SummerFest is back to Central Harbourfront
This year, the same event organizer, Central Venue Management (CVM), is going to turn the Central Harbourfront Event Space (CHES) into a large playground providing more than 25 free events and activities for the public to enjoy. The three themes of this major summer programme in the city are: Action, Lifestyle, and Social.
The 10-day SummerFest Action will bring a number of alternative sporting activities to town. It will kick off on July 14 2017 (Friday) at the CHES with Netball Fever followed by the signature event – Youth SportsFest on July 15 and 16. The dynamic and exciting SummerFest Action will then conclude with a fascinating event – the Crossfire Neon Sport Carnival, which will include Hong Kong’s first Crossfire Combat Archery Tournament, from 21 to 23 July 2017.
SummerFest Lifestyle will take place from 12 to 27 August 2017. Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council will be responsible for the promotion of balance diet and physical health, exercise and music therapy, expression of artistic treatment, beliefs and mental health activities.The details of SummerFest Lifestyle and SummerFest Social will be released soon. Let’s check out the details of SummerFest Action below.
Netball Fever@SummerFest Action
Netball Fever is the opening event of SummerFest Action co-organised by the Hong Kong Netball Association. You may not know that Hong Kong team is ranked 25th globally at present. All visitors are welcomed to try some netball-related activities and have netball competitions under the supervision of staff member. Participants could watch netball matches and enter a photo competition to win some prizes.
Youth SportsFest is co-organised by eight sports associations and Backyard Roots. It aims to expand the horizons of the young people aged 8-16 who can take part in any of the games and training workshops managed by professional coaches. The highlighted sports are: baseball, lacrosse, cricket, floor curling, weightlifting, American football, lion dance, kin-ball, as well as floor hockey and bocce ball, both of which are featured at the Special Olympics.
Floor curling is adapted from an Olympic sport, curling, which are played on ice. Floor curling can be played on any flat surface with a curling sheet. Floor curling was introduced to Hong Kong in 2014 and has become a popular sport for all ages. Coaches from the Hong Kong Floor Curling Association will show you how to play the sport properly.
- Date: July 20, 2017 (Thursday)
- Time: 6pm-9pm
- Venue: Central HarbourFront Event Space
Crossfire Neon Sport Carnival
The Carnival features three kinds of games using archery and flashing neon equipment: Combat Archery, Dodgeball Galaxy and Neon Sabre Academy. There will also be stage performances, dancing shows and a DJ show. The events are co-organised by Crossfire Arena and are open to all ages and fitness levels. Every
Combat Archery – Tag opponent teams with bow and safety arrows in a group of five.
Dodgeball Galaxy – The dodgeball court can accommodate 12 participants to play with a bouncy inflatable ball.
Neon Sabre Academy – Learn various sabre techniques under the guidance of crossfire trainers. The neon sabre area accommodates 15 participants for each session.
- Date: July 21-23, 2017 (Friday to Sunday)
- Time: 5pm-11pm
- Venue: Central HarbourFront Event Space
SummerFest Action Programme Schedule
|July 14 (Friday)
||Netball Fever@SummerFest Action
|July 15-16 (Saturday – Sunday)
|July 17 (Monday)
|July 18 (Tuesday)
|July 19 (Wednesday)
|July 20 (Thursday)
||Floor Curling@SummerFest Action
|July 21 – 23 (Friday – Sunday)
||Crossfire Neon Sports Carnival
|July 22 (Saturday)
||Crossfire Combat Archery Tournament
The CHES has housed many events such as the AIA Carnival, Art Central, Lai Yuen Super Summer 2015, Clockenflap, FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix and Dragonland Music Festival etc.
Which activities are you going to participate in the SummerFest Central Harbourfront 2017? Please feel free to leave us comments or contact us if you have any questions.
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