Feb 15-17: Longines Masters
One of the world’s premier showjumping events, the Longines Masters of Hong Kong, is back in town. Don your glad rags for a night of equestrian entertainment, including five-star jumping competitions, speed races and special performances. The three-day event also includes luxury shopping, F&B and kids’ activities at the Prestige Village, as well as late-night entertainment on Friday and Saturday after the competitions.
Admission to Prestige Village is free, showjumping tickets range from $200-900. Asia World Expo, longinesmasters.com/en.
Feb 17: Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
If the idea of running the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is enough to make you queasy, there’s a less tiring option. Head to the streets instead to watch the impressive elite runners battle it out for the $300,000 cash prize. Soak up the incredible atmosphere at vantage points across the city and cheer on the 70,000 runners, many of whom are raising money for great causes locally and internationally.
The 42K route begins on Nathan Road, crossing the bridge to Tsing Yi before heading back through Hong Kong Island and finally ending in Victoria Park.
Main race begins at 6:10am, visit hkmarathon.com for more information.
Feb 5: Chinese New Year Light Parade
Ring in the Year of the Pig with family and friends at the famed Hong Kong Chinese New Year Night Parade. Expect a carnival atmosphere complete with floats, marching bands, lion dancers and fireworks, all to mark the first day of the Lunar New Year. Free to attend.
6-9:45pm in Tsim Sha Tsui. Visit discoverhongkong.com for more info.
Feb 21 – 23 Mar: Hong Kong Arts Festival
From opera and jazz to ballet and theatre, the annual Hong Kong Arts Festival is a month-long celebration of creativity held at venues across the city. Now in its 47th year, the event has attracted world-class performers and artists, including the famed Hamburg Ballet and the Cloud Gate Theater of Taiwan, as well as homegrown and up-and-coming talent.
For a full schedule of performances and to book tickets, visit hk.artsfestival.org/en/.
Feb 23: Sai Kung 50
The next Action Asia in Hong Kong is the challenging Sai Kung 50. Racers take on a 3000 metre elevation gain across the lofty hills of Sai Kung West Country Park. If 50K sounds a touch unbearable, there are also 12K and 22K races that offer views just as spectacular as the main challenge. Entry starts at $380.
Book at actionasiaevents.com.