EVENTS – Three Essential Free Events This Weekend

Hong Kongers are spoilt for choice this weekend. Here’s a lowdown of the weekend’s best events – all of which are free!

Very HK Festival 2013

  • ‘Big Picnic’ event, this Sunday, Dec 15th, Noon till 9pm. Central Waterfront Promenade.

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“Very Hong Kong is the city’s first independent, annual programme with a mix of community-founded arts, culture, food, lifestyle, sport and design events, held in various public spaces in the city. It will be a celebration of Hong Kong’s unique mix of culture, heritage, cosmopolitan lifestyle and urban environment by transforming the city’s public space.”

The picnic is the climax of the many, many events which form part of the new, crowd-funded festival. Other events include ‘Very Christmas Concert‘, 7pm on Saturday, ‘Very Street‘ from 12:30pm on Saturday and ‘Very Big Screen on the Green‘ at 7pm also on Saturday…

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There is also a cluster of events and exhibitions in Wanchai at Dominion Garden, Wing Lok Lane and also on Sun Street and Moon Street.

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Freespace Festival 2013

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“Freespace Fest is a free two-day outdoor arts festival where artists present outdoor works and audiences bring in their own activities. It is a festival for you to experiment the possibilities of public space. With 10 co-curators offering 15 hours of performances and activities covering music, dance, literature, media arts, parkour, workshops, talks and open-call programmes by over 400 local and overseas artists, there is plenty to see and enjoy.”

Tickets are no longer available online but you can show up and queue – first-come-first-served.

Download and print a B&W PDF guide and map for day one and day two.


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Santacon 2013

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“Santacon is a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason. More simply, it’s an excuse to dress up as Santa and parade drunk and merrily through the bars of Hong Kong.”

Hide your kids and wife – HK’s bankers and lawyers go on the rampage across Kowloon and HK Island in the messy annual international Santapalooza.


Hong Wrong will be covering all three events, so stay tuned for photos next week!

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