|9th Nov 22|18:00|
"Wild In The City, Fun In The Fest" was the theme of the SummerFest Hong Kong 2022 I attended this summer which I mentioned in one of my posts. The event ran for 9 weeks and took place from the 16th of July to the 18th of September at Central Harbourfront Event Space, and I was too outdated to only find it out when it was about to end.
It is already autumn but this trip happened this summer. The day after Mid-Festival, the 11th of September was a holiday, and that was the day I visited the SummfetFest. The admission was free and the venue was open from 3 in the afternoon to 10 in the evening. So beforehand, I was able to walked along the promenade first.
It was too crowded as expected since it was a holiday. A lot of families gathered around to have fun and participate in some activities. Kids were most likely the ones that enjoyed it a lot in this SummerFest.
An array of tents for the outdoor market was the main attraction of the event as it was located and occupied the bigger space of the venue.
The main displays in this market were handcrafted design products, such as apparel, accessories, home decorations, gift items, souvenirs, plants, pet accessories and food, personal items, and more.
Apart from the outdoor market, there was a city camping at the Lumi forest. Several tents were installed where families and kids can have fun and spend more quality time. Some rules were implemented though, such as keeping the tents tidy and not allowing prohibited things that can cause dirt to place inside, such as pets and others.
In the Lumi forest were a giant inflatable grasshopper and a snail on the other side which I wasn't able to take photos of. Several installations with neon lights were another attraction in the area. The place says to illuminate at night due to those neon installations. That was the part I missed since I went back home before the evening came.
There were more outdoor installations where kids had fun. Kids were enjoying shooting balls into these pool rings. Some parents and their children were bonding while playing ping pong on the other side. The 56 life-sized tumbler dolls served as punching bags for the kids. And some kids seemed like bathing in the rain with some activated sprinklers at the wild playground.
My favorite part was the desert mirage in the concrete jungle. There were several real cactuses and snake plants installed in the area, and it truly looked like a deserted place.
After wandering around the SummerFest venue and participating in different activities, this place was the perfect last stop where visitors could listen to some music and watch some cultural shows.
If there was one thing I noticed, that was couples, couples, couples. There were a lot of couples in the area, lol.
My plan to stay until night to watch the film night was compromised because I realized at past five in the afternoon that, my power bank was left at home, lol. My phone has already a low battery and I can't just stay in a place with a low bat phone. So before it went dead, I rushed back home to charge it after eating dinner somewhere near home.
That journey may be short, but I enjoyed it a lot. In case you want to watch a video of the SummerFest, you can check it out here.
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Ganda 'nung setup sa desert mirage, Ate ah. Effort kung effort ey! 😍