With Easter weekend just around the corner, for the first time ever, the Easter Hat Parade @ Victoria Harbour 2023 will take place on April 2. Starting at the East Coast Park Precinct in Fortress Hill, the event will proceed along the Revitalised Typhoon Shelter Precinct in Causeway Bay and the Water Sports and Recreation Precinct in Wan Chai, before hitting the final stop at HarbourChill in Wan Chai. It is also a great occasion for parents and children to explore their creativity together and later show off their cool hats through the connected promenades on Island North.
At the parade, you will see cheerleaders, dance groups and students put on some exciting performances to keep revellers immersed in the carnival-like atmosphere. Other prominent paraders will include unicyclists, stilt walkers, clowns, Easter bunnies and delegates of the Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association.
Follow the path of the Easter festivities
Before the parade kicks off at the East Coast Park Precinct, participants in colourful hats can take the opportunity to make some fabulous selfies, and different teams including youth cheerleaders, professional dancers and youth dancers will be there to give performances. Cute Easter bunnies and a clown will also accompany you to stroll through the harbourfront sites against the beautiful backdrop of Victoria Harbour. Pet owners are welcome to bring their pets on leashes to join the events, to have fun and enjoy the event together happily.
The parade will then stop at the Revitalised Typhoon Shelter Precinct in Causeway Bay, where the public can enjoy witty and cheeky clowns who will be in the crowd to cheer you up and twist some colourful balloons.
The parade will then head to the Water Sports and Recreation Precinct in Wan Chai. Delegates of the Unicycling Association of Hong Kong, together with a team of stilt walkers, will turn up at this charming harbourfront site and amp up the fun quotient for everyone. The Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association will also be there to show support. Meanwhile, the organiser will give out Easter chocolate eggs while stocks last. There will surely be a lot of sweet moments for everyone.
Finally, the parade will proceed to HarbourChill in Wan Chai. When you come to the final stop, you can enjoy performances such as Mexican dance and tango performances by kindergarten pupils, plus a professional dance performance. There will be free popcorn and marshmallows to energise you. Afterwards, you can take the Victoria Harbour Happy Easter Egg Rolling Challenge.
Upon completing the challenge, you will get a small gift while supplies last. The first 100 participants who hit all four checkpoints and collect all the stamps can receive a certificate and another small gift.
Pop Up 1/2 Playground – The Easter Edition
Meanwhile, on the Kowloon side – construction of the first phase of Hung Hom Urban Park has commenced. From April 7-10, the open space at the former Hung Hom Ferry Pier Public Transport Interchange, which sits next to the park, will host the “Pop Up 1/2 Playground – The Easter Edition”. Playright Children’s Play Association will design half of the playground by using various Easter elements. Children participating in the programme will design the other half of the playground by using different tools and materials, creating their very own playground. For details, please visit Playright Children’s Play Association’s Facebook page.
|Date:||April 2, 2023|
|Time:||14:30 – 18:00|
|Venue:||Starting point is at East Coast Park Precinct in Fortress Hill (A 7-minute walk from Exit A of Fortress Hill MTR Station); Finishing point is at HarbourChill in Wan Chai (A 5-minute walk from Exit A2 of Exhibition Centre MTR Station or a 3-minute walk from Wan Chai Ferry Pier)|
|Fee:||Free of charge|
Visit the Harbourfront Commission’s website for details.
Images and content : Betake Marketing (Int’l) Limited / The Harbourfront Commission