Get your calendars ready, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in Hong Kong this April, including The Bay Market, HKIFF, On the Lawn series and more…
Wondering what to do this weekend? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best events and happenings in Hong Kong to add to your calendar now, from secondhand flea markets to live music gigs, dance festivals, film screenings, comedy shows and so much more. Scroll through for what to do around town this April 2023. Plus, never miss out on an event by checking out our regularly updated events calendar.
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Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong – 10th Anniversary
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, returning to the HKCEC from Thursday, 18 to Sunday, 21 May. Expect thousands of fresh art pieces (starting at just $1,000!) from local and international galleries and artists — representing Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Have a day out, check out large-scale installations, attend an art-therapy workshop, join a tour and bring home a beautiful piece of art. Buy your tickets in advance now, for your preferred time slot.
When: Thursday, 18 to Sunday, 21 May, various timings depending on day — see the whole schedule here
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 1D-1E, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Opening Night & Fair Pass – $320, Public Opening – $180. Buy a ticket here.
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Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)
The upcoming 47th Hong Kong International Film Festival promises to be bigger and brighter — with this year’s edition marking the return of overseas filmmakers to the city for the first time since 2019. Expect in-person theatrical screenings of new award-winning features like “Aftersun”, restored classics like “A City of Sadness”, documentaries and shorts, plus seminars, exhibitions, receptions and parties.
When: Until Wednesday, 12 April, various timings — see the schedule here
Where: Various screening venues across Hong Kong — see them all here
How much: $55 to $100 depending on day and venue — see all pricing here and book your ticket
Creamfields Hong Kong 2023 — Last Few Tickets Left
Creamfields Hong Kong is back this month with a stellar lineup featuring top DJs, live musicians and talent from all over the world. The two-day music festival will take place on the Central Harbourfront, and this year’s headliners include huge names like Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers!
When: Saturday, 1 to Sunday, 2 April
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: From $1,153 — buy a ticket here, the last few remaining!
M+ Cinema’s Spring Edition Programme
M+ Cinema’s Spring Edition programme highlights include the documentary “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” (2018), Oscar-nominated writer-director Sarah Polley’s gutwrenching drama “Women Talking” (2022) and picks from Hong Kong artist and animator Wong Ping.
When: Saturday, 1 April to Friday, 30 June, various show times according to the screening and day
Where: M+ Cinema, M+, 38 Museum Drive, West Kowloon Cultural District, West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $85 for adults, $68 for other tickets including for full-time students, seniors, persons with disabilities and more. Check out the lineup and showtimes and buy a ticket here.
FairBreak Invitational Cricket Tournament
In conjunction with Cricket Hong Kong, the FairBreak Invitational Cricket Tournament will bring together top female cricketers from all over the world (90 players from over 35 countries!). A celebration of equality, female empowerment, and the belief that women should be able to pursue their dreams, this is the second edition of the tournament and will feature eight Hong Kong international players.
When: Monday, 3 to Sunday, 16 April, 10am, 11am and 2pm — see all match times here
Where: Kowloon Cricket Club, 10 Cox’s Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $115 to $300 — buy a ticket here
Take Out Plastic’s Weekend-Long TOP Swop Secondhand Clothing Exchange — April
Refresh your wardrobe and help close the loop on fashion waste with Take Out Plastic’s one-day TOP Swop at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park! Clean out your closet (clothes, shoes, hats and bags are all welcome) and bring up to 10 preloved items to exchange for free. Quality will be assessed and once accepted, you’ll be able to pick up one secondhand item per token! Plus, enjoy the “Chill under the Wheel” Easter Market happening at the same time at the AIA Vitality Park.
When: Friday, 7 April, 12pm to 6pm — in two-hour time slots for (1) 12pm to 2pm, (2) 2pm to 4pm and (3) 4pm to 6pm for dropping off clothes, to help with flow of clothing arriving. If you can’t make the time you booked, just arrive when you can. You’re welcome to stay and browse the whole day, coming in and out as you wish.
Where: Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park, Central Harbourfront, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $70 — buy a ticket here
Handmade Hong Kong Weekend Craft Market at the Arca
Handmade Hong Kong is heading Southside this month, with a weekend craft market at the Arca to celebrate spring. Browse a curated selection of the city’s finest indie craft talents, with the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind items directly from the designer, artist, and maker. Items on offer include jewellery, candles, handmade soaps, sustainable home decor and clothing, artisanal food and sweet treats, stationery and more!
When: Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 April, 11:30am to 6:30pm
Where: Arca Society Terrace, 3/F, the Arca, 43 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
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Phum Viphurit Live In Hong Kong, “The Greng Jai Piece” Asia Tour 2023 — Last Few Tickets Left
Gluestick is bringing back Phum Viphurit as its first international act of 2023, the New Zealand-raised, Thailand-based artist’s third time in the city! On Wedneday, 12 April, 2023, catch the swoon-worthy Thai artist and frequent 88rising collaborator as he performs in Music Zone as a part of his “The Greng Jai Piece” Asia tour, with tracks from his latest album of the same name and fan-favourites like “Lover Boy” and “Hello Anxiety”.
When: Wedneday, 12 April, 7pm
Where: Music Zone, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $580, free-standing — buy a ticket here
Freespace Dance 2023
A new annual festival in the West Kowloon Cultural District, Freespace Dance 2023 will showcase six cutting-edge stage performances and works in development, created by women choreographers from different generations and cultures. The works promise to offer fresh perspectives on gender and power relations, and new insights into dance and movement.
