What to see and do in Hong Kong this September

It’s the typhoon season, but that’s no reason for your spirits to be dampened! We have here a list of must-see and must-do events to keep up the party spirit this September. The choices are eclectic, from art shows and Shakespeare plays to pop music concerts and beer tasting events. Read on to find the event that piques your interest the most.


Ariana Grande in Concert

Multi-platinum-selling superstar Ariana Grande comes to town with her unique brand of pop and R&B. Listed among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, Grande will be performing chart-toppers like Side to Side, Into You and Dangerous Woman.
21 September, 8pm
AsiaWorld- Expo arena, Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island


Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Musical

This Olivier and Tony award-winning musical is a feel-good favourite from Broadway and the West End. Based on the hit movie, it tells the story of three friends who hop aboard a battered bus named Priscilla in search of love and friendship. Dance floor favourites such as Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I Will Survive and Shake Your Groove Thing are sure to get disco babies dancing.
29 September-22 October
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai


Road to Ultra

The Road to Ultra tour visits several countries in Asia this month. The Hong Kong encore touches down on the third Saturday, with Europe’s best electronic music acts headlining: DJs Kygo (Norway), ZEDD (Germany) and Hardwell (The Netherlands).
16 September, 12pm-10pm
West Kowloon Nursery Park Hong Kong


Asia Contemporary Art Show

The 11th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show begins on a Thursday night with an exclusive UnionPay Private View and VIP Collectors Preview. On Friday, the HK Liquor Store Art Night officially kicks off the weekend with 2,500 works of art. Original paintings, limited editions, sculptures and photography from emerging to mid-career artists will be on display.
21-24 September
Conrad Hong Kong (Level L)
One Pacific Place
88, Queensway, Admiralty



Are you a big fan of the amber brew? Does choosing from over 500 varieties sound like a dream come true? If so, there’s only one place to be on the fourth weekend of September: at the waterfront along with the rest of the city’s revellers. Called “Asia’s biggest craft beer event” by CNN, Beertopia partners with 25 restaurants, live music acts, shisha experts and more for a 14,000-strong outdoor party.
22-23 September
Central Harbourfront Event Space
Lung Wo Rd, Central

Latino Party 5

The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong brings back its annual bash celebrating all things Latin-American. This colourful party – well-attended by Hong Kong’s Spanish-speaking community and friends – features free-flow mezcal cocktails, Mexican canapés and raffle prizes. No Latin party is complete without a live salsa band, which will be firing up the dance floor with a reggaeton DJ from the land of Despacito. Get your dancing shoes ready for this one!
9 September, 9pm-12am
Picada, 2/F, LKF29, 29 Wyndham Street, Central

HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair

The region’s leading timepiece trade platform returns to Hong Kong for its 36th edition. Last year, the fair hosted more than 800 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions. This year, make a beeline for Salon de TE, which offers a curated selection of international watch brands grouped into five thematic zones including wearable tech, chic & trendy, and “renaissance moment”.
5-9 September
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
Free admission for trade visitors

OneRepublic Live

Grammy Award-nominated quintet OneRepublic – hailing from Colorado Springs, USA – stops in Hong Kong at the tail end of their tour. The band’s most recent album, Oh My My, became their highest-charting debut to date, landing at No 3 on the Billboard 200. Their biggest hits include Apologize, Secrets, Counting Stars and If I Lose Myself.
19 September, 8pm
AsiaWorld-Expo Arena
Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s iconic show, the three-man comedy troupe brings its antics to the Hong Kong stage. The bard’s 37 plays will be condensed to 97 minutes in a high-speed roller-coaster of comedy and tragedy that promises to have you laughing and crying at the same time.
19-24 September
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai