s a family-friendly event offering activities for all ages. Discover more here.

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Photo: Flower Years

Flowers Years x Gweilo Beer Party

Flower Years, a hip bar within the Eaton HK food hall, is hosting the Flower Years x Gweilo beer party this Friday, 19 July! Because we know that Flower Years always provides a fine selection of beer, we’re looking forward to gulping down refreshing pints of Gweilo, the Hong Kong-born brewery. Learn more here.

Photo: World of Snacks

World of Snacks 2024

It’s a dream come true for all sweet tooths and snack lovers—World of Snacks is coming to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17 to 23 July! Sweet and savoury treats from all over the world will be gathered in one place for you to browse through, sample, and bring home with you. Find out more here.

Photo: Eaton HK

Unheard Sound and Music Festival 2024

For the third time, Eaton HK is organising the Unheard Sound and Music Festival from 18 to 28 July 2024. The festival is a celebration of sound, an exploration of its subjectivity in life and in music, and music technology. Most events are free to the public, but you still need to register to join. Discover more here.

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By Lily Valette 11 July 2024
Photo: Times Square

Inside Out 2: Emotion Playpark

Inside Out 2 has come out in theatres, and the answer is yes, we shed a few tears when we watched it. To celebrate the release of the Disney and Pixar sequel, the characters of Inside Out and Inside Out 2 have taken over Times Square in Causeway Bay. Learn more here.

Photo: Quality Goods Club

The After-Party Disco @ Quality Goods Club

For party animals who are still looking to have fun on a Sunday night, we have found a haven for you. Quality Goods Club is hosting “The After-Party Disco” in celebration of the Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards coming back to Hong Kong the following week! Find out more here.

Photo: Ocean Park

Ocean Park Summer Splash 2024

Ocean Park is celebrating summer with over 90 offers running from 6 July until 25 August. To wow visitors, Ocean Park Summer Splash 2024 is hosting the “Hot” talent show at the waterfront plaza. There are plenty of opportunities to cool down around the park, including at the Sprite Stay Cool zone. The Obstacle Rush is a limited-time challenge to test your agility through an inflatable obstacle course! Discover more here.

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711 Degrees: Glitz, Glam, and Heat

Not only is International Drag Day coming up, but the queer community is also celebrating the win of Nymphia Wind on season 16 of RuPaul’s Drag Race—the first time an Asian contestant takes the crown, which has made a lot of Asians proud with this victory! In celebration of this accomplishment, Maggie Choo’s is hosting the 711 Degrees: Glitz, Glam, and Heat party on Thursday, 11 July. Learn more here.

Photo: Yiwen (via Unsplash)

14 Juillet Party: Bastille Day

Calling all the Frenchies in town—you might be looking for a place to celebrate France’s national holiday! Just because you’re far from home doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Bastille Day. Find out more here.

Photo: Lego

The Lego Bricktopia

Calling all aspiring astronauts and space explorers—there’s a 4,000-square-foot space-themed immersive Lego experience coming to Citywalk! From 12 July to 1 September, kids can explore four space adventure zones at the Lego Bricktopia, taking them 100 million lightyears away thanks to imaginative experiential areas and interactive lighting. Find out more here.

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FringeYouth Festival 2024

The upcoming FringeYouth Festival, organised and hosted by the iconic Fringe Club in Central, is putting young artists and creatives in the limelight. From 16 to 21 July, children and adults are welcome to attend dozens of diverse performances and workshops on the FringeYouth Festival programme. Learn more here.

Photo: 香港動漫電玩節 (via Facebook)

Ani-Com & Games 2024

Comics fans rejoice—the Ani-Com & Games fair is returning to Hong Kong this July. A staple in the city since 1999, this annual convention is the biggest opportunity for comic, anime, and manga lovers to browse and purchase new volumes and collectibles, meet their virtual idols, as well as embody some of their favourite animation and video-game characters as part of the cosplay contest. Find out more here.

Photo: HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair

Hong Kong Book Fair 2024

The annual Hong Kong Book Fair is returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17 to 23 July for its thirty-fourth edition, organised by the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council. This year’s theme is “Film and Television Literature,” with over 600 seminars, book releases, signings, and activities centred around the question of “Reading the World: Storytelling from Page to Screen.” Discover more here.

