Summer is in full bloom in Macau, so let’s all enjoy August as much as we can! Besides traditional festivities, there are dining experiences, amazing pool pass deals, parties, concerts, and so much more to check out. Have a read of our selection of the best events happening around in Macau this August and pencil them all into your calendar!
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Mandarin Oriental, Macau is offering everyone the chance to fully enjoy their swimming pool overlooking the wonderful city of Macau. Guests can enjoy their day passes on weekends but also weekdays full of sun and swimming all day long! Their day passes include MOP $1,000 dining credit to spend by the pool on lots of food choices, healthy juices or cocktails, while other options even include a bottle of champagne to share between friends or with someone extra special. These passes are eligible for groups of up to four guests.
When: From August 1, 2020
Where: Mandarin Oriental, Macau, 945 Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE
How much: Weekday pool pass – MOP $1,400 (inclusive of MOP $1,000 dining credit), MOP $1,800 (inclusive of MOP $1,000 dining credit and one bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne)
Weekend pool pass – MOP $1,800 (inclusive of MOP $1,000 dining credit), MOP $2,200 (inclusive of MOP $1,000 dining credit and one bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne)
For more information and bookings, call +853 8805 8888, send an email to [email protected] or check their website
Get your credit cards ready! This summer just got better, with New Yaohan’s discount deals set for the month of August. The shopping mall set in the heart of Macau has incredible deals going on every weekend with different promotions for different floors! Each weekend caters to flash sales of products from different areas and floors, so be sure to head there and check out all the unmissable prices for all to shop. August’s first weekend (August 1 and 2) is dedicated to G/F, floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6–which has cosmetics and fragrances, men’s and ladies fashion clothing and accessories, children’s clothes and accessories, baby and maternity products, candy and toys for the littles ones.
The second flash sale happens on August 8 and 9, featuring floors 2, 3 and 8–sports and leisure clothes, accessories, luggage, and food items–while the third weekend takes place from August 14 to 16, with unmissable deals at floors 4, 8 and 9 (bedding and shower products, kitchen appliances, stationery, electrical appliances, digital items, and massage chairs). The fourth and last weekend of this sale bonanza takes place on August 21, 22, and 23, with sales on products from floors 7 and 8.
When: Weekends, August 1 and 2, 8 and 9, 14–16, 21–23, 2020
Where: New Yaohan, 90 Avenida Doutor Mário Soares, Macau
For more information, check their website (use your browser translate option for the Promotions page)
Shine Spa at Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip is celebrating its reopening with an Elemental Herbology “Summer Specials” Spa Treatment that has been designed to revitalize and rejuvenate the body and give lasting vitality to the skin. The “Summer Specials” Spa Treatment includes a 60-minute Elemental Herbology signature massage and a complimentary Elemental Herbology nutrition infusion mask. Guests can choose their preferred treatment depending on their needs and preferences. Treat yourself to the Elemental Herbology approach to skin health and wellness that blends Eastern and Western traditions and is inspired by the five elements of Feng Shui–Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water–activating natural ingredients to boost vital energy and rebalance the core essence.
Among the extensive selection of treatments is Shine Spa’s signature massage, which indulges the senses through a series of slow strokes aided by Shine Spa’s soothing massage oil. For a more intense treatment, the Sports Therapeutic Massage addresses specific muscular areas using deep movements that manipulate the body’s soft tissues, which helps relieve chronic fatigue and improve blood circulation, leaving guests thoroughly relaxed. The “Summer Specials” Spa Treatment offers guests a harmonious escape that can be shared with a special someone or as a special treat that can be enjoyed peacefully alone. Shine Spa is located on Level 3 of Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip, and features 15 individual and couple treatment rooms. The Hair Salon at Shine Spa offers four stations for hairstyling, haircuts, blow-drying, and more for all your pampering needs!
When: Until August 31, 2020
How much: MOP $698 (60-minute Elemental Herbology signature massage and a complimentary Elemental Herbology nutrition infusion mask)
For more information on their spa, check here. For reservations, call +853 8113 0222 or send an email to [email protected]
Albergue 1601 restaurant is hosting a party by the Macau Social Club filled with good music, wine, and Macau 60s themed attire. What better way to celebrate summer with your friends than having drinks and socializing from late afternoon onwards? It’s a night of non-stop celebration and popping champagne, drinks, and dancing. Don’t miss out on Macau’s hottest event this year!
When: 6:00pm–11:00pm, August 15, 2020
Where: Albergue 1601, 8 Calçada da Igreja de S. Lázaro, Macau
How much: MOP $800 per person
For more information, check the event’s Facebook page
Also known as Lovers’ Festival, this event falls on the seventh day and moon on the lunar calendar and has a deep meaning for unmarried women. The festival celebrates the only day in the year when the legendary heavenly weaver can meet her lover the cowherd over a bridge of birds spanning the milky way.
When: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Where: Across Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, visit their website
The Cultural Institute is promoting a series of activities and events this summer taking place at two major locations: in front of A-Má Temple and at the Taipa Houses-Museum. From July till August, everyone can enjoy concerts, theatre, performances, and urban wall painting in these areas. With the theme Origins of Macau Traditions, there are programs regarding rituals and legends, stories on fishing villages, traditional dance, music, and popular music concerts. At the Taipa venue, the following will perform: Concrete/Lotus, Escola de Samba de Macau, Tuna Macaense, Grupo de Danças e Cantares de Macau, Grupo Axé Capoeira do Mestre Eddy Murphy, Jandira Silva, Fabrizio Croce and Gabriel, plus Macau Elvis, Victor Kumar & Bollywood Dreams, Grupo de Dança Filipina from the Macau Bisdak Association, music bands 80 & Tal, The Bridge, João Gomes and Band, Ou Mun Pexels, amongst others.
