March 2021 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

HK Flower Show, HK Arts Festival

Some events may be cancelled due to the current health precautions. Please check with event organisers for updates.

Lion Dance Parades at Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair

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 7, featuring the fantastic 18 Lions Dance on Quincuncial Piles and the 500-Feet Luminous Night Dragon Dance Performance.

The pandemic continues to present challenges and many of our highlight events for March have been postponed including Art Basel which has moved to May and the Hong Kong Film Festival which will take place in April.

The Hong Kong Arts Festival this year will be taking place both online and in-venue.

Temperatures will start picking up soon so try to get outdoors and enjoy, spring is in full bloom at the Hong Kong Flower show, which this year will take place in several locations throughout Hong Kong.

Highlight Celebrations and Events in March 2021

Ongoing Events This March 2021

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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Activities, Tours, Attractions that are OPEN

Many attractions remain closed but several tours, attractions and activities that can be conducted safely while adhering to proper social distancing guidelines have reopened as have most outdoor activities.

It's time to get out! Here's a list of fun outdoor things to do that have restarted operations and can be booked now. When possible book tickets online and/or make a reservation as many of the activities are running on limited capacities. You can book with confidence as there is a free cancellation policy for most of the activities listed here, if your plans change and you cancel up to 24 hours in advance you will receive a full refund.

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Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair - CANCELLED

Lion Dance at Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair

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 7, 2021 - Cancelled
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 - Postponed

Hong Kong Jewellery 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.

When? Rescheduled to July 2 - 6, 2021
Where? Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre AsiaWorld-Expo
How Much? HK$ 100

Hong Kong Flower Show - March 14 - April 14, 2021

Hong Kong Flower Show in March

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.

For 2021 the show takes on a different format with theme flower displays and garden plots located at designated parks across 18 districts rather than one focal point at Victoria Park as in previous years and the entire show will be streamed online.

Throughout the show, floral demonstrations, cultural events and competitions are held.

This year's Theme is "City of Flowers, City of Love" and the theme flower is the Rhododendron.

When? Displays and plantings begin early March, online event from March 19 to April 19, 2021 on the Hong Kong Flower Show dedicated website
Where? Many locations throughout Hong Kong
How Much? FREE

"Painting Across The Threshold": Ng Lung Wai Exhibition

Ng Lung Wai Exhibition 2021

Our favourite local contemporary artist Ng Lung Wai is back this year with another incredibly unique exhibition, this time at The University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong as the first exhibition of the UMAG_STArts series which explores the symbiotic relationship between science, technology, and the arts.

Drawing inspiration from the traditional art of paper folding, this exhibition presents Ng Lung Wai's "folding paint" technique. If you have followed his work, you know of his stunning ability to recreate phenomenal visual effects from seemingly ordinary items, this exhibition won't dissapoint.

When? March 12 - June 27, 2021 (Closed on Mondays, University and Public Holidays)
Where? Study Gallery, G/F Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
How Much? FREE

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 and putting together The Stars Springtime Celebration, this is a lively show on Main Street with all our favourite Disney friends old and new!

When? mid-March through June 2020, exact dates TBA
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 HKD580 US$75, Children HK475 HKD435 US$56
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Hong Kong International Film Festival - Postponed

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? Postponed to April 1 - 12, 2021
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

Asian Film Awards Logo

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.

When? TBA
Where? TBA

Art Basel Hong Kong - Postponed to May

Art Basel Hong Kong

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.

When?: Postponed to May 21 - 23, 2021
Where?: The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Art Central - Postponed to May

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.

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

When?: Postponed to May 20 - 23, 2021
Where?: Relocated from Central Waterfront to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much? TBA, previous show Adult HK230 online pre-sale, concession and student tickets also available.

Asia Contemporary Art Show - Spring 2021 edition suspended

Asia Contemporary Art Show: Happy Thoughts by Gerrico Blanco

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 Edition suspended. Fall Edition: September 30 - October 3, 2021
Where?: The Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 40th to 43rd floors.
How Much? TBA

Hong Kong Arts Festival - March 4 to April 4, 2021

Hong Kong Performing Arts Festival

On its 49th 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 performances will take place online as well as in-venue. The line up will include the Wiener Symphoniker, the HK Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series, The National Theatre Brno, Illusionist Scott Silven, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and many more.

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 Are On! This is how you can attend

Happy Valley Horse Races

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, due to the ongoing Covid-19 measures, THE RACES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with special arrangements that have been made for race meetings at both Happy Valley and Sha Tin. RESERVATIONS must be made in advance by booking at any one of the course venues and following the prescribed measures. The measures might vary depending on restrictions and curfews in effect at a particular race day. 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. The "All inclusive VIP tour" provides transportation to/from your hotel, dinner and drinks and access to the Member's Boxes.

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