April 2018 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Hong Kong Sevens, Ching Ming Festival...
April Events: Ching Ming Festival

This month features the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, the territory's premier sporting event and mega-party.

The Ching Ming Festival, on April 5, 2018 gives you a unique look into Hong Kong's ancient traditions, and soon thereafter in total contrast, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair is a window into Hong Kong's innovation powerhouse.

In the cultural front, Hong Kong Art Week comes to a close, the Hong Kong Film Awards, the Oscars of Hong Kong, take place on April 15 and Cirque du Soleil Kooza opens April 19, 2018

Also note that Easter holidays are public holidays observed in Hong Kong, this year will be from March 30 - April 2, 2018

April temperatures in Hong Kong are still pleasant but begin to climb. Overcast days are the norm, with some showers but usually not more than a drizzle. It's still time to get outdoors before the humidity and stormy days start to mount towards the summer days.

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Ching Ming Festival: A Day To Honor The Ancestors - April 5, 2018

Hong Kong Ching Ming Festival

The Ching Ming Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day is a day to worship the ancestors.

Cemeteries accross the land will be crowded with thousands of worshipers carrying incense sticks and offerings of paper money, fruits and wine, as they come to pay respects to their ancestors.

Tombs are tended and swept and paper money and all other paper offerings are burned so that the deceased "receive" the essence of the burned goods.

Special attention must be paid if you will be travelling through any areas where there are cemeteries or burial grounds, specially if using public transportation as the crowds will be quite substantial and delays are guaranteed.

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens - April 6 - 8, 2018

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens at Hong Kong Stadium

The Hong Kong Sevens is rugby's most prestigious sevens tournament on the International Rugby Board World Series and considered the top event in Hong Kong's Sports calendar.

In three days, 24 teams battle it up at the Hong Kong Stadium for points toward the World Series top ranking.

Tickets sell out as soon as they go on sale, but the event goes beyond the stadium, to say this is one colossal party is an understatement...

Where? Tournament held at Hong Kong Stadium, plus outside giant screens and party tents at the Central Promenade, more partying at Lan Kwai Fong, Soho and Wanchai.

Tickets: HK$ 530+ Likely to sell out quickly Find Hong Kong Sevens Tickets.

Easter - March 30 - April 2, 2018

Easter Lillies

Easter in Hong Kong, as part of the British legacy, is a public holiday with a long weekend of days off from Good Friday to Easter Monday.

For 2018, the Easter holidays will be from Friday March 30 to Monday April 2nd, 2018.

From uplifiting services, easter egg hunts, champagne brunches...

Art Central - March 27 - April 1, 2018

Art Central Hong Kong

A new exciting art fair has popped up in the waterfront to go head to head with Art Basel...

Art fair veterans Tim Etchells and Sandy Angus, who founded the original Art HK who later became Art Basel are behind this new exhibition which will be housed in a purpose-built tent right on the city's new Central Harbourfront, a 10-minute walk from Art Basel.

Art Central will showcase works from over 100 exhibitors and international galleries in this highly anticipated second edition.

When?: March 27 - April 1, 2018
Where?: The new Central Harbourfront
How Much? Adult HK230, concession and student tickets also available. Early bird online discounts available.

Ng Lung Wai's "One Person, Two Systems" Portrait Exhibition of Chinese and British Leaders

Ng Lung Wai One Person Two Systems

Our favourite local artist is back with another unique and striking exhibition, "One Person, Two Systems" portrays Chinese and English leaders - Chairman Mao and Queen Elizabeth II, with tens of thousands of far-reaching Chinese and Western cultural symbols, such as Chinese chess pieces and international chess pieces, tips of Chinese ink painting brushes and oil painting brushes to conceive his distinctive works.

When?: March 24 - April 29, 2018
Where?: A2Z Gallery Hong Kong, 20 Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong
How Much? FREE

Hong Kong International Film Festival - March 19 - April 5, 2018

Hong Kong International Film Festival

On its 42nd year, this is one of Hong Kong's largest cultural events, with over 300 film screenings at Hong Kong's top venues. It is Asia's leading platform bringing together cinematic talent and fans from all over the world.

Ticket prices for screenings are quite reasonable, tickets for weekday matinee screenings for example are only HK$40 and is a great way to get to see some of Hong Kong best architecture from the inside as well!

Venues include the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong City Hall, the HK Space Museum, and the HK Science Museum.

