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What's On This Pink Season in Hong Kong

By Sophie Pettit 22 September 2016
Get ready to add a splash of colour to your social calendars, because the annual LGBT Pink Season celebration is back with a bang - and a line up of parties, picnics, activities, and workshops to get us all feeling the love between September 30 and November 5. Let's take a peek at what's in store ...

Parties and Events | Activities | Family Focussed

 Parties and Events

Pink Dot Pink Season LGBT Hong Kong

Pink Dot

Dig out your most vibrantly pink outfit and join the crowds at they gather to form a human Pink Dot on the city in support of the LGBT community (pictured above). Four-legged friends are welcome to join in the fun at West Kowloon Nursery Park, which will include music, community stalls, and free food and drink handouts - we've heard rumours of a pink burger, so keep your eyes peeled. Just remember to take along your own reusable crockery and utensils! When: September 25, (2pm – 7pm) Where: Nursery Park, West Kowloon Country Park How much: Free Check out the Facebook event page

Launch Party

It's time to pop the corks and celebrate the official launch of Pink Season the best way we know how - music, entertainment, and bubbles galore. Hosted by downtown LGBT hangout, Circo, the grand Launch Party is not to be missed - oh, and did we mention there will be Happy Hour prices and lucky draws? Cheers to that! When: September 30, (7pm - 10pm) Where: Circo, 22/F, Oliv, 15 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay How much: $200 advance; $250 on the door (includes one drink) Check out the Facebook event page

Read more! Check out Hong Kong's 6 Best Happy Hour Deals

The Art of Brunch Pink Season Hong Kong

The Art of Brunch

Brunching really is something of an art in Hong Kong. Perfect your skills at Bibo, Sheung Wan's trendy restaurant-come-gallery, and tuck into a delicious four-course brunch with free-flow champagne, while a live DJ throws down some funky shapes. When: October 2, (12 noon - 3pm) Where: Bibo, G/F, 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan How much: $750 Click here to buy your tickets

Read more! Check out Hong Kong's 12 Best Free-Flow Brunch Buffets

Variety Show

For a night of all-singing, all-dancing entertainment, look no further than the Variety Show. A whole host of talented individuals will be taking to the stage at Boo Bar, with everything from drag acts to jazz hands - plus a generous helping of stand up comedy. When: October 12, (8pm - 11pm) Where: Boo Bar, Pearl Oriental Tower, 225 Nathan Road, Jordan How much: $150 Check out the Facebook event page

Cabana Rooftop Onsen Party

Swimmers? Check. Sunnies? Check. Champagne? Well, naturally. Popular rooftop hangout, Cabana, is hosting a lazy afternoon session on October 15, with Japanese style onsens on hand for when you decide to take a dip. When: October 15, (3pm - 7pm) Where: Cabana, Rooftop, Lobby A, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay How much: $580 advance; $680 on the door Click here to buy your tickets

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Plug Flotilla Junk Boat Party Pink Season Hong Kong

Plugboat Double Junk Party

Unleash your inner unicorn and set sail with Pink Season and PLUG on the biggest LGBT boat of the year. There will be booze, there will be food, there will be goodie bags, there will be tunes, there will be floaties, there will be games, and PLUG will be unveiling the latest issues of its magazine on board. What else could you ask for? A complimentary Grana swimsuit perhaps? It's already in the deal darling. When: October 16, (10am - 6pm) Where: Central Pier How much: $650 early bird (before September 30!); $700 standard Click here to buy your tickets

 Trivia Night

Rack your brains at swanky Central hangout Tivo, and see if your team has got what it takes to claim the title of 'Trivia Night Champions'. With questions covering everything from sports to science, and politics to pop music, now's the time to start brushing up on your general knowledge. When: October 19, (8pm - 11pm) Where: Tivo, 43 Wyndham Street, Central How much: $100 advance; $150 on the door (includes one drink) Click here to buy your tickets

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Rainbow Connection Show LGBT Pink Season Event Hong Kong

Rainbow Connection

Performing everything from monologues to musical numbers, a talented line up of LGBT community members will step into the spotlight at Orange Peel Music Lounge to raise money for local charity AIDS Concern (pictured above). Bravo! When: October 25, (8pm - 9.30pm) Where: Orange Peel Music Lounge, 38 - 44 D'Aguilar Street, Central How much: $161.50 Click here to buy your tickets

Read more! Check out Hong Kong's 12 Best Live Jazz Bars

Beer Pong Tournament

If you think you've got what it takes to ping pong your way to victory, then Trafalgar is the only place to be on October 26. Be warned, however, Beer Pong is a lethal game which is likely to leave you sore headed for work on Thursday. When: October 26, (8pm - 11pm) Where: Trafalgar, Lockhart Road, Wan Chai How much: $150 advance; $200 on the door Click here to buy your tickets

Halloween Party

Direct from San Fransisco, BeBe Sweetbriar will be taking to the stage at FLM Bar for a very special Halloween performance, including a rendition of her latest single I Wantchu Back. Fancy dress fanatics will be in their element with a 'best dressed' competition after the show. Then it's over to DJ Stonedog to get the crowd pumping with some classic anthems. When: October 28, (10pm - 3am) Where: FLM Bar, 62 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan How much: $150 (includes one drink) Click here for more information

Pink Season The Rocky Horror Picture Show Hong Kong

Rocky Horror Open Air Cinema

Dig out your fishnets, lace up your corset, and perfect your Time Warp - that's right, The Rocky Horror Show is coming to Hong Kong (pictured above). As the sun sets over the city, this cult 1970s musical will be screened on The Butchers Club spacious rooftop in Pok Fu Lam. We'll see you there! When: November 3, (7pm) Where: The Butchers Club, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang How much: $212.75 Click here to buy your tickets

