Some events may be cancelled due to the current health precautions. Please check with event organisers for updates.
The Chinese New Year celebrations have come and gone but if you have not had your fix of dancing lions, firecrackers and dragons, the Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair comes right on the heels of the New Year celebrations on Sunday March 3rd, featuring the fantastic 18 Lions Dance on Quincuncial Piles and the 500-Feet Luminous Night Dragon Dance Performance.
In the cultural front, this month welcomes Asia's premier art events, Art Basel Hong Kong, newcomer Art Central, and a plethora of satellite fairs and exhibitions in what has now become Hong Kong Art Week.
The Hong Kong Film Festival, one of Asia's most influential events, gets underway this month and Maroon 5 is in town next door in Macau.
Temperatures will start picking up soon so try to get outdoors and enjoy, spring is in full bloom at the Hong Kong Flower show at Victoria Park!
Highlight Celebrations and Events in March 2020
- Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair - March 1, 2020
- Hong Kong Jewelry Show -
March 4 - 8, 2020Rescheduled to May 18 - 21, 2020
- Hong Kong Flower Show -
March 6 - 15, 2020- Cancelled
- Disney Springtime Carnival - TBC Disneyland temporarily closed
- Hong Kong Film Festival -
March 24 - April 6, 2020- rescheduled to August 18 - 31, 2020
- 14th Asian Film Awards - TBA
- Taste of Hong Kong - 2020 event not confirmed
- Art Basel Hong Kong -
March 19 - 21, 2020- Cancelled
- Art Central -
March 17 - 22, 2020- Cancelled
- Asia Contemporary Art Show - Cancelled
- The 48th Hong Kong Arts Festival -
February 13 - March 14, 2020events will be rescheduled
- Sónar Hong Kong -
March 28, 2020- postponed, new date TBA
Ongoing Events This March 2020
- Free cultural exhibitions: Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Feng Shui
- The Symphony of Lights, Hong Kong's light and sound show
- It's race time! The Horse Races at Happy Valley are on!
This month is all about art, art, art! Art lovers, curiouseurs and enthusiasts will enjoy these behind-the-scenes tours of Hong Kong's gallery world.
For nature and outdoors lovers, this is a great time for that hiking or biking excursion, a trip to the marshes and wetlands is heaven as thousands of migratory shorebirds can be seen getting ready to head north towards their breeding grounds. These adventures give you a great chance to get outdoors and enjoy!
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Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair - March 1, 2020
This is a full day of colorful celebrations which include
The temple fair grand parade
The fantastic 18 Lions Dance on Quincuncial Piles
The 500-Feet Luminous Night Dragon Dance Performance
Be prepared for lots of lions, dragons, kung fu, cultural performances, drumming, dances, singing, feasts, crafts... don't forget your camera!
When? Sunday, March 1, 2020
Where? Fuk Tsun Street in Kowloon, it is only a 10 minute walk from the Mongkok MTR station.
How Much? Free!
Hong Kong International Jewelry Show
The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is Asia's largest of its kind, higlighting exhibitor's latest collections and masterpieces, certainly a glamorous and glittery event with the latest in trends and design.
Check out the Hall of Jade, the Hall of Time, the Hall of Chic, the Hall of Nature (rare precious stones and pearls)...
For security reasons, the show is only open to trade visitors 18 or older, you must register and bring your passport or ID in person to the Registration Counter and get a validation stamp.
March 4 - 8, 2020 Rescheduled to May 18 - 21, 2020
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre AsiaWorld-Expo
How Much? HK$ 100
Hong Kong Flower Show - "Bliss in Bloom"
March 6 - 15, 2020
If you love flowers and greenery, this is a "don't miss". In the middle of the towering skyscrapers of the city, the Hong Kong Flower Show is a bright and fragrant oasis with elaborate displays of flowers and landscaped areas, put together by local and international organisations.
Throughout the show, floral demonstrations, cultural events and competitions are held, and it is certainly a great way to spend a half-day.
This year's Theme is "Bliss in Bloom" and the theme flower is the Hydrangea.
When? March 6 - 15, 2020 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Where? Victoria Park, Causeway Bay.
How Much? HK$ 14, Seniors and Children HK$7.
Disney Springtime Carnivale of Stars and Egg-stravaganza
Starting in March, Mickey, Minnie and the gang will dress up in their brand-new celebratory outfits. Along with some long-missed Disney friends, they'll board the Mickey and Friends Celebration, a lively show on Main Street with all our favourite Disney friends old and new!
Also coming this March is the all-new Duffy and Friends themed play experiences and coming in May is "StellaLou's Wonderful Wishes Ballet" and a series of Heroic Encounters with Marvel Super Heroes.
When? March through May
Where? Hong Kong Disneyland
How Much? Disney Springtime Celebration activities are free with Park Admission.
Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult
HK639 HKD570 US$73, Children HK475 HKD435 US$56
More Info and Booking at Klook.com
Hong Kong International Film Festival
The Hong Kong International Film Festival is one of Hong Kong's largest cultural events, and as all film festivals, this is an event for those involved in the film industry, actors, directors, screenwriters, etc. and film enthusiasts and fans from all over the world.
Although this is not Cannes or Sundance or Toronto, the Hong Kong Film Festival is considered a major launching pad for films from all parts of the world into the China and Asian markets. Some big names in the Asian cinematic scene make an appearance to promote their latest works.
It is easy to catch a screening and ticket prices are quite reasonable, if only to see some of Hong Kong's magnificent venues from the inside!
