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Hong Kong Tourism Board Unveils Thrilling Events for Dragon Boat Festival

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As the Dragon Boat Festival nears, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced an exhilarating lineup of events set to enliven the Victoria Harbour waterfront. Celebrations commence this Saturday, June 8, with a series of activities designed to captivate locals and tourists alike.

The festivities kick off with the Summer Chill Food Lane at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. This gourmet haven will feature ten food stalls offering an array of specialty summer delicacies. Visitors can indulge in handcrafted beer, Hong Kong-style milk tea, cold-brew coffee, and coconut desserts among other treats, ensuring a feast for the senses.

Adding to the excitement, a LINE FRIENDS-themed pop-up store and photo spots will be available, offering limited-edition merchandise that commemorates the dragon boat races. This provides a perfect opportunity for visitors to capture memorable moments along the iconic Avenue.

On June 10, the actual day of the Dragon Boat Festival, the celebration reaches new heights with a drone performance at the Wan Chai harbourfront. A fleet of 1,000 drones will light up the night sky, forming intricate patterns that depict traditional rice dumplings, dragon boat races, and majestic flying dragons.

The spectacle continues on June 15 with a stunning pyrotechnics display over the Wan Chai skyline. Spectators will be treated to a visual feast as smiley faces and the letters “HK” illuminate the night. To sweeten the experience, the Tourism Board will provide free ice cream for everyone from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both display evenings.

The highlight of the festivities is undoubtedly the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, slated for June 15 and 16 off the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade. This prestigious event will feature 17 thrilling races with over 170 teams from 12 countries and regions, including Singapore, Japan, the UAE, and Thailand, competing for glory.

The HKTB’s carefully curated events promise to deliver a vibrant and unforgettable Dragon Boat Festival, celebrating Hong Kong’s rich cultural heritage and its dynamic spirit.