Wild In The City At Hong Kong SummerFest 2022

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8th November 2022

Summer is over, and autumn, my favorite season of the year, has arrived. The cold breeze, the transition of greenery to autumn foliage, and holiday music played in malls all add to the excitement for the Christmas season. The countdown has started, are you all excited?

But before we start the countdown, I have to go back to one summer day when I went on a trip on a Mid-Autumn Festival day. Don't be confused, because I don't know either why Mid-Autumn Festival is held every summer. From the name itself, it must be during "mid of Autumn", but this festival always falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month in the Chinese calendar which usually happens in September. And as far as I know and have been living here for 5 years, September is still summer here.

This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival fell on the 10th day of September, and the day after that was a public holiday. So basically, my trip happened on the 11th of September. Imagine how long these photos have been staying in my gallery, and they should be posted before the year ends, lol.


#TravelHongKong presents: Wild In The City At Hong Kong SummerFest 2022

Gladly, the annual SummerFest in Hong Kong lasted for 2 months, particularly from the 16th of July to the 18th of September. This gave me the opportunity to attend the annual SummerFest on Mid-Autumn Festival day. I wasn't actually aware of it until I searched for good places to visit on Mid-Autumn Festival day, and the event was included.

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The annual event was held near Tamar Park along the Central Harbourfront Event Space with the theme, "Wild in the city". Walking alone along the harbourfront is another great experience. I hadn't been to this harbor in a long time, and I was missing the scenery, so I walked around before heading to the SummerFest.

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Lo and behold, the enormous AIA Observation Wheel and the 2nd tallest building in Hong Kong. One of my plans is to ride on this wheel. I might do that in December.

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So with and without the SummerFest, there are a lot of things to do along the Central Harbourfront.

I headed to the venue at 3 in the afternoon, and as expected, people were swarming around. I queued for probably ten minutes as visitors need to update and scan the Leave Home Safe app for Covid contact tracing before entering the area. It's quite annoying that we're still stuck following Covid protocols, but people don't seem to be doing social distancing anymore. So it's pointless, right?

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The SummerFest venue had a plethora of activities that allowed visitors to have a great outdoor fun experience. The admission was free, and the activities took place from three in the afternoon to ten in the evening.

SummerFest Site Map
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Outdoor Market

When I entered the venue, the first thing I noticed was a row of white and green tents lining the center section. This was one of the main attractions in the SummerFest organized by LocoLoco which is popular in organizing workshops, markets, and other creative and cultural activities.

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An array of outdoor markets offers several handmade design crafts, toys, apparel, accessories, souvenirs, home decorations, even plants, and other products such as traditional Chinese food, from different local stores in Hong Kong. These products are perfect as gift items for this coming Christmas.

The main purpose of the market was to promote handcrafting and creative culture to the public, and to encourage them to support locally made handcrafts and other products.

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There were also workshops organized to teach participants how to make handcraft products, such as keychains, dreamcatchers, and more.

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These dreamcatchers were my favorite among all products in the market.

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City Camping x Lumi Forest

The city camping was held in the Lumi forest, and this became the bonding site for some families. There were several tents installed on the site and visitors could occupy them, for as long as they would keep them clean and won't allow any pets inside.

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There were also carts where pets can be placed, and camping chairs, and food chests were also available. Visitors can also bring their own tents and set them up on the camping site along with others, and they could enjoy different activities to their content.

The Lumi Forest has different LED installations that illuminate, especially at night. A giant grasshopper became the main attraction in the forest, and kids truly loved it.

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More Fun In The Fest

Within the camping grounds, there was a plethora of connecting inflatable pool rings where kids were thoroughly enjoying shooting pool inflatable balls with other kids while being supervised by their guardians. The summer vibe was truly felt in this area.

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Another bonding site for parents and kids was the ping pong art fun. Several Ping Pong Art Fun tables were painted with different art that attracts players to enjoy the game.

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Just on the other side were 56 Tumbler Dolls. Those life-sized inflatable dolls became the punching bags of the kids. They were being punched, kicked, and ride on, and kids seemed to be enjoying it.

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The Wild Playground provided another opportunity for children to have fun. Some water sprinklers were turned on, and the kids enjoyed playing as if they were in the rain while riding on various inflatable toys.

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Inspired by the theme of Wild in the city, an oasis called Desert Mirage was installed just near the wild playground.

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Several potted snake plants and cactuses were installed around the desert place. They weren't just artificial, but real plants. The location appeared to have been transformed into another part of the world while retaining an Asian vibe.

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Live Stage Performances

A SummerFest won't be complete without live performances and cultural shows. Some local musicians were performing on the main stage when I came across it.

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I was able to record the performance of a local band composed of four members: a vocalist, guitarist, lady drummer, and bass musician. If I'm not mistaken, they were singing a Korean song.

