Things are heating up in Hong Kong and there’s plenty to keep you occupied with loads of Sai Kung events in May for every mood. From family-fun sailing to action-packed dragon boating racing – we’ve got your calendar covered.
Buddha Birthday Celebrations
One more public holiday.
UNTIL MAY 4
Cheung Chau Bun Festival
A colourful and unique Hong Kong festival featuring bun towers, performances and lion dances. Don’t miss the Bun Scrambling Contest at midnight on the last day of the festival. Pak Tai Temple, Cheung Chau, www.cheungchau.org. For ferry times and to plan your trip, visit www.nwff.com.hk.
Kidz Night Out
Kidz Night Out aims to provide an educational experience for children, where they can learn, build and play with LEGO. Pizza and drinks are included. $300 per child or $250 for current students. Book your spot by calling 2791 0007. 5.30-8.30pm. For more information visit bricks4kidz.com.hk/saikung
2017 Bonaqua LIFEPROOF Action Sprint RUN
Returning for its 14th year, the Action Sprint Run series will be holding its final leg of its three race series in Sai Kung. The course will follow along Sai Wan Road in Sai Kung East Country Park before heading onto the Lok Wu Hiking Trail. The race starts and finishes in Pak Tam Chung. The race starts at 8am. For more information, visit www.actionasiaevents.com
Malvern Meet & Pre-school Meet
Malvern College Hong Kong regularly holds small group sessions for prospective parents to learn more about the school, expected to open in September, 2018. Teachers and senior management will be there to answer any questions you may have. The next one is from 9:30-11am (pre-school) 11:30am-1pm (primary and secondary), Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Bauhinia Room, 4/F, 3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Sign up at www.malverncollege.org.hk/infosession.
Serve-a-thon Hong Kong
In its inaugural year, this event aims to bring together NGOs, corporates, government, media and the public to highlight the importance of community engagement in helping address social issues. Over nine days, the city will unite through hundreds of volunteer activities taking place across Hong Kong. Whether you are an individual, family, school or corporation, find out how you can join in at www.serveathonhk.org.hk
Window to My Soul
Artist Ignatius Awunobi is holding his first solo painting exhibition at H Studio Gallery, his showcased work celebrates life and nature through his own eyes.The first day is the opening party where you can meet Awunobi himself. Drinks and food available at the gallery. Free admission. 6-8.30pm for opening party and noon-4pm every day after. Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. H Studio Gallery, 1/1 Wan King Path, Sai Kung. For more information call 9123 8664.
Sai Kung Sunday Market
Browse through over 60 stalls of food vendors and artisans at this well-established indoor market. Children can enjoy face painting and cuddles with adorable puppies, while you eat, browse and shop. 11am-5pm, Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung.
May 10, 11, 13
Stamford American School Open House
Stamford American School are holding several open days throughout May. To RSVP, visit www.sais.edu.hk or call 2500 8688.
MAY 13 & 14
The students of Hong Kong Adventist College will perform the award-winning CATS musical. Be entranced by the adaptation from TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, packed with music and dance. For more information, call 2623 0216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 13 & 14
IRIS: YOUR ESCAPE
Hong Kong’s largest health and wellness festival is back with fitness, music, yoga, meditation, performances, silent discos, family activities, shopping and more. Over 60 classes take place over two days. Two-day festival entry is $150 for adults (12+), $75 for children (3-11). Prices are $200 and $100 on the door, respectively. Single-day entry also available. West Kowloon Nursery Park, www.irishkg.com/lineup.
Outlook Festival Hong Kong Launch Party 2017
Outlook Festival Hong Kong is the only underground Bass Music festival in Hong Kong. The outdoor venue is located in Ma On Shan with a beautiful panoramic view of Tolo Harbour and features a 10,000 sq-ft open area. For tickets and more information, visit outlookfestival.hk.
Mum’s the word!
Hebe Haven Yacht Club Family Fun Day
Young sailors will have the opportunity to go dinghy sailing at Hebe Haven Yacht Club’s Family Fun Day. Participants will be able to experience controlling the boat as well as join in with games and fun races. Suitable for children aged 4-10. Children must be accompanied by one adult. 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. $365 for members; $525 for non-members, includes one child and one adult. For more information and bookings, call 2719 0926 or email email@example.com
Affordable Art Fair
Shop high-quality yet affordable art. Tickets $160 for adults, $90 for full-time students and senior citizens. Children under 16 may enter for free. Hall 3DE, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, www.hkticketing.com.
Round the World: Russell Howard live in Hong Kong
UK comedian Russell Howard takes the stage at Hong Kong Baptist University’s Academic Community Hall. Best known as the writer and star of Russell Howard’s Good News, he is currently on a tour of 30 cities across the globe. Tickets from $488 at www.hkticketing.com or call 3128 8288 to speak to an agent.
Fun swim races for kids at Sai Kung VRC, Emerald Bay, 8am-midday. Lots of categories for different ages plus BBQ breakfast. Keep updated by Splash on Facebook at SKSplash or instagram @sksplash. Enrol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sai Kung Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat races are upon us! Races run from 8am-2pm, Sai Kung Waterfront promenade. Want to know more? We’ve got you covered with our Dragon Boat Festival guide.