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Best things to do in Hong Kong this April 2024

By Localiiz 9 April 2024

Header image courtesy of Naked, Inc.

Looking for things to do this month? Here’s our rundown of the best events and things to do in Hong Kong this April. See what’s coming up this weekend.

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Photo: The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong x Star Ferry: “La Bohème” Opera Recital Afternoon Tea Experience on the Harbour

The Peninsula Hong Kong has partnered with the Dante Alighieri Society Hong Kong and the Consulate General of Italy to bring us a performance of La Bohème at a surprising venue: the unique event will be hosted aboard a renovated Star Ferry vessel, the World Star. Find out more here.

Photo: The 9th Hong Kong Games

The 9th Hong Kong Games

Taking place for the first time in five years, the biennial Hong Kong Games opened on 21 April with a grand ceremony held at the Hong Kong Coliseum. The tournament is organised by the Sports Commission and involves participants from all 18 districts of Hong Kong. Learn more here.

Photo: @compagnie_xy (via Instagram)

French May Arts Festival 2024

May in Hong Kong means the French May Arts Festival is back! French May has been around since 1993 and has become a cultural landmark, with hundreds of events on the programme happening over the course of a few months. Find out more here.

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Photo: Eaton HK

Earth Day @ Eaton HK

To celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness of climate change and its impact on coastlands, Eaton HK is partnering with National Geographic Explorers to present youth-engaging art, film, and sound. On 21 April, “explorers”—read scientists, researchers, and creatives funded by National Geographic to protect our world in meaningful ways—will be present at Eaton HK to host “Constellations.” Learn more here.

Photo: The Sound of Music Global Tour

The Sound of Music

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s acclaimed Broadway musical The Sound of Music is coming to Hong Kong! The much-loved production will be performed at Xiqu Centre from 15 April to 9 June with matinee and night performances. Find out more here.

Photo: Sino Group


“Chromaflux” is Sino Group’s large-scale digital art project with non-profit organisation HKWalls. It features a multimedia street-art exhibition that brings together local and international artistic talents in a splendid harbourfront showcase. The digital installation extends the fleeting beauty of street art to a bigger scale and illuminates the Sino LuminArt Façade with a showcase of artistic talent from Hong Kong and beyond. Find out more here.

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Photo: Art@Harbour

Art@Harbour: Voyage with Van Gogh

The large-scale outdoor experience “Voyage with Van Gogh” has now taken over the Tsim Sha Tsui side of Victoria Harbour! Visit the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade at night to benefit from the full visual and audio experience. At the chime of every hour, the Cycles film by Spanish artist Vritis of Visura Studio is played, projecting 3D elements of Van Gogh’s paintings onto the iconic Clock Tower, accompanied by an original soundtrack called “Rain or Shine” by local composer Leon Ko and producer Chiu Tsang-hei. Learn more here.

Photo: 夏誌 (via Facebook)

SummerFest @ Wan Chai 2024

From now till 3 July, you can visit the Wan Chai Harbourfront Event Space to enjoy SummerFest @ Wan Chai. From 2 pm to 9 pm every day, come and relax in the sun, admire art, browse market stalls, enjoy music, sports, and try good food. A total of 26 outdoor events will run alongside the A-Maze-ing Harbourfront entertainment zone. With stunning harbour views and easy access, SummerFest @ Wan Chai provides fun for all. Learn more here.

Asher Chan Photography. Photo: @womenofhongkong (via Instagram)

Women of Hong Kong x Swop Society: Clothing Swap and Sustainability Fair

Women of Hong Kong is partnering with Swop Society to offer you a sustainable spring wardrobe refresh! On 20 April from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, at The Women’s Lounge in Central, you can come and swap clothes from your existing wardrobe for some new looks. You can bring up to 10 items, which will go through a quality check and become eligible for tokens. Find out more here.

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Mega Ice 2024 Hockey 5s

As the largest international ice hockey competition to be held in Asia, the Hockey 5s will welcome over 80 teams to Hong Kong to play over the course of two weeks. Catch the youth divisions tournament from 20 to 27 April, while the adult divisions will play from 29 April to 4 May. Learn more here.

Photo: Airside

Airside x Anchorball: Monsters in the Universe

American artist Ken Kelleher, better known as Anchorball, is collaborating with retail and entertainment destination Airside for an exciting art project. On show from now till 5 May, visitors will find a series of large-scale sculptures, inflatable installations, and digital art displayed around the mall, each boasting Anchorball’s signature characters. Find out more here.

Photo: @wches.amzharbourfront (via Instagram)

A-Maze-ing Harbourfront

From now till mid-July, the Wan Chai Harbourfront Event Space is transformed into a maze-themed entertainment zone complete with art, entertainment, and plenty of photo-taking opportunities. Learn more here.

