This July, there’s an array of events for all ages and interests. From sampling global snacks and artisanal Mexican spirits, to celebrating Hong Kong’s paralympians and the legacy of an aviation landmark, expect to be busy!
Exhibitions and Festivals
SummerFest 202313 June–23 July, 2023
Bask in the summer sun with SummerFest! Taking over the Central Harbourfront Event Space, this massive month-long summer extravaganza will feature a range of family-friendly events. Think yoga by moonlight, a bike carnival, and plenty of games.
Senior Expo Asia7–9 July, 2023
Price from HK$50.00; free with pre-registration
With a growing elderly population, Hong Kong is soon to become a hub for healthy ageing. The Senior Expo Asia is a premier event dedicated to senior citizens and offers a wide range of products, services, and resources aimed at enhancing their quality of life. Attendees can explore various exhibits, attend educational sessions, and participate in interactive activities tailored to seniors’ interests and well-being.
Hong Kong Book Fair19–25 July, 2023
The Hong Kong Book Fair is a paradise for book lovers, featuring a vast collection of books from various genres and languages. Visitors can browse through countless stalls, engage in book signings, and attend literary events such as author talks and panel discussions. The week-long event will take place at Wan Chai’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, with last year’s edition seeing over 850,000 visitors.
Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo19–25 July, 2023
The Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo is an exciting event that showcases the latest trends and products in the sports and leisure industry. Attendees can explore a wide range of exhibitors offering sports equipment, outdoor gear, wellness products, and more. The expo also hosts interactive activities and demonstrations to engage participants of all ages.
HKTDC World of Snacks19–25 July, 2023
The HKTDC World of Snacks is a delightful event for food enthusiasts, offering a diverse selection of international snacks and culinary delights. Visitors can explore different booths, taste unique flavors, and discover new snack trends from around the world. Expect to see health-oriented snacks and nostalgic treats alike.
Cheapo Tip: You can visit the World of Snacks, Hong Kong Book Fair and Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo with the same ticket.
Ani-Com and Games28 July–1 August, 2023
The Ani-Com and Games convention is the largest gathering of anime fans and gamers in town. Taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Wan Chai, this year’s four-day event will feature a cosplay contest, an anime figure design competition, an original comic contest and more.
Ani-Com & Games
|At the door: HK$35.00|
Live Music and Performance
Sammi ChengFrom 14 July, 2023
Catch the Cantopop Queen live in concert this July. The highly acclaimed and popular Cantonese pop singer and actress Sammi Cheng began her musical journey in the late 1980s, and has since reached millions with her music. Most recently, she won awards for her performance in the slice-of-life drama Lost Love.
Alan Walker15 July, 2023
Get ready to embark on a sonic journey. World-renowned Norwegian-British DJ Alan Walker will be touching down in Hong Kong. Since gaining international recognition for his breakout hit single “Faded” in 2015, which became a multi-platinum success worldwide, the artist has become well-known for his signature style of melodic and atmospheric electronic music, often incorporating elements of EDM (electronic dance music) and pop.
Fitness and Outdoors
Lung Fu Shan Night Adventure1 July, 2023
Set off on an exhilarating night adventure at Lung Fu Shan, where you’ll traverse scenic trails and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. This guided hike by local nonprofit Encompass will offer a unique perspective of Hong Kong’s natural landscapes under the cover of darkness.
Keen to explore the New Territories? Make sure to read our guide to the best NT day trips.
Hong Kong Paralympic Day23 July, 2023
Celebrate inclusivity and the achievements of Paralympic athletes at the Hong Kong Paralympic Day. This event showcases various adaptive sports and provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to engage in recreational activities. Attendees can witness inspiring performances, try out adaptive sports, and learn more about the Paralympic movement.
Arts and Culture
Group Exhibition: Goodbye Kai Tak And Thank You at Blue Lotus Gallery30 June–30 July, 2023
To mark the 25th anniversary of the closure of Hong Kong’s iconic Kai Tak Airport, renowned arts space Blue Lotus Gallery will be unveiling an exhibition titled ‘Goodbye Kai Tak and Thank You’. This exhibition, featuring captivating photographs captured by Canadian photographer Greg Girard and Hong Kong photojournalist Birdy Chu, provides a distinctive and insightful exploration of the airport’s historical significance and enduring legacy.
Curious to explore contemporary Kai Tak? Check out our guide.
Jockey Club “Happy Handicraft” Youth Craft Education Program Seminar – Diversified Aspects of Craft Education: Handcraft Skills, Cultural Interpretation and Social Practice2 July, 2023
The Jockey Club “Happy Handicraft” Youth Craft Education Program Seminar offers young individuals an opportunity to explore the world of craft education. This seminar discusses various aspects of craft education, including handicraft skills, cultural interpretation, and social practice.
Hong Kong International Inclusive Dance Festival7– July, 2023
Tickets from HK$120.00
The inaugural edition of the Hong Kong International Inclusive Dance Festival will showcase performances from 11 inclusive dance groups. From traditional and contemporary Indian dance by registered charity Beyond Bollywood to Chinese-style wheelchair dance, it promises to be a unique celebration of diversity, movement, and resilience.
International Arts Carnival14 July–13 August, 2023
The annual International Arts Carnival attracts world-class performing arts groups from across the globe. This year, there will be family-friendly performances by artists from Australia, Spain, South Korea, and more. Highlights include a new ballet theatre production, an orchestra mixing humour with classical music, and an immersive dance theatre experience designed to amuse and delight babies.
Want to know which arts events to add to your calendar? Check out our guide.
International Arts Carnival
Eating and Drinking
Curated Mezcal Tasting at COA3 July, 2023
Indulge in an evening of mezcal appreciation at the Curated Mezcal Tasting event hosted by Mexican-inspired craft cocktail bar COA, named Asia’s best bar in 2022. Discover the intricate flavors and cultural significance of this complex Mexican spirit. All proceeds go to local charities Feeding HK and Impact HK.
4 Hands Nordic Japanese Popup Dinner21-23 July, 2023
Experience a fusion of Nordic and Japanese cuisine at Test Kitchen. Renowned chefs Edward Lee (co-owner of Copenhagen’s Gaijin) and Gabriel Chung will come together to create a unique dining experience featuring innovative dishes that blend flavors and techniques.