Another month is here and with it comes plenty of amazing parties, activities and eating! June is off to a busy start with the Dragon Boat Carnival, yoga and lifestyle workshops, not to mention, HK’s first ever burger eating competition. The rest of the month has plenty to offer up too, so check out our picks for what’s on for June…
Now that the festivities of the annual Dragon Boat Race are over (and the winners have been crowned), it’s time to celebrate with the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival! Set against HK’s epic skyline, enjoy a weekend full of boats and beers, whilst watching the world’s top dragon boat athletes battle it out.
When: Friday, 2 June-Sunday, 4 June
Where: Central Harbour front, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
Kicking off the summer in fabulous style, you’d be a fool to not book your tickets now for W’s HEATWAVE Summer Series. With two weekend parties booked in for June, get set casino-inspired games, luxe cocktails and live performances, all set atop W’s iconic rooftop. Make sure to also share your photos on Instagram with #heatwavewhk for your chance to win a four-night stay at W Las Vegas for two!
When: Saturday, 3 June and Saturday 24 June, 8pm-late
Where: Wet Pool, 76/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $380 (standard early bird) / $480 (standard on the door) – Includes entry to the pool party and access to the after-party, plus one complimentary standard drink at the pool / $888 (WIP Zone early bird) / $988 (WIP Zone on the door) – Includes entry to the pool party and access to the after-party, plus free-flow standard drinks and champagne until 12am / $1,288 (VVIP) – Includes entry to the pool party and access to the after-party, plus free-flow standard drinks and champagne all night.
In this afternoon lifestyle workshop, clothing brand She Collective will be giving tips on how to choose the perfect outfit to take you from the studio to the street. They will also explain the importance of style and material for every type of workout. Along with healthy snacks from Amazin’Graze and Coco Paradise, attendees will receive a fab free goody bag and special on the day sales discount!
When: Saturday, 3 June, 3pm-4pm
Where: BounceLimit, The Pemberton 13/F 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $400 for non-members. Sign up by calling 2441 0021 or email [email protected]
Rise and shine this Sunday with a free yoga class and snacks! Starting off with a Ginger Jolt drink from Tizzy Shots, you will then be given Ayurvedic tips for a healthy morning routine, before moving onto an energising and cleansing 30-minute yoga session. Finish up your morning with some post yoga bites, whilst browsing eco-conscious active wear by Rumi X.
When: Sunday, 4 June, 9m-12pm
Where: BiteUnite, G/F, 15 Lung On Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Just sign up to BiteUnite to register
Are you a burger lover? Put your stomach to the test and enter HK’s first burger eating competition! To celebrate the second anniversary of Burger Joys, battle it out with other burger fanatics and see if you can take down the monster burger, consisting of two buns, eight dense layers of beef patties and toppings! The first to finish in fifteen minutes wins a prize of $1,000 Cash, a Burger Cup, a $500 cash coupon for Burger Joy and Burger Joys exclusive merchandise (along with bragging rights!). There will also be a hot wing challenge for those who like it spicy.
When: Sunday, 4 June, 3pm-5pm
Where: Burger Joys, Shop E G/F De Fenwick 42-50 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free! – sign up here
Join in the outdoor sunset silent disco zumba and yoga for a work out with a difference this month. Choose from either class, or stay for both and get ready to sweat! Illuminated disco headsets will be provided, but be sure to bring your own yoga mat.
When: Sunday, 4 June, 5pm-7pm (5pm-5:45pm: Silent Disco Zumba, 6pm-7pm: Silent Disco Yoga)
Where: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Sai Ying Pun Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $150 per class / $250 for both classes, get your tickets here
Lover of the arts? Get your tickets now for this superb rendition of the classic musical, My Fair Lady. Get ready to join Eliza Doolittle on a journey of self-discovery, as she practises her p’s and q’s, with much-loved songs, witty dialogue, and incredible costumes.
When: Friday, 9 June, at 8pm and Saturday, 10 June-Sunday, 11 June, at 3pm and 7:30pm
Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $395, get your tickets here
Missed out on your favourite music festivals this year and lusting after those late nights, live music and fab outfits? Step away from the city’s hustle and bustle for one night only and enjoy Halcyon’s Festival Feels. Dress to impress in your best Coachella inspired garms and sip on cocktails until the early hours…
When: Sunday, 11 June, 2pm-Monday, 12 June, 2am
Where: Halcyon, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Call 3162 3710 or email [email protected] to book.
Korean fried chicken lovers, this one’s for you! Paired together with amazing craft beer from Seven Brews, JinJuu is presenting the winning combo of beer battered fried chicken. Get down and enjoy a delicious portion of beer battered fried chicken, along with a bottle of Sevens Brews Craft Beer for just $100!
When: Thursday, 15 June, 6pm-9pm
Where: Jinjuu, UG/F, 32 D’aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $100 for a bottle of Sevens Brews beer and a serving of fried chicken
If you’re into small, intimate performances and love checking out new talent on the music scene, you’re going to want to know all about Gig Week. Held across town at some of HKs most vibrant live music venues, with a whole host of talent, this seven-day music extravaganza is designed to let you celebrate and discover local music that’s indie, fresh, and powerful.
When: Sunday, 18 June-Saturday 24 June
Where: Venues all over town
How much: Ticket prices vary, get yours here!