Summer is well underway in the city, and whether the sun is shining, or the rain pours, June has plenty of events to keep you all busy. Kick start the month with a summer pool party, before moving on to celebrate World Gin Day, pick up some pre-loved pieces and check out the Evolution Asia Yoga Conference 2019. And that’s just the first half of the month! The rest of June has everything in store from theatre products, epic boat parties and the annual Dragon Boat Carnival, so get your calendars ready, it’s time to start planning.
We can’t think of a better way to beat the heat than by spending the day poolside, so get your tickets now for Le Méridien Cyberport’s Au Soleil Summer Pool Party! With parties lined up from now until October, this is the first of the endless summer celebrations, complete with brunch, tunes, ice-cold drinks and pool floats.
When: Saturday, 1 June, 2pm to 8pm
Where: Le Meridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird: $300 per person; at-the-door: $400 per person (includes two complimentary standard drinks at the pool); Free-Flow Package, early bird: $588 per person, at-the-door: $688 per person (includes entry to the swimming pool and free-flow standard drinks and prosecco); Brunch Package, early bird: $688 per person, at-the-door: $888 per person (includes lunch buffet at Prompt restaurant, entry to the swimming pool and free-flow standard drinks and prosecco). Get your ticket here!
Explore space and time with renowned British Physicist Brian Cox this month! Coming to Hong Kong for the first time, learn about everything from the big bang to black holes, the fate of life and intelligence in the universe and more through state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes. He will also be talking about the value of science, how we acquire scientific knowledge and why we should trust it. Find out more here and grab a ticket before they sell out!
When: Wednesday, 5 June, 7:30pm
Where: Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets range between $550 and $1,250 – get yours here!
In the mood for a G&T? Ginsanity is bringing together more than 70 different types of the finest craft gins along with the latest tonic pairings for you to try and buy. Enjoy a day of browsing booths, discovering the world of craft gin, live music, great food, and the chance to take your favourite drink home! There’ll be no plastic cups on site, so you can either buy an aluminium metal tumbler for $20 or bring your own.
When: Saturday, 8 June, 2pm to 10pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Pre-paid wristbands available here for $250
Want to stock up your wardrobe with some fresh seasonal pieces? Ditch fast fashion and instead head to this month’s edition of the Pre Loved Sale. Taking place in Wong Chuk Hang, entry tickets will include a complimentary drink, and you’re sure to come away with some new wardrobe pieces that are kind to your wallet and the environment!
When: Saturday, 8 June, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Print House, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong,
How much: $50 – includes entry and one drink. Get your ticket here!
Asia’s leading yoga conference returns this month with more diversity than ever! The 12th Annual Evolution Asia Yoga Conference features incredible programmes, over 165 workshops, and world-class teachers from around the globe. Whether you’re a complete beginner or something of a yogi yourself, there’s something for everyone. Check out the full programme here.
When: Thursday, 13 June to Sunday, 16 June
Where: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibiton Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: One-day, two-day and four-day passes are available – prices range between $500 and $5,990. Get your tickets here!
This year’s World Environment Day (Wednesday, 5 June) is set to be held in China, “encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment”! Continue learning with “If Not Me, Who?”, a piece of eco-theatre that looks at the effects of climate disruption and how we can be motivated to change our way of life. Written and directed by HKYAF’s founder Lindsey McAlister, the 50-minute show will look at veganism, fast fashion, first world problems and the catastrophic environmental changes we are already experiencing. Head to Taikoo Place on select dates from Friday, 14 June to Saturday, 22 June for this emotional roller coaster performed by a cast of professional Hong Kong-based artists.
When: Friday, 14 June, 12:30pm; Saturday, 15 June, 9pm; Monday, 17 June, 12:30pm; Wednesday, 19 June, 12:30pm; Friday, 21 June, 12:30pm; Friday, 21 June, 7pm; Saturday, 22 June, 2:30pm
Where: ArtisTree, King’s Road, 1/F Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong
How much: Download the Taikoo Social app to book tickets
Watch the world’s top dragon boat athletes battle it out at the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races. Taking place from Friday, 14 to Sunday, 16 June, it’s set to be an exciting three days of racing that will fill the harbour with the sound of drummers, colourful boats, and cheering crowds pushing their favourite teams to the finish line. Enjoy a few beers and get your fill of local and international food at the fleet of food trucks.
When: Friday, 14 to Sunday, 16 June
Where: Central Harbourfront, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
Get your culture fix this month and head to HKAPA for this large cast rendition of the famous sailing and sinking of “The Ship of Dreams” in Titanic the Musical. It’s its first time in Hong Kong and will be presented by award-winning performing arts training company Face Productions. The performance will take place for one weekend only, so don’t miss out!
When: Friday, 14 June, 8pm to 10pm; Saturday, 15, 3pm to 5pm and 8pm to 10pm; Sunday, 16 June, 3pm to 5pm and 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $550, $440, $385 – get your tickets here!
In honour of the United Nation’s World Refugee Day (Thursday, 20 June), Justice Centre Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance are co-hosting a fundraising cycle ride starting at Lai Chi Kok and finishing in Jordan. You can bring your own bike or hire one ($160), and will receive a bib to wear on the day. Make sure to register now.
Proceeds will go to Justice Centre Hong Kong, that provides free legal and psychosocial assistance to Hong Kong’s most vulnerable forced migrants. Learn more about the organisation here.
When: Sunday, 16 June, 9am to 1pm (bike collection from 8am onwards)
Where: Ride will start at HSBC Centre Tower 2, 1 Sham Mong Road, Olympic, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Adults: $500; Bike hire: $160. Make sure to register here
We’re well and truly into junk season so don’t miss out on the action this month and get your ticket now for the Poseidon Boat Party. Promising to be one of the biggest boat parties of the summer, the day out at sea will feature live entertainment, free-flow drinks and food. Hosted by city favourites ICHU and Estiatorio KEIA, after the boat party the soiree is set to continue at ICHU TERRAZA, the rooftop terrace bar of ICHU Peru with artisanal cocktails, select wines and spirits.
When: Sunday, 16 June, 10:30am to 5:30pm (arrive at 10am for boat departure at 10:30am)
Where: Central Pier 10, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Regular Tickets: $900; Luxury Yacht Ticket: $2,500. Get yours here!