When: Friday, 14 April to Sunday, 7 May — see the schedule here
Where: The Box and The Room at Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $280 for performances, $200 for workshops — buy a ticket here
The Bay Market — April Edition
The Bay Market is back! At its successful November debut, the flea market concept saw stalls stocked with pre-loved secondhand items like fashion, records, books, games, jewellery, art, and unexpected gems. Plus, hand-picked boutique artisans and community groups like animal rescue foundations. This month’s edition will see returning and new local vendors, food and drink from the local F&B scene, and live music all afternoon.
When: Saturday, 15 April, 2pm
Where: Belcher Bay, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
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American Club Foundation’s “Sip, Style & Shop” Sustainable Fashion Event
The American Club Foundation is hosting a special charity shopping event with over 1,000 new and pre-loved clothes, jewellery and accessories on sale, starting from $100! Pick up new items from brands like Rue Madame, Frey and Tove and Libra and pre-loved pieces donated by generous people around town (we’ve already spotted Gucci, Fendi and Jimmy Choo). Plus, local female-led brands will be around selling their range of sustainable products. All proceeds will go to three local charities — ImpactHK, RUN HK and Chatteris Educational Foundation.
When: Thursday, 20 April, 11am to 6pm
Where: Vista Ballroom, The American Club, 28 Tai Tam Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong
How much: Early Bird – $250, General Admission – $300. Tickets include a goodie bag worth over $1,000, sponsored by L’Oreal, and a complimentary glass of wine or a can of Dash Water fruit-infused sparkling beverage. You do not need to be an American Club Member to attend. Buy a ticket here.
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Bitches in Stitches: BiS Femme Comedy 2nd Anniversary Show
Hong Kong’s first all-femme stand-up comedy troupe is turning two! To date, Bitches in Stitches has sold out 28 shows (and counting!). Celebrate with these powerful stars at the BiS supersized anniversary show at The Aftermath, with a few surprise numbers by guest performers and prizes sponsored by premium self-pleasure brands, Womanizer and We-Vibe. Everyone is welcome to attend!
When: Thursday, 20 April, 8pm to 10pm
Where: The Aftermath, 57-59 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 — buy a ticket here
The Underground’s 19 Year Anniversary Party
The Underground HK is turning 19! To celebrate its monumental anniversary, its hosting a party at The Wanch with performances from an eclectic range of Hong Kong’s finest bands. The line-up includes marching band Le Groupe Electrogène Fanfare Club, young rock band Revery, reggaeton courtesy of Murphy’s Law, indie rock four-piece Yusobeit serving Cantonese melodies, local alternative metallers What They Do and closing with Eurasian twin brother rappers Fxith x Hxpe.
When: Saturday, 22 April, 8pm to 1am
Where: The Wanch, 1/F, Henan Building, 90 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $250 for online advance tickets, $300 for walk-in — both include one drink and one lucky draw chance. Buy a ticket here.
The Lawn Club’s On The Lawn Series
From the team behind The Grounds, The Lawn Club is bringing us three distinct garden party-style offerings from Saturday, 22 to Sunday, 30 April, set at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park in the heart of Central, so you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city without leaving it behind. Hurry, it’s bound to sell out soon!
Rosé on the Lawn
When: Saturday, 22 and Sunday, 23 April, 1pm to 5pm and 6pm to 10pm (two sessions per day, four in total)
How much: From $280 per person, including five taster tokens of wine or beer per ticket
Jokerz on the Lawn
When: Thursday, 27 April, 6pm to 10pm
How much:From $150 per person
Beer & Friends on the Lawn, presented by Young Master
When: Saturday, 29 and Sunday, 30 April, 1pm to 5pm and 6pm to 10pm (two sessions per day, four in total)
How much: From $280 per person, including five taster tokens of wine or beer per ticket
Ongoing Events & Weekend Activities In Hong Kong
HKT x WESTK POPFEST Pop Music Festival: Popnorama, Leslie Cheung Tribute & More
Head to the West Kowloon Cultural District for the brand new music festival HKT x WESTK POPFEST — ten days of great sounds and the best in local talent, with free and ticketed performances indoors and outdoors. Highlights include Popnorama, featuring crossover performances by 17 groups of mainstream and indie musicians, and I Am What I Am, a tribute to Cantopop legend Leslie Cheung.
When: Until Sunday, 2 April, various times according to event — see the programme here
Where: Freespace, Art Park, Wonderland and M+ in the West Kowloon Cultural District, Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Various prices according to event — buy a ticket here
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Taiwan Cassette Shop “Kind of Blue Records (感傷唱片行)” Pop-Up at Showa City Club
Taiwan’s “one and only cassette shop” Kind of Blue Records (感傷唱片行) is in town! Visiting for two weeks, head to Showa City Club in Sham Shui Po to browse over 200 Chinese and Western secondhand tapes, plus t-shirts and more goodies.
When: Until Sunday, 2 April, 1pm to 7:30pm
Where: Showa City Club, 15B Wong Chuk Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Main image artwork by Sassy Media Group using images courtesy of x, image 1 courtesy of Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, image 2 courtesy of MUBI, image 3 courtesy of Take Out Plastic, image 4 courtesy of Phum Viphurit via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Freespace Dance 2023, image 6 courtesy of The Bay Market, image 7 courtesy of The Underground HK, image 8 courtesy of The Lawn Club.