Outdoors Things To Do

Wednesday nights set to sizzle at Happy Valley Races

Wednesday nights at Happy Valley Racecourse are pretty legendary ­– and this summer the party atmosphere is set to get even better! Through June and into July, the world-famous racecourse will be the setting for the Happy Wednesday Carnivale of Action. Taking inspiration from the most famous carnival city of all, Rio de Janeiro, you can expect a mix of fun, great food, cool prizes, and fantastic music – as well as horse racing – here in Hong Kong, on the race nights of 6, 13, and 27 June, as well as 4 July. And don’t miss the chance for free entry with an F&B voucher for Expat Living readers!

Fun and food

Dancing in the streets is de rigeur in Rio, and you’ll be wanting to do the same with alt-rock band Esimorp, followed by resident band, Carnivale, performing with Samba dancers.

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Highlights of the Brazilian bites menu includes dishes such as this crispy chicken with shichimi

You can also get into the spirit with some Brazilian bites, with the Happy Wednesday Carnivale of Action featuring some of the best snack and street food from around the globe. Feast on American corn dogs, taco with chilli bean, crispy Cajun chicken with coleslaw ciabatta, or deep-fried jalapeno stuffed with cheddar cheese. You’ll also find Vietnamese shrimps and celery rice rolls, baked Bacalhau cakes with cucumber yoghurt, crispy chicken with shichimi, and a crispy bun with Thai pork neck meat.

Everyone’s a winner!

There’ll be plenty of chances to take home some prizes at the Carnivale of Action, even if you don’t back the right horses! Buying two San Miguel beers automatically enters you into games with fabulous prizes. And Heineken drinkers aren’t left out of the fun, with two pints of Heineken entering you into a version of beer pong, without the mandatory drinking, for a chance to leave with a UCL x Heineken    Official Limited Sports Camera. Kirin fans can sample their new frozen flavoured beers – blackberry, passion fruit, and coconut – with every purchase of two beers scoring you a Kirin Ichiban glass container.

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Capture an image of the fun to win a flight to Taipei

And don’t forget to tag your photos on Instagram with #HappyWednesdayHK to be in the running for the Best Photo Contest. One winner on each night will win round-trip tickets to Taipei, Taiwan, with Hong Kong Airlines.

Get free admission to Happy Wednesday Carnivale of Action and a HK$50 food and beverage coupon when you register here for the event!

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