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TeamLab: Continuous

“TeamLab: Continuous” is a large-scale outdoor installation showing from now till 2 June at Tamar Park. Hundreds of egg-shaped art sculptures light up at night, with colours and sounds changing according to visitors’ interaction with the art. Open from 6.30 pm till 11 pm every day, admission is free but entry is limited, so to secure a ticket, you must pre-register your attendance. Find out more here.

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Earth Day Top Swop @ 1880 Hong Kong

Take Out Plastic is hosting regular clothes swap events in Hong Kong, so you can change your wardrobe without hurting the planet. Take Out Plastic’s next Top Swop will be held from 21 to 23 April at The Double, a new location in Quarry Bay by the 1880 Hong Kong members’ club. From 11 am till 8 pm, you can bring your clothes and rotate your wardrobe. Learn more here.

Photo: @fashionjunglehk (via Instagram)

Life on Jungle 2024

Organised by local nature and culture collective Fashion Jungle, the first-ever eco art festival Life on Jungle 2024 is landing on Lantau Island this April. Featuring artistic talent from Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Thailand, festival-goers can expect a series of live music and art exhibitions from 13 to 15 April. Learn more here.

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Art Karnival 2024 @ K11 Musea

K11 Musea’s annual art festival returns for another exciting edition! Art Karnival 2024 takes traditional and contemporary Chinese and Asian art as its focus and offers visitors an exhibition of masterpieces by international and local artists, including large-scale installations and interactive artworks. Paired with a series of art-inspired food offerings at its dining outlets and artistic pop-ups, art enthusiasts will definitely be impressed by this year’s programme. Learn more here.

Photo: @kk.plus_ (via Instagram)

Care Bears Dopamine Palette

The “Care Bears Dopamine Palette” pop-up brings joy and bright colours to the city with three vibrant photo spots, one of them being an adorable plush-doll wall made up of 60 Care Bears. You can explore the colourful Care Bears world before browsing for exclusive merchandise to take home with you! Read more here.

Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District

McDonald’s Hong Kong x Verdy: Shake & Dip Playground

McDonald’s Hong Kong is collaborating with Japanese artist Verdy for an exciting project. The “Shake & Dip Playground” exhibition combines street culture and Verdy’s distinctive artistic style, with the result being alternative installations inhabited by a reimagined crew of McNuggets and fries. Exclusive merchandise and limited-time food offers are also available. Learn more here.

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Photo: Harbour City

Planet Walala @ Harbour City

Harbour City is collaborating with French artist Camille Walala to present a vibrant public art installation. “Planet Walala @ Harbour City” comprises a colourful, striped outdoor maze spanning the Ocean Terminal Deck with geometric patterns, shapes, and bold hues. A solo exhibition of Walala’s work named “Metropolis” will accompany the installation. Families visiting “Planet Walala” can also take part in an art-jamming session organised over the weekend. Learn more here.

Photo: Sweet and Sour Productions Ltd.

Sweet and Sour Productions: “Distressed Asset”

Distressed Asset is a new English-language play by Candice Moore, inspired by the “Milkshake Murder” case. Starring Moore alongside Jacqueline Gourlay Grant, Russell Aranza, and Stephen Elting, the play will run at the McAulay Studio in the Hong Kong Arts Centre. It is advised for an audience of 16 years old and above. Learn more here.

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Photo: @creamfieldshk (via Instagram)

Creamfields Hong Kong 2024

Creamfields Hong Kong 2024 is back with a stunning line-up and will take place at the Central Harbourfront Event Space over the course of two days, from 13 to 14 April. Acclaimed international acts such as Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Zhu, Beauz, Chase and Status, Illenium, Bass Modulators, Chris Avantgarde, Dimension, Hedegaard, Subtronics, Noise Controllers, and many more take to multiple stages to keep festival-goers on their toes all day and night. Find out more here.

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Photo: Landmark

Landmark Sake Walk 2024

After a hiatus of five years, Sake Walk is back for the enjoyment of sake connoisseurs and amateurs alike! A series of sake masterclass held in Landmark’s dining destinations will welcome experts from renowned Japanese sake breweries, presented in collaboration with Jebsen Wines & Spirits. Participants can learn about the sake brewing process, the variety of sakes, and enjoy sake tasting experiences paired with canapés. Learn more here.

Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District

Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

Catch this special exhibition at the Hong Kong Palace Museum before it closes. A collaboration with the National Gallery in London, this exhibition showcases a collection of prestigious paintings from the gallery’s archives, with works spanning from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. Visitors can admire masterpieces of genres as varied as Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. Read more here.

Photo: © H. Furudate / Shueisha, “Haikyu!!” Project, MBS Licensed by Medialink

Haikyu!! Official Pop-Up Store

From 29 March to 11 April, the Haikyu!! Official Pop-Up Store at Festival Walk is offering over 200 different products, including limited-time items exclusively making their debut at the Hong Kong pop-up. From apparel and wearables to desk accessories, plush toys, pillows, tabletop standees, keychains, stationery, and so much more, there’s bound to be something for every fan. Find out more here.

