Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, originally Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Regatta, is one of the earliest of its kind and the most representative international dragon boat race event in the world. Held every summer on the weekend after the Dragon Boat Festival Day, it is a party time with exciting races, live music, beers under the iconic skyline of Victoria Harbour.hong kong dragon boat carnival 2016

Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races was first held in 1976 by the Hong Kong Tourist Association (now Hong Kong Tourism Board) in Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter. Other than the nine the Hong Kong fishermen teams, a Japanese fishermen team from Nagasaki was also invited to participate in the races. This humble event aroused worldwide interest in dragon boat racing. Dragon boat race, an ancient Chinese folk ritual, has been transformed into a modern international sport. Let’s kick off the summer with the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival!

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival 2017

This year, the Carnival will take place in Central Harbourfront. Winning dragon boat teams from all over the world will compete against each other for the international grand championships. Some of the top regional teams are invited to join this event. Local teams organized by banking and commercial corporations, professional bodies and disciplinary forces will also participate in the races.

  • Date: 2-4 June 2017
  • Time:
    • 2 June (Fri): 12:30–5:30pm;
    • 3-4 June (Sat & Sun): 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Venue: Victoria Harbour, Central
  • Admission: Free
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Beer Festival Hong Kong 2017

While enjoying the fierce dragon boat races, how about having some ice-cold beer at San Miguel BeerFest with rocking live music?

  • Date: 2-4 June 2017
  • Time:
    • 2 June (Fri): 1–10pm;
    • 3-4 June (Sat & Sun): 10am to 10pm
  • Venue: Central Harbourfront Event Space
  • Admission: Free
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Highlights:

  • Live Music Performances
  • Massive Dragon Boat Origami
  • Vintage Mega Pinball Machine
  • Cantonese Fun Kick
  • Dry Land Dragon Boat Challenge
  • Beer Drinking Competition

How to get there:

  • MTR Admiralty Station, take Exit A and walk 10 minutes; or,
  • MTR Central Station, take Exit A and walk 10 minutes; or,
  • MTR Hong Kong Station, take Exit A2 and walk eight minutes; or,
  • Take the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central

This summer, let’s feel the passion and excitement of Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival.

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