This month, live events have returned with full force, giving us an excuse to go out and enjoy what is arguably the best season in Hong Kong. From yoga and trail runs to wedding fairs and free-flow dim sum, here are the best ways to take advantage the refreshing autumnal weather.
Green Staycation at Ocean Park
In a newly launched campaign this October, you can now practice yoga, SUP yoga and meditation around Ocean Park. Stretch to the beautiful backdrop of the aquarium, water fountain and more.
When: Throughout October
Where: Ocean Park, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
How much: From $80
80’s Dim Sum Night
When: Every Monday to Thursday in October, 6-9pm
Where: Duddell’s, 3-4/F, Shanghai Tang, Duddell Street, Central
How much: $298
Reviv IV Drip Therapy Pop-up
Make the most of the long weekend by starting with a wellness body boost at Reviv’s pop-up. Located at Rosewood’s Asaya wellness retreat, reset and replenish with the brand’s signature IV drip therapies filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
When: October 1-2, 10am-6pm
Where: Asaya, 6/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Contact 2530 9882 for pricing and reservations
Mr. Black x Omotesando at Lobster Bar
Kick off October with a night of coffee and cocktails. Award-winning barista of Omotesando Koffee Tim Lam and Mr. Black’s Arlene Wong are joining forces to bring you an evening of caffeinated enlightenment.
When: October 1, 6-10pm
Where: Lobster Bar & Grill, 6/F, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How much: Order à la carte
Kapuhala GreenRace 18
If you’re up for a challenge, join this 18km trail race across Shuen Wan Country Park. The race finishes at Hong Lok Yuen Country Club where participants can enjoy a spread of food and beer.
When: October 4, 8am-6pm
Where: Starting location is Shuen Wan Country Park
How much: $740
China Coast Regatta
As part of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s China Coast Race Week programme, sailors will compete in a variety of windward, leeward, geometric and island courses. This time of the year means competing yachts can expect the best of Hong Kong’s sailing conditions – excellent breeze, blue skies, warm friendly waters and great parties.
When: October 9-11
Where: Starting location is Royal Hong Ktong Yacht Club, Middle Island
Read more: 10 water sports to try in Hong Kong
Italian Wedding Fair
When: October 10, 10am-8pm
Where: SPIGA, 3/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central
How much: $22,000
Discovery Bay Sunday Market
This popular outdoor market organised by Handmade Hong Kong is back. Now’s your chance to grab a bargain whilst supporting a local independent store at this monthly event.
When: October 18, 11am-6pm
Where: Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay Road, Lantau
How much: Free
For those new to trail running, this is a great introductory course for the HK50 series. Race around the city’s most iconic landmarks and explore some of the best viewing points on Hong Kong Island including Mount Butler, Jardine’s Lookout and Violet Hill.
When: October 24, 7am-5pm
Where: Starting location is the Peak Galleria
How much: $790
Hong Kong Island not your jam? Hop on over to Lantau because the eighth edition of the Salomon Lantau 70 is back, welcoming solo and relay teams of four. Be warned – this 70km race is not for the faint of heart.
When: October 31, 8:30am
Where: China Bear, 3 Ngan Wan Road, Mui Wo
How much: $990