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Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2018
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Best things to do during the Hong Kong Sevens Festival

Who says Hong Kong Stadium gets to have all the fun?

Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with Hong Kong Rugby Union
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There’s no denying it. Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is not only one of the biggest tournaments in the World Rugby Sevens Series, with 40 teams from 34 international rugby unions competing for the championship title, but it also happens to be Hong Kong’s rowdiest and most rambunctious calendar event. Taking place on April 5-7, the major sporting event sees thousands of rugby fans and revellers descend onto Causeway Bay’s Hong Kong Stadium over the three-day weekend. Throw in some outrageous costumes, plenty of beer and Pimm’s, heart-palpitating action on the field (come on, Hong Kong team!), and a streaker or two (there’s always one every year), and you have all the ingredients to a great Hong Kong Sevens. 

But the fun and action isnt just confined to the stadium. This year, the Hong Kong Sevens Festival will be spilling out and taking over Central Harbourfront and Lee Gardens, meaning the whole city can join in the fun, even the kids. If you’re looking to make the most out of the Sevens’ party atmosphere, here’s how.

Join in the revelry at Sevens Central

Join in the revelry at Sevens Central

The fun doesn’t stop there.  Following Gwen Stefani’s performance, the Central Harbourfront event space will transform into Sevens Central during the Hong Kong Sevens weekend on April 6 and 7. The party central will bring live music, entertainment and also live screenings of the rugby tournament on a giant screen, so no one has to miss the same festivities and celebrations that make the rugby sevens so popular. Plus, it’s free entry. We call that a real bargain. 

Keep the kids entertained
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Keep the kids entertained

It’s not all about booze and partying. There’s a wealth of kid-friendly hijinks over the weekend at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC FanWalk at Lee Gardens – conveniently located on the way to the games at Hong Kong Stadium. Over the span of the three days between 11am-7pm, there’ll be roving street performers, generous amounts of food and drink stalls, a ninja course and more. 

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Win tickets to the Hong Kong Sevens
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Win tickets to the Hong Kong Sevens

Okay, at the end of the day, it’s tough to beat the real deal. And lucky for you Time Out Hong Kong readers, we’re giving out two three-day passes to the 2019 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tournament – seriously, these tickets are like the stuff of legends. That’s not all, two tickets (valued at $780 each) to Gwen Stefani’s concert are also up for grabs. Click here to find out more!

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