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Photo: @peninsulahongkong (via Instagram)

The Peninsula x Star Ferry “Afternoon Tea on The Harbour”

The Peninsula Hong Kong’s afternoon tea collaboration with Hong Kong Star Ferry is back by popular demand. Locals and visitors alike can look forward to a one-of-a-kind high tea experience while sailing along the Victoria Harbour. From now till June, the extraordinary “Afternoon Tea on the Harbour” voyage will depart from the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, and those aboard the iconic vessel can savour the latest seasonal afternoon tea set by the Peninsula Hong Kong, presented alongside soulful live music and stunning views. Learn more here.

Photo: Naked, Inc.

Naked Flowers

The brainchild of Ryotaro Muramatsu, the “Naked Flowers” project is part of the Japanese artist’s digital art installation portfolio that began with “Naked Garden One Kyoto” in 2022. Since then, the artist has presented countless immersive art experiences to global audiences. “Naked Flowers” is composed of eight experiential zones. Read more here.

Photo: (via Instagram)

Hong Kong Arts Festival: No Limits

No Limits is returning as part of this year’s Hong Kong Arts Festival. Featuring a rich programme with music, dance, and theatre performances as well as film screenings led by international and local talents, No Limits 2024 aims to showcase a wide variety of human perspectives, addressing topical and everyday-life issues faced by those living with disability. Learn more here.

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Photo: M+

Noir & Blanc–A Story of Photography

M+ is launching an exhibition dedicated to photography for the first time since its opening. With more than 270 black-and-white photographs from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and M+’s collections, the event is co-presented by The Hong Kong Jockey Club and French May, marking the opening of the upcoming arts festival. Learn more here.

Photo: Yuan Ming Yuan Ruins Park (Courtesy of The Yuanmingyuan Administration Office of Haidian District of Beijing)

Yuan Ming Yuan—Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden-Palace

Hong Kong Palace Museum has launched a new special exhibition for those interested in Chinese history! “Yuan Ming Yuan—Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden-Palace” is centred around Yuanmingyuan, the old Qing imperial garden palace. Visitors can learn about its spatial planning, ceremonial rituals and seasonal customs performed at the garden, interactions between landscaping and Chinese painting, stories about the Chinese imperial family, as well as the transformation and preservation of the ruins. Find out more here.

Photo: Ben Brown Fine Arts

Celestial Mechanics: Form and Future in the Work of Gerhard Richter and Sean Scully

Ben Brown Fine Arts is presenting an exhibition by artists Gerhard Richter and Sean Scully. Titled “Celestial Mechanics: Form and Future in the Work of Gerhard Richter and Sean Scully,” the showcase features 19 large scale paintings in a comprehensive presentation of both artists’ careers from their formative years to the present. Visitors can view the exhibition at Asia Society Hong Kong Centre or the gallery. Learn more here.

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Photo: OCC

A Path to Glory—Jin Yong’s Centennial Memorial

“A Path to Glory—Jin Yong’s Centennial Memorial” is a six-month event celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Chinese literary giant Jin Yong, also known as Louis Cha.

“The World of Wuxia” takes place at Edinburgh Place and features 10 sculptures by Chinese artist Ren Zhe, each depicting one of Jin Yong’s iconic characters; a yurt inspired by the film The Eagle-Shooting Heroes (1993), and other scene and costume recreations immersing visitors into the world of battle and glory of Jin Yong’s stories.

For those looking for a more artistic experience, visit the sculpture exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on show until 7 October. Visitors will find 22 sculptures of Jin Yong’s characters by Ren alongside sculptural manuscripts, immersive experiences, and a series of seminars and talks. Find out more here.

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Photo: Wynn Palace

Wild: An Immersive Safari Experience

Wynn Palace in Macau has recently opened the Illuminarium immersive space. Currently on show is “Wild,” a totally immersive experience that plunges visitors into the African savannah. The safari experience is a face-to-face affair with the most beautiful and awe-inspiring fauna of the region, with many animals—elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and more—filmed in their natural habitat. Read more here.

Photo: The Londoner Macao

Harry Potter: The Exhibition

The celebrated Harry Potter-themed touring exhibition has set up shop in The Londoner Macao. For its Asia-Pacific premiere, “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” is now just a ferry ride away for Hongkongers! Learn more here.

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Photo: Hong Kong Maritime Museum 香港海事博物館 (via Facebook)

Across Victoria Harbour

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is hosting a special exhibition titled “Across Victoria Harbour.” Taking Hong Kong’s iconic harbour as its subject, the exhibition delves into the vibrant history of ferries, sampans, motorboats, and cargo ships that have sailed across the harbour since Hong Kong’s early colonial period. Learn more here.

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Timeless Diva: Anita Mui

Eternal and forever dazzling, Anita Mui was and still is one the biggest Hong Kong stars. The late superstar is at the centre of an exhibition by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum: “Timeless Diva: Anita Mui.” Commemorating the two decades since her untimely passing, it displays records, movie posters, stage costumes, awards, film memorabilia, and pop-culture products while looking back on her impressive career. Learn more here.

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