What’s On in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's most comprehensive guide to what's on over the coming months. We've done all the legwork and found these events that we know you'll love!

What's on in Hong Kong

Let us inspire you with our pick of what’s on and things to do in Hong Kong. Click to jump straight to the category you’re most interested in.

MusicShopping, Theatre & Dance, Food & Drink, Comedy Health & WellnessNightlife, Sports, Movie Openings, ArtOther Events 

Find our pick of family-friendly events in this post.

Or, if life looks like more work than play these days, check out this roundup of Professional Networking and Training Events

**All event details are correct to the best of our knowledge, but please check with event organisers directly in case of last-minute cancellations or postponements**

What’s On This Weekend

Gluestick Home Edition
Organic Farmer’s Market @ Fivelements Habitats
All Vinyl Record Mart @ Frank’s Music
Comedy Open Night @ The Riff
Comedy Showcase @ The Riff
The Baijiu Debates @ The Riff
Outdoor Charity Partner Yoga Fundraising for Global Warming @ Tamar Park
Tropical Afternoon Party 5 @ Ichu Terraza
HOST with Mr. Ho @ 宀 Club

Staying home? Check out our ideas for fun and interesting activities you can try at home here and our favourite at-home workouts here.


Gluestick Fest: Home Edition

Gluestick Home Edition

In light of the COVID-19 situation, GLuestick is taking their social responsibility into action and hosting an online music festival as a fund-raising event to meet the emergency charity needs of HandsOn Hong Kong. 13 great artists of both local and international background will perform.

When:     23-24 May 2020
Where:    YouTube and Instagram
For more information:  Event Website


Summer Jazz 10th Edition: Big Band Era 2020

Three days of jazz music presented by the Hong Kong Big Jazz Federation featuring local university jazz bands, the HK Youth Jazz orchestra and the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra.

When:     11-13 June 2020
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Tickets:  $100, Urbtix


The Red Stripes ‘Made in Hong Kong’ Launch Party

Red Stripes album launch

The Red Stripes will celebrate the release of their second vinyl album ‘Made In Hong Kong’ with two full sets of original and classic tunes.

When:     20 June 2020
Where:    Cadillac Bar & Grill, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  Free, Ticketflap


H2 Live Music Festival

H2 Live Music Festival

The H2 Live Music Festival is back and better than ever with 8 days of music. More days, more artist slots, more hangovers and more live music!

When:     24 June – 1 July 2020
Where:    The Wanch, Wan Chai
For more information: Facebook




Christopher will come back to Hong Kong for his Asia Tour 2020 with his new album Under the Surface.

When:     28 August 2020
Where:    KITEC Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  $680, Ticketflap


Billie Ellish: Where Do We Go? World Tour

Billie Ellish

Rising teenage singer-songwriter Billie Ellish will be performing her Hong Kong debut as a part of her ‘Where Do We Go?’ world tour.

When:     30 August 2020
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  On Sale from February 5, Live Nation


Ryuichi Sakamoto feat. Shiro Takatani: dis-play

Ryuichi Sakamoto

By combining his electronic music with visual compositions from Visual Director Shiro Takatani, legendary Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto will provide Hong Kong fans with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience his one-of-a-kind audio-visual work at Freespace.

When:     11-12 September 2020
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  From $1180, Event Website


Rotten Head Music Festival

Rotten Head Music Festival

Hong Kong’s first Rotten Head festival will pack a punch of Hong Kong’s top live bands, DJs and kids’ fun. With over 20 live music acts, delicious food, local artisanal craft beer from four top Hong Kong breweries, and the HandMade Hong Kong Market, Rotten Head Festival aims to be a celebration and showcase of the best that Hong Kong has to offer.

When:     18-20 September 2020
Where:    AIA Vitality Park at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Tickets:  From $280, Kids 3 and under free, Event Website


Akira Yamaoka China Tour 2020

Akira Yamaoka

Japanese video game music composer, sound designer, guitarist and producer, best known for composing various games in the Silent Hill series will perform live in Hong Kong.

When:     22 November 2020
Where:    KITEC Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  From $350, Ticketflap


Creamfields Hong Kong 2020


Creamfields music festival will return to the outdoor venue at Art Park. Exact artist line-up is TBA, but we expect it to be an exciting festival as always.

When:     12-13 December 2020
Where:    Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website


Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water World Tour

Avril Lavigne

Pop rock icon and global recording superstar Avril Lavigne will stop in Hong Kong on her highly anticipated ‘Head Above Water’ tour.

When:     9 February 2021
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing


Green Day Live in Hong Kong

Green Day

Well known American rock band Green Day will perform live in Hong Kong. This performance was originally scheduled for 20 March 2020.

When:     19 March 2021
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing


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Find all the best events for children and families in our awesome Kids & Family What’s On Guide.

