November’s top event is always Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s hottest music event and one of the biggest concerts in all of Asia. This year Mumford and Sons is headlining the event, along with a long and impressive lineup of bands from across the globe. November is also foodie time, with the launch of the Great November Feast taking place all over Hong Kong. There are also two free concerts you can attend. Read on to find out all the fun things taking place in November in the Fragrant Harbour.

Pulse Light Festival

The Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival is back this month to light up our illuminated city until the end of winter 2020. The Central Harbourfront transforms into an interactive illumination experience, with large-scale art light installations created by experts both from Hong Kong and abroad. The best way to see them all is to walk along the Central Harbourfront towards Tamar Park in Admiralty, admiring the different light installations, some of which you can walk through, interact with, and even play on.

Art Next Expo

Art Next Expo is on a mission to discover the next big names in art, and connect young, fresh talent with the world of professional collectors, curators, and fans. Central’s art and creativity hub, PMQ, has again been selected as the venue for this year’s event, with paintings, street art, mixed media, photography, ink, calligraphy, large-scale installations, and sculpture. Art fans should not miss out on the chance to acquire a truly unique piece of work at an affordable price, and interact directly with the artists themselves.

The BIG Picnic

Say goodbye to the city and head out to Lantau Island’s biggest music and dance festival, The BIG Picnic, held at scenic Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay. The BIG Picnic is a community charity event that is free to attend, with multiple live music stages both at the Main Plaza and on Tai Pak Beach, where Hong Kong’s more than 20 top local bands will be putting on awesome performances for the crowds.

Great November Feast

As if you needed more of an excuse to gorge on Hong Kong’s amazing food, the Great November Feast is a month-long event that event showcases the best food and drink in the S.A.R. Last year’s event offered fun activities like guided tours of wet markets; sampling of popular Hong Kong-style sweets, treats, and street food; a whisky walk; local craft beer tastings; and a seasonal seafood menu, to name just a few. Wear your stretchiest pants for this one.

Clockenflap

Hong Kong’s biggest concert is back, with an impressive lineup of bands and performers, including Mumford & Sons, Halsey and Lil Pump set to kick off the three-day festival. The Kooks are also taking the stage, along with Mura Masa, Boy Pablo, Ben&Ben, and Cosmo’s Midnight, to name just a few. This year’s event takes place at the Central Harbourfront on Hong Kong Island, with the awesome backdrop of Hong Kong’s skyline.

Cancellation of major events in November

Symphony Under the Stars

UPDATE A recent announcement was made that the Symphony Under the Stars, which was scheduled for November 16, would be postponed indefinitely, due to recent unrest in Hong Kong.

This event is a free classical concert, outdoors, right on the incredible Victoria Harbour, with live musical performances by the award-winning Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. The annual open-air concert ends with a beautiful fireworks display beneath the night sky. Entrance is free, but you will need to register online in advance for tickets.

Arts in the Park Mardi Gras

Important Due to the recent unrest in Hong Kong this event has been officially cancelled for 2019.

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation’s annual extravaganza, the Arts in the Park Mardi Gras. Head to Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to see a weekend of dance, musical performances, acrobatics, theatre. On the night of November 9-10, there’s an illuminated Night Parade, with giant puppets and magnificent floats.