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Hong Kong 2014 events

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2014 - October 2014 (Late September or early October.)

Although Hong Kong’s first jazz festival was held back in 1994, the f ......

Although Hong Kong’s first jazz festival was held back in 1994, the festival in its current form began in 2008. Lasting a week, it hosts around 300 musicians and includes workshops and talks, as well as performances. The highlight for many is the free open-air concert, but there are dozens of smaller paid-for performances in concert spaces and clubs.

Venue:
Various, with the biggest performances at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

Address:
Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Event cost:
Varies.

Category:
Music

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Hong Kong 2015 events

Chinese New Year

Date :
19 February 2015

The biggest event of the year for most Chinese residents, with a two week b ......

The biggest event of the year for most Chinese residents, with a two week build-up to a day of dragon dances and fireworks. It’s a family event, with visits to temples and – perhaps most important of all – feasting on New Year delicacies such as crescent-shaped dumplings (which symbolise wealth).

Venue:
Throughout Hong Kong.

Address:
Hong Kong, China

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Hong Kong Arts Festival

Date :
27 February 2015 - 29 March 2015

A celebration of all things performing arts. There are live performances an ......

A celebration of all things performing arts. There are live performances and artistic events, including music, dance and drama. This is a truly international arts festival which has seen top artists from around the world. Live performances and artistic events, including music, dance and drama. This is a truly international arts festival which has seen top artists from around the world. Previous participants include: Moscow Art Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, the People's Art Theatre of Beijing, Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stuttgart Ballet and the Bolshoi Theatre amongst others.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Address:
Hong Kong, China

Category:
Art & Literature

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Spring Lantern Festival

Date :
5 March 2015

Also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day. Expect lantern parades and matchma ......

Also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day. Expect lantern parades and matchmaking games.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Address:
Hong Kong, China

Category:
Culture

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Summer International Film Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015

The Hong Kong International Film Festival is one of Asia's most reputable f ......

The Hong Kong International Film Festival is one of Asia's most reputable film festivals. The event reaches over 600,000 individuals, screening over 330 films from over 50 countries. Festival-goers can enjoy world-class films, seminars hosted by film makers from around the world. exhibitions, parties and more.

Venue:
Various venues.

Address:
Hong Kong, China

Event cost:
Free.

Website:

Category:
Theatre & Film

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Ching Ming Festival

Date :
4 April 2015

On ‘grave sweeping day’, families visit the graves of loved one ......

On ‘grave sweeping day’, families visit the graves of loved ones and tidy them up. They also burn ‘hell money’ which is intended to give the deceased spending power in the afterlife; similarly burning status symbols such as paper cars will equip the departed with luxury goods.

Venue:
Throughout Hong Kong.

Address:
Hong Kong, China

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Other

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Le French GourMay

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2015

Le French GourMay will allows the people of Hong Kong and Macau to satisfy ......

Le French GourMay will allows the people of Hong Kong and Macau to satisfy their craving for the best of French wines and gastronomy. Restaurants, Michelin-starred chefs, as well as wine importers and distributors in Hong Kong and Macau advocate the festival by featuring menus to go along with French wines, wine tastings, promotions and workshops.

Venue:
Hong Kong

Address:
Hong Kong, China

Event cost:
varied

Category:
Food & Drink

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Le French May

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2015

Two decades on from its launch, this festival of French culture is still go ......

Two decades on from its launch, this festival of French culture is still going strong. The calendar is always varied, with events from opera and classical dance to circus and cinema; plus there are fashion and food strands to the festival.

Venue:
Various venues in Hong Kong

Address:
Hong Kong, China

Event cost:
Varies.

Category:
Music

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Birthday of Tin Hau

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2015

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Venue:
Various Tin Hau temples, including Clearwater Bay, Shap Pat Heung and Sai Kung.

Address:
Hong Kong, China

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Date :
25 May 2015

This week of festivities – also known as the Tai Chiu festival &ndash ......

This week of festivities – also known as the Tai Chiu festival – includes parades, martial arts demonstrations and Chinese opera performances. But it’s the buns which really capture the imagination: towers of them are intended to satisfy the ghosts of pirates, and on the final day a huge tower of buns is scaled by teams competing to grab as many of them as possible.

Venue:
Pak Tai Temple, Cheung Chau Island.

Address:
Pak Tai Temple, Cheung Chau Island, China

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
History

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Dragon Boat Festival

Date :
20 June 2015

Dragon boat racing, as well as live entertainment, food stalls and a vibran ......

Dragon boat racing, as well as live entertainment, food stalls and a vibrant party atmosphere take over Hong Kong during the Dragon Boat Festival. This ancient event, also known as Tuen Ng Festival, commemorates the death of a popular Chinese national hero, Qu Yuan, who drowned himself in the Mi Lo River over 2,000 years ago to protest against the corrupt rulers.

Venue:
Various locations across Hong Kong including Aberdeen, Stanley, Discovery Bay, and Sai Kung.

Address:
Victoria Harbour, China

Event cost:
Free to spectate.

Category:
Entertainment

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2015 (Varies by Lunar Calendar.)

Also known as the Moon Cake Festival, after the sweet treats which are eate ......

Also known as the Moon Cake Festival, after the sweet treats which are eaten during the run-up and on the day itself. The festival marks a historical rebellion against Mongol rule in which, it is said, plans for revolt were hidden within moon cakes. Events include a lantern parade in Victoria Park.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Address:
Hong Kong, China

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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