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FIA Formula E Hong Kong Eprix

October 8-9

An electrifying new motorsport will take over the Central Harbourfront when the city hosts the Formula E – the world’s only fully electric racing series that brings an eco-focus to the sport. Fans can watch all the action from the grandstand, as the cars whizz around a challenging 2km circuit in the city’s first “eprix”. Central Harbourfront Event Space. hkformulae.com

The Central Harbourfront will be the scene of the action for the Eprix
The Central Harbourfront will be the scene of the action for the Eprix

Hong Kong Tennis Open

October 8-16

It’s not often we get to see a world-class sporting event right here on home soil, but the annual Hong Kong Tennis Open gives us a chance to do just that. The WTA event brings more than 50 of the world’s best female tennis stars to Victoria Park, to compete in singles and doubles events over 10 days. Legends such as Venus Williams, Samantha Stosur and Wang Qiang will grace the courts this year, making it a must-see for sports fans. Victoria Park Tennis Stadium, Causeway Bay. hktennisopen.hk

Venus Williams is one of the stars of this year's Hong Kong Tennis Open
Venus Williams is one of the stars of this year’s Hong Kong Tennis Open

Barclays Moontrekker

October 14

Hong Kong’s most popular night-time activity challenges runners to beat the sun for a good cause! Barclays MoonTrekker features two trek distances, the Moonlit 30km and the Sunrise 43km. Both races begin on a Friday night in Mui Wo, and finish on Pui O beach, Lantau Island. The overnight trek is a fantastic experience and raises money for a nominated charity. Registration is closed but you can still support runners. barclaysmoontrekker.com

10th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival

October 13-November 5

Laugh yourself silly at one of the largest comedy festivals in Asia. Featuring a line up of 30 international comedians competing for giggles and a top prize of $40,000, the festival will be held at various venues around town. hkcomedyfestival.com

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival

October 27-30

Autumn brings some of the world’s best food and wine to town with the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival. Featuring delicious gastronomic offerings and entertainment right next to the harbour, it will boast 400 booths offering everything from fine wines to creative cocktails, and plenty to eat in between. Central Harbourfront Event Space. discoverhongkong.com

The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival is a must for foodies
The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival is a must for foodies

TEDxWanChai

October 29

In its sixth year, TEDxWanChai is hosting possibly the largest TEDx event in Hong Kong. This year, a diverse range of speakers – including global leaders, local thinkers, artists, environmentalists and more – will explore the theme of “Crossroads”, bringing together Hong Kong’s people and their diverse interests for a daylong event to celebrate our past and our future. The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre. info@tedxwanchai.com

Bookazine Boofest

October 30

Are you ready to read, listen, get creative and have spooky fun? Then visit the Halloween-themed Bookfest or “Boofest” at Repulse Bay. Featuring storytelling and workshops, a Halloween costume contest, a Room on the Broom treasure hunt, face painting, and a scary performance by Faust, it’s suitable for ages three to 12. Admission is free; pop in anytime from 3pm to 6.30pm. The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road. enquiries@bookazine.com.hk

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