Cover We’ve rounded up the best Hong Kong events for July 2021 (Photo: Courtesy of Tai Kwun)

These are the best events worth marking in your calendar for July—including the highly anticipated Hong Kong Book Fair, wellness events, and more

With the summer is in full swing and temperatures soaring, a lot of us have been trying to stay in as much as possible lately. But if you are looking to get out of the house for a bit, we’ve got some ideas on where you can go besides your beach trips and poolside parties.

From book fairs to wellness events and music festivals, read on to discover the best Hong Kong events for July 2021. There are plenty of treats to distract you from the heat this month! 

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Editor’s note: Social distancing rules are currently in force for various businesses and venues in Hong Kong, please make sure you follow the latest government guidelines and be responsible when participating in public events. All the events mentioned in the article are still happening on the date of original publication, please refer to the event organisers’ official websites and social media platforms for the latest information. 

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Good Morning Tai Kwun

When: From now till July 4  

Where: Tai Kwun

What: Make a healthy fresh start in a new month with good eating habits and regular exercise. This weekend, head to Tai Kwun and take part in their new wellness event "Morning Tai Kwun". The heritage complex will open to the public at 8am every morning, and during these exclusive early hours, visitors can enjoy a range of exclusive “Rise & Dine” offers and feast on special menus curated by participating restaurants at the historic grounds, including dim sum and brunches.

As part of the campaign, Tai Kwun is also partnering with lululemon to host a range of outdoor wellness sessions to recharge your mind and body.

Discover more at taikwun.hk 

See also: 8 Luxury Wellness Retreats In Hong Kong

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Opera: Norma by Vincenzo Bellini

When: July 2-4

Where: Hong Kong City Hall 

What: Following the great success of “Norma”, a tragic opera by Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini’s in 1989, Musica Viva is going to revive this iconic play to satisfy your culture fix. The production involves a stellar lineup of singers, musicians, set and costume designers to offer audiences a stunning two-act performance accompanied by a captivating storyline. 

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

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Villa Musea - The Essence of Lake Como

When: July 9-12

Where: K11 Musea

What: This summer, K11 Musea will be transformed into a villa on the edge of the waterfront. Inspired by Italy’s renowned summer getaway destination Lake Como, the complex will be adorned with a fleet of European classic cars and a Campari Pop-up Bar where guests can enjoy some exclusive Italian cocktails and snacks.

See also: The Best Italian Restaurants In Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Book Fair 2021

Date: July 14-20

Where: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

What: Hong Kong’s largest literary event returns after last year’s postponement due to the pandemic. Themed “Inspirational and Motivational Reading”, this year’s book fair will introduce authors and books of the spirituality genre to readers, encouraging people to find inner peace and seek solutions to personal challenges through books. Fair visitors will also find a wide selection of titles spanning all genres including children’s books, popular fiction, non-fiction and educational resource, to name just a few.  

Discover more at hkbookfair.hktdc.com

See also: 9 New Books You Should Read In June 2021

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Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong 2021

When: July 23-26

Where: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

What: Discover a superb selection of animations, comics, games, e-sports and shop for rare, limited-edition collectables at this ever-popular annual summer event. The first edition of HK Elefun Pop Art & Toy Show will also be staged to showcase different trendy toys and figures for anime fans to marvel at the master design artists’ works.   

Discover more at ani-com.hk

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