Plan Your Summer Trip with These Hong Kong Mega Events

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Hong Kong brings world-class events to the forefront this June and July

As the ‘Events Capital of Asia, Hong Kong is gearing up with an impressive lineup of 100 events, promising to fill the season with all the festivities imaginable. From heart-racing activities to water-splashing festivals, Asia’s World City has something for everyone.

Harbour Hustle: International Dragon Boat Races and LINE Friends Display (June 15 to 16)

Over the years, the annual Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races (IDBR) has become a hallmark event on the international sports scene. Set against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Harbour, this year’s competition will feature more than 170 teams from around the world, including the Philippines’ very own Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) Elite who bagged silver and bronze medals in last year’s event. Atty. Jay Villanueva, team leader of the PDBF, reminisced about the competition last year and hopes to have a repeat of their success this year, saying, “The Philippine Dragon Boat Elite Team is elated to once again represent the Philippines in the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Race this 2024. This year, we are hopeful that we can once again bring pride to our country and people with a crew that is composed of the top dragon boat athletes in the Philippines. We are excited to race against the best of the best, which the dragon boat race in Hong Kong never fails to deliver.” Egged on by drummers and screaming crowds, the lively energy of the people pumps up the two-day event.

Adding to the fun, beloved LINE FRIENDS characters will don dragon boat outfits. Visitors can explore dragon boat-themed LINE FRIENDS displays and indulge in local delights along the Avenue of Stars for a complete day-to-night experience from 8 June to 1 July. Additionally, limited-edition Hong Kong goodies await at the LINE FRIENDS pop-up store.

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Beats by the Bay: Waterbomb (June 1 to 2) and S2O (June 8 to 9)

Dive into excitement as South Korea’s most epic water music festival makes its first splash in Hong Kong at the West Kowloon Cultural District. Prepare for a star-studded lineup featuring top Korean artists such as Jay Park, Rain, Jessi, Hyuna and others, along with thrilling water fights involving both the artists and the audience.

Meanwhile, S2O, the largest water music festival in Hong Kong, returns for its second year at the Central Harbourfront Event Space, bringing electrifying performances by internationally acclaimed DJs and artists. Take a break from the water action at the Summer Beats Stage, offering dry zone performances by a mix of local and international artists. Additionally, don’t miss the new Rap Shows & Dance Battles featuring talented performers in a series of competitions.

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Doraemon Dreams: 100% Doraemon and Friends tour (From July 13)

After a 12-year hiatus, ARR and Fujiko Pro join hands again and proudly present the “100% DORAEMON & FRIENDS” Tour (Hong Kong), one of the world’s largest Doraemon exhibitions.

With both free-entry zones and ticketed exhibition areas, the show features a distinctive collection of 135 sets of life-sized manga art and movies, most of which have never been exhibited before. The exhibition also brings an original animated short film tailored for Hong Kong and a secret gadget appearing for the first time in this event, “100% Friends-Calling Bell.” Shaking this gadget can summon friends to come, closely following the theme of the exhibition “A true friend is always there when you need them.”

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Get a taste of Asia’s events capital this June in Hong Kong. From the adrenaline rush of the Dragon Boat Races to the electrifying music vibes by the harbor, there’s something for everyone. Plan your next adventure at