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 isn’t 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.