In front of A-Má Temple, you’ll be able to see Macau Space for Dance Idea, Dream Theater Association, Miss White Dance Group, the Macao Chinese Orchestra, and more. The Carmo Fair features activities by the Macau International Association of Tea Ceremony, the Macau Traditional Chinese Percussion Association and calligraphy master, Cai Chuanxing, the Brotherhood Art Association and more will present tea, calligraphy, music and literature talks and ceremonies. Macau artists Vitorino Vong and Jing Daan Wai were also invited to paint some new walls at the Inner Harbour and A-Má temple areas. They’re painting on weekends, until July 29, 2020.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 4:00pm–6:00pm, July 25–August 16, 2020
Where: Largo do Pagode da Barra and Taipa Houses-Museum, Avenida da Praia, Carmo, Taipa
How much: Free admission
For more information, check their Facebook page
The Macao Orchestra, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), will resume its performances from July onwards, presenting four concerts including classical symphonies, chamber music and youth concerts for classical music aficionados, welcoming the summer with wonderful melodies.
The Macao Orchestra also presents the concert “Beethoven: An evening of chamber music” on 7 August at Dom Pedro V Theatre, featuring two exquisite chamber works by Beethoven, the String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6, and the Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16, as well as the Bassoon Quartet in G minor, Op. 73, No. 3 by French composer François Devienne in the late 18th century, offering classical music aficionados a veritable musical feast that has a captivating blend of elegance. Under the baton of the Assistant Conductor of Macao Orchestra, Francis Kan, the concert “The Encounter of Beethoven and Haydn” presents Haydn’s last Symphony No. 104 in D major “London” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, telling the story of the musical legacy of two legendary figures.
When: Beethoven: An evening of chamber music – 8:00pm, Friday, August 7, 2020
The Encounter of Beethoven and Haydn – 8:00pm, Thursday, August 13, 2020
How much: Free admission
Registration is available on the official WeChat account and the Macao Orchestra Facebook page starting on July 10 (12:00pm). Limited seats are available for each concert and are subject to availability
For more information, call +853 2853 0782 or check here
What are you planning to do with your summer weekends? Macau Fisherman’s Wharf has the best happenings! Join them for the exciting Night Market at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy non-stop delicious food, beautiful handmade craft items, bouncy castle, and fun-packed games from over 80 booths. The Light Night Market is now ready for some fun family time so gather the gang and remember to come early!
When: Weekends, July 15–September 20, 2020
Where: Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Avenida da Amizade e Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, NAPE, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check their Facebook page
Take a break from your daily routines with a getaway at City of Dreams or Studio City Macau, where the best places to chill out are, during summer with family and friends. You can also enjoy a free room upgrade, late check out and spectacular dining offers with F&B vouchers. What better way to relax and refresh yourself than this limited time offer at not just one but two of Macau’s best properties? Studio City has lavish rooms and suites, while their swimming pool is one of the most enticing ones in Macau, so you’ll surely have a blast when staying here, especially during summer! Their Studio City Fun-filled Value Package includes a one-night complimentary room upgrade to a Star Premier Suite, a MOP $400 dining voucher, complimentary access to their swimming pool, free parking during the stay period and an additional 10% discount for the industry’s staff members.
On the other hand, Studio City’s Cross-pool Exclusive Package allows people to enjoy additional dining credit, late check-out until 6:00pm, two admission tickets for the Golden Reel, and complimentary access to both swimming pools of Studio City and The Countdown. Feel like dancing the night away? This offer also includes entry of a maximum of two guests aged 18 years old or above to Club Cubic (per room card).
When: From now until August 31, 2020
Where: Studio City Macau, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai
How much: Studio City Fun-filled Value Package – Starting from MOP $988
Studio City Cross-pool Exclusive Package – Starting from MOP $1,188
*You can use an exclusive rate of MOP $350 to purchase dining vouchers of MOP $500 in face value
For more information, check the event’s official page
Hailed as a trendsetter in the hospitality front, MGM is reimagining the notion of a bespoke staycation with a holistic experience spanning the body and mind, bringing together spa treatments, dining options and cultural entertainment for a true indulgence, created with the options of your own choice to leverage the many possibilities brought by one of Asia’s best urban retreats. Hit the reset button with the new MGM wellness experiences! Designed to offer a quick fix for the busy wellbeing enthusiasts, our “Wellness Express” combines carefully curated healthy menu, group workout classes, and spa facilities access, along with a special discount on Forbes Travel Guide five-star-rated TRIA Spa treatments.
Also, find your favorite flavors from our bountiful dessert trolley, or lay back with surprises with a free flow of sweet delights fresh from the oven. Meanwhile, from August 8 onward, foodies seeking a broader spectrum of tastes will be elated at the “MGM Culinary Tour”, where guests will be taken on a food crawl under one roof to sample scrumptious dishes from our signature restaurants. Beyond the aspirations to recharge and reset, the narrative of a wellness journey is never complete without a chapter dedicated to artistic and cultural cultivation, an element at the heart of family staycation. With this in mind, The new ‘M Art at MGM Cotai has launched the “Brewtiful Fun” workshop under the “Brewtiful Creativity” banner, tapping Macanese artist Skic Cheok to create postcards with splashes of coffee in the style of traditional Chinese landscape painting.
When: July, 2020–onwards
How much: Prices vary according to activity/event