Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean all the fun has to. Especially with lots of free events on the horizon this September! Between night runs up Kowloon Peak, to bar-hopping, swing dancing and vegan markets, there’s plenty to keep the summer vibes going long after the season’s over.
Do you want to live a sustainable life, yet have no clue where to start? Well then we recommend popping along to Kafnu’s Sustainable Sunday Market this month. Held in collaboration with second-hand clothing label Gwen’s Boutique, the market will feature a range of stalls from eco-friendly brands such as Kamipaper, einnoc and Soaper Delights. There’ll also be an exciting programme of workshops and talks where you’ll be taught the basics of how to live a more environmentally-friendly life. We’re especially intrigued by the “Sustainable Chocolate Tasting Workshop”, along with the “Make Your Own Toothpaste” class!
When: Sunday, 1 September, 11am to 5pm
Where: Kafnu, 2/F Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry (but make sure to register in advance here for your workshop of choice!)
In celebration of all things rum, Hong Kong Rum Week is an ode to our favourite tiki bar essential. From Monday, 2 September to Sunday, 8 September, multiple bars across Hong Kong will be serving up special rum-based cocktails. Remember to pick up a free rum passport and collect stamps as you try your way through the drinks specials. The week will also feature masterclasses and guest bartending shifts. Keep up to date on all the happenings here.
When: Monday, 2 September to Sunday, 8 September
Where: Multiple bars across Hong Kong (including Employees Only, Honi Honi, Le Boudoir, Potato Head, PIQNIQ, Stockton, The Sea by The Old Man, Whisky & Words and The Wise King)
How much: All events are free entry, except the Hong Kong Rum Week closing party on Sunday, 8 September at Honi Honi ($200 entry); cocktails throughout the week are priced between $80 and $100
Running shoes at the ready! Taking place every Monday of the month, The Green Race Kowloon Social Run challenges runners with a 10km jaunt up Kowloon Peak. For reference, yes that does mean an 800 metre elevation gain – but at least the view will be worth it. Don’t forget your headlamp!
When: Every Monday of the month, 7:30pm
Where: Kenning Industrial Building, The Green Race, Unit 20, 6/F, 19 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join – register here
Relieve any mid-week stresses with a free yoga class in the park. Hosted by Lululemon, the session will consist of a 45 minute stress-relief yoga class, followed by 15 minutes of sharing and meditation. Make sure to leave enough time to register before the class starts as latecomers may not be permitted to join. And of course, bring your own mat.
When: Wednesday, 4 September, 7pm to 8pm
Where: Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join
Join Sassy fave Kookii B as it celebrates its one year anniversary. On the agenda: an evening of bubbly, jewellery giveaways and up to 25% discount on all jewellery. You’ll also get a sneak preview of the brand’s new bridal collection, and a $100 electronic gift card if you RSVP here. Happy Birthday indeed!
When: Friday, 6 September, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Ohemia, G/F, 75A Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Partner up and dance the night away with Hong Kong Swings this month! Their Pop-Up Social at Sense 99 promises to be a relaxed evening of swing dancing set to classic big band tunes. Never swing danced before? No problem. Head over at 7:30pm to get a free beginners crash course in the Shim Sham.
When: Wednesday, 11 September, 7:30pm to 11pm (free Shim Sham class will take place between 7:30pm and 8:30pm)
Where: Sense 99, 2/F, 65 – 65A Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry (but guests are encouraged to support the venue by buying drinks!)
Looking for a dose of culture this month? Then make your way southwards to the South Island Art Day on Saturday, 21 September. Wander between exhibition openings across 18 galleries and art spaces, in addition to dance and music performances, artist talks and outdoor installations.
When: Saturday, 21 September, 12pm to 8pm
Where: Galleries across South Island (click here for more info)
How much: Free entry
It’s no secret that the vegan lifestyle is growing in popularity, which makes this VeggieWorld and K11 Natural collaboration especially timely. Featuring a vegan market (with over 30 local vegan food brands and conscious products), vegan sharing sessions, green workshops and more, the “Live Vegan Live Green” Lifestyle Festival is a celebration of wellbeing and the planet as a whole!
When: Friday, 27 September, 3pm to 5pm; Saturday, 28 to Sunday, 29 September, 11am to 9pm
Where: 1/F & 2/F, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry