Kaws Holiday making its way to Victoria Harbour

The Chinese New Year celebrations have come and gone but if you have not had your fix of dancing lions, firecrackers and dragons, the Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair comes right on the heels of the New Year celebrations on Sunday March 3rd, featuring the fantastic 18 Lions Dance on Quincuncial Piles and the 500-Feet Luminous Night Dragon Dance Performance.

In the cultural front, this month welcomes Asia’s premier art events, Art Basel Hong Kong, newcomer Art Central, and a plethora of satellite fairs and exhibitions in what has now become Hong Kong Art Week.

The Hong Kong Film Festival, one of Asia’s most influential events, gets underway this month and Maroon 5 is in town next door in Macau.

Temperatures will start picking up soon so try to get outdoors and enjoy, spring is in full bloom at the Hong Kong Flower Show at Victoria Park.

Highlight Celebrations and Events in March 2019

  • Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair – March 3, 2019
  • Maroon 5 at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macau – March 3, 2019
  • Hong Kong Jewelry Show – February 28 – March 4, 2019.
  • Formula E Hong Kong ePrix – March 10, 2019
  • Hong Kong Flower Show – March 15 – 24, 2019
  • Disney Springtime Carnival – March – June 2019
  • Hong Kong Film Festival – March 18 – April 4, 2019
  • 13th Asian Film Awards – March 17, 2019
  • Taste of Hong Kong – March 21 – 24, 2019
  • KAWS: HOLIDAY Hong Kong – March 22 – 31, 2019
  • Art Basel Hong Kong – March 29 – 31, 2019
  • Art Central – March 27 – 31, 2019
  • Asia Contemporary Art Show – March 29 – April 1st, 2019
  • The 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival – February 21 – March 23, 2019

Ongoing Events This March 2019

This month is all about art. Art lovers, curiouseurs and enthusiasts will enjoy these behind-the-scenes tours of Hong Kong’s gallery world.

For nature and outdoors lovers, this is a great time for that hiking or biking excursion, a trip to the marshes and wetlands is heaven as thousands of migratory shorebirds can be seen getting ready to head north towards their breeding grounds.

Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair – March 3, 2019

This is a full day of colorful celebrations which include:

  • The temple fair grand parade
  • The fantastic 18 Lions Dance on Quincuncial Piles
  • The 500-Feet Luminous Night Dragon Dance Performance

Be prepared for lots of lions, dragons, kung fu, cultural performances, drumming, dances, singing, feasts, crafts.

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Place: Fuk Tsun Street in Kowloon, it is only a 10-minute walk from the Mongkok MTR station.

Price: Free!

Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Tour Live

Maroon 5, the third-time Grammy-winning multi-platinum band announced the launch of the new RED PILL BLUES TOUR and it will be right next door in Macau!

Date: Sunday March 3, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Place: Cotai Arena at Venetian Macau

Price: HK500+

Remember you can get Turbojet and CotaiJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets from Klook.com.

TurboJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets are as follows:

Single Trip from Hong Kong Island: HK200 HK139 US$ 17
Single Trip from Kowloon: HK211 HK151 US$ 19
Round Trip (weekday, slightly more on weekends): HK366 HK285 US$ 36

CotaiJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets are as follows:

Single Trip: HK186 HK145 US$ 19
Round Trip (weekday, slightly more on weekends): HK310 HK285 US$ 36

Hong Kong International Jewelry Show

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is Asia’s largest of its kind, highlighting exhibitor’s latest collections and
masterpieces, certainly a glamorous and glittery event with the latest in trends and design.

Check out the Hall of Jade, the Hall of Time, the Hall of Chic, the Hall of Nature.

For security reasons, the show is only open to trade visitors 18 or older, you must register and bring your passport or ID in person to the Registration Counter and get a validation stamp.

Date: February 28 – March 4, 2019

Place: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Price: HK$ 100

FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first all-electric motor racing series. With exhilarating international racing and a supercharged line-up of world-class musical acts, the 2019 FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong ePrix will once again electrify Asia’s World City.

Hong Kong will be the fifth of 13 legs spanning across 12 cities on next season’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

Set against the iconic skyline, the Hong Kong ePrix circuit is approximately a 2 km track located in the Hong Kong Central Harbourfront area. The 10-turn circuit uses the existing roads with drivers racing past instantly recognisable landmarks, such as the Central Star Ferry Pier and City Hall.

