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Free Things To Do: Where To Take The Kids In June

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The best wallet (and family!) friendly happenings this month!

Summertime events are our favourite! This month, we’ve lined up everything from pop-up shops to gift fairs and wellness markets, as well as an important primary school admissions talk and a music festival. We’re also particularly excited about Summerfest‘s offerings and festive Dragon Boat events. Rest assured, everything’s family-friendly and easy on your wallet.

Read more: Tseung Kwan O: The Ultimate Neighbourhood Guide For Families In Hong Kong

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Get Redressed Secondhand Pop-Up Shop

Hosted by environmental nongovernmental organisation Redress, this sustainable secondhand pop-up is all about reusing clothes to help reduce waste in the fashion industry. Head to Loft 22 to browse and buy preloved apparel and accessories, without being too hard on the earth.

When: Tuesday, 4 June to Friday, 7 June, 11am to 9pm, Saturday, 8 June, 10am to 2pm
Where: Loft 22, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Prestige Fairs’ Summer Lifestyle And Gift Fair 2019

Join Prestige Fairs this month for the biggest annual summer lifestyle and gift fair in Hong Kong! Held at Conrad’s Grand Ballroom, the fair will feature a curated selection of beautiful products and gifts showcased by a range of creative small businesses. Browse everything from apparel to toys, children’s clothing, specially crafted jewellery, stunning homeware, gourmet foods and more.

When: Tuesday, 4 June, 5:30pm to 7pm
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Primary Schools Admissions Talk

Montessori playgroup Woodentots is hosting an informational talk ideal for parents looking to learn about primary schools admissions. Led by admissions expert Anne Murphy (ITS Education Asia), you’ll be able to get a real grasp on what can be an overwhelming subject. The session covers when you should start applying, which schools to consider, what the procedure is like and more. The talk is free to join but donations will be accepted for Mother’s Choice, a local charity that serves children without families and pregnant teenagers.

When: Wednesday, 5 June, 10am to 7pm
Where: Woodentots Discovery Bay, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join – RSVP by emailing [email protected]

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The Dragon Boat Water Parade Of Tai O

This parade is just the thing to get you prepared for the Dragon Boat Festival! Every year, three fishermen’s associations in the fishing village of Tai O come together to organise the Dragon Boat Water Parade, also known as the Deities Parade. It’s a great chance to experience Hong Kong’s local culture, our city’s traditions and visit an old stilt house community.

When: Friday, 7 June, 8am to 2pm
Where: Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free to view

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Carnival

The Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races will see three days of intense racing that will fill the harbour with the sound of drummers, colourful boats, and cheering crowds pushing their favourite teams to the finish line. While you watch the world’s top dragon boat athletes battle it out, you and your family can enjoy water splash games, take some good pics and get your fill of local and international bites at the food at the Street Food Gala.

When: Friday, 14 June to Sunday, 16 June
Where: Central Harbourfront, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Spaces x SparknShop Presents: Wellness Market

Join SparknShop for an “earth friendly” day full of sustainable and socially conscious brands, non-profit products and activities that are guaranteed to help you feel your best! Head to SPACES in Causeway Bay to browse the marketplace with your little one, attend free yoga sessions, learn how to make your own drip coffee and soap bar (out of used coffee grounds) and enjoy tons of healthy bites and drinks.

When: Saturday, 15 June, 11am to 5pm
Where: SPACES, 4/F, Lee Garden Three, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Make Music, Hong Kong!

Created in 1982, France’s La Fête de la Musique (also known as Music Day or Make Music Day) is celebrated every year on 21 June. Take part in this street music party with the second edition of “Make Music, Hong Kong!”. There will be three days of music with four performing areas, six European acts, and 28 local bands! Learn more about the lineup and details here.

When: Friday, 21 June, 6pm to 11pm, Saturday, 22 June, 3pm to 11pm, Sunday 23 June, 3pm to 10pm
Where: Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – you can register or walk in

Smartizen Park @SummerFest

Part of this year’s Summerfest, the first ever Smartizen Park promises to showcase “happier, healthier and smarter lifestyles” with three zones: experience, learn and play. The event will feature interactive technology displays and host edu-taining activities and programmes. You’ll learn how newer tech is being integrated into our daily and leisure time, as well as helping to nurture the next generation for a smarter and more sustainable future.

When: Opens on Wednesday, 26 June; weekdays, 3pm to 9pm, weekends and public holidays, special hours – you can view timings here
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Zero Food Waste Carnival @SummerFest

Also part of this year’s Summerfest, head to this zero waste carnival with the family to sample nutritious foods and create your own snacks with the use of a 3D food printer (applying STEAM concepts). Obviously, it’s all about zero waste, so with the food scraps, you can extract different colours to even make your own crayons. This is a great opportunity for the little ones to enhance their creativity and problem-solving skills.

When: Saturday, 29 June, 10am to 6pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Featured image courtesy of Samuel Wong via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Duy Hoang via Unsplash, image 2 courtesy of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, image 3 courtesy of Austin Neill via Unsplash

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