Culinary events, festivals and exhibition among highlights of 20th anniversary celebration (with photos)
The Hong Kong Great November Feast, organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, aims to encourage visitors and local residents to experience the many delicacies that Hong Kong has to offer. Various local restaurants and key dining districts will roll out a series of culinary events and special offers throughout November to tie in with the Feast, including a special food programme featuring crabmeat, street carnivals like the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2017 and dining offers.
Crabalicious will see more than 60 top restaurants, from trendy dining spots to some of the most critically acclaimed Michelin-starred institutions in Hong Kong, offer crab-based set menus for the whole of November. The seasonal hairy crab will be making an appearance on some of the menus.
The FUNtastic QRE Festival will feature attractions ranging from community street arts to tasty food and international wines as well as carnivals and music. The carnivals, with free admission, will be staged on November 25 and 26 (Saturday and Sunday) from 1pm to 7pm near 183 Queen's Road East and at Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai. Highlight activities will include game booths, rope skipping performances, live music with dance performances and free local foods.
Another street carnival, the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2017, featuring a Japanese theme for the first time, will be hosted in Central's Lan Kai Fong on November 11 (Saturday) from 1pm to midnight and November 12 (Sunday) from 1pm to 10pm.
For details of the event, please visit www.discoverhongkong.com/greatnovemberfeast.
Celebration Events for the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of HKSAR - Hong Kong Chiu Chow Art Exhibition will be held from November 6 to 8 (Monday to Wednesday) in the Exhibition Hall, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall.
The exhibition, organised by the Shantou Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Bureau, the Shantou Federation of Literary and Art Circles, the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Charity Funds, aims to promote art and culture among the general public. Paintings by noted painters from Hong Kong and Shantou will be on display along with signature handicrafts from Chaozhou and Shantou, including paper cuttings and inside-painted snuff bottles.
Admission is free. Opening hours of the exhibition are as follows:
|November 6||6pm to 8pm|
|November 7||9am to 8pm|
|November 8||9am to 5pm|
For enquiries, please call 2559 2188.
The 2017/2018 Sai Kung District Music, Arts and Cultural Festival - Tseung Kwan O Folk Music Concert, presented by the Sai Kung District Council, the Sai Kung District Office, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Tseung Kwan O Cultural and Recreational Centre and the Sai Kung and Tseung Kwan O Secondary School Heads Association, will be held on November 5 (Sunday) from 2pm to 5pm on the Central Lawn of Hong Kong Velodrome Park.
Popular folk singers and other local singers will perform classic folk songs to bring back music of past eras and to spread traditional music in the community.
Admission is free. For details, please visit www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/sk/english/activities/art_cultural_1718.html or call 3907 0136 or 2335 1378.
A carnival featuring stage performances, game booths, an exhibition and a lion dance will be held on November 5 (Sunday) from noon to 5pm at Pai Tau Village Playground in Sha Tin. The event aims to bring harmony to the community, as well as celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR and the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong.
Free snacks, popcorn and candyfloss will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Admission is free. For enquiries, please call 2638 9723.
The Traditional Fun Games National Education Festival 2017, organised by the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association, will be held on November 5 (Sunday) from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at Wong Tai Sin Square.
A variety of shows, including performances of guzheng, Chinese kung fu, Chinese dance, children's opera and yoyo tricks will be staged. Booth games and an experience zone with jigsaw puzzles and shuttlecocks will also be set up.
Admission is free and suitable for all ages. For enquiries, please call 2451 0311.
Organised by the Hong Kong Ladies Dynamic Association, Dancing for the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR will be held on November 4 (Saturday) from 3pm at Sha Tsui Road Playground in Tsuen Wan.
The event aims to foster a festive atmosphere in celebration of the 20th anniversary through a series of activities including stage performances and a show by 1 000 dance students.
For enquiries, please call 2380 0775.
To share the joy of the 20th anniversary, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of activities and events under the theme "Together • Progress • Opportunity".
Altogether, more than 900 events and activities are being staged by the Government and different sectors until the end of 2017.
For details and updates on the 20th anniversary celebrations and events, please visit www.hksar20.gov.hk.
Ends/Sunday, October 29, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
Issued at HKT 11:00