Date: March 10, 2019

Place: Hong Kong Central Harbourfront area. An eVillage along Lung Wo Road and Tamar Park is set up with international music acts, live action big screens, games, simulators, a kids’ area, food and beverages, and merchandise. Grandstand seats available for
the best view of the action at Lamar Park and the Observation Wheel.

Price: Tamar Park and Observation Wheel Grandstand tickets from HK2,880, concession HK1,440 single day
Allianz E-Village Ticket HK 50 (Tamar Park and Lung Wo Road) This tickets DO NOT offer access to grandstands, hospitality areas or views of the race track.
Combo tickets are also available to access the Public Pit Lane Walk.

Hong Kong Flower Show – “When Dreams Blossom” March 15 – 24, 2019

If you love flowers and greenery, this is a “don’t miss”. In the middle of the towering skyscrapers of the city, the Hong Kong Flower Show is a bright and fragrant oasis with elaborate displays of flowers and landscaped areas, put together by local and international organisations.

Throughout the show, floral demonstrations, cultural events and competitions are held, and it is certainly a great way to spend a half-day.

This year’s Theme is “When Dreams Blossom” and the theme flower is the Chinese Hibiscus.

Date: March 15 – 24, 2019 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Place: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay.

Price: HK$ 14, Seniors and Children HK$7.

Disney Springtime Carnivale of Stars and Egg-stravaganza

Mickey, Minnie and the gang will be sporting their new spring-themed outfits.

New shows and programs are likely to debut during this time and we will post when announced, so stay tuned. The Springtime Carnival Procession is likely to be back this year, this is a lively parade with all our favourite Disney friends old and new!

Last year we had a new projection show, “We Love Mickey!” with cutting-edge visual effects and lighting, along Main Street, U.S.A.

This year’s Spring Carnival will likely include as in prior years the Disney Character Egg Hunt with over 100 Disney eggs scattered up and around the park and the hotels and will extend through early Summer!

Date: TBA, mid-March through June 2019

Place: Hong Kong Disneyland

Price: Disney Springtime Carnivale of Stars activities are free with Park Admission.

Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult HK619 HKD534 US$69, Children HK458 HKD400 US$50

Hong Kong International Film Festival

The Hong Kong International Film Festival is one of Hong Kong’s largest cultural events, and like all film festivals, this is an event for those involved in the film industry, actors, directors, screenwriters, etc. and film enthusiasts and fans from all over the world.

Although this is not Cannes or Sundance or Toronto, the Hong Kong Film Festival is considered a major launching pad for films from all parts of the world into the China and Asian markets. Some big names in the Asian cinematic scene make an appearance to promote their latest works.

It is easy to catch a screening and ticket prices are quite reasonable if only to see some of Hong Kong’s magnificent venues from the inside!

Date: March 18 – April 4, 2019

Place: Several venues including the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong City Hall, the Hong Kong Science Museum among others.

Price: HK$ 55+

Asian Film Awards – The Oscars of Asia

It is certainly a glittery evening with prominent local and international stars, which over the years has included Jet Li, Andy Lau, Oliver Stone and Donatella Versace.

Attendance is of course by invitation only, but the fans can catch a peek of their favourite celebrities as they arrive at the Red Carpet.

Date: March 17, 2019

Place:  Hong Kong TVB City

Taste of Hong Kong – March 21 – 24, 2019

Food lovers rejoice, Taste of Hong Kong is back at the Central Harbourfront this March!

This is Hong Kong’s largest gastronomic festival and a foodie should not miss. A gorgeous outdoor waterfront setting, a majestic skyline and some of Hong Kong’s best restaurants dishing out their bests… at prices that won’t break the bank!

That’s right, this is your chance to try Michelin-starred delicacies and some new dishes that are exclusive to the festival from some of the territory’s culinary gems, no reservations, no wait-lists… Dishes start at HK$50, with some “icon dishes” priced from HK$140.

Date: March 21 – 24, 2019

Place:  Central Waterfront Event Space

Price: General Admission: HK$120 advance online purchase, HK$150 at the door (16 and under with adult FREE)
Dishes HK$50+, “icon dishes” HK$140+

KAWS: HOLIDAY Hong Kong – March 22 – 31, 2019

The latest work and moving installation of American artist and designer KAWS (Brian Donnelly) come to Hong Kong just in time for Art Month and to coincide with Art Basel.

