Follow the lead of Hongkongers and make a party out of an ancient Chinese festival under the modern skyline of Victoria Harbour. Enjoy boats, beers and the cheers of hundreds of thousands of spectators — it’s the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival.
Every year, thousands of the world’s top dragon boat athletes battle it out at the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races — three days of intense racing that fill the harbour with heart-pounding action, a profusion of colour and the sounds of drummers and fans cheering paddlers on to the finish line.
To make your summer experience an unforgettable one, the carnival will also feature a tantalising man-made beach and a fun-filled splash area for locals and visitors alike to soak up the sun in the heart of the city centre. A scrumptious Street Food Gala will serve an array of local and international bites, as well as signature dishes from food trucks. Another addition to the event is the Artisanal Market, showcasing creative talents from local artists and craftsmen.
Stay tuned for more details on this year’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival!
14–16 June 2019
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 8 minutes, or;
- take the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central and walk 2 minutes.