Disney Springtime Carnivale of Stars and Egg-stravaganza

Hong Kong Disney Spring Carnival

Mickey, Minnie and the gang will be sporting their new spring-themed outfits. The Springtime Carnival Procession is back this year, a lively parade with all our favourite Disney friends old and new!

And opening this spring is a brand-new projection show, "We Love Mickey!" with cutting-edge visual effects and lighting, along Main Street, U.S.A.

This year's Spring Carnival will include as in prior years the Disney Character Egg Hunt with over 100 Disney eggs scattered up and around the park and the hotels and will extend through early Summer!

When? March 15 through June 20, 2018
Where? Hong Kong Disneyland
How Much? Disney Springtime Carnivale of Stars activities are free with Park Admission.

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult HK619 HKD524 US$67, Children HK458 HKD404 US$51
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The Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) - April 13-16, 2018

Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Organised by the HKTDC, this is Asia's largest Electronics Fair where innovative products are launched and where thousands of exhibitors and brands are represented.

The exhibitions are spread out into zones for easy navigation i.e. Home Appliances, Electronic Gaming, Solar Technology, Personal Electronics, etc.

There is also a "Small Order Zone" where hundreds of products and samples are available in small quantities.
When?: April 13-16, 2018
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Admission: HK100 but free if you pre-register at the HKTDC website. Open to trade visitors, must be over 18 years old.

The 37th Hong Kong Film Award Ceremony - April 15, 2018

Hong Kong Film Award

On its 37th year, the Annual Hong Kong Film Award Ceremony is the Oscars of Hong Kong.

Like the Academy Awards, it recognizes achievements in filmmaking and is open to Hong Kong Films longer than one hour that were released in Hong Kong within the previous calendar year.

It is a star-studded affair with prominent local celebrities that make an appearance at this most prestigious red carpet event.

When? April 15, 2018
Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza - April 19 - June 3, 2018

Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Recognized over the world, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke imagination, invoke senses and provoke emotions. A return to our origins, KOOZA combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power.

"KOOZA is a show that blends, almost to perfection, its subcontinental sounds, its stunning lighting and costumes with theatrical ingenuity and acrobatic wonder" - The Independent, London
When?: April 19 - June 3, 2018
Where?: Under the Big Top at the Central Waterfront
How Much: HK 488+

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour - May 12 - 13, 2018

Bruno Mars in Hong Kong

This critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, director and musician who recently dominated charts with the worldwide hit single, "Uptown Funk" will perform in Hong Kong and Macau this year.

Both locations are expected to sell out quick. Macau has recently added the April 28 performance and tickets are still available, but you have to be quick!
When?: Saturday and Sunday May 12 - 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Where?: AsiaWorld Expo - Arena Hall 1
How Much: HK 900+

When?: Friday and Saturday April 27 - 28, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Where?: Cotai Arena Macau
How Much: HK 1,170+

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Ongoing Hong Kong Events

These are some popular ongoing events that are worth checking out, specially since they are FREE or offered for a low fee!

These events feature some of the great and ancient traditions of the territory and are offered by experts in their corresponding fields:

The Symphony of Lights

HK Symphony of Lights

The Symphony of Lights is Hong Kong's light and sound show, a tribute to the city and its people, their diversity, energy and vitality.

The stage is the entire city, which is what makes it so unique, you can watch the lights from just about anywhere in the waterfront. This free show offered by the city, takes place every night at 8:00 pm and lasts about 12 minutes.

When?: Every Night
Where?: Can be seen from both sides of Victoria Harbour, specially stunning aboard a Harbour Cruise.
How Much? Free

The Horse Races at Happy Valley

Happy Valley Horse Races

The Happy Valley horse races in Hong Kong whether or not you are a horse racing enthusiast is an experience not to be missed!

The beautiful horses, the skillful jockeys, the crowds going wild, they all add up to an exciting, fun-filled, thrilling atmosphere in a world-class venue.

The Happy Valley race course itself is a sight in itself, the city has built around it through the years and it is now practically surrounded by skyscrapers, an awesome experience specially at night when the city is illuminated.

When?: Wednesday Nights. On race day, first race starts at 7:15 p.m. and the gates open at 5:15 p.m. The races are done by 11:00 p.m.
Where?: Happy Valley Race Course
How Much? Depends, there are many ways to experience the races, from General Stand to Private Boxes and special packages including dinner and drinks. General Stand entrance starts at HK10. The "Come Horseracing Tour" provides transportation to/from your hotel, dinner and drinks and access to the Member's Boxes.

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