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Grand Theatre at the Xiqu Centre. Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Jazz Signatures: Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

World-famous Nigerian-American jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and his quartet will launch the new Jazz Signatures concert series at the Xiqu Centre on Friday, 26 July. Learn more here.

Otomo Yoshihide. Photo: Moto Uehara and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Freespace Noise Fest

West Kowloon Cultural District’s upcoming Freespace Noise Fest is unlike most music festivals, offering visitors the opportunity to engage with an exploration of sound and sonic experimentations through performances, workshops, and talks. Find out more here.

Photo: SummerFest.hk 夏誌 (via Facebook)

SummerFest @ Central 2024

Looking for fun activities for your children to enjoy the summer? Head over to the Central Harbourfront Event Space from 5 July till 11 August. Every week, new activities will be hosted for you to spend a wonderful time by the waterfront. Find out more here.

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Photo: @ichuhk (via Instagram)

Ichu x Not a Disco: “Feel The Summer Heat”

Ichu is finally welcoming DJ collective Not a Disco on its terrace for a rooftop party to remember. This Saturday, 6 July, dance to soulful, disco house beats from 3 pm till midnight with DJ Passion, Paul Michael, Cookie, Bad Bambino, Johnathan Chan, and Benny*cee on the decks! Learn more here.

Photo: Beyond Environmental Arts Festival

Beyond Environmental Arts Festival 2024

Beyond Environmental Arts Festival (BEA Festival) is returning for its third edition from 28 June to 2 August. Under the theme “Climate Change, Change Begins With Me,” BEA Festival hopes to further raise awareness about our world’s inadequate response to the threats of climate change. Discover more here.

Photo: Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! The Musical

Here we go again—the hit musical Mamma Mia! is coming back to Hong Kong this summer! As the last stop of its current China tour, the Abba-inspired musical created by band members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus will perform 24 shows at the Lyric Theatre in the heat of the summer season from 26 July to 15 August. Find out more here.

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Photo: @atsukocomedy (via Instagram)

Atsuko Okatsuka International Full Grown Tour 2024

International sensation Atsuko Okatsuka is bringing her “Full Grown” tour back to Hong Kong this July after a successful representation in March! The stand-up comedian is performing twice on 20 July, once at 5 pm, followed by an already-sold-out show at 8 pm. Learn more here.

Photo: AllRightsReserved and Fujiko Pro

100% Doraemon & Friends Tour

The highlight of the 100% Doraemon & Friends Tour is without a doubt the exhibition launching on 13 July in Hong Kong. Under the theme “A True Friend is Always There When You Need Them,” the exhibition is held in honour of Fujiko F. Fujio’s ninetieth anniversary. It is anticipated to be one of the largest Doraemon exhibitions ever, with both free-entry zones and ticketed areas. Find out more here.

Photo: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The Aubrey After Dark

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s Japanese izakaya bar, The Aubrey, is dimming the lights and turning the volume up at its newly launched “The Aubrey After Dark” sessions! This new nightlife series celebrates Hong Kong’s ever-evolving party and clubbing scene, with a nod to its golden era in the 1960s. Find out more here.

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View of museum from the public promenade, Museum of Islamic Art (2000–2008), Doha. Photo: M+ and Mohamed Somji

I M Pei: Life Is Architecture

M+ is staging the first large-scale retrospective on the life and work of Ieoh Ming Pei. The late Chinese-American architect, better known as I M Pei, is remembered for striking creations, including Hong Kong’s very own Bank of China Tower, the pyramid of the Louvre in Paris, the Suzhou Museum, and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. Find out more here.

Photo: avantgardey (via Facebook)

Avantgardey Shall We Dance Live in Hong Kong

Japanese superstar dancing group Avantgardey is coming to Hong Kong! With viral dance videos across social media, this 17-girl troupe doesn’t do entertainment like most, which is probably why the contemporary, coordinated, comedic performances make a strong impression on the public wherever they perform, whether on the float of Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year parade or the stage of America’s Got Talent. Learn more here.

Photo: Court dress, mantle, skirt, and stomacher, France, about 1778). Courtesy of Hong Kong Palace Museum, MAD Paris, and Jean Tholance

“The Adorned Body: French Fashion and Jewellery 1770–1910 from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris” @ Hong Kong Palace Museum

Calling all fashion and history lovers! One of the world’s most comprehensive historical fashion collector, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, is coming to Hong Kong. “The Adorned Body: French Fashion and Jewellery 1770–1910 from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris” will be on display at the Hong Kong Palace Museum from 24 June to 14 October. Find out more here.

