November promises a medley of adventure, art, and cinema. Experience an adrenaline rush at TransLantau and the New World Harbour Race. Delve into the creative realm at The Hong Kong Illustration and Creative Show, showcasing Asia’s top talents. Catch a flick or two. Finally, be serenaded by moonlight at Symphony Under the Stars.


The Hong Kong Illustration and Creative Show

5—6 November, 2023
KITEC, Kowloon Bay

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Volume 6 of HKICS promises a captivating display of diverse artworks. Additionally, this is a golden opportunity to purchase unique merchandise and products, ranging from ceramics to stationery, all crafted by independent artists from around the continent.

Zheng Mahler at PHD Group

Until 25 November, 2023
PHD Group, Wan Chai
Event page

Zheng Mahler is a collective formed by artist Royce Ng and anthropologist Daisy Bisenieks. The duo’s artwork has previously been showcased at galleries such as Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun, the Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp, Belgium, and Caixa Forum in Barcelona. This will be their first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, featuring new videos and installations in a multi-sensory environment.

Fitness and Wellness Expo

25—26 November, 2023
AsiaWorld Expo

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The third edition of Hong Kong Fitness + Wellness Expo (FWE) will take place on the 25th and 26th of November 2023. For the third time in less than two years, the 2-day mega exhibition event boasts its largest venue ever, anticipating over 15,000 visitors. FWE will feature an international line-up of instructors headlining an array of fitness, dance, and yoga classes along with new sports experiences, as well as more than 120 brand exhibits, including innovative food and beverage vendors.

Live Music and Performance

Symphony Under the Stars

18 November, 2023
Central, Hong Kong Island

Symphony Under the Stars is a celebration of music and community, open to all at no cost (with pre-registration). Held annually, it attracts thousands of music enthusiasts to the Central Harbourfront Event Space on Hong Kong Island.

Families are encouraged to join in on the musical delight, with special provisions for children to enjoy the experience. While seats are provided for all attendees, early birds can secure a spot closer to the stage, ensuring an up-close encounter with the musical maestros.

Lamma Fun Day

18 November, 2023
Lamma Island

A one-day musical extravaganza taking place on Lamma Island (just a short ferry ride away from Central), Lamma Fun Day promises family-friendly enjoyment and great vibes. The event supports Child Welfare Scheme projects in Nepal.

Arts and Culture

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2023

11—19 November, 2023

Since its inception in 2000, the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival has been screening thought-provoking films that showcase the diversity of Jewish and Israeli life. This November, the festival returns with an exciting schedule of films from around the world.

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2023

Until 12 November, 2023

The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival is Asia’s oldest film festival dedicated to celebrating Asian directors, producers, and actors. This year’s lineup includes 100 award-winning films from across the continent, as well as a wide variety of activities such as master classes and talks.

Muse Fest 2023

1—30 November, 2023

Hong Kong has a wide range of unique museums. From the Flagstaff Museum of Tea Ware to the Museum of Coastal Defense, Muse Fest is the perfect time to explore the city’s museums, engage in family-friendly activities, and learn through interactive programmes.


TransLantau 2023

10—12 November, 2023

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush at TransLantau, an extraordinary endurance race that unfolds amidst the awe-inspiring trails and country parks of Lantau Island. With four riveting race categories – 25K, 50K, 100K, and the formidable 140K ultra distance – TransLantau beckons both seasoned and aspiring athletes to embrace the challenge.

New World Harbour Race

12 November, 2023

Amidst one of the world’s busiest harbours, thousands plunge into Victoria Harbor for this iconic swimming race. Racers swim from Wan Chai’s Golden Bauhinia Square Public Pier to the Tsim Sha Tsui Avenue of Stars, with Hong Kong’s majestic skyline as their backdrop.

Dating back to 1906, this legendary cross-harbour race has evolved into a beloved annual tradition. After a brief hiatus in 1978, it roared back to life in 2011, quickly becoming one of Asia’s most sought-after swim events.