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Shopping & Markets

Organic Farmer’s Market

Farmers Market

Adams Ho, the owner of Yuen Long’s organic Fresh Angel Farm and long-term supplier of Fivelements Habitat’s Sakti Elixir will deliver the freshest spring harvest from his own farm and other local organic farms from the Hong Kong Pride collective at this Organic Farmer’s Market.

When:     23 May, 6, 20 June, 4, 18 July 2020
Where:    Fivelements Habitats, Times Square
For more information:  Eventbrite


Frank’s Record Mart

Frank's Record Mart

As we cautiously edge toward a more normal life, Frank’s will be hosting the first vinyl record mart of the summer. New and old, used and abused, beauties and beasts – all styles, all genres, all vinyl, all day from a variety of Hong Kong’s most venerable vinyl dealers.

When:     24 May 2020
Where:    Franks Music, Central
For more information:  Facebook


Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

The popular outdoor market is back. Shop for handmade crafts, hand-crafted soaps, jewellery, clothing and sample delicious foods (plus take some home with you), while supporting local businesses.

When:      14 June, 16 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8, 22 November, 6 December 2020
Where:     Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website

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Theatre & Dance

The Met: Live in HD 2020

The Met live in HD

Live performances of the Metropolitan Opera will be streamed in HD at the Bethanie Theatre.

When:     7 June – 11 October 2020
Where:    Bethanie Theatre, HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus
Tickets:  HK Ticketing


HK Dance Company: “A Tale of Southern Sky”

A Tale of Southern Sky

Thirteen years after the award-winning production of Border Town, Hong Kong Dance Company and Actors’ Family reunite for this original musical.

When:     28-30 June, 2-5 July 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $190, Urbtix

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Standup Comedy Open Mic at The Riff

Comedy Open Mic at The Riff

Visit Hong Kong’s newest comedy club each Wednesday and Sunday night to try your hand at comedy or watch new and seasoned comedians work out material.

When:     Every Wednesday and Sunday Evening
When:     The Riff, Central
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook


The Riff Comedy Showcase

Riff Comedy Showcase

Get your comedy fix this Friday with host Vivek Mahbubani and other local comedy stars.

When:     22 May 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap


The Baijiu Debates

Comics go head-to-head in a baijiu-fueled debate of debauchery hosted by Andy Curtain and featuring Garron Chiu, Cassi Thomas, Tamby Chan and Seth Waters.

When:     23 May 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  $150, Ticketflap


Drunk History: The Comedy Quiz Night

Drunk History

Get historically drunk and test your knowledge of major and odd minor historical events against epically drunk comedians.

When:     28 May 2020
Where:    The Aftermath Bar, Central
For more information:  Facebook


Andy Curtain: Protests & Outbreaks

Andy Curtain

Over the last year, Andy’s toured Asia with Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, and worked with acts including Kevin Hart, Dave Chappell and Gad Elmaleh. He’ll perform a hilarious show live at The Riff.

When:     29 May 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap

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Health & Wellness

Outdoor Charity Partner Yoga Fundraising for Global Warming

Outdoor Charity Partner Yoga

Join in this outdoor partner yoga fundraiser for global warming. An ambassador from Green Peace HK will be on hand to talk about how to protect the planet. The yoga class is suitable for all ability levels.

When:     24 May 2020
Where:    Tamar Park
Tickets:  $180, Facebook


Morning Mindfulness at MANA!

MANA Mindfulness

Morning Mindfulness at MANA! is a community series designed to bring awareness, clarity & bliss to your self, your work and your community.

When:     26 May, 2, 9 June 2020
Where:    MANA!, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite


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Food & Drink

Classic Cake Techniques – Bake, Layer, Ice

Chocolate Cake

Come learn all the insider tips to bake a perfect chocolate cake without cracks or domes, whip up an Italian Meringue Buttercream from scratch, fill ice and level to cover your cake with finesse.

When:     20 June 2020
Where:    Complete Deelite, Central
Tickets:  $980 per person, Facebook


Vegetarian Food Asia 2020


Hong Kong’s largest vegetarian and green living exhibition, LOHAS Expo and Vegetarian Food Asia will offer visitors the opportunity to shop a wide variety of vegetarian and green living products from around the world throughout the three show days.

When:     31 July – 2 August 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Hall 5E
For more information:  Event Website


Hong Kong Whisky Festival 2020

Whisky Festival

Renowned as the largest whisky event in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Whisky Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary. The event will feature more than 1,100 different whisky expressions, alongside an array of exciting master classes hosted by diverse brand ambassadors.

When:     11 October 2020
Where:    InterContinental Grand Stanford, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  From $248, Facebook

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Tropical Afternoon Party 5

Tropical Afternoon Party

Get lost in the middle of the urban jungle at this party with music by Hallex M and an Afro Beach Class by Anisha Thai.

