Get your calendars ready, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in Hong Kong this June, including meaningful campaigns centring period products, World Refugee Day celebrations, Pride Month events and more…
Wondering what to do this weekend? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best events and happenings in Hong Kong to add to your calendar now, from drag brunches and World Refugee Day celebrations to getting invovled in tackling Hong Kong’s period poverty and so much more. Scroll through for what to do around town this June 2023. Plus, never miss out on an event by checking out our regularly updated events calendar.
Read More: 60 Free Things To Do In Hong Kong
New Events & Weekend Activities In Hong Kong
Soak & Shake @ WET 76 – W Hong Kong’s Pool Party 2023
Get ready for the ultimate summer party! W Hong Kong is bringing back its long-awaited pool party — a vibrant pink-themed affair where you can let loose with your friends by the city’s highest rooftop outdoor pool! The Soak & Shake @ WET 76 is happening Saturday, 10 June and promises unlimited booze (luxury Champagne, Rosé and signature cocktails!) and electrifying music. Plus, free-flow tapas, Insta-worthy decor and thrilling performances. It doesn’t stop there — after midnight, the entertainment continues at WOOBAR, with the hottest DJs in town!
Sassy Tip: Grab the “Splish Splash Surprise” offer before it’s too late — a special 10% discount valid until Sunday, 4 June!
When: Saturday, 10 June, Poolside Party, 8pm to 12am, Afterparty, 12am to 2am
Where: W Hong Kong, ELEMENTS, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Poolside Party – WET® POOL, 76/F; Afterparty – WOOBAR, 6/F
How much: From $1,288 for one person, including admission, free-flow package and a souvenir. See all options and buy a ticket at W the Shop or Ticketflap.
Celebrate International Day of Yoga with the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong
Whether you’re a certified yogi, a casual practitioner or a total beginner — International Day of Yoga is the perfect opportunity to roll out a mat and celebrate this spiritual practice! Join the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong and over 10 established yoga centres at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park on Saturday, 17 June for an uplifting morning session in a green open space with waterfront views. Free yoga mats, T-shirts, water bottles and souvenir bags will be provided to all participants.
When: Saturday, 17 June, 7:30am to 10am
Where: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, 6 Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: Free for all — register here
Read More: The Best Yoga Studios & Classes In Hong Kong
Graphic Design in Japan (Hong Kong Edition)
Take in the year’s best graphic design works, as selected by a group of Japanese design professionals and partake in design dialogues covering different topics essential to graphic design. Get involved with a Graphic Design Mini Workshop and Interactive Zone for visitors to further immersive themselves with the winning works.
When: Thursday, 25 May to Sunday, 11 June
Where: SG09 – SG14, G/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free (first-come, first-served basis)
LUÜNA’s “Empowered, Period.” Campaign
This fundraising event will see empowering women (including Catherine Gurtin from PathFinders and Adella Namagambe from Refugee Union) at the forefront of educating people on Hong Kong’s period poverty. The proceeds will work towards LUÜNA’s aim to bring free period products to individuals from underserved communities. The evening will be complemented with food, drinks and goodie bags.
When: Thursday, 1 June, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: House Studio, 33 Des Voeux Road Wan, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $500 — buy a ticket here
French Traditional Gourmet Market
We love a weekend market and one that’s specifically for food hits the spot! Presented by French GourMay Food & Wine Festival, this traditional outdoor market will see everything from sparkling wines, French delicacies, such as cheese, pâtés, fruit jams, foie gras, croissants, seafood and much more!
When: Thursday, 1 June to Sunday, 4 June
Where: Nina Mall 1, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free
Centre for Refugees’ World Refugee Day Celebration Event
Being a refugee is not a choice. World Refugee Day is on Tuesday, 20 June – commemorate refugees’ resilience and bravery with Christian Action Centre for Refugees’ weekend event. It’ll feature henna booths, African Djembe tryouts, a mini leather wallet making workshop and more interactive programs to educate on the crisis of refugee migration.
