Your guide to celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

Celebrate with the best things to see, do, and eat, in the city!

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As one of the most celebrated festivals in Hong Kong, Mid-Autumn Festival is a pretty big deal in our fair city. More than just mooncakes, it's also a holiday to celebrate reunions with friends and family, though of course, we will still be somewhat (socially) distanced as per requirements. This year, the festival lands on Tuesday, September 21 and there's plenty of gifts, traditions, staycations, and various activities happening in the city, to get in on. To help you plan ahead, we've rounded up everything you need to know for a joyous Mid-Autumn Fest in Hong Kong this year. 

 

How to celebrate

5 Things you need to know about the Mid-Autumn Festival
Things to do

5 Things you need to know about the Mid-Autumn Festival

What is Mid-Autumn really about? How did it all begin? And why do we even celebrate it?

Best things to do to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival this year
Things to do

Best things to do to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival this year

Make the most out of this holiday with our pick of the best things to do around town this moon festival.

Marvellous mooncakes to try for Mid-Autumn Festival 2021
Restaurants

Marvellous mooncakes to try for Mid-Autumn Festival 2021

From classic to creative to cool gifts and the weird but wonderful, let's eat some mooncakes!

The best restaurants with epic views
Restaurants

The best restaurants with epic views

When it comes to pairing a great meal with even better views, Hong Kong really has it down.

The top rooftop bars in Hong Kong
Bars and pubs

The top rooftop bars in Hong Kong

Whether you're planning a romantic Mid-Autumn or a festive celebration, these venues have you covered.

Best restaurants with outdoor seating
Restaurants

Best restaurants with outdoor seating

There's just something about the combination of food and fresh air that makes us all want to dine al fresco.

Explore the city

Hong Kong’s best spots for stargazing
Things to do

Hong Kong’s best spots for stargazing

Where to get the best views of the heavens.

Best day trips in Hong Kong
Things to do

Best day trips in Hong Kong

There’s a lot more to the city than just beautiful buildings and neon-drenched streets.

10 Most Instagrammable cycling routes in Hong Kong
Things to do

10 Most Instagrammable cycling routes in Hong Kong

Many of us Hongkongers love a good bike ride, but sometimes it's easy to get a little bored of seeing the same foliage as you're pedalling away along the same routes. Luckily, we've got just the thing to ramp up your weekends' cycling because Hong Kong boasts some incredibly scenic landscapes that provide more than enough great Instagram opportunities so you can make all your friends jealous while you get some fresh air. Whether you want to cherish unforgettable memories or make your feed pop – along these cycling routes, you'll find some of the best backdrops for maximum love on the 'gram.  RECOMMENDED: Prefer hiking instead? Get the entire family together and explore these easy-breezy hikes in the city. 

Secret islands to explore in Hong Kong
Things to do

Secret islands to explore in Hong Kong

Shh, I won't tell if you don't.

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Hung Hom: Ultimate guide
Things to do

Hung Hom: Ultimate guide

What you can experience in this little slice of Kowloon.

Intriguing hikes to try in Hong Kong
Sport and fitness

Intriguing hikes to try in Hong Kong

Try these lesser-known hikes with rewarding views and fewer crowds on for size.

Best night hikes in Hong Kong
Things to do

Best night hikes in Hong Kong

Where to go for a nocturnal trek in the city.

Best hiking trails for families in Hong Kong
Sport and fitness

Best hiking trails for families in Hong Kong

Don't worry, these scenic, kid-friendly hikes are suitable for hikers of all ages.

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5 Accessible city hikes in Kowloon
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5 Accessible city hikes in Kowloon

Grab a friend or two and start exploring these nooks in Kowloon. 

5 Accessible city hikes on Hong Kong Island
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5 Accessible city hikes on Hong Kong Island

If you’re anything like us and often find it hard to even crawl out of bed on the weekends, we’ve got just what you need.