The Hong Kong Arts Festival has been held since 1973. During the month or so of the festival, world-class performers from various countries and Hong Kong perform at various venues including the large Hong Kong Cultural Center right next to the Star Ferry Terminal along the Avenue of Stars. You can watch ballet, symphonies, operatic theater, and some of the world’s best musicians perform. The schedule for the upcoming season is announced in August on the Hong Kong Arts Festival website, and tickets go on sale between October to early December. They may be bought online during that time. Tickets for some of the best performers go quickly. The Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Leisure and Cultural Activities Department help to sponsor the festival. The Hong Kong Arts Festival is one of the signature highlights of the Hong Kong cultural scene.