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Hong Kong’s ‘Harbour Chill Carnival’ brings 90 performance groups to Victoria Harbour for five weekends

HONG KONG — Organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), Harbour Chill Carnival will bring free street performances, X-game shows, and Music Shows along the Wan Chai harbor front for five consecutive weekends.

The fun began with a bang, as the event kicked off with free entertainment against the beautiful backdrop of Victoria Harbour. Moreover, the A Symphony of Lights show will be even more spectacular during the carnival, giving residents and visitors alike an amazing weekend and experience with the vibrant energy of a fully recovered city. HKTB Executive Director Dane Cheng expressed his delight in presenting the Harbour Chill Carnival, a unique event that combines popular culture, music, and street performances from around the world.

The HKTB is hosting this large-scale land-and-sea carnival at the Wan Chai waterfront for the first time. Performers and participating groups aim to bring excitement and entertainment to the weekends, allowing the public to enjoy the renowned night view of the Harbour and the refreshing sea breeze. This event also aims to enhance visitors’ experience in Hong Kong by showcasing its diverse and vibrant side.


Adding to the star-studded affair, Filipino celebrity and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach graced the event with her husband, Jeremy Jauncey. The Filipina celebrity raved about the Harbour Chill Carnival, “I enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere at Harbour Chill Carnival. The live music performances, performing arts showcases, breakdance demonstrations, and street eats were absolutely spectacular! My personal favorite was the special edition of A Symphony of Lights that lit up the breathtaking Hong Kong skyline. I highly recommend this family-friendly carnival to all visitors in town during the upcoming weeks. It truly is the highlight of summer in Hong Kong!”

Action-packed line up to bring laughter all over the Harbourfront

Prepare to be amazed as talented street performers and X-game athletes showcase their skills at various locations along the Wan Chai Waterfront. This diverse lineup highlights the vibrant energy of Hong Kong, accompanied by the special Carnival-only Waterfront Pyrotechnic Edition of the famous A Symphony of Lights. Best of all, guests can enjoy these events for free at any time during the Carnival at Wan Chai Harbourfront:

1. Street performances – Light up the night

The street performances combine local and foreign street performers’ innovation and skills and bring in a harbourfront show of different themes every week. For the debuting week, the Shimmer & Shine performance immersed the audience in brightly colored lights. Former champion rhythmic gymnast from Australia and seasoned cruise show performers joined forces to present an LED hula show to brighten up the evening Harbour. A stilt-walker duo dressed up in a beautifully lit outfit and interacted with the crowd while demonstrating their excellent balance. What’s more, local artists also mingled with the audience through an LED Poi performance, integrating Maori ball-tossing dances from New Zealand to invigorate the Wan Chai waterfront with brilliant hues!

2. X-game performances for climax

With the global X-game craze, various X-games are being included in the Olympic Games. Local, Mainland and Japanese BMX athletes and skateboarders will showcase some of the best tricks in the sport at the outdoor X-game area at Wan Chai Waterfront. This week, Chinese skateboard national team athlete Chen Ye and Hong Kong skateboarder Luk Chun-yin “Chun Chai,” Champion of Skateboard – Game of Skate in 2014 Asian Beach Games, put on heart-throbbing performances in the debuting show. Yusuke from Japan and local athlete Car Wing added to the excitement with BMX cycling. What’s more, local break dance group Good Job Brother presented their unique moves, making the audience cheer in excitement.

3. Additional Waterfront Pyrotechnic effect for A Symphony of Lights

Throughout the event, A Symphony of Lights will be staged at 8:00 pm every evening with enhanced lighting effects for one month. There will be a special waterfront pyrotechnic effect during the ten weekend evenings, echoing the radiant night views of the vibrant Victoria Harbour.

To make the most out of the Carnival, participants can check out the sips and bites area to enjoy a variety of refreshments such as snacks, beer and sparkling wine, which will add more fun and enjoyment to the events.

For more information, visit Harbour Chill Carnival’s official website at

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