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Things to do in Hong Kong this week: June 19 – June 25

The heat is relentless, school’s (almost) out, and everyone seems to be heading out of town – so it must be summer! Whether you’re staying in town for the months ahead, or you’re after some cool stuff to do before you jet off yourself, you’re sure to find something fun to do in our weekly round up of things to do in Hong Kong this week: June 19 – June 25.

Dragon Boats racing at Stanley
Dragon Boats racing at Stanley


20/6 Dragon Boat Festival

Officially kicking off this weekend the Dragon Boat festival (Tuen Ng) is a highlight of the HK calendar. There’ll be races at various locations over the coming weeks, but the Sun Life Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships promise to be the biggest and best. With an amazing atmosphere in the centre of Stanley and free admission, this is a very popular event, so get there early!

Until the 21/6 Faust International Youth Theatre

Talented young performers, ranging in age from 4 to 16, celebrate live theatre in this annual festival at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Tickets can be purchased through Urbtix. For more information visit

Happy Wednesday Samba Splash at Happy Valley

24/6  – Happy Wednesday Summer Samba Splash

Rio Carnivale has come to Happy Valley! As well as the usual action on the track, there’ll be a Brazilian style party, with samba dancing, food, drinks and an exclusive performance by clothing shredder Adam Saks.

At Happy Valley Racecourse, gate opens at 5.15pm

See The Good Lie at UNHCR Refugee Film Festival

Until June 25 UNHCR 8th Refugee Film Festival

Featuring seven films that highlight the plight of refugees around the world, the 8 UNHCR film festival is showing from now until June 25 at Broadway Cinematheque. This year’s line-up includes The Good Lie (starring Reese Witherspoon), the Syrian drama Border, and a number of documentaries from around the world.  Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St., Yau Ma Tei.

SHOCK WAVE pool party at W

27/6 Shock Wave Pool Party

Finish your week with a pool party with a difference at the city’s highest rooftop pool – WET at the W Hotel. Sponsored by Mumm and featuring DJ Romain Fx, this event is for those who like to party like rock stars on a Friday night. Make a reservation here.

Jump in this summer at the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin


Staycation of the Week

Can’t get away but need a break? The Hyatt Regency at Sha Tin is offering a Family Summer Getaway package until the 31 of August. Prices start at $1380 and the package includes; breakfast, drinks at the pool bar, complimentary parking, and the choice of one of their cool activities for kids.

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