Dongguan continues to host the hottest weekend events as the summer holiday season comes to an end. Known for its industry, the neighboring city has a surprising array of parties for everyone in September, with the biggest one of the year: the HERE! Pool Party. Take a short DIDI ride down the road and explore what Dongguan has to offer this month.
1. Bit of Tuscany Wine Dinner—Fri., Sept. 6
Have a taste of Tuscany the night before the epic HERE! Pool Party at 5th Avenue, one of Dongguan’s best fine dining restaurants. Enjoy a bit of class on your weekend away starting at 7 pm, with their first wine dinner bringing you authentic Tuscan wine and delicious Italian cuisine. Limited seats are available so be sure to book your table soon. Let this mark the beginning an excellent weekend away in Dongguan.
Address: Shop 23. Qifeng View Dynatown, Dongcheng East Road, Dongcheng District / 东莞市东城区东城中路旗峰天下步行街23号铺
2. HERE! Pool Party—Sat. Sept. 7
Come see how people in Dongguan party with the biggest event of the year—the HERE! Pool Party at the Tangla Hotel. This famous all-day event is back with an estimated 10 live performances, an international food street, a giant slip n’ slide, pool inflatables and so much more. The fun starts a 12 pm and lasts until 9:30 pm but doesn’t end there. Join the after-party in the Tangla Royal Convention Center on the third floor to dance the night away. Book a room at the Tangla through HERE! Ticketing, so you don’t have to worry about driving back to Shenzhen and get two free tickets along with special discounts at the hotel. If you book a room and are traveling from Shenzhen show your DiDi receipt to get a travel discount.
Address: No. 8, Ying Bin Road, Dongcheng District / 东莞唐拉雅秀酒店，东城区迎宾路8号
3. Sandford Orchard Cider Olympics—Sat., Sept. 14
Another round in the never-ending HERE! Drinking Olympics is happening with the Sandford Orchard Cider Olympics at Ziggy’s new location in Chang’an. Take part in drinking games with your team of four and compete to win gold, silver or bronze medals as well as bragging rights and other prizes. Contestants are not limited to cider and games will be played with beer too. Bring your team and you could go down in history as the next legendary HERE! Drinking Olympic Gold Champions.
Address: #117, Bldg 1, Junlinchangan, Lianfeng Rd, Xianxi Community, Chang’an Town / 长安镇咸西社区莲峰路客天下君临长安1单元1层117铺
4. HERE! Hiking—Sat., Sept. 21
Tired of Shenzhen’s busy parks during the weekend? HERE! Hiking is finally back on September 21 with some Dongguan city park exploration. Come discover the city’s most iconic park, Qifeng, in the heart of Dongguan. Climb to the famous red lantern and have a birds-eye view of the expansive scenery below. Qifeng is a symbol of the city with its lantern, lakes and walking trails. The park backs onto one of the most popular areas in the city, Dongsheng Road, which is home to a plethora of international restaurants and where the group will end the hike. They will meet at the main entrance of Qifeng park (Qifeng Subway, Exit E) at 9 am.
Address: Qifeng Park Subway Exit E, Dongcheng Middle Road, Dongcheng District / 旗峰公园地铁站E出口，东城中路，东城街道
5. Sommerfest—Sat., Sept. 21
Have a family getaway the weekend of Sept. 21 at 3 pm and join the Sommerfest hosted by the German Chamber of Commerce in China and Hollywood Baby Too. This family event welcomes children and adults with a farm animal petting zoo, children’s playground and a pool at the Foling Reservoir. Enjoy all you can eat authentic German barbecue. Get your early-bird special tickets before Sept. 18: 200 RMB for adults and 100 RMB for children 3 to 10 years old (children under 3 years old eat free). Prices increase to 230 RMB for adults and 115 RMB for children 3 to 10 years old after Sept.18.
Address: Liaobu Zhenzhen Farm, Hwy G94, Liaobu / 寮步 珍真田园，G94(珠三角环线高速)， 寮步
For more information about these events and more, contact HERE! via the QR below and get ready to have some Dongguan fun!