You can watch their performance here.


I intended to stay until the lights turned on at night because that was an additional attraction. Furthermore, the SummerFest venue is more visually appealing with numerous neon lights and neon path walks throughout the area. Not only is the venue beautiful, but so is the scenery along the harbor. I heard there were also film nights, which were shown on a massive LED screen near the main stage.

Unfortunately, I was about to charge my low-battery phone after five o'clock in the afternoon. But I discovered that I had forgotten to bring my power bank 🤦‍♀️. I remembered @mipiano's similar experience with this, lol. That left me no choice but to went back home because my phone has only 15% battery left.

Nonetheless, I enjoyed the half-day SummerFest and I was able to take a lot of photos before my phone drained. When I was about to leave, the sun was slowly sinking below the horizon. With the assistance of a Filipina, I made sure to take the final souvenir shot along the harbor where the sunset was evident.

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Living in an expensive country makes people grind the whole week, there is no room for slacking here. The SummerFest was truly a great initiative to allow residents to at least, unwind from the hustling work, and escape from the bustling city life while spending quality time with their families outdoors.

I'm looking forward to attending the SummerFest next year 😊.

Thanks for stopping by.

(All photos are mine)

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The countdown has started, are you all excited?

YESSSSSSS! Paskong Pinas soon @jane1289 😊

So basically, my trip happened on the 11th of September. Imagine how long these photos have been staying in my gallery, and they should be posted before the year ends, lol.

September is not that long, hey. 😅

and is that AIA observation wheel belongs to an Insurance company and does it go fast?
How exciting if it is! hehe

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I guess oo,.. Isa lang namn AIA company dto hehe..mabagal lang yan..pero mganda cguro sa top..

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Ganda naman diyan ate Jane! Gaganda din nung mga items na pwedeng mabili! Nalula ako sa laki nung buildings since taga province lang ako~ pero ang daming tao! Buti nalang malawak padin spaces.

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Expect that in HK hehe... Mganda sna dami bilhin kung may extra na dala haha

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Jusko~ Ako na takot sa matataas pero pag andyan na din siguro ako kapag bibigyan ng pagkakataong makapunta din dyan masasanay din!

Ngii~sayangs. Ang gaganda nung mga bags 🥲 mahal mga ganyan na bags dito sa pinas.

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This is soo cool.... but I think I am going to participate from the virtual aspect of it because I can't cc ome over there lol... it's so beautiful witnessing those scenes and the fest!....nice picture Janey🤗

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It looks like a great festival, and the photos are superb as always 🤗

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Yes it was.. Especially for kids 😁

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Autumn is my fave too! Too bad wala sa Pinas hahaha. Love the market finds in your post :D

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Thanks.. Feel the autumn na lng sa mga tuyo na dahon😂

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What a beautiful Hongkong Jane. When I am there, indeed, I will buy those blouses and dresses. The place is so amazing.
Best regards.

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Wowwww
There are indeed plenty fun to catch up with in the fest. This place is so Lovely..of course the camping can't go wrong with what I am seeing here.... Thanks for sharing your experience here
Pooped in via #dreemport

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Awww what an adventure! These pictures are so beautiful and attractive

And you in the last picture? You look stunning Janey

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Ahhhhh. That looks sooooo fun! Those tents especially..ahhh. And that is somewhere I would love to be. Came in through Dreemport.

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Tekaaa bakit ang saya naman dyan?!
Too many activities that I don’t know where to go first! 😅
The crochet products are so cute! Would love to get a dreamcatcher too!
The tents are fun to see! There’s a lot and with different designs too!
I hope I could ride the ferris wheel too, medj katakot nga lang.

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Nakaride na ko yung sa Tagaytay malaki din yun, so carry lang to hehe..

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Now this is what I call PREMIUM FUN 😅😅😅

I'm sure you enjoyed yourself to the fullest because these fun activities are one that I'd love to participate in right now 🥺🥺🥺

Wonderful experience and beautiful piece
I came via dreemport

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Thank you for this tour sis :) It's great there are things like this that takes the busyness out of people at least even on the weekend. Ganda din nung mga giant cacti nila oh.

!LADY

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Yup sis.ganda sna aa gabi, kaso lowbat na phone haha

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May next time sis pero for sure, iba ang pupuntahan mo sa susunod hehe

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Wow... Such amazing pictures 😍
Hong Kong sure is beautiful and if I ever get there I hope I get the chance to see all this in RL 😉
What a Great adventure and Thank you so much for taking us with you 🙏

Have a wonderful week and much love 🌹🤗

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Ang ganda ng place Madam, sana nag enjoy you, sarap siguro mag ride sa ferris wheel dyarn

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