KAWS “Companion” is his widely popular character based and inspired by Mickey Mouse (check out the pants) and has been seen in exhibitions throughout Europe, China, even the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Companion” is featured in the KAWS: HOLIDAY installation which is his largest sculptural work to date, measuring 37 meters long. And in following the theme, “Companion” will be leisurely floating in spectacular fashion in gorgeous Victoria Harbour inviting you to relax, chill and take it all in as well.

Date: March 22 – 31, 2019

Place: Victoria Harbour, best vantage point.

Price: FREE!

Art Basel Hong Kong – March 29 – 31, 2019

Art Basel Hong Kong on its seventh edition will be bringing the art world together once again
as galleries, artists, collectors and art enthusiasts from Asia and all over the world flock to this most prestigious
of international art events.

Recognised as the premier art event in Asia, this is where you get to see the latest developments in art
from across Asia as well as the best from the West.

Date: March 29 – 31, 2019

Art Central – March 27 – 31, 2019

A new exciting art fair has popped up in the waterfront to go head to head with Art Basel.

Art fair veterans Tim Etchells and Sandy Angus, who founded the original Art HK who later became Art Basel are behind this new exhibition which will be housed in a purpose-built tent right on the city’s new Central Harbourfront, a 10-minute walk from Art Basel.

Art Central will showcase works from over 100 exhibitors and international galleries in this highly anticipated third edition.

Date: March 27 – 31, 2019

Price: first night HK550 includes a complimentary glass of Mumm Champagne, Weekday Adult HK230 advance HK275 at door, Weekend Adult HK300 advance HK350 at door, concession and student tickets also available. Early bird online discounts are available.

Asia Contemporary Art Show – March 29 – April 1st, 2019

The popular and highly successful Asia Contemporary Art Show, the largest in Asia in terms of the number of artworks offered for sale, is back in March 2019 with an exciting line-up
of over 80 exhibiting galleries from 17 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

If you are seriously thinking about acquiring a piece, this one is worth checking out with
over 2,500 stunning works of art from Asia and beyond. Presented across 85 art living spaces, the Show includes original paintings, limited editions, sculpture, and photography from some of the world’s most interesting and promising artists

All the works can be viewed, and bought, online.

Date: March 29 – April 1st, 2019

Price: Special 2-for-1 tickets for the Asia Contemporary Art Show are on sale now for HK$270, HK$270 per person at the door.

Hong Kong Arts Festival – February 21 – March 23, 2019

On its 47th year, this is Hong Kong’s foremost event dedicated to the performing arts.

Four weeks of spectacular performances with all genres of the performing arts well-represented including concerts, ballets, operas, drama by leading international orchestras, performers and artists in world-class venues.

This year’s line up includes the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Ballet, Oper Leipzig, Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan and many more.

Ongoing Hong Kong Events

These are some popular ongoing events that are worth checking out, specially since they are FREE or offered for a low fee!

These events feature some of the great and ancient traditions of the territory and are offered by experts in their corresponding fields:

The Symphony of Lights

The Symphony of Lights is Hong Kong’s light and sound show, a tribute to the city and its people, their diversity, energy and vitality.

The stage is the entire city, which is what makes it so unique, you can watch the lights from just about anywhere in the waterfront.
This free show offered by the city takes place every night at 8:00 pm and lasts about 12 minutes.

Date: Every Night

Place: Can be seen from both sides of Victoria Harbour, specially stunning aboard a Harbour Cruise.

Price: Free

The Horse Races at Happy Valley

The Happy Valley horse races in Hong Kong whether or not you are a horse racing enthusiast is an experience
not to be missed!

The beautiful horses, the skillful jockeys, the crowds going wild, they all add up to an exciting, fun-filled, thrilling atmosphere in a world-class venue.

The Happy Valley race course itself is a sight in itself, the city has built around it through the years and it is now practically surrounded by skyscrapers, an awesome experience specially
at night when the city is illuminated.

Date: Wednesday Nights. On race day, the first race starts at 7:15 p.m. and the gates open at 5:15 p.m.
The races are done by 11:00 p.m.

Place: Happy Valley Race Course

Price: depends, there are many ways to experience the races, from General Stand to Private Boxes and special packages including dinner and drinks. General Stand entrance starts at HK10.