When? March 24 - April 6, 2020
Where? Several venues including the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong City Hall, the Hong Kong Science Museum among others.
How Much? HK$ 55+
Asian Film Awards - The Oscars of Asia
The Asian Film Awards is a fairly new programme launched in 2007 but is gradually gaining prominence in the film making industry. This is not to be confused with the Hong Kong Film Awards which have been around since 1982.
The Asian Film Award Gala is the kick off to the HK International Film Festival, and presents awards in ten different
categories such as Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, etc. these are the "Oscars" of Asia.
It is certainly a glittery evening with prominent local and international stars, which over the years has included Jet Li, Andy Lau, Oliver Stone and Donatella Versace.
Attendance is of course by invitation only, but the fans can catch a peek of their favourite celebrities as they arrive at the Red Carpet.
Where? TBA, last year at Hong Kong TVB City
Taste of Hong Kong - 2020 event not confirmed
Food lovers rejoice, Taste of Hong Kong is back at the Central Harbourfront this March!
This is Hong Kong's largest gastronomic festival and one foodies should not miss. A gorgeous outdoor waterfront setting, a majestic skyline and some of Hong Kong's best restaurants dishing out their bests... at prices that won't break the bank!
That's right, this is your chance to try Michelin-starred delicacies and some new dishes that are exclusive to the festival from some of the territory's culinary gems, no reservations, no wait-lists... Dishes start at HK$50, with some "icon dishes" priced from HK$140.
When? 2020 Event Not Confirmed
Where? Central Waterfront Event Space
How Much? Last year General Admission: HK$120 advance online purchase, HK$150 at the door (16 and under with adult FREE)
Dishes HK$50+, "icon dishes" HK$140+
Art Basel Hong Kong - Cancelled
Art Basel Hong Kong on its eight edition, will be bringing the art world together once again as galleries, artists, collectors and art enthusiasts from Asia and all over the world flock to this most prestigious of international art events.
Recognised as the premier art event in Asia, this is where you get to see the latest developments in art from across Asia as well as the best from the West.
March 19 - 21, 2020 - Cancelled
Where?: The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Art Central - Cancelled
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 edition.
When?: March 17 - 22, 2020
Where?: The new Central Harbourfront
How Much? Adult HK230 online pre-sale, concession and student tickets also available.
Asia Contemporary Art Show - Spring 2020 edition suspended
The popular and highly successful Asia Contemporary Art Show, the largest in Asia in terms of the number of artworks offered for sale, will be back in the Fall with an exciting line-up of over 80 exhibiting galleries from 17 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
If you are seriously thinking about acquiring a piece, this one is worth checking out with over 2,500 stunning works of art from Asia and beyond. Presented across 85 art living spaces, the Show includes original paintings, limited editions, sculpture, and photography from some of the world's most interesting and promising artists
All the works can be viewed, and bought, online at www.asiacontemporaryart.com,
so even after the doors close, the Show continues online, with new works being added every day.
When?: Spring 2020 Edition has been suspended
Where?: The Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 40th to 43rd floors.
How Much? Special 2-for-1 tickets for the Asia Contemporary Art Show are on sale now for HK$270, HK$270 per person at the door.
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 13 - March 14, 2020
Due to the current public health situation February and March events have been postponed/cancelled. Latest updates of the programme information of Festival will be announced on the official website.
On its 48th year, this is Hong Kong's foremost event dedicated to the performing arts.
Four weeks of spectacular performances with all genres of the performing arts well-represented including concerts, ballets, operas, drama by leading international orchestras, performers and artists in world-class venues.
This year's line up include the Bavarian State Opera, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Igor Moiseyev Ballet, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, the Prague Philharmonic Choir and many more.
Sónar Hong Kong
The legendary Barcelona-based festival returns to electrify Hong Kong with an eclectic array of trailblazing live acts, mesmerising DJ sets and spectacular audio-visual shows.
Featuring more than 35 top international, regional and local live acts and DJs across five unique indoor and outdoor stages, as well as a cutting-edge programme of creative technology experiences, the 15-hour festival thrills crowds from start to finish with a deeply diverse selection of memorable performances and immersive attractions.
This year, UK superstar Stormzy is confirmed to close the SonarVillage in one of just four Asian dates announced. The festival will once again be held at Hong Kong Science Park, and will showcase its inimitable mix of pioneering music, creativity and technology across multiple stages.
When?: March 28, 2020
Where?: Hong Kong Science Park
How Much? HK$780 + Find Tickets
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
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
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The Horse Races Are On! This is how you can attend
The 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 two world-class venues, at the Sha Tin Racecourse and the iconic Happy Valley Racecourse.
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.
At this time, COVID-19 pandemic control measures have been relaxed and races will be staged in accordance with prevailing restrictions which enable the HKJC to bring more racing fans back to enjoy the on-course entertainment in person. Walk-in admission has been resumed for both public and members enclosures. Customers are encouraged to make advance bookings to secure admission for indoor catering venues. Here are the latest arrangements.
When?: Happy Valley Night Races on 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.
Sha Tin Day Races are on Sundays. First race normally starts at 1:00 pm, earlier if there are more than 10 races. Gates open at 11:00 am.
All races will be streamed live at the HK Jockey Club Racing Channel.
How Much? 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. You can join this guided experience and learn all about horse racing and betting, Enjoy the HKJC horse races from the 2M roof deck.
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