Party aficionado, music lovers, art enthusiasts and foodies: this is the perfect place for you to cool off and chill out. This weekend, the long-awaited Kick The Gong Around (KTGA) Summer Fest is splashing its way back, marking its 7th edition at 1933 Shanghai. Expect a two-day summery celebration blessed with a bazaar promising an eclectic choice of design, boutique, crafts, workshops, artsy demonstrations; activities for both kids and adults; an enjoyable atmosphere with films and music; and of course, delicious noms noms and drinks. The venue will turn into a marvelous kid-friendly seaside environment filled with bright-colored beach umbrellas and inflatable animals, how exciting?
KTGA Summerfest: Make a Splash!
July 1 (Sat) 2pm – 9pm
July 2 (Sun) 12pm – 8pm
611 Liyang Road
First 150 tickets get 1 FREE Maeloc Cider
At the door ¥50
Free for children under 7
What to expect
Find the hottest summer fashion and lifestyle brands in town under one roof. There will be a special summer sale for import brands such as American Retro, Dora Abodi, Manish Arora, unique vintage items from SHIMMY SHIMMY and SheYu (舍予), or choose to support Shanghai designers such as Ross & Brown, AWU FINE JEWELRY, OKRA, and new comers such as ATRY and 合手heshou.
For those feeling peckish, there is a selection of delicious bites from all around the world. From a special dish prepared by Pol Garcia and La Maison, to Tomatito (Spain), La Coyota (Mexican), Eli Falafel (Lebanon), among others. You can grab a cold one from Estrella Galicia or a summery cider from Maeloc, and you can also enjoy the delicious Gracie’s Ice Cream.
A new concept dish created specially by La Maison and Pol Garcia.
Enjoy Spanish-style munchables from Tomatito.
Join their creative workshops, their talks, or have a portrait done by one of their talented illustrators, Flabjacks, Tarbaby, and Zovi.
Get some trendy body painting tattoos from BRASH.
Ton from Flackjacks will be doing live drawing and portraits.
Enjoy illustrations from Patti Ruan, illustrator of TinyMonster illustrator.
Shaving In The Dark will also be doing live illustrations.
Try a special metal weaving workshop by Indie Design Brand, AWÜ Studio.
Get an earful of good ska & reggae music from the 7 piece live band, The Molemen on July 1, 7pm – 7.40pm.
Teach your kids how to play chess with the experts from Shanghai Chess Academy.
Stroll through the market at ease with Bugaboo’s free stroller rental service with your little ones.
Be enchanted by Julia the storyteller’s fairytales on July 1 at 2.30pm.
Enjoy an invigorating performance by the talented acrobats from the Shanghai Circus on July 2 at 1.30pm & 2pm.
Get some tarot card readings done from Tiffany who offers a range of psychic services such as tarots, palmistry and white magic rituals.