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Photo: Taikoo Place

Project After 6: Padel Tour 2024

Around the world, sports enthusiasts have been breaking fresh ground with the rise of padel tennis. Padel combines elements from both tennis and squash, and is played on a closed court with a no-string racquet. Taikoo Place is hosting the Project After 6: Padel Tour 2024 in Quarry Bay until 19 July, in partnership with Padel+ and Adidas. Find out more here.

Photo: Gary Card

People Mountain People Sea

Multimedia artist Gary Card is currently exhibiting his work at Oi! Street Art Space as part of the annual Oi! Spotlight programme. It is Card’s first major solo show in Hong Kong, and it will run until 28 July. Named “People Mountain People Sea,” the indoor and outdoor immersive exhibit stays true to Card’s out-there, colourful style. Learn more here.

Photo: Chinese Kungfu x Dance Carnival

Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival 2024

Under the theme “Arts & Action,” the Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival 2024 is an ensemble of cultural events taking place across the city to celebrate the city’s creative talents. The martial arts genre holds a special place in this year’s edition as Hong Kong commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Chinese wuxia novels giant Jin Yong. Learn more here.

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Photo: Hong Kong Palace Museum

Yuan Ming Yuan–Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden-Palace

Hong Kong Palace Museum has launched an exhibition for those interested in Chinese history! “Yuan Ming Yuan—Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden-Palace” is centred around Yuanmingyuan, the old Qing imperial garden palace. Visitors can learn about its spatial planning, the ceremonial rituals and seasonal customs performed at the garden, interactions between landscaping and Chinese painting, stories about the Chinese imperial family, as well as the transformation and preservation of the ruins. Learn more here.

Photo: SummerFest.hk 夏誌 (via Facebook)

SummerFest @ Wan Chai 2024

From now till 3 July, you can visit the Wan Chai Harbourfront Event Space to enjoy SummerFest @ Wan Chai. From 2 pm to 9 pm every day, come and relax in the sun, admire art, browse market stalls, enjoy music and sports, and try good food. A total of 26 outdoor events will run alongside the A-Maze-ing Harbourfront entertainment zone, providing stunning harbour views, easy access, and fun for all. Learn more here.

Photo: @wches.amzharbourfront (via Instagram)

A-Maze-ing Harbourfront

From now till mid-July, the Wan Chai Harbourfront Event Space is transformed into a maze-themed entertainment zone complete with art, entertainment, and plenty of photo-taking opportunities. Learn more here.

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Naked Flowers

The brainchild of Ryotaro Muramatsu, the “Naked Flowers” project is part of the Japanese artist’s digital art installation portfolio that began with “Naked Garden One Kyoto” in 2022. Since then, the artist has presented countless immersive art experiences to Japanese audiences. “Naked Flowers” is composed of eight experiential zones. Learn more here.

Anita Mui’s stage costume in 1987. Courtesy of Mr Eddie Lau. Photo: @heritagemuseum.hk (via Instagram)

Timeless Diva: Anita Mui

Eternal and forever dazzling, Anita Mui was and still is one the biggest Hong Kong stars. The late superstar is at the centre of an exhibition by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum: “Timeless Diva: Anita Mui.” Commemorating the two decades since her untimely passing, it displays records, movie posters, stage costumes, awards, film memorabilia, and pop-culture products while looking back on her impressive career. Learn more here.

Photo: GlowBall Hong Kong

GlowBall Hong Kong

The GlowBall Hong Kong pop-up bar is for the inner child inside all of us! For six months, this location in Central is transformed into Hong Kong’s very first ball pit bar. Covering 700 square feet, the pit is filled with over 750,000 multicoloured balls for you to dive, plunge, and have careless fun! Find out more here.

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Lily Valette

Editor

Born and raised in the French countryside, Lily arrived in Hong Kong looking for an adventure. Passionate about books, she spent some time in Parisian publishing houses and is the author of an illustrated book about hair. Life in Hong Kong for her entails looking for seaside places to eat and a lot of hiking.

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