Free Things To Do In July

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"André Brasilier In Hong Kong" Solo Exhibition at Opera Gallery Hong Kong

French painter and printmaker André Brasilier is turning 90 this year, celebrating the occasion with this exhibition documenting his momentous career. The artist has spent more than half a century creating canvasses that are a blend of abstraction, expressionism, and something distinctly his own. Head to the Opera Gallery Hong Kong to view oil and watercolour paintings from 1958 up to 2018, including 21 newer works created just last year!

When: Now until Sunday, 28 July; Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm, Sundays and Public Holidays, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Opera Gallery Hong Kong, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Heritage Fiesta 2019

This year’s Heritage Fiesta will feature over 20 “declared monuments and graded historic buildings” in Hong Kong, giving you the opportunity to really appreciate their architectural styles and cultural history! There will be free guided tours offered at each participating location, as well as special stamps available to collect.

When: Now until Wednesday, 31 July, opening hours vary by location
Where: 24 declared monuments and graded historic buildings
How much: Free entry

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Bollywood Night at Happy Wednesday

We know you’re thinking of heading to the races this month so make sure to mark your calendars for this very special Bollywood Night at Happy Valley. Promising to be an evening of action-packed entertainment, enjoy performers, photo ops, prizes, henna and (of course!) spicy Indian bites trackside. You can even join in and dress up in your favourite sari or kurti!

When: Wednesday, 3 July, 6pm onwards
Where: Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley Racecourse, Wong Nai Chung Road, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry (and one drink!) – you can register here on Eventbrite or here through WHub

Read more: Top Tips For The Wednesday Races In Hong Kong

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Mellow Yellow Music Festival @SummerFest

Part of Summerfest 2019 at Central Harbourfront, the inaugural Mellow Yellow Music Festival will focus on laid-back and relaxing music ranging from folk to acoustic, light jazz and more from established and up-and-coming acts. It’s a low-key festival with quality live music in an outdoor environment featuring a main stage, solo and small groups of acoustic performers, entertainment booths and plenty of food and drinks! Click here for the entire line-up and more details.

When: Friday, 5 July, 3pm to 9pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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UNITY LIVE by Rúla Búla

This all-night (we’re talking way into the early morning!) event is all about supporting artists in Hong Kong. Get a glimpse into the city’s underground music scene and watch your favourite local bands and performers in a professional setting. With over 11 acts and bands, as well as influencers, fashion and art features, this is a jam session not to miss!

When: Saturday, 6 July, 4pm to 5am
Where: Rúla Búla, G/F, Grand Progress Building, 58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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KAKAHUETTE Art Photography Pop-Up Exhibition

If you’re looking for a beautiful piece to brighten up your space, look no further than KAKAHUETTE! Passionate about art photography, it will be holding a pop-up exhibition this month at Chez Trente, featuring high quality and limited edition photographs perfect for wall decoration. Entry is free, with happy hour drinks all night. All artwork is available for purchase, with a variety of frames and sizes on offer.

When: Saturday, 13 July to Thursday, 15 August; Monday to Friday, 5pm to 12am; Saturday, 5pm to 3am; Sunday, 3pm to 2am
Where: Chez Trente, 6 Chung Wo Lane, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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ARCH Wellness Festival @SummerFest

ARCH Wellness Festival promises to bring you the ultimate holistic healing weekend experience. Head to the Central Harbourfront for meditation, fitness activities, art and workshops. Each day will focus on something different: “Mind Breaker” (Friday, 19 July, 5pm to 9pm), celebrating physical existence with uplifting music and dance; “Super Human” (Saturday, 20 July, 12pm to 9pm), celebrating physical endurance with fitness activities and challenges; and “Super Natural” (Sunday, 21 July, 3pm to 9pm), reflecting, refreshing and rejuvenating your minds with meditation and more.

When: Friday, 19 July, 5pm to 9pm, Saturday, 20 July, 12pm to 9pm, Sunday, 21 July, 3pm to 9pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – you can register here

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Hooked Presents "Cosmic Pirates Volume 1" at Terrible Baby

Hooked is back with a new “space project” featuring a whole spectrum of music! Head to Terrible Baby‘s Music Room for “Cosmic Pirates“, a night full of everything disco from Italo to space, dark, 80s synth-pop, early electro as well as contemporary tunes. DJs include Casey Anderson (Animato Audio), Dan-Neo (Acadana), and Guido Balboa.

When: Friday, 19 July, 9:30pm to 1am
Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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HK Ukulele Festival 2019 @SummerFest

Spend the last weekend of the month at the Hong Kong Ukulele Festival! This year’s edition promises to be a day of fun, with music and performances on the main stage, ukelele artists from all over the world, game booths, workshops, and (of course!) drinks and bites. Bring friends and family!

When: Saturday, 27 July, 3pm to 9pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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