For regular events/clubs, please scroll down.
Chinese Calendar of events/observances (2017-2019) at the page foot.
Local concerts and events can be found via the below:
东莞市南城区鸿福路96号，玉兰大剧院 [Dongguan Yulan Theatre, 96 Hongfu Rd, Nancheng, Dongguan] Dongguan Yulan Theatre link here. Phone:+86(0769)2283-7388
Damai‘s Dongguan page here; Damai’s Guangzhou page here; Damai’s Shenzhen page here; Damai’s Zhuhai page here; Damai’s Foshan page here; Damai’s Zhongshan page here; Damai’s Huizhou page here; Damai’s Hong Kong page here; Damai’s English page is here [a limited number of events are translated].
Hong Kong Ticketing can be located here.
Special & irregular events/activities
Please see above for a selection of local and regional events. If you wish to include your event, please contact the magazine.
Local groups/clubs/regular events
Australian Rules Football – Team China Blues
Website: Team China Blues on Weibo E-mail: WeChat:
Baseball – Dongguan Dragons
Looking for a sport for your kids to get into? Maybe baseball is the answer. With dedicated coaching and excellent facilities, the Dragons are great for kids. Contact: email@example.com.
Board games – Guangdong Board Game Club
Looking for some fellow Settlers Of Catan? Got a Ticket To Ride? This large local board game club always has a meet up coming up soon. Contact eddyoneill87 on WeChat for more info.
Brazil – AMBD (Associação de Mulheres de Dongguan do Brasil – Women’s club of Dongguan)
Brazil – P.T.G. China Veia
Debate – Skeptics In The Pub
Do you enjoy our monthly Skeptics Corner column? Do you have a skeptical mind? Then sign up to Skeptics In The Pub at http://www.meetup.com/Skeptics-in-the-Pub-Dongguan/.
Football – Murray’s Football Club China 慕里足球俱乐部
Dongguan’s largest club. Players from all over are welcome. Membership available with 3 games a week, a regular league, and weekend trips. The MFC website and MFC Facebook account are good starting points or add loweaaron55 on WeChat.
Laser Tag – HubHao Laser Tag Night
Laser Wars, Dongcheng. Wednesdays.
Laser tag is a great activity for friends, colleagues and family. Located only 5 minutes-walk from Dynamall, come play HubHao’s Laser Tag Night. 50RMB for early birds. Limited spaces available. Contact eddyoneill87 on WeChat for more info.
Live Music – Estrella Live Music Night/Estrella 现场音乐之夜
One For The Road, Dongcheng/东城路上一杯
You can catch live music most nights of the week at One For The Road, but on Saturdays you can find some of the biggest acts. Past performances include Revolution and The Rocket Band./路上一杯平日晚上都会有现场音乐演出，星期六晚上是重头戏，曾经在周六晚上演出过的音乐人/乐队包括Revolution和The Rocket Band
Rugby – Dongguan Bulldogs
With the 6 Nations rugby and World Cups, amongst many global series underway what better time to start playing rugby? The Bulldogs touch rugby has training and competitions for adults and kids alike.
Singing – Open Mic
Murray’s Irish Pub, Dongcheng/东城慕里西餐厅
One of the best night’s out around town. Whether you are a musician or simply a music lover, Open Mic is sure to keep you on your feet singing and dancing late into the night./无论是音乐人或是单纯的音乐爱好者都可以在慕里西餐厅的Open Mic晚上尽享音乐狂欢。
Social – All You Can Drink Beer/啤酒任喝
Carmen’s Bar, Dongcheng/东城卡门吧
Carmens Bar at the Pullman Dongguan Forum has one of the best offers in town on a Tuesday. All you can drink Carlsberg for 68RMB and Hoegaarden for 88RMB./旗峰山铂尔曼酒店的卡门吧每周二晚为“啤酒任喝”夜，只需68RMB，嘉士伯啤酒任意喝，88RMB福佳白啤酒任意喝。
All events are provided as guidance and the organisers of each event reserve the right to withdraw or amend their events, with sufficient or insufficient notice to their audience. Each event may be subject to change. We will endeavour to update any notified changes as and where possible.
