Hong Kong Festivals

Hong Kong festivals and events include far more than the six shown here. Two of the most popular with tourists are the Chinese New Year International Performance Night, along with the Float Exhibition and fireworks, and the Winter/Christmas Festive Period. Listed below there are also festivals for films, art, literature, and books held in Hong Kong.

If these festivals interest you, you can include them in a Hong Kong tour.

Hong Kong Festivals and Events List

How to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 in Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong Date: September 15th to 17th Major events: Asian Contemporary Art Show, lantern carnivals and the Fire Dragon Dance The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second biggest traditi... Read more

Christmas in Hong Kong - What to Do and Where

Dec. 25 

Big display at New Town Plaza Mall in Sha Tin Hong Kong has one of the world's most festive Christmases. There is a two-day public holiday, and people usually enjoy dry, mild, and even sunny weat... Read more

The Hong Kong “Tuen Ng” Dragon Boat Festival

Jun. 9 

Colorfully-decorated dragon boats One of the world's major concentrations of dragon boat races and other Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat in Cantonese) activities is held annually in Hong Kong during the T... Read more

Hong Kong Shopping Festival


Hong Kong is still an attractive place for shopping During the Hong Kong Shopping Festival in July and August each year, the region of Hong Kong puts on special events and the stores put on sales... Read more

Hong Kong International Film Festival


If you love watching new movies or you make movies, this film festival is for you. In 2011, films were screened during the two week long film festival in about 11 locations in Hong Kong, and about h... Read more

Hong Kong Art Festival

Feb. 19 to Mar. 20

Established in 1973 and held annually, the Hong Kong Arts Festival has proved to be a special cultural feast for locals and visitors alike.. It has hosted numerous rich and colorful perfor... Read more

Hong Kong Horse Racing Season


Location: Hong Kong at the Sha Tin and Happy Valley Courses Many Hong Kong people love the gambling on the horse races. It and betting on rugby is the only form of gambling that is legal in the r... Read more

Hong Kong and Macau Chinese New Year's Eve Flower Markets 2016


Peonies are for prosperity In both Hong Kong and Macau, a major tradition for Chinese New Year’s Day is giving flowers, potted plants, and bouquets as gifts. A lot of significance is attached to... Read more

Chinese New Year International Performance Night 2016

Feb. 8 

There is a big International Chinese New Year's Parade in the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui on February 8, 2016. It is meant to be an international festival for the whole world with international perfor... Read more

Chinese New Year Firework Performance 2016

Feb. 9 

Hong Kong Chinese New Year fireworks The Chinese New Year fireworks show for 2016 is a big tourist event in Hong Kong. The fireworks are displayed in conjunction with the Symphony of Lights. It i... Read more

Hong Kong Winter Festival


The night view of Hong Kong in Hong Kong Winter Festival. Sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Administration, Hong Kong Winter Festival is held to attract overseas visitors and locals alike each... Read more

Hong Kong Book Fair

Jul. 20 to Jul. 26

China Quiz App Icon The Hong Kong Book Fair (香港書展) is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council annually in July to promote local reading culture. The theme this year is “Reading the... Read more