The annual “Hong Kong Summer Spectacular” is set to take place next month, with various activities in the city’s key attractions in store for locals and tourists alike.
The 2-month event, a marketing effort by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), will officially start on June 11 and end on August 31. But as early as May 21, the Hong Kong Wetland Park is already holding its “Insect Chorus” exhibit, which will be on display until October 4.
Below are the other activities lined up for the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular, as seen in HKTB’s website:
Hong Kong Disneyland: Stitch and Friends Summer Hangout. Stitch (of Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch” fame) and his friends will hold a summer party filled with dance, laughter and music at Hong Kong Disneyland from June 11 to August 29.
Ocean Park Summer Splash 2010. Slip down Ocean Park’s 11-meter high and 54-meter slide, said to be the longest and tallest in the world, from July 1 to August 31. Smaller kids get their own 28-meter long jumbo slide. Massive water gun fights, foam parties and exclusive shows will also be held.
International Arts Carnival 2010. Music, dance, drama, puppetry, mime, magic, acrobatic and theatrical shows will be held from July 9 to August 15 at key locations in Hong Kong.
Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Food Festival. Restaurants, bars and food stalls in Lan Kwai Fong will serve delicious food and drinks from July 17 to 18.
Hong Kong Book Fair 2010. To be held from July 21 to 27 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, this event will not only sell books and publications — it will also provide seminars and other literary activities.
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival. Entertainment and dining options will be available at the Victoria Harbor as locals and tourists watch the world’s best paddlers compete for glory at the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat races from July 23 to 25.
Ngong Ping 360 Shaolin Showcase. Highly trained Kung Fu masters from Shaolin, China will perform acts with their iron fists and weapons at the Ngong Ping Village from July 24 to August 15.
12th Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong. This event attracts hundreds of thousands each year and is packed with animation, comics, toys and limited edition collectibles. It will be held from July 30 to August 3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
Food Expo 2010. This annual gastronomic extravaganza, to be held from August 12 to 16 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, is a must for those who are interested in the latest food offerings from around the world.
Hong Kong Computer and Communications Festival 2010. This festival of all things digital will be held from August 20 to 23 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
Summer Pop — Live in Hong Kong. The city’s top groups and artists will be featured in a musical extravaganza to be held on the last week of August. Venue to be announced.
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