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Up and About Hong Kong - What's New?

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

As of April 1st, 2020 the following will remain closed until further notice:

Hong Kong Disneyland - Closed until further notice
Ocean Park Hong Kong - Closed until further notice
Hong Kong Observation Wheel - Closed from March 28 for the next 14 days, AIA Vitality Park will remain open, however, all upcoming free fitness and wellness classes on-site will be postponed until further notice
Jumbo Floating Restaurant - Closed until further notice
All public Masses on Sundays and weekdays have been cancelled until further notice. Churches and chapels remain open for personal prayers. Sunday mass is being broadcast online at www.catholic.org.hk
Hong Kong Arts Festival Events for February and March are cancelled, team is working hard to reschedule a portion of the performances to be presented at a later date.
Sónar Hong Kong scheduled for March 28 has been postponed, new date TBA
The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens from April 3- 5, 2020 rescheduled to October 16 - 18, 2020
The Hong Kong International Film Festival from March 24 - April 6, 2020 rescheduled for Summer 2020 dates TBA
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna from April 2 - 26, 2020 has been cancelled
The Hong Kong Electronics Fair from April 13 - 16, 2020 has been rescheduled to July 25 - 28, 2020
The Cheung Chau Bun Festival from April 27 - May 1, 2020 has been cancelled
The Yuen Long Tin Hau Festival Procession on April 15, 2020 has been cancelled
The Dragon Boat Carnival in Victoria Harbour from June 19 - 21, 2020 has been cancelled

The following upcoming events/venues remain open/on schedule:

The Peak Tram, Peak Tower and Sky Terrace with earlier closing hours (10 pm and 9pm for Sky Terrace)
Ngong Ping Cable Car - has resumed cable car services from Fridays to Sundays between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Only family and friends within the same group will be allowed to get in the same cabin. Ngong Ping 360 said it recommends only four to six passengers per cabin (half of the normal carrying capacity) to ensure sufficient space in the cabin, and every cabin will be cleaned using 1:99 bleach immediately after people disembark. Body temperature will be measured and only those with a normal temperature will be permitted to board the cable car.
The Aqua Luna Junk Harbour Cruises Day cruises temporarily suspended, Evening and Symphony of Light Cruises are ON
The Star Ferry Harbour Evening Tours are ON
Duk Ling Junk Harbour Tours are running on a limited schedule
All 3 routes of Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours are ON, Night Tours temporarily suspended
Nature Lovers: The Mai Po Nature Reserve is OPEN
The Horse Races at Happy Valley and Sha Tin are ON

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April 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

April 2020 in Hong Kong features the Hong Kong Sevens, the territory's premier sporting event and mega-party and a full array of colorful festivities and traditions... including fantastic parades and celebrations for Tin Hau's Birthday, Buddha bathing ceremonies, the one-of-a-kind bun-scrambling contest at the Cheung Chau Bun Festival and much more!

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Birthday of Tam Kung Celebrations 2020

The Birthday of Tam Kung celebration on April 30, 2020 is a great chance to experience the rich culture and tradition of Hong Kong. This colorful event involves a procession with the customary dragon and lion dances, the acrobats and martial arts performers, lots of drums and gongs add to the fanfare...

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Hong Kong Film Award Ceremony 2020

The 39th Hong Kong Film Award Ceremony is the Oscars of Hong Kong. Like the Academy Awards, it recognizes achievements in filmmaking and is a star-studded affair with prominent local celebrities that make an appearance at this most prestigious of Asian red carpet events. Due to the unpredictability of the current epidemic, the HKFAA Committee has decided to modify the presentation format and schedule. Details and dates are TBA. Stay tuned.

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Tin Hau Festival 2020 and Tin Hau Temples in Hong Kong

The Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong is coming up on April 15, 2020. Some of the most vibrant and notorious celebrations are at Yuen Long in the New Territories and Joss House Bay in Saikung, although there are many options to take part in this celebration as there are over 60 Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong. Don't miss this riot of colour and the festive mood to commemorate this most honored deity. The 2020 Tin Hau Processions in Yuen Long have been cancelled due to the current health precautions.

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Buddha Birthday Celebrations 2020

Buddha Birthday celebrations vary from place to place according to the different schools of the faith that have developed, but regardless, the birthday of Lord Buddha remains one of the largest Buddhist festivals, and in Hong Kong it is a National Holiday which will be celebrated on April 30, 2020

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March 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

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 Festival comes right on the heels of the New Year celebrations on March 3. 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.

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A Victoria Harbour Cruise: Ferries, Sightseeing Boats, Traditional Junks

A Victoria Harbour Cruise takes you amongst large cargo freighters and passenger cruise liners, tiny sampans and junks, barges and ferries, all sharing the waterways and moving on their daily routines... day and night... with one of the world's famous skylines as backdrop...an engrossing sight

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Hong Kong's Victoria Peak and the Peak Tram

Victoria Peak and the Victoria Peak Tram are Hong Kong's institutions. The Peak is the highest point of Hong Kong Island, and the Tram is the fun way to get there.

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