When: Sunday, 25 June, 12pm to 8pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $20 for adults and $10 for children — buy a ticket here
Read More: Sassy Supports – Grassroots Future
French May 2023: His Temple
On 10 June at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, musician Olivier Cong will collaborate with Karena Lam, ambassador of the French May Arts Festival, choreographer Ong Wing Lock and Zelia Tam to create a dialogue of contemporary music and dance inspired by Guy de Maupassant’s short story Clair de Lune.
When: Saturday, 10 June, 8pm
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $280/$380 — buy a ticket here
Pride Month Events & Activities In Hong Kong
Pride Brunch At Cruise Restaurant & Bar
Celebrate Pride Month with a deliciously boozy drag brunch at one of the best rooftops in town! Cruise Restaurant & Bar (a 2023 Sassy Reader Awards winner for Best Bar and Best Restaurant) will see show-stopping performances by drag queens, Pansze Diva, Queen Kong, Emma Ohrey and Violette Blanche, not to mention unlimited appetisers, rainbow dessert, inflatable unicorns, drinking games and more!
And don’t miss our exclusive Sassy Hong Kong IG Giveaway!
When: Saturday, 3 June, 12pm to 3pm
Where: Cruise Restaurant & Bar, 23/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: $798 — buy a ticket here
Slay And Sashay Pride Brunch At FRITES Causeway Bay
Slay and sashay your way to FRITES Causeway Bay for the brunch of the year. If drag queen legend Violette Blanche doesn’t loosen up your sleeves, the four-hour free-flow will! So get ready to unleash your inner diva and don’t forget to dress to impress!
When: Saturday, 17 June, 12pm to 5pm
Where: Shop 1, G/F, Park Haven, 38 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $780 — buy a table here
Ongoing Events & Weekend Activities In Hong Kong
French May Arts Festival 2023
One of the city’s largest cultural events, Le French May is back with over 100 programmes ranging from art showcases to food fairs, dance shows, music performances, heritage exhibitions, masterclasses, workshops and more! This year’s highlights include Virtually Versailles and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels but it’s worth scrolling through the festival’s programme and social media to discover events and book your tickets.
M+ Cinema’s Spring Edition Programme
M+ Cinema’s Spring Edition programme highlights include the documentary “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” (2018), Oscar-nominated writer-director Sarah Polley’s gutwrenching drama “Women Talking” (2022) and picks from Hong Kong artist and animator Wong Ping.
When: Until Friday, 30 June, various show times according to the screening and day
Where: M+ Cinema, M+, 38 Museum Drive, West Kowloon Cultural District, West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $85 for adults, $68 for other tickets including for full-time students, seniors, persons with disabilities and more. Check out the lineup and showtimes and buy a ticket here.
Virtually Versailles — Part of French May
Part of French May, this touring digital exhibition is not to be missed! Jointly presented by the Palace of Versailles, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and supported by The Jockey Club Charities Trust — wander through the restored palace and its gardens and grounds virtually as you discover its gorgeous painted ceilings and lush landscapes. Download the app to get access to interactive content, exhibition details, audio guides, 360-degree immersive images, AR, Baroque music and more.
When: Until Sunday, 9 July (closed on Tuesdays)
Where: Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Standard — $10, Group of 20 persons or more — $7 per person. Tickets are available up to seven days in advance at the Museums’ Box Office, all URBTIX outlets and self-service ticketing kiosks. You can also book through URBTIX via its internet site, calling 3166 1288 and its mobile app.
Read More: The Best Museums In Hong Kong
This article contains editorial selections and paid partnerships.
Main image artwork by Sassy Media Group using images courtesy of Centre for Refugees’ World and FRITES, image 1 courtesy of W Hong Kong, image 2 courtesy of Consulate General of India, Hong Kong, image 3 courtesy of LUÜNA, image 4 courtesy of Centre for Refugees’ World, image 5 courtesy of FRITES.