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
For people in Hong Kong and Macau, it is an important custom to give fresh flowers, potted plants and bouquets as presents on Chinese New Year’s Day 2021. Fresh flowers symbolize good luck in the two regions.Read more
The Chinese New Year International Parade is one of the largest celebrations during the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. In 2022, performers come from all over the world for this parade. Read more
Tuen ng means ‘dragon boat’ in Cantonese. The annual Hong Kong Tuen Ng Festival is one of the world’s largest dragon boat race events. Different dragon boat activities are held during the festival. It is a unique chance for tourists to experience local customs.Read more
Most people in Hong Kong are fond of gambling on horse races as it is one of the only legal avenues for gambling in the region, as well as betting on rugby. The races are held from September to July each year. It is more about entertainment than gambling for Hong Kongers.Read more
Three events you shouldn’t miss during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong are the Asian Contemporary Art Show, lantern carnivals, and the Fire Dragon Dance. You also have the chance to enjoy festival food and drinks in Hong Kong. Read more
As the East Asia city that celebrates Christmas most grandly, Hong Kong is the best choice for people who want to spend a Christmas holiday in Asia. See Christmas displays and enjoy Christmas dinner and Christmas sales. There are plenty of events you can take part in at Christmas in Hong Kong.