March 2023 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

HK Flower Show, HK Arts Festival, Tai
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 this month right on the heels of the New Year celebrations 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 and Art Central which have moved to May and the Jewelry Show which has moved to 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 is back at its usual location at Victoria Park.

Highlight Celebrations and Events in March 2023

Ongoing Events This March 2022

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 - TBA

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? 2023 Fair TBC
Where? Fuk Tsun Street in Kowloon, it is only a 10 minute walk from the Mongkok MTR station.
How Much? Free!

Clockenflap Hong Kong's Music and Arts Festival

Clockenflap Hong Kong

A weekend of live musical acts, film screenings, family fun, and of course food!

And all this in Hong Kong's world class setting in the Central Harbourfront.

When: Postponed to March 3 - 5, 2023
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
How much: General Admission HK980 - HK1,020, 3-day passes and student discounts available. Children under 12 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? March 1 - 5, 2023
Where? Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much? HK$ 100

Hong Kong Flower Show

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.

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

This year's theme "Bliss in Bloom" features the Hydrangea as its theme flower.

When? March 10 - 19, 2023 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Where? Victoria Park
How Much? TBA, previous years HK14, over 60 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 HKD570 US$73, Children HK475 HKD435 US$56
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Hong Kong International Film Festival

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 30 - April 10, 2023
Where? Several venues including the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong City Hall, K11 Art House 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? March 12, 2023
Where? The Hong Kong Palace Museum

Art Basel Hong Kong - March 23 - 25, 2023

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?: March 23 - 25, 2023
Where?: The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Art Central - March 22 - 25, 2023

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?: March 22 - 25, 2023
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much? Adult HK125-HK175 online pre-sale, concession and student tickets also available.

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Hong Kong Performing Arts Festival

On its 51st year, this is Hong Kong's foremost event dedicated to the performing arts. This year, due to the ongoing Covid challenges the format may be a bit different with both In-Venue as well as virtual online programmes.

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 Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov in concert with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra, Cantonese Opera Classics, Yat-Sen Musical, Insula Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Bruce Liu plays Chopin, HK Phil Brass Quintet, film screenings from Internationaal Theater Amsterdam and many many more!

This year's Festival opens officially on February 17, 2023 at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, with the Ballet of Slovene National Theatre Maribor and closes on March 18, 2023 at the Concert Hall of Hong Kong Cultural Centre, with a performance by the Bamberg Symphony.

When?: February 17 - March 18, 2023
Where?: Many venues including the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wanchai,
How Much?: Ticket prices for in-venue performances vary, many free of charge to the public upon registration.

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens - March 31 - April 2, 2023

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

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, 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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