25 Awesome Things to Do This October Holiday in GBA

By That's GBA, September 28, 2023

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National Tide Music Carnival


The sound is boundless, and all voices are tidal. National tide, Finally it came! Happiness is not a rule. It's about playing brilliantly and playing tricks. Join a music festival to knock out the ordinary. Explore the infinite possibilities of the National Tide Music Carnival!

October 1 - 3, 2023

Foshan Youth Park, 20 meters west of the intersection of Jianguo Road and Dongping Road in Chancheng

D.N.A Music & Art Festival


As the first music festival led by Zhang Yixing, the "D.N.A Music & Art Festival" will bring the audience the top specification music festival stage live experience in China. D.N.A. Music Alliance co-founders Danko, GALI, Ma Boqian, Shan Yichun, Vanida Vinida, and Wang Ziyi will also join forces on the same stage for the first time.

October 4, 2023

Foshan Youth Park, 20 meters west of the intersection of Jianguo Road and Dongping Road in Chancheng

KPOP Immediatey Dance Party


In the 24 years since its establishment, SM Entertainment has been invincible on the road of star-making, and has gradually interpreted its role as a leader in the Korean idol market. Even if you don't chase KPOP, I believe you know these names to some extent. This time, we brought SM's music to the party.

September 30, 7pm - 10pm

ALSO LIVE, Second floor, Block C, No. 6, Beilong Yixing Road, Shunde

Crab Craving at Canal Luna


As the autumn breeze arrives, the crab cravings emerge, September's moon with a round navel, October's with a pointed tip. It's that time of the year to savor crabs. Join us at Canal Luna Chinese Restaurant for a gourmet delight that tingles your taste buds. Let this golden autumn be filled with delicious anticipation!

Available until October 31, 2023

Canal Luna Chinese Restaurant, InterContinental Foshan

Italian Feast Set Menu at Cielo 51


Indulge in our Italian Feast Set Menu, unlimited time to savor our thematic dishes.

Price: RMB268 per person

Available until October 31, 2023

Swissotel Foshan, No.1 Chengmentou West Road, Chancheng

Art Without Borders and Barcelona Contemporary Art Exhibition


The exhibition showcases the beauty of Barcelona's art and the essence of life, presenting an artistic and design feast of dialogue between the East and West, a magnificent epitome of an era.

Monday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition Collection Hall, 9/F, Lourve International Home Furnishing Headquarters Building, Shunde


Let's Go to the Moon Viewing


Every festive season, you are alone in the city. A special day looks forward to a special ceremony. Admire the moon and sing songs to meet friends!

September 29, 8.30pm - late

Let's Livehouse, above the slide of Leshi Cultural District, No.70 Daishan Road, Qianshan, Xiangzhou

Hong Kong

2023 National Day Fireworks Display


Join the huge crowds heading to Victoria Harbour to celebrate the 74th birthday of the People's Republic of China with a glittering fireworks display comprising eight scenes.

October 1, from 9pm

Victoria Harbour between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui

GLORIA the Tour


Famous British male singer Sam Smith has multiple hit songs, including 'Latch', 'La La La', 'I'm Not The Only One', 'Too Good At Goodbye', and more. On the evening of October 6 during the National Day holiday, he will start singing at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.

October 6, 2023

AsiaWorld-Expo Address Chek Lak, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Moon Fest Lumiere


This Mid-Autumn Festival, Lee Tung Avenue presents the ‘Moon Fest Lumiere’ on the 200-metres-long, tree-lined pedestrian walkway with over 800 auspicious lanterns, including designs like the Jade Rabbit and goldfish for the first time. The ‘LED Fire Dragon Fiesta’ is also making a comeback so visitors can get up close to the glowing dragon and experience this unique rendition of the intangible cultural heritage.

Until October 23, 2023

Along Lee Tung Avenue

M+ Sigg Collection: Another Story


‘M+ Sigg Collection: Another Story’ takes a visual approach to examine the styles and practices of contemporary Chinese art from the 1990s to the present. The exhibition surveys how artists reconsider their cultural identities and express their uncertain state of being during China’s rapid modernisation in the 1990s. It brings together a multitude of works that exhibit qualities of overflowing visuals, ambiguous meanings, obsessions with transiency, and traditional interpretation. It offers a different perspective on understanding contemporary Chinese art and foregrounds its unique visual language through the lens of artists who strive for self-presence.

Until June 1, 2025

Sigg Galleries, M+ Museum

Gazing at Sanxingdui: New Archaeological Discoveries in Sichuan


This special exhibition highlights new archaeological discoveries at Sanxingdui in Sichuan province. It features 120 bronze, jade, gold and pottery objects dating to 2,600 to 4,500 years ago with nearly half being unearthed in the most recent excavations at the Sanxingdui site between 2020 and 2022. Many of these objects, including grade-one national treasures, are exhibited outside Sichuan for the first time. The exhibition comprises four thematic sections: the art, urban life, belief systems, and origins and legacy of the ancient Shu civilisation. It also explores the achievements in art and technology across the Chengdu Plain. 