Out in the Open 2016

Pulling out all the stops for the grand finale of Pink Season, Out in the Open 2016 is a beach party you definitely don't want to miss. Whether you're getting competitive in the Volleyball tournament, dancing the day away, showing off your hula hooping skills, or finding calm with a spot of sunset yoga, this is one exciting afternoon you definitely don't want to miss. Not to mention free food courtesy of Deliveroo, mountains of prizes, and 300 drinks to be handed out. When: November 5, (2pm - 12 midnight) Where: Repulse Bay Beach, Repulse Bay How much: Free Check out the Facebook event page


LGBT tour

LGBT in the City Tour: Pink Dot Special Edition

Walk in Hong Kong invites you to discover the vibrant history and culture of Hong Kong’s LGBT community during a 2.5 hour night walking tour in Central and Sheung Wan (pictured above). Explore some of the most popular hangouts, find out about changing attitudes in the community, and learn the significance of the Mid-Levels Escalator, before hitting the gay bars for a post-tour tipple. When: September 23, (9pm – 11.30pm) Where: Central MTR Exit K How much: $380 (includes one drink) Click here to buy your tickets

Read more! Spend Five Minutes With: Benita Chick, organiser of Hong Kong’s First LGBT Tour

Bike Ride

Grab life by the handlebars and spend your day cycling around the scenic areas of Tai Wai. After a full day of active socialising, you'll no doubt jump at the chance to tuck into a post-pedaling barbecue. Registration is free, however, if you're planning to rent a bike upon arrival, remember to bring along your $60 fare. When: October 1, (10am - 6pm) Where: Tai Wai How much: Free (bring $60 cash for your bike rental) Click here to register

Read more! Find out All You Need to Know About Sport Cycling in Hong Kong

Lush Spa Showcase

Wind down at the new Lush spa with a relaxing spa session. You'll feel totally removed from the Hong Kong chaos during the 1.5 hour session in this swanky Soho store, especially with treatments, products, and tea to help you along the way. When: October 5, (7.30pm - 9pm); October 9, (4pm - 5.30pm) Where: Lush Spa Soho, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central How much: Free Click on the links above to register

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Urban race Pink Season Hong Kong

Urban Race

Follow clues, snapshot your answers, and learn some new things about the city - now that sounds like fun! On top of quick feet and quick minds, the Urban Race (pictured above) requires that you bring some creativity to the table to be in with a chance of bagging the big prizes. When: October 8, (10.30am - 6.30pm) Where: Sha Tin and Ma On Shan How much: $200 Click here to buy your tickets (closes on October 1!)

Fruits in Suits

Spice up your Tuesday evening with an evening of mingling at the Pink Season special of Hong Kong's longest running LGBT networking event, Fruits in Suits. When: October 18, (6.30pm - 10pm) Where: Tivo, 43 Wyndham Street, Central How much: Free Click here to register

Ready, Set, Health!

Do you enjoy debates? How about karaoke? Well, is this the perfect event for you. Experts will present their five minute cases for a variety of LGBT health issues, before handing over to you, the audience, for your opinion. Then, it's time to grab the mic at FLM's legendary karaoke night. When: October 20, (7.30pm - 9.30pm) Where: Cafe Queen, 237 Queen's Road Central, Central How much: Free Click here to register

Pink Season Hong Kong Camping Weekend

Camping Weekend

Pitch your tent on the silky sands of Tai Long Wan, try your hand at water sports, get stuck into beach games, and dance around the bonfire. Whatever you fancy doing, you can bet your bottom dollar that the Camping Weekend (pictured above) is going to be an absolute hoot. When: October 22 - 23, (10am) Where: Tai Long Wan Beach, Sai Kung How much: $150 Click here to buy your tickets

 Sports Day

Harking back to old school days - minus the egg and spoon - Sports Day is your chance to engage in a spot of healthy competition with your fellow Pink Seasoners. From swimming to basketball, and yoga to skateboarding, there are plenty of opportunities to get up and active. When: October 29, (10am - 6pm) Where: Li Po Chun United World College, 10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Sha Road, Sha Tin How much: Free Click here for more information

 Family Focused

Pink Season Family Picnic Hong Kong

How To Start a Rainbow Family Talk

If you're looking to start a family, this free talk is well worth a slot in your diary. Organised by Rainbow Connection and Standard Chartered Bank, a panel of experts will shed light on the process and answer your questions. When: October 5, (7pm - 9pm) Where: Standard Chartered Bank, Forum Exchange Square How much: Free Click here to register

Family Picnic

It's time to dig out your picnic basket, pack up your rug, whip up some sandwiches, and head to Stanley for a day of outdoor, family fun (pictured above). While the kids run around and make new friends, you can soak up the autumn rays - and make some friends of your own too! When: October 9, (10am - 2pm) Where: Chung Hom Kok Beach, Stanley How much: Free Check out the Facebook event page

Kids Lush Lab

Appealing to both creative souls and mini scientists, creating your own bath bombs at Kids Lush Lab is a guaranteed hit with all the family. There are three free workshops scheduled throughout October, so pick your date, and sign up quick - places are limited! When: October 16, 23, and 30, (3pm - 4.30pm) Where: Lush Lockhart Road How much: Free Click here to register
Read more! Spend Five Minutes With: GJ, co-founder of Gay Night or watch Mr Hong Kong Winners Lip Sync "Shake It Off"  

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.