When:     23 May 2020
Where:    Ichu Terraza, H Queen Plaza
Tickets:  Free entry, free flow package $280, Facebook


HOST with Mr. Ho

HOST by Mr Ho

HOST is the Gay/Lesbian party organised exclusively at 宀 Club every month.This month’s host is Mr. Ho, who entertains crowds with energetic and eclectic sets rooted in House, Techno, Disco, Electronica and their sub genres.

When:     23 May 2020
Where:    宀 Club, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook


Happy Camp

Happy Camp

The Lamma Book Club is back with another slammer of a party. Expect nothing but amazingly uplifting and positive electronic dance music. Immerse yourself in a night of feel-good-vibes, the whopping 6000-watt L.B.C. sound system, a light show and a remote, spacious and private location.

When:     30 May 2020
Where:    Lamma Island
Tickets:  $150, Facebook


80s 90s Rooftop Vibes III

Your favourite tracks from the late 70s to the early 2000s under the Hong Kong Central skyline. Wear your best retro look to make this evening even more special.

When:     5 June 2020
Where:    FoFo by el Willy, Central
Tickets:  $100 with one drink, Facebook


Rave Ma^2 Presents: Relief (Beach Party)

Relief beach party

This day and night music journey will feature 6 local DJs who will be performing Disco House, Liquid Drum & Bass, Progressive House, Melodic Techno, Classic Trance & MInimal Psy.

When:     20 June 2020
Where:    The Cobra Beach Club, Mui Wo
Tickets:  Free entry, Facebook

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Hong Kong Rugby 7s

HK Rugby Sevens

The 2020 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens will see the Men’s and Women’s Sevens Series unite in Hong Kong for the first time across what is set to be one of the most spectacular and compelling weekends in global rugby.

When:     Moved from April 2020 to 16-18 October 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Stadium
Tickets:  Ticket Ballot is Now Open on Ticketflap

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Movies Opening in Hong Kong This Week

Check out these film releases that are opening this week at theatres around Hong Kong, visit the Hong Kong Movie app to get more information and show times.

Bikeman 2
It Feels So Good
Les Miserables
My Hero Academia 
The Nikaidos’ Fall
Brahms: The Boy II
Berlin, I Love You

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Other Events

Make and Do Hong Kong Workshops at Three Keys

Three Keys

Make and Do Hong Kong are hosting a series of workshops where you can make macrame wall hangings, a Hong Kong themed embroidery piece, learn to weave and more.

When:     Select Dates in May 2020
Where:    Three Keys Craft Space, Chai Wan
For more information:  Facebook


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Virtually HKMOA

Enjoy art at home with a range of programming from the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Browse their website for pamphlets, audio guides, multimedia programs of their exhibitions and more.

For more information:  HKMoA Website


Morning Hike with Hive

The Hive is hosting their third community morning hiking event led by the lovely members from The Hutong. Whether you’re a first timer, or an avid hiker, the path is open for all.

When:     21 May 2020
Where:    the Hive Sai Kung
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite


Spring Cleaning: Beach Clean Up

Beach Cleanup Spring Cleaning

It’s Spring and time to do some cleaning. Get together with other like-minded individuals to clean up Sam Pak Wan Beach and raise money for charity.

When:     30 May 2020
Where:    Discovery Bay Sam Pak Wan Beach
Tickets:  $350, Facebook


Botanical Drawing and Painting

Botanical Drawing and Painting

This workshop will take you on a creative journey starting with some playful dabbing experiments as you try to create different backgrounds for your masterpieces.

When:     30 May 2020
Where:    Wild at Art HK, Central
Tickets:  $1400, Facebook


China Women’s Film Festival

China Woman's Film Festival

The third annual China Women’s Film Festival will include film screenings, meetings with directors, networking events for filmmakers, workshops and post-screening discussions.

When:     24 September – 4 October 2020
Where:    Eaton House, Jordan
For more information:  Facebook


Shi Fu Miz Festival 2020

Shi Fu Miz Festival

HK’s music and art festival created by Fufu and La Mamie’s is back in Cheung Chau this October with a brand new 3-day format. The Line-up is to be announced.

When:     30 October 2020
Where:    Sai Yuen Farm, Cheung Chau Island
Tickets:  $402.80, Eventbrite

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If you have an event you think HK HUB readers would love, email [email protected] to request a free listing in our What’s On Guide.

Find all the best events for children and families in our awesome Kids & Family What’s On Guide.

activities & events for families in Hong Kong

Melanie Grosjean is a full-time mommy and part-time writer who left the U.S. for Asia several years ago and never looked back. Nowadays, she spends as much time traveling with her husband and toddler as possible. When she isn’t on the road or squeezed into economy class, you can find her sipping an iced latte or blogging at www.adventurefamilylife.com.




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