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Best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend

By Localiiz 22 May 2024

Header image courtesy of HKFC Standard Chartered Soccer Sevens

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

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Photo: AllRightsReserved and Fujiko Pro

100% Doraemon & Friends Tour

Fujiko F. Fujio’s manga, Doraemon, has been a favourite among many around the world since its creation in the 1970s. To the excitement of fans in Hong Kong, the character and his friends are coming to Hong Kong for not one, but two exciting happenings! The 100% Doraemon & Friends Tour will kick off this Saturday, 25 May, with a Doraemon drone show over Victoria Harbour! Starting at 7.30 pm and lasting around 15 minutes, spectators will get to see the beloved characters from the manga series light up the Hong Kong sky. Find out more here.

Photo: Face Productions

Face Productions: The Wizard of Oz

Face Productions will present four musical performances of The Wizard of Oz on 25 and 26 May at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Face Academy, the production company’s stage school for young performers, has invited 10- to 16-year-olds to star in the show. Find out more here.

Photo: HKFC Standard Chartered Soccer Sevens

HKFC Soccer Sevens 2024

The Hong Kong Football Club Soccer Sevens will be celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, with 24 teams taking part in the seven-a-side competition! HKFC Soccer Sevens 2024 also marks the first Soccer Sevens women’s tournament in Hong Kong. Learn more here.

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Photo: Gary Card

People Mountain People Sea

Multimedia artist Gary Card is currently exhibiting his work at Oi! Street Art Space. It is Card’s first major solo show in Hong Kong, and it will run until 28 July. Named “People Mountain People Sea,” the indoor and outdoor immersive exhibit stays true to Card’s out-there, colourful style. Find out more here.

Photo: Taikoo Place

Project After 6: Padel Tour 2024

Around the world, sports enthusiasts have been breaking fresh ground with the rise of padel tennis. Taikoo Place is hosting the Project After 6: Padel Tour 2024 in Quarry Bay until 19 July, in partnership with Padel+ and Adidas. As part of the initiative, the full-size padel court is open every day and is made available to the general public to be booked on an hourly basis. Find out more here.

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Urban Jam Festival

Debuting in May is the all-new Urban Jam Festival. Centred around urban culture, the programme is richly filled with music, cuisine, and lifestyle activations that will take over Causeway Bay from 17 to 19 May and from 25 to 26 May. Learn more here.

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Photo: Doulos Hope

“Doulos Hope” Floating Book Fair

Doulos Hope, a vessel operated by non-profit GBA Ships, will be docked at Ocean Terminal from 4 till 26 May. It brings with it a book fair of more than 2,000 books, souvenirs, as well as an international volunteer crew to exchange stories and knowledge with, some even delivering live cultural performances. Find out 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, covering performing arts, music, fine arts, food and drink, and so much more. Find out 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! “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 Yuanmingyuan ruins. Find out more here.

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