Our pick of 5 Hong Kong sporting events to play or watch!

June 6, 2019

1. 2019 Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships 

Date: June 7 (Fri)

Time: 8.00am-5.00pm 

Venue: Stanley Main Beach 

Admission: FREE


As one of the largest and most prominent dragon boat races in the world, the Stanley Dragon boat race is a competition worth seeing.


With the sport's origins steeped in Chinese history (see Tuen Ng Festival), the competition draws over 200 local and international teams participating in back-to-back action-packed high caliber races, attracting a crowd of over 30,000 spectators.  


Be part of the action by heading over to Stanley to celebrate the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival!


2. FITFAM Hong Kong's Free HIIT Workout 

Date: June 8 (Sat)

Time: 8.00am-9.00am 

Venue: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay (meeting at water fountain entrance near Gloucester Road)

Admission: FREE 


Bring your friends, your roommate(s), your boss, your coworkers, your parents..


10 mins of warm-up, 40 mins of workouts and 10 mins of stretching with tons of high-fives

and photos.


FitFam's workouts are about bringing people together and are based on High-Intensity

Interval Training (HIIT) - using nothing but your own bodyweight strength and conditioning

philosophy, which alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of rest.


Think the usual push-ups, squats, burpees, jumping lunges, but more creative and interactive!


FitFam is accessible to everyone. No equipment, no previous experience or wallet needed.


3. Winstons Public Holiday 7-A-Side Football

Date: June 7 (Fri) 

Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm 

Venue: Winston's Coffee, Kennedy Town 

Admission: $50 (including a bottle of Gweilo beer) 


Suffering from the lack of televised football and don't fancy turning up to watch the Dragon Boat Festival? 


Show your love for the beautiful game and join Winston's traditional friendly 7-a-side match this Friday! 


They have "bibs, balls and banter", so all you need to do is bring your silky skills.


4. Sunset Yoga for Charity  

Date: June 7 (Fri)

Time: 5.30pm-7.00pm   

Venue: Tamar Park

Admission: FREE, donations welcome 


Looking to give back to society while getting fit? 


Join Java Yoga this Friday for a Sunset yoga session at Tamar Park on Friday, with proceeds from the event given to Indonesian and Filipino Charities.


Admission is free, but pay as you wish towards the charitable causes and don't forget to bring your own mat, small towel, and water. 


5. 2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival - Water Parade in Tai O  

Date: June 7 (Fri) 

Time: 8.00am-2.00pm 

Venue: Tai O Waterfront 

Admission: FREE 


A less commercial and more local/authentic alternative to celebrate Tuen Ng Festival. 


Every year to celebrate the Dragon Boat festival, Tai O's fishermen associations organize a

traditional water parade ritual.


This annual ritual is known as the "Deities' Parade", where three dragon boats loaded with travelling deity images makes its way through the water as a 'fa yi' (offering burning) is performed in addition to the blessing of the deities.


In the evening, each association holds its own banquet to celebrate the festival. You can also spot dragon boat races occurring throughout the day as well! 



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