The iconic Victoria Harbor comes to life this season as it hosts so many amazing things to eat, see, do, and photograph along the water’s edge.
MUST-SEE SPECTALE: The Giant Rubber Duck Returns with a Friend
Do you remember the memorable event in 2013 where a huge inflatable rubber duck attracted the masses? Well, brace yourself because it’s back! In a delightful twist, not one, but two giant rubber ducks, each standing at an impressive height of 18 meters, will make their appearance in Victoria Harbour. Made of talents Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and carefully curated by AllRightsReserved, these giant ducks float gracefully in the harbor from June 10 to 23. Make sure not to miss this fascinating and fun sight!
MUST-ATTEND EVENTS: Traditional Festivals with a Modern Twist and Live Entertainment
Traditional Festivals with a Modern Twist
Immerse yourself in Hong Kong’s dynamic cultural tapestry by embracing the exciting Dragon Boat Festival on June 22. Witness the spectacle as more than 200 local and international teams take part in exciting Stanley races, decked out in vibrant and eye-catching costumes. The excitement crescendos with Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races on June 24-25, where 160 teams from various corners of the world rowed their way through the magnificent Victoria Harbour. As an added bonus, you can take a memorable selfie with your lover LINE FRIENDS characters in the captivating dragon boat-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this amazing celebration!
Live entertainment lights up the waterfront
Prepare yourself for a unique experience as the Wan Chai harbourfront becomes the vibrant host of the inaugural Harbor Chill Carnival, which took place over five consecutive weekends starting July 8. Organized by Hong Kong Tourism Board, this fun event is designed for the whole family to enjoy. Be mesmerized by live music performances on a stage in the middle of the water, indulge in captivating performing arts showcases, and witness exciting X Games demonstrations. At sunset, prepare yourself for a fascinating sight as the famous “A Symphony of Lights” The multimedia light and pyrotechnic show illuminates the beautiful skyline of Hong Kong.
The excitement continues at Discovery Bay on July 29-30 with the arrival of NextWave, Hong Kong’s first ever beach carnival. Get ready for a variety of live performances and DJ sets by local and international artists. Indulge your taste buds with delicious meals from food trucks, explore artisan markets for unique treasures, and dive into exciting water sports activities.
Returning to Central Harbourfront on August 5-6, the S2O Hong Kong Songkran Music Festival will bring the vibrant energy of Thailand’s famous New Year celebration to the city for the first time. Prepare to be mesmerized by an incredible lineup of top-tier DJs, mesmerizing water and light scenes, and stunning visual effects. Get ready for a 360-degree water splash experience that will make you happy.
Mark your calendars and immerse yourself in the excitement of these unique events that promise to create unforgettable memories.
MUST-SEE TREATS: Savor classic Hong Kong fare by the pier
The Peninsula Hotel juts out into the ocean
Embark on a truly immersive experience as the renowned harbourfront hotel, The Peninsula, expands its legendary afternoon tea onto the luxurious World Star cruise liner. Every weekend and public holiday until July 2, you have a unique opportunity to get on board and immerse yourself in the realm of relaxation and indulgence. Enjoy a wonderful selection of delicious sweet and savory bites, accompanied by a delightful assortment of teas, cocktails, and live music. All this takes place against the backdrop of the iconic harbor and its breathtaking skyline. Surrender to the allure of this unforgettable afternoon where comfort and peace are harmoniously united.
Iconic seasonal treats
When it comes to snacking, Hong Kong takes it seriously, ensuring that there are endless options to satisfy your cravings. For those with a sweet tooth, a search for the iconic Mister Softee truck along the harbor is a must. Listen closely to its nostalgic jingle while meandering along the waterfront. If you’re lucky enough to get it, treat yourself to a cone of creamy soft serve that’s perfect for beating the heat.
Beyond the classic ice cream cones, Hong Kong delights in the taste of a variety of refreshing treats that reflect diverse cultural influences. Indulge in favorites like grass jelly, red bean ice, tofu fa, sugar cane juice, or mango pomelo sago. Grab one of these delectable delights to-go and enjoy it outside while taking in the iconic harbor view.
Hong Kong offers many unforgettable experiences, from adrenaline-pumping dragon boat races and musical events to family fun. Be sure to add these exciting events and activities to your bucket list for your next trip to Hong Kong, allowing you to enjoy the best the city has to offer this season.