September 26, 2023 – January 8, 2024

Hong Kong Palace Museum

A Tale of Three Cities


The exhibition features 108 sets of artifacts from the collections of the Guangdong Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) and the Macao Museum, including China trade paintings, fine export silk, clothing, accessories and home fabrics, to showcase the Greater Bay Area’s landscape and silk production during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Visitors can explore the connections between the three places and stories of cultural exchanges between East and West through the Maritime Silk Road.

Until December 17, 2023

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival 2023


Presented by the City Contemporary Dance Company, Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival is committed to promoting the intersection between performance-making and moving images, cine-choreographic interventions and the body.

Until October 6, 2023

Eaton HK and K11 Art House

SMILEYWORLD at The Mills: Unlocking Happiness


The Mills has transformed into SmileyWorld®. Look for the giant smiley faces of eight different expressions around the space ― you may find them squeezed into the staircases or placed on the beams! This is a good opportunity to reflect on our emotions, and it’s a reminder that no matter what we face, we can always put on a smile.

Until October 31, 2023

The Mills

New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival


The theme for this year’s New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival is ‘Happy Reunion by the Riverside’. On these bright, moonlit nights, the Sha Tin Park turns into a festive playground with lanterns in the shapes of rabbit and other adorable animals. 

Until October 2, 2023

Sha Tin Park

Hong Kong Tsingtao Beer Carnival


The five-day Hong Kong Tsingtao Beer Carnival will take place at Central Market to showcase the diversity of beer from Tsingtao with 12 types of beer. Aside from beer tasting, it features music performances, Tsingtao delicacies, beer drinking contests, and Mr and Ms Beer/Ms Qipao contests. It allows participants to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival while learning more about Tsingtao and its beer culture, facilitating diversified exchanges between Hong Kong and Chinese Mainland.

Until October 2, 2023

Central Market

Mid-Autumn Bazaar & JTIA Open Day 2023


This Mid-Autumn Festival, Jao Tsung-I Academy presents a series of exciting activities, including the Lantern Festival, Mid-Autumn Bazaar and cultural workshops. With extended opening hours, participants can enjoy the night and celebrate the festival with their family at this historical building.

Until October 2, 2023

Jao Tsung-I Academy

K-Farm Mid-Autumn Night Market & K-Fest Promenade Concert


Come explore over 60 stalls offering all sorts of lifestyle and handmade products, snacks, accessories, toys, pet products and green products. Have fun at the game booths and cultural and creative handicraft workshops, and don’t miss the music performances along the Belcher Bay Promenade.

Until October 2, 2023

Belcher Bay Promenade

Youth Art Festival x Mid-Autumn Night Market


The event features a limited-time lighting projection under the Kwun Tong Bypass, an approximately 3.5m-tall illuminated Moonlight Rabbit art installation, astronaut and stars statues, LED neon signs, and an interactive light and shadow art experience for photos. There will also be various market stalls, free workshops and busking performances.

Until October 1, 2023

VESSEL, Kwun Tong Promenade

World Sake Day 2023


Sake Central is set to celebrate their second annual World Sake Day. Expect to sample fresh sake brought to you by Japanese producers from their breweries, taste a variety of original and signature snacks and dishes from local merchants and some of Hong Kong’s most sought-after restaurants. There’ll also be Japanese singing and dancing performances to give you a taste of Japanese culture.

Until October 2, 2023

PMQ Courtyard & Marketplace

Fine Art Asia 2023


Fine Art Asia showcases museum-quality artworks that span over 5,000 years of cultural history, ranging from ancient Chinese bronzes to contemporary art. The fair will exhibit exquisite antiques, art and design pieces, as well as Japanese and Chinese crafts, ink art and photography. Art enthusiasts and collectors can explore both ancient and modern artworks, and learn more about the history of art through academic lectures, guided tours and workshops.

October 5 - 8, 2023

Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Freespace Jazz Fest


Freespace Jazz Fest returns for its fifth and largest edition. The festival features over 500 local and international top musicians in indoor and outdoor music programmes and a series of free programmes, workshops, food and beverage offerings and weekend market in the West Kowloon Cultural District, connecting music fans through diverse jazz music and audience experiences.

October 3 - 26, 2023

Freespace, Art Park, Wonderland, M+ and Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District


Broadway Food & Craft Festival


Step back in time to the 50s for a colorful autumn celebration at Broadway Macau. With our retro-themed Macau Street, Chinese festive traditions get an innovative spin, with great food, fun games, check-in spots, live music and more for you to explore. 

September 28 - October 8, 2023

Broadway Food Street, Lotus Beach Road, Cotai reclamation area, Macao

The Contour of Light


Combining digital art technology, VR virtual reality and holographic imaging technology, this exhibition allows visitors to experience Leonardo da Vinci's inspired world, enjoy stereoscopic projection virtual exhibits from multiple angles, and unfold an immersive multi-sensory experience!

Until October 15, 2023

Wynn Palace, No.50 meters west of Stadium Road, Macao

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