HubHao organised events will carry the HubHao logo. Again, we reserve the right to amend any events due to operational requirements, or to fit in with our dynamic city’s climate. We will endeavour to update any notified changes as and where possible.
Our events calendar is available at: http://allevents.by/hubhao
National & Regional Holidays & Observances
|Date||Official Holidays||2017 days off||2018 days off||2019 days off|
|New Year’s Day||Jan. 1||1 day||Dec. 31, 2016 –
Jan. 2, 2017
|Dec. 30, 2017 –
Jan. 1, 2018
|Dec. 30, 2018 –
Jan. 1, 2019
|Dongguan Lingnan Arts Festival||January|
|Chinese New Year||subject to the lunation||3 days (the first three days of the first lunar month)||It falls on Jan. 28, 2017. The holiday is from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.||It falls on Feb. 16, 2018. The holiday is from Feb. 15 to 21.||It falls on Feb. 5, 2019. The holiday is from Feb. 4 to 10.|
|Dongkeng Workers Festival||Second day of the second lunar month|
|Machong Guanyin Festival||Nineteenth day of the second lunar month|
|Women’s Day||Mar. 8||half day for women||half day of Mar. 8||half day of Mar. 8||half day of Mar. 8|
|Arbor Day||Mar. 12||no days off||no day-off||no day-off||no day-off|
|Qingxi Flower Festival||April|
|Qingming Festival||Apr. 4 or 5||1 day||It falls on Apr. 4, 2017. The holiday is from Apr. 2 to 4.||It falls on Apr. 5, 2018. The holiday is from Apr. 5 to 7.||It falls on Apr. 5, 2019. The holiday is from Apr. 5 to 7.|
|May Day||May 1||1 day||Apr. 29 – May 1, 2017||Apr. 29 – May 1, 2018||May 1, 2019|
|Youth Day||May 4||half day for youth above 14 years old||half day of May 4||half day of May 4||half day of May 4|
|International Nurse Day||May 12||no days off||no day-off||no day-off||no day-off|
|Qiaotou Lotus Art Festival||June|
|Children’s Day||Jun. 1||1 day for children under 13 years old||Jun. 1, 2017||Jun. 1, 2018||Jun. 1, 2019|
|Dragon Boat Festival||the 5th day of the 5th lunar month||1 day||It falls on May 30, 2017. The
holiday is from May 28 to 30.
|It falls on Jun. 18, 2018. The
holiday is from Jun. 16 to 18.
|It falls on Jun. 7, 2019. The
holiday is from Jun. 7 to 9.
|Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party||Jul. 1||no days off||no day-off||no day-off||no day-off|
|Qishi Qiufeng Culture Festival||August|
|Army Day of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army||Aug. 1||half day for active army||half day of Aug. 1||half day of Aug. 1||half day of Aug. 1|
|Machong “Scent of Four Seasons” Cultural Art Festival||September|
|Zhangmutou Hong Kong Tourism Festival||September|
|Fenggang Hakka Art Festival||During the Lunar Mid-autumn Festival|
|Xiegang Mountain Climbing Festival||Third week in September|
|Victory Day||Sep. 3||no days off||no day-off||no day-off||no day-off|
|Teachers’ Day||Sep. 10||no days off||no day-off||no day-off||no day-off|
|Mid-Autumn Day||Aug. 15 according to the lunar calendar||1 day||It falls on Oct. 4, 2017, within the
National Day holiday.
|It falls on Sep. 24, 2018. The holiday is from Sep. 22 to 24.||It falls on Sep. 13, 2019. The holiday is from Sep. 13 to 15.|
|National Day||Oct. 1||3 days (Oct. 1- 3)||Oct. 1 – 7, 2017
(be prolonged to Oct. 8)
|Oct. 1 – 7, 2018||Oct. 1 – 7, 2019|
|Shatian Water Culture Festival||October to November|
|Journalists’ Day||Nov. 8||no days off||no day-off||no day-off||no day-off|
|Hengli Niuxu Folk Festival||November|
|Liaobu Tourism and Cultural Festival||December|